Saturday, May 18, 2013
Kennebec Journal Staff
AUGUSTA -- A city man is facing charges after reportedly smashing a car window during a burglary and then fleeing from police on foot.
Randall Lee Brackett, 26, of Augusta, was arrested on charges of burglary of a motor vehicle, violating conditions of release, theft and criminal mischief.
Augusta police Lt. Christopher Massey said a witness called police around 9 p.m. Wednesday after seeing two men around a car parked in the Turnpike Mall parking lot, off Whitten Road. The witness then heard the men break a window in the car and run, Massey said.
Police converged on the area and caught up to Brackett in the woods behind the mall, Massey said.
"We were able to recover about 95 percent of the missing items," Massey said.
Police continue to search for the second man believed to be involved in the burglary.
Massey said the car's door was locked but there were valuable items visible inside. He encouraged drivers to not only lock their car doors when leaving them parked, but also to secure valuables out of sight.
At 4:15 p.m., there was a trespass complaint on Water Street.
7:11 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at a Civic Center Drive convenience store.
8:44 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct at a Bangor Street business.
9:36 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Quimby Street.
11:54 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Glenridge Drive.
At 12:31 a.m., there was a report of intoxicated people at a Western Avenue business.
3:23 a.m., there was a trespassing complaint on Deer Ridge Lane.
3:50 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Washington Street.
4:09 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at a Western Avenue store.
4:16 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Washington Street.
4:59 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at a Civic Center Drive business.
6:06 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Edison Drive.
9:27 a.m., a 29-year-old Augusta woman was charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug by police responding a report of drug offenses on Boothby Street.
12:04 p.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle.
12:26 p.m., police responded to a panic alarm at MaineGeneral Medical Center on East Chestnut Street.
1:21 p.m., shoplifting was reported at a Civic Center Drive store.
1:23 p.m., there was a report of mischief on Bennett Street.
2:03 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Route 3.
3:37 p.m., theft was reported on Northern Avenue.
3:41 p.m., there was a hit-and-run accident on Bangor Street.
4:23 p.m., an assault was reported on Washington Street.
At 9:09 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at a Waterville Road business.
11:27 a.m., a hold-up alarm sounded at a Route 3 business.
At 1:52 p.m., there was a report of a protection order violation on Rocky Pines Road.
2:10 p.m., threatening was reported on Joey Lane.
9:05 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Strout Lane.
At 7:01 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at a Maine Avenue business.
At 8:40 a.m., theft was reported on Mechanic Street.
At 5:05 p.m., theft was reported on Route 126.
At 6:42 p.m., theft was reported on Fairview Avenue.
At 8:11 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Main Street.
10:27 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at the town boat launch.
At 8:47 a.m., a burglary was reported on Ridge Road.
At 4:01 a.m., there was a report of drugs on Town Hall Lane.
8:50 a.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Pleasant Street.
At 8:54 p.m., Leo G. Fecteau, 53, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, on Sewall Street.
At 2:16 a.m., David Raymond Strain, 28, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant, on Water Street.
3:23 p.m., James Burlaga, 46, of Waterville, was arrested on a warrant, at a Water Street business.