Hallowell woman hurt in Winthrop Street crash

HALLOWELL — A city woman was injured Monday when the sport-utility vehicle she was driving slid out of control on Winthrop Street and hit a building.

Janice Cross, 83, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with minor injuries caused by the airbag going off, said Hallowell Police Sgt. Christopher Hutchings.

Cross’s vehicle struck the former home of WhipperSnappers Fine Fabric and Notions at 98 Second St., which sustained minor damage to its brickwork, Hutchings said.

The accident occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. as Cross drove a 2010 Ford Edge down snow-covered Winthrop Street east toward the Kennebec River. Cross lost control of the car as she rounded a small, downhill curve near the railroad tracks, Hutchings said.

“She was probably going too fast for conditions and slid through the parking lot and struck the building,” Hutchings said. “Thankfully no cars were parked there.”

The Ford sustained significant front end damage and had to be towed away. No charges were filed, Hutchings said.

 

Augusta

Monday

At 4:08 p.m., an accident was reported at Church Hill Road and North Belfast Avenue.

4:46 p.m., there was an accident on North Belfast Avenue.

4:48 p.m., an assault was reported on State Street.

7:01 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Sears on Whitten Road.

8:11 p.m., traffic light problems were reported at State and Winthrop streets.

Tuesday

At 1:48 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Gage Street.

7:04 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Wildwood Road.

11:03 a.m., theft was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

1:05 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Fastenal on Western Avenue.

1:14 p.m., an assault was reported at Spurwink School on Eight Rod Road.

1:44 p.m., there was an accident at Civic Center and Community drives.

3 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Retail Therapy on Water Street.

3:07 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Maine Smoke Shop on Western Avenue.

3:20 p.m., mischief was reported on Eight Rod Road.

3:24 p.m., theft was reported on Winthrop Street.

 

Chelsea

Thursday

At 1:55 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Harold Warren Construction on River Road.

Friday

At 8:56 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Windsor Road.

4:28 p.m., a burglary was reported on McLaughlin Circle.

Sunday

At 8:55 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Best Price Towing on Birmingham Road.

An 18-year-old Chelsea man was charged with driving to endanger after leaving the Chelsea Elementary School parking lot at a high rate of speed.

Monday

At 1:29 a.m., there was an accident on Eastern Avenue.

 

China

Dec. 12

At 1:54 p.m., a burglary was reported on Parmenter Terrace.

2:23 p.m., there was an accident on Windsor Road.

6:40 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Alder Park Road.

Thursday

At 12:13 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Vassalboro Road.

At 7:29 p.m., there was suspicious activity reported on Windsor Road.

Friday

At 12:38 p.m., theft was reported at Lakeside Country Store on Lakeview Drive.

Saturday

At 1 a.m., there was an accident on Tyler Road.

8:14 a.m., a burglary was reported on Fire Road 12.

2:39 p.m., a burglary was reported on Fire Road 12.

Monday

At 12:57 p.m., there was an accident on Lakeview Drive.

1:07 p.m., there was a report of an accident on Lakeview Drive.

1:45 p.m., there was a report of an accident on Lakeview Drive.

2:23 p.m., there was an accident on Lakeview Drive.

Tuesday

At 7:07 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Border Trust Bank on Route 3.

 

Farmingdale

Dec. 11

An 8-foot-tall Frosty the Snowman Christmas decoration was reported stolen from the front lawn of Kennebec Jewelry on Maine Avenue.

Friday

A 29-year-old woman was charged with failing to register a vehicle in Maine with greater than 150 days of residency. The woman, who was pulled over on Maine Avenue for an obscured license plate, has lived in Maine for two years.

 

Gardiner

Dec. 12

At 4:12 p.m., theft was reported at Fleet Service on Brunswick Avenue.

4:16 p.m., there was an accident on Maine Avenue.

5:17 p.m., there was an accident on Church Street.

10:11 p.m., theft was reported on Highland Avenue.

Thursday

At 8:22 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at the school superintendent’s office on Highland Avenue.

8:50 a.m., there was an accident on the Gardiner/Randolph Bridge.

1:04 p.m., theft was reported at Hannaford on Maine Avenue.

2:08 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Plummer Street.

4:06 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Cannard Street.

4:31 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Highland Avenue.

11:45 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Spring Cove Lane.

Friday

At 1:12 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Cannard Street.

12:54 p.m., theft was reported on Water Street.

1:45 p.m., there was an accident on Water Street.

1:50 p.m., there was an accident on Water Street.

6:18 p.m., an assault was reported at the McDonald’s parking lot on Bridge Street.

8:10 p.m., there was an accident on Harrison Avenue.

Saturday

At 1:54 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Harrison Avenue.

9:09 a.m., there was an accident on Bridge Street.

3:52 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Bridge Street.

Sunday

At 2 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Brunswick Avenue.

2:19 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Standard Distributors on Water Street.

11:11 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Standard Distributors on Water Street.

Monday

At 10:30 a.m., shoplifting was reported at Reny’s on Water Street.

12:57 p.m., theft was reported on Neal Street.

2 p.m., there was an accident on Brunswick Avenue.

7:19 p.m., there was an accident on Church Street.

10:22 p.m., there was an accident on River Avenue.

Tuesday

At 12:21 a.m., there was an accident on Marston Road.

 

Hallowell

Sunday

At 2:50 a.m., Brent W. Merrill, 22, of Windsor, was issued a summons charging him with operating under the influence on Water Street.

 

Jefferson

Thursday

Police responded to a report that someone had kicked a building and displaced weather stripping on the door at a radio tower.

 

Litchfield

Thursday

At 3:22 p.m., Justin Dan’l Hart, 25, of Litchfield, was issued a summons charging him with failure to comply with the Maine Sex Offender Registry Act.

Friday

A 36-year-old Litchfield woman was charged with operating with an expired license greater than 90 days during a traffic stop for a headlight violation on Route 197.

A 49-year-old Litchfield man was charged with attaching false plates during a traffic stop on Route 197.

 

Monmouth

Dec. 12

At 8:35 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at South Monmouth Market on Route 126.

Thursday

At 4:55 p.m., there was a report of juvenile offenses at Academy Park Apartments on Blue Road.

Friday

At 6:09 p.m. there was a report of suspicious activity on Lakeside Estate Drive.

9:54 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Main Street.

Saturday

At 2:11 a.m., there was an accident on Sanborn Road.

11:17 a.m., mischief was reported on Cobbossee Road.

12:03 p.m., theft was reported on Piney Heights Drive.

Sunday

At 12:43 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Sinclair Lane.

9:12 a.m., a hold-up alarm sounded on Sinclair Lane.

Monmouth

At 5:56 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Norris Hill Road.

 

Pittston

Friday

A 44-year-old Pittston woman was charged with operating with an expired license greater than 90 days during a traffic stop.

Sunday

At 3:13 p.m., mischief was reported on Pinkham Road.

11:48 p.m., there was an accident on Kelley Road.

Monday

At 10:35 a.m., there was an accident on Route 27.

 

Randolph

Dec. 12

At 11:43 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Steepleview Court.

 

Readfield

Monday

At 4:18 p.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

 

Vassalboro

Thursday

At 10:38 a.m., there was as report of suspicious activity on Nelson Road.

1:31 p.m., mischief was reported at Vassalboro Community School on Webber Pond Road.

Friday

At 10:16 a.m., sex offenses were reported on Canal Street.

Saturday

At 12:10 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Vassalboro Federal Credit Union on Main Street.

5:28 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Legion Park Road and Sandy Point Road.

Sunday

At 4:46 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Bog Road.

9:01 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Vassalboro Community School on Webber Pond Road.

Monday

At 2:30 p.m., there was an accident on North Belfast Avenue.

4:55 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Main Street.

10:33 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Vassalboro Community School on Webber Pond Road.

Tuesday

At 6:37 a.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

7:01 a.m., there was an accident on Bog Road.

7:17 a.m., there was an accident on Bog Road.

8:09 a.m., there was an accident on Hannaford Hill Road.

8:18 a.m., there was an accident on Webber Pond Road.

 

West Gardiner

Friday

A Lewiston Road resident called police after someone damaged light fixtures, a light pole and driveway markers over a three-month period.

 

Whitefield

Dec. 12

Police responded to a report of a burglary involving a diamond ring and diamond earrings. The value of the jewelry was estimated at $1,000 and the burglary occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

Windsor

Dec. 11

A 50-year-old Whitefield man was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop for a defective headlight.

Thursday

At 6:15 p.m., there was an accident on South Belfast Avenue.

10:51 p.m., there was an accident on Coopers Mills Road.

Friday

At 9:25 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Ridge Road.

7:35 p.m., an assault was reported on South Belfast Road.

Saturday

At 8:54 a.m., theft was reported on Barton Road.

Sunday

At 7:54 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Vigue Road and Route 17.

1:09 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Ingraham Road.

2:44 p.m., there was an accident on Reed Road.

Monday

At 4:40 p.m., a burglary was reported on Wingood Road.

 

Winthrop

Sunday

At 6:26 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Route 13.

Monday

At 9:12 a.m., there was a complaint involving an all-terrain vehicle on Winthrop Center Road.

12:39 p.m., theft was reported on U.S. Route 202.

5:58 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Main Street.

7:46 p.m., there was an accident on U.S. 202.

Tuesday

At 12:52 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Route 133.

11:43 a.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on King Lane.

12:35 p.m.., there was a 911 hang-up on Maranacook Street.

 

Arrests

 

Augusta

Thursday

At 3:16 a.m., Gladys Anne Fowler, 30, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.

9:51 a.m., Matthew Lawrence Britton, 23, of Winslow, was arrested on a charge of failure to appear at the jail on State Street.

Friday

At 4:45 p.m., Myles A. Cloutier, 20, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant on State Street.

9:02 p.m., Caitlyn R. Bragg, 20, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant at the jail on State Street.

Tuesday

At 2:03 p.m., Jacob Jermoe Gordon, 23, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct by police responding to a complaint on Crosby Street.

 

Farmingdale

Saturday

Elaina Gaudet, 29, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault by police responding to a complaint on Maine Avenue.

 

Gardiner

Monday

At 5:37 a.m., Thurlow W. Mason, 29, of Gardiner, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and disorderly conduct by police responding to a complaint on Highland Avenue.

 

Litchfield

Friday

Samuel Ricker, 38, was arrested on a warrant charging theft during a traffic stop for an inspection sticker violation on Route 197.

 

Randolph

Thursday

At 12:02 a.m., Dennis E. Rideout, 37, of Richmond, was arrested on a charge of violating a protective order by police responding to a report of suspicious activity at the Park and Ride on Water Street.

5:56 p.m., Jeffrey Lee McKechnie Jr., 33, of Litchfield, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release, falsifying physical evidence, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs on Water Street.

 

Whitefield

Sunday

Stephanie Carver, 25, of Whitefield, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault by police responding to a complaint on Mills Road.