Ladder truck helps douse chimney fire in Pittston

PITTSON — Firefighters from several communities battled a stubborn chimney fire Friday morning on Blodgett Road.

“It took a while to get it out,” Pittston Fire Chief Jason Farris said. “We got to it before it got into the walls.” 

The fire was called in around 6:45 a.m. at a home undergoing renovation about a mile off Kelley Road, Farris said. The 2 1/2 story home had a steeply pitched roof, which, combined with falling snow, made reaching the chimney a challenge, Farris said. 

Gardiner firefighters were summoned to the scene with a ladder truck, Farris said. Randolph and Farmingdale, which provide mutual aid for all structure and chimney fires, also responded, Farris said.

The fire was under control by 8 a.m. and caused no damage to the home, Farris said.

Augusta

Thursday

At 4:35 p.m., trespassing was reported on Chase Avenue.

5:54 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Murray and Pearl streets. 

6:21 p.m., trespassing was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

7:08 p.m., a person was reported missing from Hartwell Lane. 

8:37 p.m., two 16-year-olds were charged with theft by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at Shaw’s supermarket on Western Avenue.

8:44 p.m., there was a report of intoxicated people on Cedar Street. 

Friday

At 6:14 a.m., there was an accident on Commerce Drive. 

7:56 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Townsend Road and Civic Center Drive. 

8:09 a.m., there was an accident on Bangor Street.

8:13 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Riverside Drive and North Belfast Avenue.

8:17 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Route 3 and West River Road. 

8:21 a.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle. 

10:42 a.m., there was a trespassing complaint at KeyBank on Water Street. 

10:55 a.m., there was an accident on Memorial Circle. 

11:25 a.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Northern Avenue.

11:43 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Winthrop Street and Airport Road. 

11:59 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Stone Street. 

12:10 p.m., injury was reported after a crash at the intersection of Cross Hill Road and North Belfast Avenue.

12:12 p.m., injury was reported after a crash at the intersection of Old Winthrop Road and Leighton Road. 

12:17 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of South Belfast Avenue and Cony Road. 

12:21 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Stone Street. 

12:23 p.m., there was an accident on cony Street. 

12:40 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Stone Street. 

12:42 p.m. traffic light problems were reported at the intersection of Western Avenue and Worcester Street. 

12:45 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Stone Street. 

12:49 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Stone Street. 

Chelsea

Thursday

At 2:07 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up call on Sylvester Avenue.

4:30 p.m., there was an accident on River Road. 

Friday

At 8:59 a.m., there was a report of a protection order violation on Togus Road. 

Gardiner

Thursday

At 2:06 p.m., a 35-year-old Waterville man was charged with theft by police responding to a complaint at the Hannaford supermarket on Maine Avenue.

2:56 p.m., theft was reported at Hannaford on Maine Avenue.

Friday

At 4:29 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Standard Distributors on Water Street. 

Hallowell

Thursday

At 6:43 p.m., there was a report of a liquor law violation at the Kennebec Ice Area on Whitten Road.

Monmouth

Thursday

At 12:42 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up call on South Monmouth Road. 

7:10 p.m., mischief was reported on Main Street. 

Vassalboro

Thursday

At 11:09 a.m., there was an accident on South Stanley Hill Road. 

Friday

At 8:13 a.m., there was an accident on Taber Hill Road.

6:28 a.m., there was an accident on Legion Park Road.

Arrests

Augusta

Thursday

At 9:04 a.m., Joshua Lee Graves, 34, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to appear, at the Kennebec County jail on State Street. 

4:48 p.m., Brian Berrick, 45, of Augusta, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release and theft by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at the Hannaford supermarket on Cony Street. 

8:55 p.m., three people were arrested by police investigating an incident on Civic Center Drive. Paul G. Fazzi, 21, and Harrison E. Dutil-Taylor, 20, both of Augusta, and Jennylee Emma Rines, 21, of Whitefield, were all arrested on warrants.

Gardiner

Thursday

At 3 p.m., William Charles Holt, 35, of Waterville, was arrested on a warrant at the Hannaford supermarket on Maine Avenue.

10:34 p.m., Tyler James Perry, 29, of Gardiner, was arrested on warrants on Clinton Street. 

Hallowell

Friday

At 12:16 a.m., Jason Alec Pratt, 35, of Gardiner, was arrested on a warrant on West Street.