June 18, 2018
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Reported burglary yields three arrests after foot chase through Brunswick

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Brunswick police arrested three people Wednesday afternoon for allegedly breaking into an Everett Street house — including a 17-year-old male wanted on 8 outstanding warrants, who they chased throughout the downtown area before nabbing.

A fourth person also was charged that same afternoon after a detective chasing the juvenile allegedly saw a woman injecting Adderall in a car on Cumberland Street.

The day’s events began when officers responded at 4:42 p.m. to a call about a burglary in progress at 12 Everett St., Deputy Chief Marc Hagan said Thursday.

When police arrived, two of the three suspects fled apartment building, and officers pursued on foot.

Stephen Schaffer, 26, of Yarmouth was tackled immediately outside the Everett Street building and charged with criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, and sale and use of drug paraphernalia, according to Hagan.

The second suspect to flee the building, however, jumped on a bicycle and had to be chased across Pleasant Street and Town Hall Place, then down Cumberland Street before he abandoned the bike and was arrested in a building near Swett Street, the deputy chief said.

Police charged that 17-year-old male with criminal trespass and refusal to submit to arrest or detention. Hagan said police then learned that the juvenile already was wanted on 8 warrants on previous charges of criminal threatening, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, unlawful possession of oxycodone, theft, violation of conditions of release and four counts of consumption of liquor by a minor.

The third suspect in the break-in, Elton Goldmann, 24, listed as a transient, was found in the attic of the Everett Street building. He was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Police also summoned the woman allegedly seen taking drugs in her car, charging Christina Williams, 31, of Brunswick with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

The juvenile was taken to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. Shaffer and Goldmann were taken to Cumberland County Jail and held on $140 bail.

“The guys did a great job,” Detective Sgt. Martin Rinaldi said Wednesday night about the officers. “They were there within minutes of the call.”

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