Belfast Police blotter

Jan 09, 2018

Law enforcement officials with Belfast Police Department reported the following recent activity:

Jan. 4

Timothy St. Thomas, 61, of Belfast, assault, criminal mischief, refusing to submit to arrest.

According to police, the owner of the building where St. Thomas rents was trying to sleep and asked St. Thomas to be quiet. After a second request, St. Thomas allegedly punched the homeowner in the face. Police reported that St. Thomas was "not cooperative."

Jan. 2

Nicholas T. Ripley, 19, of Belfast, theft by unauthorized taking.

Dec. 31

Travis E. Ellsworth, 39, of Belfast, operating under the influence.

Dec. 30

Anna Lisa M. Fournier, 26, of Waldo, operating under the influence.

Dec. 29

Olivia E. Carpentier, 22, of Troy, inspection sticker violation.

Dec. 28

Philip Dulude, 49, transient, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief.

Justin Jernigan, 27, of Belfast, domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence criminal mischief, violating conditions of release, obstructing the report of a crime.

According to police, Jernigan violated bail conditions by going to the Searsport Avenue home of a man he had been barred from contacting. There Jernigan threatened the man with a knife. When the man attempted to call police with a two-way radio, Jernigan allegedly grabbed the radio and threw it. Police say Jernigan submitted to arrest only after he was threatened with a Taser.

Dec. 24

Lucas P. Perrigo, 34, of Belfast, criminal mischief (domestic).

Dec. 23

Sarah Fink, 55, of Belfast, arson.

Dec. 20

Courtney N. Gibbs, 23, of Searsmont, operating with an expired temporary registration and plates, operating after suspension.

Jonathan Mejia, 32, of Belfast, domestic violence assault, domestic violence criminal mischief, obstructing the report of a crime.

According to police, the charges stem from an argument between Mejia and another resident of their home. Mejia allegedly returned home intoxicated and hit her during an argument, then took her phone when she tried to call police. Mejia, whom police described as "extremely intoxicated," denied hitting the woman.

Readers are reminded that an arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings.

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