July 6, 2011

Police Log

PITTSTON — A local man was flown to a Lewiston hospital Saturday after crashing his motorcycle on Pinkham Road.
Daniel Pelletier, 44, of Pittston, was taken by a LifeFlight of Maine helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center with arm, leg and chest injuries, said Capt. Daniel Davies of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office. The injuries were not believed to be life threatening.
Pelletier was not wearing a helmet.
The crash occurred around 2 p.m. Saturday as Pelletier was driving his 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on Pinkham Road. Pelletier rounded a curve near the Patterson Road intersection at the same time as a 2002 Ford Focus, which was being driven south on Pinkham Road by Clyde Sewell, 74, of Rockland, attempted to turn left onto Patterson Road.
Sewell’s Ford turned into the path of Pelletier’s motorcycle, Davies said. Pelletier swerved and avoided Sewell’s car, but the motorcycle left the road and went off into the shoulder.

Police try to curb underage drinking
Local police are stepping up efforts to curtail underage drinking.
Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills announced recently that 25 officers from Augusta, Hallowell, Gardiner, Monmouth and Winthrop police departments and Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office have been assigned to the Southern Kennebec Substance Abuse Task Force.
The force will conduct special patrols during popular summer events and celebrations and respond to reports of private parties throughout Kennebec County.
More than three dozen underage drinking-related violations have been processed since May, Mills said.
“Underage drinking is illegal because it puts both the youthful drinker and the general public at high risk,” he said.
Mills urged anyone who learns of an underage drinking party, or those who furnish alcohol to minors, to contact their local police or the sheriff’s department. “Anyone planning a party that includes illegal underage alcohol consumption should keep in mind that members of the task force may invite themselves to the party,” Mills said.
Funding for the enforcement effort is provided by grants from the Office of Substance Abuse and the Southern Kennebec Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention and Healthy Communities of the Capital Area.


Augusta
Monday
At 4:32 p.m., a person was reported missing from Mount Vernon Avenue.
5 p.m., there was an accident on Memorial Circle.
5:15 p.m., there was an accident on Glenridge Drive.
5:29 p.m., theft was reported on Jefferson Street.
5:32 p.m., Joy M. Ware, 49, of Augusta, was arrested after a shoplifting complaint at a Civic Center Drive store and charged with theft and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.
6:36 p.m., a 32-year-old Windsor woman was issued a summons charging her with leaving the scene of a property damage accident after a hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Northern Avenue and Canal Street.
7:49 p.m., police responded to a panic alarm at a Western Avenue restaurant.
8:02 p.m., there was a report of counterfeit money on Mount Vernon Avenue.
8:13 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Noyes Court.
8:25 p.m., there was a disturbance on Allen Street.
8:32 p.m., there was a disturbance at Mill Park on Water Street.
8:32 p.m., Anthony Merle Johnson Jr., 26, a transient, was arrested on a warrant after a shoplifting complaint at a Western Avenue store. Johnson also was charged with theft and unsworn falsification.
9:51 p.m., Tyler Wayne Robinson, 22, of Augusta, was arrested after a report of disorderly conduct at Mill Park on Water Street and charged with disorderly conduct.
10:06 p.m., there was a disturbance on Jefferson Street.
10:43 p.m., Jenifer Ann Young, 27, of Augusta, was arrested after a report of disorderly conduct on Glenridge Road and charged with assault and violating conditions of release.
11:39 p.m., there was a disturbance on Jefferson Street.
Tuesday
At 12:38 a.m., there was a report of a domestic disturbance on Davenport Street.
12:57 a.m., Kevin Charles Tardiff, 40, a transient was arrested after a report of a domestic disturbance on Gage Street and charged with violating a protective order and violating conditions of release.
1:16 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Gage Street.
2:09 a.m., there was a disturbance on Philip Avenue.
8:29 a.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle.
1:14 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.
4:39 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Gage Street and Memorial Drive.

Chelsea
Friday
At 11:23 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Cheney Road.
Saturday
At 12:39 p.m., there was suspicious activity on River Road.
6:20 p.m., there was an accident on Togus Road.

China
June 27
At a time unknown, police responded Windsor Road for a report of a stolen 5.5 horsepower chipper/shredder. A cable securing the chipper had been cut. The investigation is ongoing.
Friday
At 5:42 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Vassalboro Road.
Saturday
At 1:16 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Route 3.
1:48 p.m., theft was reported at a Lakeview Drive business.
Sunday
At 10:13 a.m., theft was reported at a Lakeview Drive store.
Monday
At 1:58 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Route 3.

Dresden
Saturday
At a time unknown, a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier being driven on Cedar Grove Road by Margaret R. Cates, 27, of East Vassalboro, stopped at a stop sign at the Patterson Road intersection, then pulled out in front of a 2004 Chrysler Pacifica that was being driven west on Patterson Road by Daniel P. Middleton, 35, of Dresden. Middleton swerved his car but he unable to avoid hitting Cates’ Cavalier.


Farmingdale
June 26
At a time unknown, police responded to a report of a burglary in progress on Northern Avenue. Police determined the caller was hallucinating from the use of bath salts. There were no charges.
Friday
At a time unknown, police responded to Hill Street for report of a protection order violation and bail violation. Charges are pending.
Saturday
At a time unknown, there was a report of a family fight on Blaine Road. No assaults were reported.
Time unknown, there was a report of a suspicious incident on Northern Avenue.
Sunday
At a time unknown, there was a report of an assault on Northern Avenue. The caller told police that his father had assaulted him and his girlfriend. Neither victim cooperated with police.

Fayette
Sunday
At 1:55 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Echo Lake Road.
Tuesday
At 6:14 a.m., there was a suspicious vehicle on Echo Lake Road.

Gardiner
Thursday
At a time unknown, a 35-year-old man, address unknown, was issued a summons charging him with criminal speed after police clocked his vehicle traveling 99 miles per hour in a 65 mile-per-hour zone on Interstate 295.
Friday
At 10:44 a.m., there was suspicious activity on Lincoln Avenue.
6:48 p.m., there was an accident at an unspecified location.
Saturday
At 3:32 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Eagle Drive.
2:22 p.m., there was suspicious activity at a Water Street business.
3:09 p.m., there was a report of a protection order violation on Arcade Street.
7:57 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on River Avenue.
Sunday
At 12:47 a.m., there was suspicious activity n Northern Avenue.
9:12 a.m., theft was reported on Harrison Avenue.
10:17 am., there was suspicious activity on Libby Hill Road. 
11:37 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at a Spring Street business.
Monday
At 7:18 a.m., theft was reported at a Brunswick Avenue store.
7:19 a.m., there was a suspicious person on Route 126.
8:31 p.m., there was an accident on Brunswick Avenue.
Tuesday
At 4:22 a.m., there was suspicious activity on Northern Avenue.


Hallowell
Tuesday
At 1:56 p.m., there was an accident on Water Street.
Jefferson
Thursday
At a time unknown, Brent K. Verney, 21, of Jefferson, was arrested on Village Street and charged with reckless conduct.
Time unknown, James Baker, 20, of Somerville, was arrested on Village Street and charged with reckless conduct and operating under the influence.

Litchfield
June 26
At a time unknown, police responded to a criminal trespass complaint on Peace Pipe Drive. The vacant land is being used by a number of people for parties and underage drinking, according to police. Police located a vehicle on the property and contacted the owner. She and the property-owner’s nephew were warned from criminal trespassing.
June 27
At a time unknown, police responding to a trespass complaint on Beaver Drive found three people sleeping in a makeshift campsite along the roadside. All three were warned from trespassing and Kenneth Pinard, 20, address unknown, was arrested on a warrant.
Time unknown, a 28-year-old man, address unknown, was issued summonses charging him with operating after suspension during a traffic stop on Hallowell Road. The driver also was charged with operating a vehicle with inadequate tires and failure to display an inspection sticker.

Monmouth
Friday
At 8:42 p.m., there was suspicious activity on South Monmouth Road.
Saturday
At 12:38 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Kennebec Drive.
1:34 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Sanborn Road.
2:59 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Pease Hill Road.
Monday
At 3:46 p.m., there was a report of juvenile offenses on Main Street.

Mount Vernon
Saturday
At 9:20 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at a Main Street store.

Pittston
Friday
At 10:43 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Stoney Acres Road.
Saturday
At 1:02 p.m., an assault was reported on Troop Road.

Randolph
Friday
At 2:03 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Ridge Road.
Saturday
At 5:01 p.m., there was an accident on Water Street.
10:52 p.m., there was suspicious activity at a Water Street business.
Sunday
At 8:40 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Windsor Street.

Richmond
June 25
At a time unknown, a 27-year-old man, address unknown, was issued summonses during a traffic stop on Interstate 295 charging him with speeding and illegally transporting fireworks.

Vassalboro
Friday
At 9:54 a.m., theft was reported on Church Hill Road.
Sunday
At 10:43 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Hussey Hill Road.
Monday
At 10:09 p.m., a report of mischief on Old Meadows Road.

West Gardiner
Saturday
At a time unknown, police responded to Lewiston Road for a report of a suspicious incident. The caller told police that she and her friends heard voices in a large, unmaintained field behind her house. The caller also said they saw a vehicle leave the area driving toward Gardiner. The caller could not give a physical description. There was no damage or missing property.
Sunday
At a time unknown, there was a report of a protection order violation at an unspecified location. The woman reported receiving text messages from an email account she believes is held by her ex-boyfriend of Chelsea. The ex-boyfriend told police the woman was fabricating statements so he would have to go to jail. The investigation is ongoing.

Whitefield
Saturday
At a time unknown, Cory L. Poulin, 31, of Augusta, was arrested on Noyes Lane and charged with violating a protective order.

Windsor
Friday
At 11:28 a.m., two people were charged after a report of suspicious activity on Reed Road. Wesley Allen Glidden, 28, of Jefferson, was charged with theft and violating conditions of release. A 45-year-old West Gardiner man was issued a summons charging him with theft.
12:59 p.m., theft was reported at the town office on Ridge Road.
3:21 p.m., theft was reported on Forest Lane.
Sunday
At 6:26 p.m., there was suspicious activity on S. Belfast Road.
Tuesday
At 8:38 a.m., theft was reported on Weeks Mills Road.

Winthrop
Monday
At 5:15 p.m., there was a stray animal on Route 41.

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