LaGrange, Maine

From the Bangor Daily News of June 6, 2007

LaGrange man detains two alleged burglars

A LaGrange man used a 12-gauge shotgun Tuesday to detain two people who apparently tried to break into the home he is renting on the Bennoch Road.

Guy Shuman, 18, of LaGrange has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief, and charges also have been filed against a juvenile involved in the incident, Sgt. Bill Birch of the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday afternoon.

This is the second time in the past few weeks that Penobscot County sheriff’s deputies have responded to a report of a burglary at the home, according to Birch. Police confirmed that the rented residence previously was broken into in late May.

No one was injured in Tuesday’s incident, Birch said.

“[The resident] heard a noise out behind his house around 11:04 this morning when he noticed two people trying to break into his house,” Birch said.

He confronted the two men and held them until law enforcement officials arrived.

Shuman was arrested and taken to Penobscot County Jail where he remained Tuesday afternoon. He is scheduled to appear on July 13 at Penobscot County Superior Court.

The juvenile was released into his parents’ custody.

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