DIXFIELD – For the past two weeks, police have been immersed in one investigation after another involving allegations of assault, sexual assault, domestic violence and terrorizing.

The majority of the incidents occurred in East Dixfield.

Officer Mark Dow responded to a 12:05 p.m. complaint of assault Saturday at a residence near the bottom of Morrison Hill on Route 2.

After investigating, Dow summoned Gary L. Arsenault, 44, of Dixfield on a charge of assault.

At 1:50 p.m. Friday, Dow responded to a reported threat against a newborn at a Route 17 residence in East Dixfield. As a result of that complaint, Dow summoned Bruce E. Coolidge, 40, with terrorizing. However, due to the complex nature of the complaint, further investigation continues, Dow said. He declined to give more information.

On May 19, Dow responded to a call from Jay officer Fred Lowell, who took a report of gross sexual assault and learned the allegation stemmed from activity that took place at a Route 17 residence in East Dixfield.

“The case involves a juvenile female who was 14 at the time of the offense and a male adult who was 23 at that time,” Dow said Wednesday. He declined to elaborate further due to the continuing investigation.

On May 18 at 12:10 a.m., Dow and Wilton officer Jeffrey Dunham responded to a reported domestic violence incident at a Church Street residence in East Dixfield. Upon arrival, they found Tracy Wright, 42, of East Dixfield, “bleeding badly,” Dow said.

“There was an altercation between him and his wife and both of his stepchildren,” he added, noting that Wright had “injured himself” during the incident. LifeStar Ambulance transported Wright to Franklin Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Following an investigation, Wright was arrested on May 19 by Dixfield Police Chief Richard A. Pickett and charged with felony domestic assault because of Wright’s conviction record, Dow said. Wright was booked at the Rumford Police Department and released on $500 cash bail.

In other police news, officer Jeffrey Howe responded to a disturbance complaint Sunday on the Norton Road and found a loud party with a bonfire and “spud gun.”

A “spud gun” is a section of PVC pipe into which is placed lighter fluid and a potato, Dow said. The fuel is touched off, making a loud noise as the spud is launched.

According to Howe’s report, all participants were warned for having too large of a fire and for making too much noise.

Howe also took a complaint of alleged harassment by telephone at 8:05 p.m. Saturday in East Dixfield that “is closely related” to Dow’s investigation into the incident wherein Coolidge was summoned for terrorizing, Dow said.

Also on May 19, Pickett received information at 8 a.m. that a juvenile at T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School in Dixfield had been providing prescription drugs to other students, Dow said. The investigation is ongoing.

“Anyone having information about possible drug activity in the schools is urged to contact a member of the Police Department,” Dow added.

Other summonses include:

• Troy Hosie, 34, of Dixfield, on a charge of operating an all-terrain vehicle on a public way and failure to stop for a law enforcement officer while on an ATV, on May 19 by officer Mark Dow.

• Joel P. Curley, 41, of Newcastle, on a charge of not having vehicle insurance, on May 17 by Dow.

• Kenneth Alan Seavey, 34, of Dixfield, on a charge of assault on May 16 by Dow.

* William J. Seavey, 39, of Bath, on a charge of assault on May 16 by Dow.

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