HARRINGTON — Police in Maine are investigating separate incidents in which they say U.S. Census workers were assaulted while doing their jobs.

Police say 61-year-old Wesley Storer of Bar Harbor was arrested March 1 and charged with criminal restraint and theft for allegedly tearing the identification badge off a census worker’s lanyard and preventing the woman from leaving a building he owns.

On Friday a Brooksville man was issued a summons after allegedly assaulting a census worker on his doorstep.

The Bangor Daily News says 53-year-old James Swift allegedly assaulted the woman after she had knocked on his door and prepared to leave after placing census documents on his doorknob.

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