Police: Man broke glass door of Columbia home with crowbar, threatened residents

By WKTV News

COLUMBIA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Mohawk man is facing numerous charges after New York State Police say he broke a glass door of a Columbia residence with a crowbar and threatened those inside.

According to authorities, Richard H. Maine, 41, of Mohawk faces charges of second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Maine is alleged to have broken a plate glass sliding door with a crowbar at a Beebe Road residence in the Town of Columbia around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, August 17. Authorities say Maine then threatened the resident at the location, but no one was injured.

State Police say Maine fled the scene in his vehicle before Troopers arrived, but was located by Ilion Police and was subsequently arrested by Ilion Police for driving while intoxicated.

Following his processing on that charge, he was turned over to Herkimer State Police Troopers who charged him with the other charges related to the Columbia incident.

Maine was arraigned in the town of German Flatts Court and remanded to the Herkimer County jail without bail.

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