December 3, 2010


Kennebec Journal Staff

MONMOUTH -- A Rumford woman escaped injury Wednesday when her car hit a cement truck on U.S. Route 202.

Carmen Myles, 46, complained of pain but did not need to be taken to the hospital, Monmouth Police Chief Kevin Conger said.

The driver of the 2004 Volvo cement-mixer truck, Joshua Hammond, 28, of Monmouth, was not injured.

The crash occurred around 10 a.m., as Hammond was driving the truck, owned by Rockland-based Ferraiolo Corp., east on Route 202. Myles, who was driving a 2010 Toyota Corolla, was entering Route 202 from the parking lot of Phil's Variety.

"She pulled out into the side of the cement mixer," Conger said. "She hit the rear wheels."

Conger said Hammond swerved his truck away from Myles' Toyota, which probably prevented the crash from being more serious.

"If he hadn't swerved, it would have gone over her," Conger said.

Police are still investigating why Myles failed to see the truck.

Traffic was diverted through a nearby driveway as crews cleared the scene.

Myles' Toyota was totaled. The cement truck sustained an estimated $2,000 in damage.


NOV. 25

At a time unknown, Dylan Hendsbee, 19, of West Gardiner, was arrested at an unspecified location and charged with domestic assault and domestic terrorizing.


At 10:04 a.m., Frank Serio, 58, of Belgrade, was arrested at the Kennebec County jail on State Street and charged with passing a school bus.

2:36 p.m., Jonathan Blynn Edwards, 31, of Wayne, was arrested on warrants at the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office on State Street.

5:47 p.m., there was an accident on Old Belgrade Road.

9:34 p.m., there was a disturbance on Eastern Avenue.

10:02 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Gage Street.

11:25 p.m., there was a disturbance on Glenridge Drive.


At 12:08 a.m., there was a disturbance on Laurel Street.

12:58 a.m., there was an accident on Cross Hill Road.

1:03 a.m., there was a disturbance at a Bridge Street business.

5:22 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Linden Street.

7:56 a.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle.

9:40 a.m., Megan E. Hinkel, 29, of Benton, was arrested on State Street and charged with violating conditions of release.

11:58 a.m., there was a trespassing complaint on Northern Avenue.

12:25 p.m., fraud was reported on Lilac Lane.

1:58 p.m., theft was reported on South Grove Street.

3 p.m., there was an accident on Front Street.

3:35 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked at a Western Avenue store.

4:10 p.m., theft was reported on Sewall Street.



At 3:24 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Route 3.

5:05 p.m., there was an accident on Lakeview Drive.



At 10:04 a.m., theft was reported on Orchard Street.



At a time unknown, a 20-year-old Durham man was issued summonses during a traffic stop on Interstate 295 charging him with failure to wear a seat belt and transportation of liquor by a minor.


At 9:45 a.m., a 17-year-old was charged with sale and use of drug paraphernalia after a report of juvenile offenses at Gardiner Area High School on West Hill Road.

1 p.m., Marc N. Croteau, 45, of Lyman, was arrested on warrants at the South Gardiner Post Office on Town House Road after a complaint on Capen Road. Croteau also was charged with being a transient seller and not having the proper state license.

2:35 p.m., there was a report of mischief on Harrison Avenue.

4:03 p.m., there was a report of threatening on Harrison Avenue.



At 10:32 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Water and North street.

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