June 20, 2018
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Rockland man accused of threatening stranger outside his business with a gun

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 36-year-old Rockland businessman was arrested Wednesday night, accused of threatening another man with a gun.

Michael Young, who operates a lobster trap business on Merrill Drive in the Industrial Park, was arrested for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, according to Rockland Deputy Police Chief Wally Tower.

The department received a call shortly after 8 p.m. of a man waving a gun on Merrill Drive. Officers arrived and found four men behind the industrial building. The investigation determined that Young saw someone parked in a vehicle in front of his business and confronted the individual and threatened him with the gun, the deputy chief said.

Police say young may have been under the influence of alcohol and told officers he was concerned about theft from his business.

Young was taken to the the Knox County Jail and was being held Thursday morning in lieu of $2,500 cash bail. If he doesn’t raise bail, he will make his initial court appearance Friday morning in Rockland District Court.

Tower also said that at 1 a.m. Thursday, officers Andrew Redden and Jacob Shirley were on routine patrol and saw someone in a vehicle on Union Street acting suspiciously. Officers stopped and determined that Dustin Malmstrom, 25, of Waldoboro had broken into the truck and was stealing items, Tower said.

Malmstrom was charged with burglary of a motor vehicle and violating a condition of bail out of a Lincoln County case, the deputy chief said.

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