GARDNER — On Saturday, Aug. 27 at 10:20 p.m., while Officer John Braun of the Gardner Police Department was on uniformed patrol in the area of West Lynde and Derby streets, he saw a man, not unfamiliar to him, enter Outback Laundry.
“I observed a male party, I recognize as Antwain Austin, enter 24 Main St./Outback Laundry,” wrote Officer Braun in his Narrative for the incident. “It is known to me that Antwain was previously trespassed from the property both written and verbally multiple times. It should also be noted that there are NO TRESSPASSING signs prominently displayed at the entrances of the building.”
Officer Braun then radioed the station, requesting the assistance of Officer Marcus Guerreiro. When Officer Guerreiro arrived on scene, the officers located the 21-year-old Woodland Avenue resident in the stairway of the laundromat on the Main Street side of the building. According to the Gardner Police Department’s Arrest Report, Austin was unemployed at the time of his arrest.
According to Officer Braun’s Narrative, Austin was escorted away from the building before he was placed under arrest for trespassing.
Austin was transported to the Gardner Police Department for booking.
His bail was set at $40.
Austin was arraigned in Gardner District Court on Aug. 29.
In the Criminal Docket following Austin’s arraignment, under the “Disposition Method” listed for the offense, Judge James Haddad checked off “Decriminalization” and fined Austin $100.
The $100 fine is due when Austin appears in court again on Oct. 3.
Disclaimer: If you are wondering why the incident in this story was from August, that’s because I had to file a FOIA request to get the Personnel Narratives for the incident. FOIAs are time consuming.