Alleged threat at knife-point lands man in jail
Belfast — Police arrested a Searsport man after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife while the two were in the parking lot of a local convenience store Monday night, Nov. 19.
Kean Ripley, 31, of Searsport was arrested on charges of criminal threatening and disorderly conduct as a result of the confrontation he is alleged to have had with another man at the Big Apple on Searsport Avenue.
Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham said officers went to the convenience store after receiving an anonymous tip about a man who was being threatened with a knife. When police arrived, Cunningham said, one male subject remained at the scene, but he would not reveal the identity of the second man who had been there with him moments before.
After reviewing the surveillance videos from the store, Cunningham said, police were able to identify the second man as Ripley.
"The argument was about money," said Cunningham.
Cunningham said Ripley was out on bail and was subject to conditions of release at the time of the incident, so police went to his residence on High Street. As a result of the search at his residence, police charged Ripley with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and violating conditions of release.
Ripley is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast Friday, Dec. 28.