FRYEBURG, Maine — A Chocorua man was arrested Sunday for allegedly threatening a Brownfield man with a gun at a Fryeburg woman's residence.
At approximately 7 p.m. Fryeburg police responded to Portland St. in Fryeburg after receiving a 911 call of a domestic disturbance involving a firearm.
"I give credit to my officers for defusing this situation and taking the suspect into custody without incident,” said Police Chief Joshua Potvin.
Officers took the armed suspect, Sidrick Thurlow, 54, of Chocorua, into custody.
They said Thurlow had arrived at the residence of a 50-year-old woman with a loaded handgun and threatened the life of a 56-year-old Brownfield man.
Officers seized a loaded .38 caliber handgun from Thurlow at the scene.
Thurlow was taken to the Oxford County Jail, where he is currently being held on $15,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment in Bridgton District Court on Oct. 15 on the following charges: Aggravated Reckless Conduct, Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon and Threatening Display of a Dangerous Weapon, and Terrorizing.
“Law enforcement officers never know what type of call they will be responding to once they put their uniform on," said Potvin.
"Domestic violence cases drain our resources and offenders create a substantial safety risk not only to their victims but to the officers and themselves. These are crimes that not only affect those involved but the community as a whole," Potvin said, adding, "I am pleased this intense situation was resolved peacefully.”