Oak Bluffs police arrested a 35-year-old Oak Bluffs man last Thursday morning after he reportedly broke into an apartment on Uncas avenue and threatened to kill a man and woman living there while brandishing a handgun.
According to a press release from police, Richard J. Brymer kicked in the door to the apartment while wearing a bandanna over his face. He pistol-whipped the man and put the gun to the side of his head and told him he was going to kill him, police said.
Police are searching for the handgun, which Mr. Brymer said he discarded in a wooded area. Mr. Brymer was arrested after being spotted by officer Frank Pachico on Greenleaf avenue. There was a struggle during the arrest, and Officer Pachico suffered a knee injury and multiple cuts and abrasions.
Mr. Brymer was charged with armed home invasion, breaking and entering in the nighttime to commit a felony, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer.
Police are continuing to search for the handgun. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oak Bluffs station at 508-693-0750.