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Oxford Police Department
Friday January 20th, 2012 :: 04:38 p.m. EST


Oxford Police arrest man with gun

On Friday morning, Officers responded to #38 Chestnut Hill Road. The homeowner of the residence was reporting that he returned to the house to find that there was a ladder propped to the back side of the house and he had discovered a broken basement window. When he entered the home, he found that his son was in the basement. The son, Robert M. Maynard (25yoa), lives at #32 Leicester Street in Oxford. He noticed that his son had a black pellet hand gun in his possession. Mr. Maynard then told his son to leave or he would call the police. He did not leave.
Upon arrival of the Officers, they were informed by Mr. Maynard that his son had a pellet hand gun on him. The first officer entered the home and confronted the son in the living room area. Maynard was pointing the pellet gun at the officer when he entered. Officers deployed their service weapons and repeatedly order Maynard to drop the gun and he refused. Maynard then retreated to the 2nd floor bedroom. Officers Picard & McDonald followed him upstairs. Another standoff occurred in the bedroom. At that time, officers had the opportunity to deploy pepper spray. Maynard succumbed to the spray and officers were able to restrain him.
Maynard was transported to the police department where he was booked and subsequently transported to the Dudley District Court for his arraignment.
Maynard is being charged with Breaking & Entering into the residence and Assault with a dangerous weapon (pellet gun) against the officers.

Oxford Police Department
503 Main St
Oxford, MA 01540

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 508-987-0156

38 Chestnut Hill Rd
North Oxford, MA 01537

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