Belgrade woman injured in crash on Route 8

BELGRADE — A local woman was injured Friday when her car skidded off the road and hit a rock on Route 8.

Cheryl Luther, 44, had to be cut from her car before she was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer Unit with what police described as significant but non life-threatening injuries. A spokesman said Luther had been released from the hospital by Tuesday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 3:30 p.m. as Luther was driving her 2007 Toyota Camry on snow-covered Route 8 near the McGrath Pond Road. State Police Sgt. Aaron Hayden said in a release that Luther was unable to make a corner and her car veered off the road and hit large rock, which caused it to roll.

“The vehicle came to rest on its side against some trees,” Hayden said.

Rescue crews from Oakland and Belgrade had to cut Luther from her car. She was in and out of consciousness, Hayden said.

Route 8 was closed for nearly two hours.

Dresden man charged with drug trafficking

ROCKLAND — A Dresden man faces drug trafficking charges after he was arrested Tuesday while boarding a ferry for Vinalhaven with thousands of dollars worth of Oxycodone.

Joseph Dupaw, 68, was charged with trafficking and violating conditions of release, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland.

Andrew Goupil, 33, of Wiscasset, was arrested at the same time and charged with aggravated trafficking. Goupil has two prior drug convictions, McCausland said.

Dupaw was indicted by a Lincoln County grand jury in last month with aggravated assault and aggravated criminal threatening stemming from a Dec. 18, 2012, incident in Wiscasset.

Dupaw and Goupil were carrying 200 Oxycodone pills and $1,550 at the time of their arrest as they were preparing to board the Vinalhaven ferry, McCausland said. The street value of prescription pills is about $7,000.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agents believe Dupaw and Goupil have been selling hundreds of Oxycodone pills in Lincoln and Knox counties for several months, McCausland said. Both have been under investigation by multiple agencies for months.

 

AUGUSTA

SUNDAY

A 34-year-old Woolwich man charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle greater than 150 days, during a traffic stop on Route 9.

MONDAY

At 10:45 a.m., threatening was reported at Augusta District Court on State Street.

4:17 p.m., there was an accident on South Belfast Avenue.

4:42 p.m., there was an accident on South Belfast Avenue.

5:05 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Leighton and Mount Vernon roads.

6:42 p.m., there was a hit-and-run accident on Whitten Road.

10:46 p.m., there was a report of threatening on Blair road.

11:08 p.m., an assault was reported at MaineGeneral Medical Center on East Chestnut Street.

11:34 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on State Street.

TUESDAY

At 3:10 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Jefferson Street.

6:36 a.m., injury was reported after a crash at the intersection of Hospital Street and Fifth Avenue.

7:50 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Bond and State streets.

7:50 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Riverside Drive.

8:32 a.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

9:42 a.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Mount Vernon Avenue.

11:11 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Bond Street.

12:04 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on State Street.

1:08 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Franklin Street.

1:17 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

1:26 p.m., there was a report of an intoxicated person at McDonald’s on Bangor Street.

1:54 p.m., an assault was reported on Glenridge Drive.

2:01 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Western Avenue and Senator Way.

2:16 p.m., fraud was reported at Verizon on Xavier Loop.

2:19 p.m., an assault was reported on Glenridge Drive.

2:29 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

CHELSEA

MONDAY

At 1:38 p.m., there was an accident on River Road.

CHINA

MONDAY

At 6:27 p.m., there was an accident on Windsor Road.

6:40 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Lakeview Drive.

FARMINGDALE

THURSDAY

A 42-year-old woman was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop for a seat belt violation on Maine Avenue.

GARDINER

THURSDAY

A 55-year-old Jackson woman was charged with operating a motor vehicle unregistered greater than 150 days, during a traffic stop in the southbound lane of Interstate 295.

MONDAY

At 12:50 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Bridge Street.

4:19 p.m., there was an accident on Brunswick Avenue.

TUESDAY

At 7:19 a.m., there was an accident on Marston Road.

HALLOWELL

TUESDAY

At 1:19 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Blaine Road and Maple Street.

JEFFERSON

FEB. 6

A 2005 Chevrolet Malibu being driven on South Clary Road by a 21-year-old Jefferson man went out of control when the driver swerved to avoid a cat. The car crossed the center line and skidded into the guardrail.

SUNDAY

A 2009 Toyota Camry being driven west on East Pond Road by an 85-year-old Jefferson man went out of control and hit a tree.

LITCHFIELD

FEB. 6

There was a report of a number of stolen tools. Police are investigating.

FRIDAY

A 46-year-old woman was charged with operating after suspension by police responding to a crash on Huntington Hill Road.

MONMOUTH

MONDAY

At 2:53 p.m., there was an accident on Pleasant Street.

READFIELD

SUNDAY

One person was charged with operating after suspension by police responding to a two-vehicle crash on Main Street.

TUESDAY

At 6:50 a.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

RICHMOND

FEB. 4

A 58-year-old man was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop for an expired inspection sticker, on Interstate 295.

SIDNEY

MONDAY

At 4:41 p.m., there was an accident in the northbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 119.

VASSALBORO

MONDAY

At 4:58 p.m., theft was reported on Oak Grove Road.

WHITEFIELD

THURSDAY

A 2003 Buick being driven east on Grand Army Road by an 82-year-old Whitefield man crossed the center line and went into a ditch after the driver fell asleep.

WINDSOR

MONDAY

At 1:49 p.m., there was an accident on Augusta/Rockland Road.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

FEB. 6

Gladys Fowler, 30, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to pay fines during a traffic stop for an obstructed view. The driver, a 26-year-old man, was charged with operating after suspension.

TUESDAY

At 12:59 a.m., Nicolas J. Feugill, 21, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant by police responding to a report of an assault, at the Motel 6 on Edison Drive.

FARMINGDALE

FEB. 3

Mathew Nadeau, 21, was arrested on a warrant and a charge of operating after suspension during a traffic stop for an invalid inspection sticker, on Maine Avenue.

MANCHESTER

SATURDAY

Zachary Webber, 32, of Farmington Falls, was arrested on a charges of operating under the influence, violating conditions of release and operating beyond license restriction. Webber was arrested by police who responded when his pickup truck veered off Belgrade Road and hit a utility pole.