April 08, 2020
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Presque Isle man arrested on 7 charges 19-year-old allegedly breaks down door, gains entry into apartment, resists arrest

PRESQUE ISLE – A 19-year-old Presque Isle man, who was believed intoxicated when he allegedly broke into a home Friday morning, was taken to the Aroostook County Jail after being charged with seven violations.

Christopher Winship was being held Friday in lieu of $1,000 cash bail on allegations of burglary, assault, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, obstructing the report of an injury, refusing to submit to arrest, and being a minor who was consuming alcohol.

He was scheduled for court appearances on Nov. 22 and 29, along with a possible appearance if he could not make his bail Friday. One of his bail conditions was that he was to be sober if and when he would be released.

Sgt. Joey Seeley of the Presque Isle Police Department said Winship’s problems started around 3 a.m. when he was trying to enter a Skyway Street apartment.

Three Presque Isle police officers, Larry Fickett, Lynn Hartley and Dennis Quint, answered the 3:13 a.m. call at Shane Nibby’s apartment. A neighbor had called police. Nibby also called from another neighbor’s home minutes later.

Winship, allegedly was banging on Nibby’s apartment door, attempting to gain entry. The police report said that before Winship entered the apartment, Nibby attempted to call Winship’s friends and his mother to come and get him.

Nibby also called a taxi to pick up Winship.

According to police, Nibby left the apartment when Winship broke down the door. He was struck by Winship and went to a neighbor’s apartment.

Winship tore the telephone off the wall in Nibby’s apartment, the report says.

Within minutes, police arrived on the scene, as Winship was entering the taxi to leave the area. He put up a fight when officers attempted to arrest him, police said.

Hartley suffered a minor injury in the altercation. Her injury did not require medical attention.

After a short scuffle, according to Seeley, Winship was arrested.

Seeley believed Winship and Nibby knew each other.

Seeley said the door to Nibby’s apartment sustained $200 in damage.


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