Vassalboro man injured in Riverside Drive accident

AUGUSTA — A Vassalboro man was injured Friday when he crashed his van into a pickup truck parked outside a Riverside Drive store.

Olin Charette, 56, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, said Augusta Police Lt. Kevin Lully.

The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. as Charette was driving his 2000 Chevrolet Astrovan north on Riverside Drive. The van started to swerve, Lully said, before hitting a mailbox at 683 Riverside Drive. The van struck three other boxes, before drifting into the parking lot at C&S Market where it hit a parked 2006 Dodge Ram. The ram, which was empty, was driven to the store by Alice Jones of Unity, Lully said.

Maine Game Warden Steve Allaire, who had been following Charette’s van on Riverside Drive, was the first emergency responder on the scene and called for an ambulance. Charette told Allaire that he had been feeling ill recently, Lully said.

The van sustained front end damage and the pickup truck was damaged on the driver’s side.

Neither speed nor substances was a factor in the crash and there are no charges, police said.

 

Augusta

Thursday

At 12:01 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Western Avenue and Memorial Drive.

12:34 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Woodard Road.

1:04 p.m., a disturbance was reported at the Circle K on Capitol Street.

1:12 p.m., there was an accident on Sewall Street.

2:56 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Eagle’s Club on Water Street.

4:22 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Buker Center on Armory Street.

4:47 p.m., there was an accident on South Belfast Avenue.

4:56 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

6:08 p.m., a 14-year-old was charged with theft and minor possessing liquor by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at Hannaford on Whitten Road.

7:47 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

7:56 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at the University of Maine Augusta’s Jewett Hall on Jewett Drive.

7:56 p.m., a person was reported missing from Tibbetts Street.

Friday

At 3:41 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Windy Street.

5:05 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bangor Street.

8:19 a.m., there was an accident on Bangor Street.

11:42 a.m., theft was reported at Walgreens on Water Street.

12:37 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Fairbanks Street.

1:35 p.m., theft was reported on Chapel Street.

2:59 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Sherbrook Street.

3:04 p.m., there was an accident on State Street.

3:41 p.m., there was an accident on North Belfast Avenue.

 

Gardiner

Thursday

At 2:50 p.m., theft was reported on Beech Street.

4:02 p.m., theft was reported on Highland Avenue.

4:05 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Blueberry Hill Lane.

5:16 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of West and Water streets.

 

Hallowell

Friday

At 1:27 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Smoke Shop on Water Street.

 

Monmouth

Friday

At 8:05 a.m., a person was reported missing from Route 136.

 

Winthrop

Tuesday

At 10:34 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Route 41.

Thursday

At 12:55 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Royal Street.