Man arrested for disorderly conduct after repeated interactions with police

By Dan West | Sep 03, 2014

Belfast — Police arrested a Belfast man Friday evening, Aug. 29, after several instances of disorderly conduct, Belfast Police Chief Michael McFadden said.

Befast police responded to a complaint that a man was "staggering" up Swan Lake Avenue in Belfast around 6 p.m., McFadden said. Officer Travis Spencer responded to the call and found Timothy Eggen, 40, walking in the road.

Eggen became frustrated by the interaction with the officer, saying he was "bothering" him, McFadden said.

"At this point [Spencer] was just trying to see if he was all right," McFadden said. "He didn't want him to be hit by a car while walking in the road."

Eggen told Spencer he had injured his shoulder earlier that evening and asked for a ride to Waldo County General Hospital, McFadden said. Spencer drove Eggen to the hospital, but was called back shortly after leaving him there when Eggen began to behave in a disorderly manner, McFadden said.

Spencer returned to the hospital and drove Eggen to Smart Road in Belfast, where he reportedly lived. Spencer gave Eggen a warning about the disorderly conduct at the hospital, according to the police report.

Approximately 30 minutes later the police dispatcher received a call from a Smart Road resident, who said a stranger who fit Eggen's description was knocking on the door. Spencer returned to Smart Road and found Eggen again walking in the road, McFadden said.

According to the police report, Spencer then placed Eggen under arrest and he was taken to the Waldo County Corrections Facility. Eggen was charged with refusal to submit to arrest or detention, criminal mischief, burglary and disorderly conduct.

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