February 25, 2013

Kennebec Journal area police log: Feb. 25, 2013

STAFF REPORTS

Third person charged in Readfield theft

A third person has been charged in connection with the theft of $4,000 worth of tools from a trailer in Readfield.

Timothy Bragg, 32, of Mount Vernon, was charged Feb. 19 with receiving stolen property.
Bragg’s roommate, Joshua Hood, 31, of Mount Vernon, and Hood’s ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Tara Casoria, were arrested Feb. 15 and charged with theft by receiving stolen property. Casoria also was charged with aggravated forgery. 

The tools were stolen Feb. 11 from a trailer owned by Steve McGee Construction that was parked overnight at the town sand shed off North Road in Readfield, according to an affidavit filed in Kennebec County Superior Court by Trooper William Plourde, of the Maine State Police. The tools, which included an impact gun, a grinder and wrenches, were worth $4,000, according to a McGee employee.

Some of those tools turned up two days later when Plourde checked an Augusta pawn shop. The shop owner said Casoria had pawned several Snap-on tools at his business. The shop owner gave Plourde a slip that Casoria had signed, claiming she owned the tools and they were not stolen.

Casoria later admitted to pawning the tools for Hood because he had just gotten out of jail and lacked state identification, Plourde said.

Later that day, police searched Hood's home on Round Stone Road.

Hood told Plourde he had bought the tools from someone who needed money, and that he paid $200 for them.

Police found most of the remaining tools in Hood's Buick. A tool box was found next to the couch and a tire pressure gauge was found on a shelf.

Two arrested in Chelsea burglary

Two people were arrested in Chelsea by police responding to a report of a burglary at Chelsea Market & Deli on Togus Road.

Police were called to the deli after burglars took alcoholic beverages, numerous cigarette packs, cigar wrappers and lottery tickets. A cellphone found in the parking lot the day before also was taken. The mother of Damian Sullivan called around the same time to report that her son had taken her $80,000 Audi A8.

Nicole Breton, 19, was charged with unauthorized use of property and operating under the influence. Damian Sullivan, 24, a passenger in the vehicle, was charged with burglary, unauthorized use of property, receiving stolen property and possession of a useable amount of marijuana.

Augusta
Sunday
At 1:37 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Water and Bridge streets.
1:45 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Stone and East Chestnut streets.
2:06 p.m., there was an accident on Memorial Circle.
2:33 p.m., there was an accident on Garden Court.
2:59 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Waldo Street.
3:15 p.m., there was an accident on Northern Avenue.
4:37 p.m., there was an accident on Stephen King Drive.
5:45 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Cedar Street.
5:56 p.m., a disturbance was reported on North Street.
6:25 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Stone Street and Cony Circle.
7:45 p.m., there was an accident on Crossing Way.
8:53 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Riverview Psychiatric Center on Arsenal Street.
9 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Western Avenue.
9:05 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Riverview Psychiatric Center on Arsenal Street.
9:09 p.m., there was an accident on Middle Street.
9:44 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Jefferson Street.
9:57 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Davenport Street.
10:41 p.m., a disturbance was reported at Country Village Motel on Riverside Drive.
10:56 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Viles Street.
Monday
At 3:05 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Court Street.
9:25 a.m., theft was reported at Wendy’s on Civic Center Drive.
9:57 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Arsenal and Spruce streets.
11:33 a.m., theft was reported at the Kennebec Valley YMCA on Union Street.
12:40 p.m., there was an accident on Weston Court.
1:46 p.m., there was a report of a traffic light problem at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and Garden Court.
3:15 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Maine Veterans Home on Cony Road.
3:21 p.m., theft was reported on Child Street.
3:43 p.m., there was a shoplifting complaint at Hannaford on Cony Street.
3:46 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Northern Avenue.
3:51 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Union and State streets.
4:15 p.m., there was an accident on Senator Way.
4:55 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Western Avenue.
6:03 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Waldo Street.

Belgrade
Saturday
At 9:40 p.m., there was an accident on Route 27.
Sunday
At 2:11 a.m., there was an accident on Oakland Road.
11:13 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Camp Bomazeen on Horse Point Road.

Farmingdale
Friday
At 6:25 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Maine Avenue.
Saturday
At 2:15 p.m., theft was reported on Maple Street.
Sunday
At 8:49 a.m., there was an accident on Litchfield Road.

Fayette
Friday
At 11:55 a.m., there was an accident on Lovejoy Pond Road.

Gardiner
Feb. 19
A 21-year-old man was charged with domestic violence assault by police investigating an incident that took place Feb. 16 in West Gardiner.
Friday
At 11:38 a.m., mischief was reported on Griffin Street.
2:34 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Browns Lane.
4:33 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on North Street.
Saturday
At 8:16 a.m., theft was reported at the Big Apple on Brunswick Avenue.
Sunday
At 12:20 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at the Family Dollar Store on Water Street.
7:12 p.m., there was an accident on Water Street.

Hallowell
Sunday
At 2:46 p.m., there was an accident on Water Street.
2:54 p.m., there was an accident on Winthrop Street.

Litchfield
Friday
At 3:35 p.m., an alarm sounded on Woodland Lane.
6:41 p.m., theft was reported on Hallowell Road.

Manchester
Feb. 18
A 34-year-old Augusta woman was charged with burglary, theft, forgery and unlawful possession of cocaine in connection with a burglary on Prescott Road.
Wednesday
A 32-year-old Manchester man was charged with harassment by telephone after the man had been issued a warning against trespassing at 45 Commerce Drive or harassing any employees at the State of Maine Employee Service Center. The man later went to the building looking for his wife, who had left him, and then called his wife’s supervisor.
Saturday
At 7:30 p.m., there was an accident on Readfield Road.
Sunday
At 11:48 a.m., there was an accident on Prescott Road.
2:08 p.m., there was an accident at J&S Convenience Store on Western Avenue.

Monmouth
Sunday
At 1:48 p.m., there was an accident on Bog Road.

Pittston
Thursday
Police responded to a report that a male juvenile had taken an item from a mailbox; the package was returned to the owner.

Randolph
Thursday
There was a report of a domestic violence assault.
Police responded to an argument on Windsor Street. The Kennebec County District Attorney is reviewing the case.
A 23-year-old man was charged with operating after suspension, operating a motor vehicle without registration greater than 150 days, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to provide proof of insurance, during a traffic stop for seat belt violation.

Readfield
Friday
At 5:48 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Main Street.
Saturday
At 7:01 p.m., there was an accident on Main Street.
Sunday
At 8:38 a.m., there was an accident on South Road.
9:53 a.m., there was an accident on Main Street.
9:19 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Lane Road.

Rome
Saturday
At 6:26 p.m., there was an accident on Augusta Road.
Sunday
At 11:46 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Peninsula Drive.

Sidney
Sunday
At 8:32 a.m., there was an accident on Belgrade Road.
10:14 p.m., an assault was reported on Mills Road.

Wayne
Friday
At 1:47 p.m., theft was reported on Leadbetter Road.
Saturday
At 3:07 p.m., mischief was reported on Androscoggin Lake.

West Gardiner
Saturday
At 12:08 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Benson Road.
6:55 p.m., there was an accident on Lewiston Road.
Sunday
At 7:56 a.m., a burglary was reported on Highland Avenue.

Winthrop
Sunday
At 2:22 a.m., threatening was reported on Nason Drive.
10:53 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Route 41.
1:04 p.m., there was an accident on Old Lewiston Road.
2:44 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Winthrop Center Road.

Arrests

Augusta
Saturday
At 4:41 p.m., Bernard Matthew Gauthier, 39, of Waterville, was arrested on a warrant at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.
10:55 p.m., Corey T. Adams, 18, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct by police responding to a complaint on Water Street.
Monday
At 7:06 a.m., Frederick Michael Littlefield, 36, of Palermo, was arrested on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening and violating conditions of release by police responding to a report of an assault on Eight Rod Road.
1:21 p.m., Scott D. Babineau, 23, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant at the Augusta Police Department on Union Street.
5:15 p.m., Michelle H. Campbell, 22, of Mount Vernon, was arrested on a warrant and a charge of possession of hypodermic apparatuses by police conducting a pedestrian check at Le Club Calumet on West River Road.

Gardiner
Saturday
At 4:22 a.m., Tucker Adam Ladd, 22, of Gardiner, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release and operating under the influence by police conducting a welfare check at McDonalds on Bridge Street.
10:10 a.m., Kevin Todd Pulk, 49, of Litchfield, was arrested on warrants charging failure to appear at the Gardiner Police Department on Church Street.

Manchester
Saturday
At 8:57 a.m., Robert Emilio Moreau, 37, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant by police responding to a report of suspicious activity on Prescott Road. Moreau also was charged with burglary, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and theft by unauthorized taking.

Windsor
Thursday
Michael Smith, 22, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence by police responding to an accident on Route 105.

Winthrop
Sunday
At 11:08 a.m., Nils P. Coyne, 29, of Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to pay fines.

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