If you’re going home after a night of drinking, it is best to make sure the place you’re headed to is indeed your own residence.

That, said Belfast Detective Sgt. Bryan Cunningham, is where one local man went wrong during the early morning hours of Saturday, Aug. 27.

Lucas A. Murdock, 33, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass, criminal mischief and refusing to submit to arrest or detention following an alleged incident that occurred just before 4 a.m. Saturday.

While Murdock shows a Unity address on arrest records at the Belfast Police Department, Cunningham said Murdock has been residing in Belfast for quite some time and has since become a familiar face to local law enforcement.

Cunningham said Saturday morning, police received a complaint from a woman on Charles Street who reported that an unfamiliar man was attempting to enter her home. When Belfast Officer Roy Smith arrived at the scene, he reportedly found an intoxicated Murdock.

Smith, Cunningham said, asked Murdock if he lived at the residence, and Murdock reportedly told the officer that he did reside there, but only on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The officer noted that the glass in the door of the residence had been broken out, and the complainant — whom Cunningham described as an elderly woman — told Smith she did not know Murdock.

Murdock was arrested and taken to Waldo County Jail. He is scheduled to appear at Fifth District Court in Belfast Tuesday, Nov. 8.