Leeds man charged with assault, theft, terrorizing and firearms possession

READFIELD — A Leeds man is charged with hitting and threatening his girlfriend before stealing her television remote.

David Fortin, 43, was charged with domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and theft.

A 52-year-old Butman Boulevard resident called police a little before 9 p.m. Sunday after Fortin reportedly pushed her and intentionally stepped on her foot before threatening to kill her and burn down her mobile home, according to an affidavit filed in Kennebec County Superior Court by State Police Trooper William Plourde.

The woman said Fortin, who is prohibited from owning a firearm because of a previous domestic assault convictions, had a gun at his mother’s Leeds home, where he was staying while she was in Florida. The woman said Fortin had stolen her cellphone and her television remote when he left.

Police found Fortin’s truck at his mother’s house. He initially refused to leave the home but emerged just as troopers were preparing to call a tactical team.

Fortin said the argument started after he made a derogatory and racist remark about his girlfriend’s children. In the process, he said the woman destroyed his computer and cellphone. Fortin denied touching or threatening her.

Police found the woman’s cellphone and computer at Fortin’s mother’s house. He told troopers that his mother kept a gun in her bathroom closet. Fortin said he never touched the gun because he is prohibited from doing so, but he said he had seen the gun in the closet. Police found the gun, and ammunition, in a closet in a black nylon bag.

“Based on Fortin’s statement that he had never handled the firearm it would have been impossible for him to know it was there due to the bag being solid in color,” Plourde wrote.

AUGUSTA

SUNDAY

At 5:46 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

6:11 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Capitol City Manor on State Street.

6:13 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Child and Gage streets.

6:51 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on North Belfast Avenue.

10:21 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Middle Street.

11:59 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Water and Winthrop streets.

MONDAY

At 9:15 a.m., theft was reported on Water Street.

12:50 p.m., there was an accident on Capitol Street.

2:45 p.m., there was an accident on Mount Vernon Avenue.

3:46 p.m., there was a report of a traffic light problem at the intersection of North Belfast Avenue and Church Hill Road.

BELGRADE

FRIDAY

At 10:31 a.m., there was an accident on Route 27.

7:41 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Pheasant Run Road.

CHELSEA

FEB. 17

There was a report of a bad check being written.

SUNDAY

At 6:35 a.m., there was an accident on Hankerson Road.

CHINA

MONDAY

At 7:53 a.m., mischief was reported at Erskine Academy on Windsor Road.

FARMINGDALE

FRIDAY

At 12:31 p.m., there was an accident on Maine Avenue.

GARDINER

FRIDAY

At 5:11 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Hannaford on Maine Avenue.

8:52 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Hannaford on Maine Avenue.

9:33 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Brunswick Avenue.

SATURDAY

At 8:04 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Washington and Oak streets.

5:15 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Adams Street.

8:57 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on High Holborn Street.

SUNDAY

At 9:15 p.m., a person reported to be suicidal on Allies Way was taken to the hospital.

10:14 p.m., there was an accident on Green Street.

MONDAY

At 7:02 a.m., there was an accident on Maine Avenue.

LITCHFIELD

SATURDAY

At 2:19 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Whispering Pines Lane.

MANCHESTER

FRIDAY

At 3:58 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

SATURDAY

At 2:41 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Puddledock Road.

MONMOUTH

FRIDAY

At 5:59 p.m., there was an accident on Turner Drive.

SATURDAY

At 10:04 p.m., theft was reported on Main Street.

SUNDAY

At 2:46 a.m., a 25-year-old Thomaston man was charged with disorderly conduct.

7:18 a.m., there was an accident on Wilson Pond Road.

MOUNT VERNON

SATURDAY

At 6:26 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Bean Road.

READFIELD

FEB. 22

A 32-year-old Augusta man was charged with theft of drugs after he admitted to stealing Vicodin from a Vassalboro man’s car.

FRIDAY

At 1:21 p.m., sex offenses were reported on Terrace Road.

11:22 p.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

SATURDAY

At 9:28 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Main Street.

11:11 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on South Road.

RICHMOND

FEB. 26

An 80-year-old man was charged with criminal speeding after police clocked his vehicle traveling 101 mph in a 65 mph zone on Interstate 295 in Richmond.

THURSDAY

A 52-year-old man was charged with operating with an expired driver’s license and an unregistered vehicle. Police pulled the man over for following too close and learned his license expired two years ago.

SIDNEY

SATURDAY

At 9:49 p.m., there was an accident on Quaker Road.

VASSALBORO

FRIDAY

At 2:35 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Oak Grove Road.

WAYNE

SATURDAY

At 7:07 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Old Schoolhouse Lane.

WEST GARDINER

SATURDAY

At 7:20 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Moose Hill Road.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

FRIDAY

At 5:06 p.m., Albe Art Lagasse, 45, of Bangor, was arrested on a charge of being a fugitive from justice at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.

SATURDAY

At 6:59 a.m., Nicholas William Walters, 34, of Augusta, was arrested on warrants charging eluding an officer and operating after habitual offender revocation at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.

CHINA

FEB. 25

Two people were arrested by police responding to a report of stolen catalytic convertors from S&T Motors on Route 3. Katie Robinson, 19, of China, and Jason Thomas, 35, were both arrested on warrants and charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution. Robinson was arrested again Saturday on charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, possession of a useable amount of marijuana and violating conditions of release.

Carol Welch, 43, of China, was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault and aggravated criminal mischief by police responding to a report of a domestic incident. The caller said Welch, who was reportedly intoxicated, had assaulted him and was ramming vehicles in her driveway with a plow truck.

MONMOUTH

FRIDAY

Robert Dumont, 28, of Monmouth, was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release after reportedly consuming alcohol.

 

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