October 10, 2012

Kennebec Journal Police Report: Augusta man charged in hit and run of Water Street pedestrian

Kennebec Journal Staff

AUGUSTA -- A city man is facing charges after reportedly hitting a woman with his car as she crossed Water Street Monday night.

John Henderson, 28, of Augusta, was issued a summons charging him with leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, said police Lt. Christopher Massey.

The victim, 34-year-old Penny Ladd of Augusta, was taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with what police believed were non life-threatening injuries.

Hospital officials said Ladd was treated and released.

The accident happened around 8 p.m. as Ladd walked east to west across Water Street near the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen. Henderson, who was driving north, struck Ladd with his car and kept driving, Massey said. A driver who witnessed the accident continued to follow Henderson and reported his location to police by cellphone. Police caught up to Henderson on Washington Street, Massey said.

Ladd was in the crosswalk when she was struck, Massey said.

There were no injuries reported in Henderson's car.

Suspended driver charged in cyclist hit

LEEDS -- Police say an 83-year-old man whose driving privileges had been revoked has been charged after his minivan hit an 11-year-old bicyclist who was riding alongside a road in Leeds.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department said Milton Hill of Monmouth was driving on Bog Road about 9 a.m. Monday when he struck one of three boys who were riding together in single file on the edge of the pavement.

Officials say the boy was taken by medical helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland with serious but non life-threatening injuries.

The sheriff's department said Hill was charged because his license was revoked earlier this year because of a medical condition. The accident is under investigation.



A 37-year-old man was charged with displaying a false inspection sticker during a traffic stop for the offense on Route 3.


At 3:58 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

4:45 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Williams playground on Quimby Street.

5:29 p.m., theft was reported at Doobies on Water Street.

5:37 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Fourth Avenue.

6:31 p.m., trespassing was reported on Franklin Street.

7:08 p.m., a person was reported missing from Cushman Street.

7:13 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Water Street.

7:27 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on State Street.

8:21 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked outside the Senator Inn on Western Avenue.

8:46 p.m., a disturbance was reported at the Augusta State Airport on Airport Road. Police were on scene for less than 5 minutes.

9:04 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Hannaford on Cony Street.

10:34 p.m., a disturbance was reported at South Chestnut Apartments on South Chestnut Street.

11:58 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Meadow Road.


At 12:19 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on State Street.

12:26 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct at James Tierney Apartments on Water Street.

1:14 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Bridge Street Tavern on Bridge Street.

1:21 a.m., a 20-year-old woman from Burlington, Mass., was charged with minor possessing liquor by police responding to a report of a disturbance on Oak Street.

7:49 a.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Spring Road.

7:51 a.m., there was an accident on Northern Avenue.

6:38 p.m., an 18-year-old Augusta man was charged with trafficking in prison contraband at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.


OCT. 2

State police and the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office searched for a missing man at 32 Rainbow Road.

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