April 20, 2011

POLICE

Kennebec Journal Staff

LITCHFIELD -- An Auburn man is facing charges after he was tackled by a manager while allegedly trying to run from a Hallowell Road store with stolen candy.

Kenneth Pinard, 20, was arrested and charged with theft after the April 12 incident, Maine State Police Lt. David Tripp wrote in a weekly media report.

Maine State Police Trooper Greg Stevens was called to the Litchfield Country Store after Pinard allegedly tried to shoplift candy and other store items.

"The manager reported he tackled Kenneth and dragged him back into the store to wait for the responding trooper," Tripp wrote.

Stevens subsequently arrested Pinard.

Unlicensed joyride leads to charges

GARDINER -- Two boys are facing charges after apparently taking an unlicensed joy ride.

Maine State Police Lt. David Tripp said the boys were charged last Thursday after Trooper Christopher Rogers stopped their car on High Street after noticing the driver was not wearing a seat belt.

"Investigation revealed (the driver) did not have a license -- nor had he ever," Tripp said.

The car's owner, another male juvenile who was legally licensed to drive, was in the passenger's seat.

"He had let his friend drive the car for the fun of it," Tripp said.

The driver, who was issued a summons charging him with operating without a license, was picked up at the scene by his mother.

Police also contacted the parents of the teenage owner of the car, who was charged with permitting unlawful use of his vehicle.

AUGUSTA

THURSDAY

At a time unknown, Edwin Duquette, 46, address unknown, was arrested on warrants at an unspecified location.

MONDAY

At 10:54 a.m., police investigated a burglar alarm on Stone Street.

12:41 p.m., there was an accident on Riverside Drive.

12:53 p.m., there was an accident on Eastern Avenue.

12:55 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Washington Street.

1:05 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on North Belfast Avenue.

1:34 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

3:10 p.m., there was a trespassing complaint at a Community Drive business.

3:56 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on North Belfast Avenue.

4:37 p.m., there was an accident involving a police cruiser at the intersection of Cony Circle and Stone Street.

4:58 p.m., an aggravated assault was reported on Bangor Street.

5:08 p.m., a person was reported missing from North Belfast Avenue.

5:39 p.m., there was a domestic disturbance reported on Swan Street.

9:35 p.m., police responded to a hold-up alarm at a Marketplace Drive business.

10:20 p.m., an 18-year-old Augusta man was issued a summons charging him with possession of useable amount of marijuana after a report of disorderly conduct on Davenport Street.

10:59 p.m., an assault was reported on State Street.

TUESDAY

At 12:55 a.m., Samantha Elizabeth Tupper, 19, of Augusta, was arrested on State Street and charged with operating after suspension.

4:31 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct at a Mount Vernon Avenue business.

8:58 a.m., there was an accident on Cony Street.

9:48 a.m., there was a littering complaint on Front Street.

11:09 a.m., Justin Michael Marin, 21, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant after a trespassing complaint on Jefferson Street.

11:11 a.m., a person was reported missing from Washington Street.

12:27 p.m., there was an accident on Stone Street.

12:46 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Civic Center and Marketplace drives.

1:51 p.m., there was an accident on Community Drive.

2:34 p.m., theft was reported on North Belfast Avenue.

CHELSEA

THURSDAY

At a time unknown, Rhonda Dandrea, 38, address unknown, was arrested during a traffic stop on Route 9 and charged with operating after suspension and failing to giver her name and date of birth.

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