2 Portland men indicted on threatening, terror charges

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PORTLAND — Two city men face five-year prison terms after being indicted Jan. 8 by a Cumberland County grand jury.

George Dimauro, 64, of 409 Cumberland Ave., and Steven Ricci, 51, of 915 Brighton Ave., also face $5,000 fines if convicted for the separate Class C crimes.

Dimauro is charged with terrorizing for allegedly leaving a suspicious package in the lobby of 100 Middle St. on Dec. 7, 2015. The building was evacuated and Middle Street was closed from Federal to Pearl streets for two hours. He was arrested at his home on Dec. 8, according to police. 

Ricci was indicted on two charges of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon. Police allege he threatened two officers with a knife and then cut the electronic tracking bracelet he was required to wear on his ankle during a Dec. 10, 2015, meeting at his home on 915 Brighton Ave.

Ricci was released from the Windham Correctional Center in November. Because of his record of arrests and convictions on charges of assault and indecent conduct, Police Chief Michael Sauschuck had warned the public about Ricci’s presence several days before his arrest.

Dimauro, left, and Ricci