RUMFORD — Reports of shots fired in Rumford on Tuesday ended in the forceful arrest of 26-year-old Troy J. Blanchard, who was high and carrying a shotgun, police said. 

According to Sgt. James Bernard, a report of shots fired near Falmouth Street came in to the Rumford Police Department at 7:32 p.m. 

An anonymous tipster told police Blanchard was “high and agitated,” Bernard said.

Patrol officer Brad Gallant confronted Blanchard, who tossed his gun and ran into a family member’s home on Falmouth Street, the sergeant said. Officers from the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department and Mexico Police Department set up a perimeter around the home after failed attempts to make contact with the occupant. 

Forceful entry was made into the residence, where Blanchard was arrested. 

Blanchard has an extensive criminal history and was out on bail conditions.

Blanchard was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, discharging a firearm near a dwelling, criminal threatening and violating conditions of release.

Blanchard was being held at Oxford County Jail. 


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