Portland cops arrested a South Portland resident Saturday night and charged him with violating the conditions of release, assault, disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to an arrest, and assault on a police officer.
Saturday’s arrest adds to an impressively long list of crimes committed by Daniel Theriault, a.k.a. Angela Theriault, a.k.a. Alyssa Theriault, a.k.a. Levity Fern, 24.
That record include previous convictions for terrorizing the Portland Police Department, numerous assault charges, burglary charges, and pending charges related to Theriault unleashing a fire extinguisher in Caribou High School last year.
The latest arrest comes after Theriault grew belligerent Saturday night outside of Fore Play Sports Pub on Fore Street in Portland after being denied entry to the bar.
In video that circulated on social media, Theriault appears inebriated and attempts several times to forcibly gain entry into the bar against the wishes of annoyed bouncers.
One onlooker, an apparent panhandler with a cardboard sign in hand, appears to kick the foot of a prone Theriault, who is lying half-in the doorway of the bar.
After kicking Theriault, he tells the gathered crowd, “it’s a transgender.”
“It’s a dude,” the man says.
At that point, an argument ensues off camera, with one female-sounding voice exclaiming, “It doesn’t matter if that’s [sic] a transgender.”
Several other people can be seen in the video filming the imbroglio.
Theriault then makes a second attempt to storm the gate, wildly flailing punches at the bouncers.
At that point, two Portland cops subdue Theriault while a third provides crowd control.
Theriault then quite unsuccessful resists arrest.
Since Theriault turned 18, he has been arrested several times but served little jail time.
In March 2018, over the course of three days, Theriault was arrested twice for Class D assault, once by the Westbrook Police and once by the Portland Police. He pled guilty to a lesser Class E crime of disorderly conduct, for which he served seven days incarceration.
In October 2018, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department arrested Theriault for aggravated criminal mischief, a Class C felony, as well as terrorizing and violating the condition of an earlier release. He was sentenced to two years and 60 days, but he was released early.
In June 2019, Theriault was again arrested by the Portland Police Department for violating release conditions and Class E criminal attempt; however, those charges were dismissed after he pled to a separate charge.
Six days later, now going by the name Levity Fern, Theriault was arrested by the Portland PD and charged with burglary, theft, assault, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and violating the conditions of release.
Media reports at the time show Theriault was arrested after depositing a suspicious package at the Portland Police headquarters, prompting an evacuation.
Theriault was later arrested that same day after attempting to steal a cell phone from a Starbucks customer.
Last year, Theriault, then going by Angela rather than Daniel, was arrested in Caribou after he trespassed into Caribou High School and discharged a fire extinguisher.
The Aroostook County District Attorney said that case is still pending.
In January of this year, Theriault was arrested in South Portland for assault, another case that’s still pending.
Theriault is currently being held at Cumberland County Jail with no listed release date.
Information about Theriault’s bail and whether he is being housed with male or female prisoners was not immediately available. The criminal record lists him as both male and female.
Theriault’s future will now depend on Cumberland County District Attorney Jackie Sartoris.
Sartoris won a Democratic primary for that job last year with the help of $300,000 from left-wing billionaire mega donor George Soros.
Sartoris ran on a campaign platform of restorative justice, which typically involves lenient sentences
“I will enhance the use of restorative justice, and begin to shift young adult consequences towards greater non charging and alternatives that lead to dismissals,” Sartoris said, on her campaign website.