December 27, 2013

Kennebec Journal police log

Augusta area police reports for Dec. 27, 2013.

Litchfield man charged with assault

AUGUSTA – A Litchfield man remained behind bars Friday, charged with attacking his girlfriend and threatening her in his Richmond Road home Thursday night.

Eric Edward Skidgell, 31, of Litchfield, was being held at Kennebec County jail on two counts of aggravated assault and one count each of domestic violence assault and domestic violence terrorizing.

A judge in Augusta District Court set his bail at $5,000 cash. An affidavit by Kennebec County Sheriff’s Deputy Derek Wing says the victim reported Skidgell strangled her and then hit her on the back of the head three times with a Yankee candle before smashing her head on an end table. He also threatened her if she said anything to her parents, Wing said.

Deputies found Skidgell in his basement bedroom where he had fled with a broken bottle and a knife.

Wing said Skidgell was extremely intoxicated.

Man recovering after struck by car

AUGUSTA — A Litchfield man hit by a motorist while walking on Civic Center Drive Wednesday night is recovering at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

David Nowlin, 66, of Portland was driving south on Civic Center Drive just north of the intersection with Bog Road at about 9:30 p.m. when his vehicle hit Joshua Byras, 27, of Litchfield, Augusta Police Department Officer Carly Smith said.

Witnesses reported seeing Byras walking in the road farther north on Civic Center Drive before the accident, Smith said.

She said Byras was wearing dark clothes, and it’s likely Nowlin didn’t see him. There’s no indication Nowlin was distracted or impaired, Smith said. She doesn’t expect criminal charges to be filed as a result of the crash.

Byras was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta and later to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Smith said.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said Friday afternoon that Byras is in fair condition.

Augusta

Wednesday: At 6:53 p.m., there was a personal injury motor vehicle crash on Interstate 95.

8:39 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Old Belgrade Road.

9:34 p.m., there was a personal injury motor vehicle crash on Civic Center Drive.

9:54 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Eastern Avenue.

Thursday: At 10:01 a.m., criminal mischief was reported at the Natural Resources Council of Maine building on Wade Street.

12:40 p.m., a theft was reported on Oak Street.

1:39 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Kohl’s on Stephen King Drive.

1:54 p.m., a theft was reported on Commercial Street.

2:07 p.m., a theft was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

2:24 p.m., a theft was reported at Augusta Center for Health and Rehabilitation on Eastern Avenue.

4:39 p.m., a theft was reported on Florence Street.

Friday: At 12:23 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Spruce Street.

2:20 a.m., there was a fire caused by a power line down at Townsend Road and Glen Street.

2:34 a.m., a theft was reported on Oak Street.

10:47 a.m., there was a fire alarm at K Mart on Western Avenue.

Farmingdale

Thursday: At 3:44 p.m., a theft of oil was reported on Maple Street.

Gardiner

Tuesday: At 9:41 a.m., a caller from Walnut Street reported a possible vehicle break-in.

Thursday: at 1:03 p.m., a theft was reported at Renys on Water Street.

7:41 p.m., a theft was reported on Pierce Street.

Hallowell

Thursday: At 4:57 a.m., there was a fire alarm on Warren Street.

6:57 a.m., there was a fire alarm on Water Street.

5:48 p.m., a theft was reported on Winthrop Street.

Friday: At 2:36 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Water Street.

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