Two People Arrested After Setting Up Tent in Random Maine Home, Refusing to Leave
A pair in Maine were arrested on Friday, November 24th, after police were called to a residence on Church Street in Westbrook, Maine.
Police responded to reports of a couple that were trespassing inside someone's house. An initial investigation revealed that 37-year-old, Damien Green of Westbrook and 26-year-old, Rachel Palange, had set up a tent and were living in the basement of the Church Street home and refused to vacate the property.
After refusing to leave initially, police were eventually able to convince the pair to leave the house. However, after they had left, they attempted to get back in and even blocked off the road to passing traffic.
At that time, police had no choice but to take the pair into custody. According to WABI, that's when Green became disorderly and began fighting with arresting officers. It's reported that Green became violent and punched a cop before eventually biting him.
Police were able to get the pair into custody and charge them accordingly.
WABI reports that Green was charged with two counts of assault on an officer, as well as disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest, criminal mischief, aggravated criminal trespass, obstructing a public way and failure to provide name and date of birth.
Rachel Palange was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing government administration, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and violation of conditions of release, according to the news station.
This is a developing story that we will keep updated as more information becomes available to us.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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