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Former Acton volunteer firefighter facing criminal threatening charge

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Donald Ouellette
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

ACTON, Maine — A former Acton volunteer firefighter facing a criminal threatening charge after allegedly pulling a handgun from his vehicle, police said.

The incident occurred in the town of Acton on Monday, where Donald Ouellette, the current Acton Ambulance Association assistant chief, had also served as a volunteer firefighter, according to Chief Deputy William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office. Further information on what happened in Acton was not available.

Ouellette resigned from his firefighting position after his arrest, King said. His status with the Acton Ambulance Association, a non-profit organization that handles emergency calls in town, was unknown Wednesday.

Deputies were directed to Ouellette’s residence in Shapleigh to investigate, according to King, where Ouellette, a former assistant rescue chief in Acton, was given a written order not to have contact with fire personnel or to go to the fire station on Route 109.

Ouellette refused to sign the order and told deputies he was planning on attending a Rescue Board meeting scheduled for later this week, King said, and he was also given a warning to stay off Acton town property.

Ouellette refused to abide by that order too and made threats toward the deputy issuing him the order, King said. Ouellette was arrested and charged with criminal threatening.

He was taken to York County Jail, where he posted $100 cash bail.

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