Heavy Police Presence In Orrington [UPDATE]
A standoff on Johnson Mill Road in Orrington has been resolved, with three people taken into custody.
Arrested in the incident were 33-year-old Stephen Nason and 37-year-old Rochelle Gleason, both from Orrington, and 33-year-old Jason Ashe of Glenburn. The home belongs to Nason's mother, who wasn't home at the time.
Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the incident started with a female visitor to the home, who called police after leaving the residence and told them she had been robbed. When State Police Troopers arrived at the house at 592 Johnson Mill Road, none of the occupants would leave the home.
State Police cruisers were seen rushing to a location on Johnson Mill Road early Saturday morning. Orrington Fire & Rescue reported just after 9 a.m. that the road was closed between Clarks Falls Road and Higgins Hill Road. For anyone unfamiliar with the area, that's located between Center Drive and Swetts Pond Road.
On Friday, the Attorney General's office ruled that the police-involved shooting of an Orrington man in 2017 was justified. 54-year-old Mark Ellis was killed by police after barricading himself in his Johnson Mill Road home for nearly 12 hours. Ellis, who reportedly had several drugs in his system at the time, shot at police first and they returned fire.