A man accused of abusing an 8-week-old puppy was arrested three times in under three hours, according to Thomaston police.
They said Ronald Boivin, 45, of Plymouth, was first arrested after police said they received a report about an intoxicated man who was abusing the puppy.
The incident happened Monday on South Main Street just before 5 p.m.
Following an investigation, Boivin was issued a misdemeanor summons for cruelty to animals and released on a promise to appear in court.
The puppy was taken into protective custody by Thomaston police animal control. Its condition was not released.
Before leaving the area, Boivin was seen by officers cursing at the people who made the initial complaint.
Police said they arrested him for the second time and charged him with second-degree breach of peace.
He was released on a $1,000 bond and ordered not to return to the South Main Street property.
However, around 7:30 p.m., police received another complaint about Boivin being on the property.
He was arrested for the third time and charged with first-degree criminal trespass.
Boivin posted another $1,000 bond and given a court date of Oct. 24 in Bantam for all three arrests.
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