NORWAY – Authorities this week arrested two men in separate incidents – one in Sebago and another in Mason Township – in which police say the men used firearms to damage vehicles.

Michael Scott Taylor, 41, was arrested Saturday in Mason Township. Robert Fitch, 62, was arrested in Sebago on Wednesday. Both have been charged with reckless conduct with a firearm after using a weapon to damage vehicles.

According to Bethel police Lt. S.R. White, he and officer T.J. Reese responded to a call of shots fired on Flat Road on Saturday night. White said Taylor, of 121 Meadow Brook Road in Mason Township, was arguing with another man, whose vehicle had been damaged by a shotgun blast to a door.

White said the man criticized police for not responding fast enough and tried to chase Taylor in the vehicle. He was arrested for driving to endanger. Taylor was arrested after his residence was surrounded.

According to court documents, Taylor made bail Tuesday on real estate posted toward his release. He had been held at the Oxford County Jail on $10,000 cash bail or $75,000 worth of real estate.

On Wednesday, Deputy Larry Coty of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a similar incident on Richards Road in Sebago. According to a news release, two boys had witnessed Fitch firing a weapon at a residence shortly after 7 p.m.

Coty found that a vehicle tire had been damaged by a .22-caliber handgun. According to the release, Fitch had been arguing with another man over a business deal between the two that had happened four or five years before, in which Fitch believed “he had been cheated or wronged.”

Fitch is being held on $5,000 bail at the Cumberland County Jail, and is charged with reckless conduct with a firearm, criminal threatening with a firearm, and criminal mischief. He had not made bail as of Thursday afternoon.


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