Wiscasset incident prompts police recommendation to residents

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 8:30am

Miles Brewer, 39, of Wiscasset was arrested and charged with Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence Criminal Threatening, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Threatening, Burglary, Unlawful Possession of Scheduled Drugs, and OUI after a Feb. 5 incident, according to a Wiscasset Police Department press release Feb. 6.

The release described police responding at about 6 p.m. to a 911 hang up call, then, on arriving, hearing voices of apparent distress inside a home and, after they entered, hearing a voice giving directions to where officers then found Brewer and took him into custody. He was transported to Two Bridges Regional Jail and awaited arraignment, the release continued.

“The department would encourage residents to visibly number their homes. In any emergency, every second counts. Officers were delayed in this incident because there were two houses with no numbers; if it wasn’t for the voices, there could have been a further delay ...”