FRYEBURG — An officer was injured Saturday night while investigating a disturbance at 17 Old Mill Road.

According to Sergeant Joshua Potvin of the Fryeburg Police Department, Officer Mark Dyer of the Fryeburg Police Department and Oxford County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard Murray arrived on scene at 11:45 p.m. Murray was on his way home at the time of the call.

Upon arrival, the officers found signs of a fight in the driveway, as well as a continued struggle inside the residence.

Potvin said the officers were met with resistance at the door and upon trying to enter, Murray was assaulted.

Murray responded with a Taser, according to Potvin, but the group of intoxicated males were undaunted and continued to act aggressively toward the officers, taunting them until they retreated from the building.

Within minutes, additional backup arrived from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department, Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department and the Bridgton and State Police departments. Fryeburg Rescue also arrived to treat any injuries.

Arrested were: Harold Fall, 52, of Fryeburg, disorderly conduct, assault on Deputy Murray and refusing to submit to arrest; Jeremy Wentworth, 25, of Conway N.H., assault on Officer Dyer, disorderly conduct, obstructing government administration and refusing to submit to arrest; and Ian MacDonald, 23, of Lovell, obstructing government administration and refusing to submit to arrest.

All three were transported to the Oxford County Jail.

“We are extremely grateful for all of the police agencies prompt response to our officer’s call for assistance,” Potvin said. “Had backup been unavailable or a further distance away, this call could have had a different outcome.”

“It doesn’t matter if it takes only one or if it takes 12 officers to do the job,” he said. “We will get the job done. Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured in this event. I attribute this to exemplary collaboration between police agencies.”

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