Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Standoff yields charges for Pittston man
PITTSTON — A local man who reportedly created an hourslong standoff with police at his East Pittston Road home last week is facing a litany of charges.
Daniel Williams, 59, is charged with terrorizing, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, failure to report an accident by quickest means and creating a police standoff, according to a release by Maine State Police.
Williams was taken into custody shortly before midnight on Nov. 26 after a nine-hour standoff that eventually included a State Police Tactical Team and negotiators. He was initially taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta for evaluation and treatment of self-inflicted injuries.
There were no other injuries in the standoff, which began that afternoon after Williams reportedly crashed his truck. He reportedly left the crash scene and went to his home, where he was found by Trooper Erin Ball. Williams told Ball he would not come out and threatened to shoot the trooper if she went inside the mobile home, according to the police report.
Williams refused to talk to police or leave his home during the standoff. He surrendered around 11:30 p.m. and was taken to the hospital. Williams subsequently was charged in connection with the standoff and crash.
The section of East Pittston Road was closed throughout the standoff.
Deck collapses, injuring two
AUGUSTA — Two people were hurt Tuesday when a deck gave way at a Fowler Street apartment.
Deputy Chief David Groder, of the Augusta Fire Department, said the two men, whose names were not released, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. One of the men complained of back and neck pain and was taken to the Alfond Center for Health by ambulance. The second man suffered a leg injury and went to the same hospital via a private vehicle.
A dog who was on the deck at the time of the collapse was not injured, Groder said.
One of the injured men was a tenant in the building. The other was a visitor.
The collapse occurred around noon at 10 Fowler St. The men were standing on the first-floor deck, elevated about three feet off the ground, Groder said. The deck collapsed to the ground, taking the men with it.
Groder said the apartment entry has been taped off until the deck can be repaired. Plans for that repair were already underway a few hours after the collapse, Groder said.Augusta
Friday: At 1:26 a.m., Augusta and state police went to Walmart off Civic Center Drive in response to a report of 10 people fighting in the parking lot. A state police report indicates the group left when they learned someone had called police.
Monday: At 12:11 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Bread of Life soup kitchen on Water Street.
12:35 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mud Mill Road.
1:40 p.m., there was an accident on Stephen King Drive.
2:04 p.m., a disturbance was reported at Ganneston Builders on North Belfast Avenue.
2:07 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Meadow Road.
2:12 p.m., theft was reported at Bread of Life Ministries on Hospital Street.
4:52 p.m., a 42-year-old Augusta woman was charged with misuse of public benefits at Electric Skin Designs on Water Street.
5:06 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Eastern Avenue.
5:29 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Mobil on the Run on Bangor Street.
6:08 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Water Street.
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