June 19, 2018
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Rowdy cousins break Stonington shop window during early morning scuffle

By Mario Moretto, BDN Staff

STONINGTON, Maine — Two local cousins have agreed to pay the Harbor View Store for breaking a window during an early-morning fight Tuesday, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

The two men are not being identified because the shop’s owners, Tony and Lauren Bray, opted not to press charges, Lt. Pat Kane said Wednesday.

Kane would not comment on what the men were fighting about, but said it wasn’t the first time the sheriff’s office had been called to deal with a disagreement between the cousins.

Around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, the men “had a disagreement and it became physical,” Kane said. In the course of the fight, one of the men was pushed into the shop’s window, breaking the glass.

“I don’t know who got pushed into what, because the store owner didn’t want us to investigate it,” Kane said. “He just wanted them to pay for the damages. They agreed to pay, and that was it.”

Kane said that while the cousins told Deputy Jacob Day that they’d pay for the damages, the sheriff’s office has no way to enforce payment, because no one was charged.

Had the store owner wanted to press charges, Kane said the men would have been summoned on a charge of disorderly conduct, a Class E crime punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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