January 18

Kennebec Journal police log

Augusta-area police reports for Jan. 18, 2014

Crews keep blaze

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FIRE IN PITTSTON: Firefighters battle a blaze on Saturday in a large attached garage at 1083 Wiscasset Road in Pittston. Pittston, Gardiner, West Gardiner, Dresden, Wiscasset, Whitefield, Chelsea, Farmingdale and Randolph responded to the fire, which was reported around 3 p.m.

Staff photo by Joe Phelan

from reaching house

PITTSTON — A fire that destroyed a two-car garage attached to a house on Route 27 Saturday evening was started by a wood stove in the garage, according to the Pittston fire chief.

Fire departments from Chelsea, Dresden, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Pittston, Randolph, West Gardiner, Whitefield and Wiscasset responded to the fire, which was reported shortly before 3 p.m. at 1083 Wiscasset Road.

The fire heavily damaged the garage, but firefighters were able to stop it before it spread to the house, Pittston Fire Chief Jason Farris said.

He said he didn’t know who owned the house. No one was hurt, although someone was in the house at the time of the fire.

When the firefighters arrived, the back half of the large garage was on fire and flames were spreading through the garage attic into the breezeway attic, Farris said.

The fire appeared to be out by 5:30 p.m.


Friday: At 3:01 p.m., a burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on Water Street.

3:08 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Country Village Motel on Riverside Drive.

5:31 p.m., a theft offense was reported at State Farm Insurance on Western Avenue.

6:46 p.m., a theft of a motor vehicle was reported on Gage Street.

9:14 p.m., harassment was reported on State Street.

10:33 p.m., a 23-year-old Sidney man was issued summons for charges of leaving a scene of a motor vehicle accident and for operating with a suspended license by police responding to a report of a hit-and-run on Community Drive.

Saturday: At 1:03 a.m., a 25-year-old Randolph woman was issued a summons for a charge of assault by police responding to a report of a disturbance at Shenanigans on Water Street.

7:17 a.m., criminal mischief was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

11:50 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Pleasant Hill Road.


Friday: At 5:50 p.m., a 29-year-old Hallowell man was issued a summons for a charge of assault by police responding to a report of an assault on Central Street.



Saturday: At 12:43 a.m., Jacob Jerome Gordon was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct by police responding to a report of disorderly conduct at Shenanigans on Water Street.

2:29 a.m., Meagan Ann Sirois, 32, of Randolph, and James L. Haskell, 38, of Gardiner, were arrested on warrants by police responding to a report of a disturbance on Northern Avenue.

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