Camden man charged with multiple offenses
Camden — Camden Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at 88 Elm St. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The suspect had left the residence by the time police arrived but was apprehended by police at gunpoint on Union Street a short while later.
Charles Darwin, 25, of Camden was charged with terrorizing, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, according to a police report. He was taken to Knox County Jail, where he was released later that day on $1,000 unsecured bail, according to police.
Camden Police Chief Randy Gagne said police drew their weapons based on a combination of factors including the reported presence of a weapon and the nature of the reported charge — felony burglary. Gagne said Darwin had a "large stick" protruding from his backpack when spotted and the appearance of the stick caused the caller to feel threatened.
Gagne said Officer Edward Boylan was at the residence when Sgt. Patrick Polky, on his way to the call, recognized Darwin based on a description given by the caller reporting the attempted burglary.
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