Two men stabbed in Burnham Road fight

By Gail Geraghty

Staff Writer

Two Bridgton men in their early 20s suffered serious stab wounds Feb. 28 after a fight erupted over parking arrangements at a Burnham Road apartment house.

Police Chief Kevin Schofield said one of the men was stabbed in the chest and abdomen and the other suffered a deep gash on one hand in the melee, which involved four or five people. One of the stabbing victims was taken to Bridgton Hospital, while the other was transported to Stephens Memorial Hospital. Both were later transferred to Maine Medical Center for surgery, Schofield said.

He said the altercation began outside the building just after 8 p.m. as one of the men was moving into an apartment at the two-story farmhouse at 219 Burnham Road, owned by Rubie Sandus. As the dispute spilled over into one of the apartments, a knife or knives were brandished during the physical exchange, and the stabbings occurred, he said.

"At this point, neither (stabbing) is considered to be life-threatening," Schofield said. As of Wednesday, police were still investigating the incident, and have not as yet made any arrests.

"It appears that the fight began over a disagreement in the parking," he said.

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