Saturday, March 8, 2014
GARDINER — The pedestrian injured when he was struck by a pickup truck while walking across Brunswick Avenue has been identified by police as Willard Whitaker, 69.
Whitaker was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with non-life threatening injuries, said Gardiner Police Chief James Toman. A hospital spokeswoman said Friday that Whitaker was not listed as a patient at the hospital.
The driver of the pickup, Sean Tobey, of Gardiner, was not injured.
The accident occurred around 2:45 p.m. as Tobey drove a Ford F-150 south on Brunswick Avenue, which is U.S. Route 201. Tobey was rounding a corner near the common when he struck Whitaker, who was in the southbound lane, Toman said. He believes Whitaker was crossing Brunswick Avenue at the time of the accident. Whitaker was not in a crosswalk, Toman said.
The accident is still under investigation, but charges are not expected to be filed, Toman said.
Traffic was diverted in the area for about 30 minutes as rescue crews tended to Whitaker.
At 12:43 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at River City Realty Edwards House on Water Street.
6:21 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.
6:54 p.m., trespassing was reported at Valley View on Western Avenue.
7:15 p.m., there was a shoplifting complaint at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.
8:02 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary at Roger Cote apartments on Water Street.
8:54 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at the old school house on East Chestnut Street.
11:35 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Stone Street.
At 8:50 a.m., there was an accident on Leighton Road.
9:12 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.
9:36 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.
10:41 a.m., theft was reported at Charlie’s Motor Mall on Western Avenue.
11:40 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on State Street.
11:59 a.m., there was a report of a disturbance at Miller apartment building on Bridge Street.
12:49 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Fowler Street.
12:56 p.m., there was a report of mischief on Washington Street.
1:46 p.m., trespassing was reported on Boothby Street.
1:55 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Western Avenue.
2:20 p.m., there was a report of gross sexual assault on Riverside Drive.
3:16 p.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run accident on Crossing Way.
3:48 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at McDonald’s on Bangor Street.
4:22 p.m., there was an accident on Crossing Way.
4:35 p.m., there was a report of an intoxicated person at Damon’s Beverage Barn on Bangor Street.
At 8:07 p.m., a burglary was reported on Shuman Road.
At 7:23 a.m., there was an accident on Route 3.
At 9:24 a.m., there was an accident on Maine Avenue.
1:38 p.m., theft was reported on Costello Road.
2:11 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Neal Street.
2:30 p.m., an assault was reported on Pope Street.
At 1:44 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Second Street.
At 4:39 p.m., there was an accident on Blinn Hill Road.
At 7:48 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Stevens Avenue.
At 5:19 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Riverside Drive.
At 12:26 p.m., there was an accident on the Augusta/Rockland Road.
6:26 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Shuman Road.
At 4:35 p.m., Ashley N. Rideout, 25, of South China, was charged with violating conditions of release and theft after police responded to a shoplifting complaint at Hannaford on Cony Street.
At 12:51 p.m., Mitchell Adrien Donar, 30, of Gray, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to give notice of an accident after police responded to a crash on Route 3.