Couple and child hurt in Thursday crash
RICHMOND — A Monmouth couple was taken to the hospital Thursday after a crash that also injured the couple’s young child.
Chase Bickford, 27, and his partner, Ashley Ward, 25, were taken by ambulance to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Richmond police Officer Doug Bellevue said Ward was hurt more seriously, but the injuries she and Bickford suffered were not considered life-threatening.
The couple’s toddler, who was in a car seat in the back of the 1999 Volkswagen Passat, was treated by rescue workers at the scene, but rode to the hospital with a relative, Bellevue said. The driver of the second car, Samantha Williams, 17, of Bowdoin, was not injured, Bellevue said.
The crash occurred around 11 a.m. as Bickford drove south on U.S. Route 201, which is also Brunswick Road. Bellevue said Williams, who was driving south in her 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, failed to notice when Bickford slowed to make a right turn into a driveway at 96 Brunswick Road. Williams’ Cavalier hit Bickford’s Passat from behind, sending the Volkswagen spinning off the road and into the driveway, Bellevue said.
Williams continued down the road until her car stopped after about a half-mile, Bellevue said.
Both cars were damaged badly. There are no charges connected to the crash, police said.
At 4:45 p.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run accident on Northern Avenue.
6:06 p.m., fraud was reported on Greenwood Street.
6:52 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Civic Center Drive.
8 p.m., there was an accident on Summer Haven road.
9:19 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Western Avenue.
9:36 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Washington Street.
10:34 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Morton Place.
At 8:38 a.m., there was a traffic complaint at the intersection of Stone and Middle streets.
9:26 a.m., a hit-and-run accident was reported on Civic Center Drive.
11:30 a.m., there was a trespass complaint on Green Street.
12:52 p.m., theft was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.
1:03 p.m., trespassing was reported on Eight Rod Road.
3:24 p.m., there was an accident on Eastern Avenue.
3:45 p.m., mischief was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.
4:32 p.m., theft was reported at Ruby Tuesday on Stephen King Drive.
A 25-year-old man was charged with operating a defective motor vehicle and operating after suspension during a traffic stop for oversized tires on Route 3.
At 6:25 p.m., a burglary was reported on Boothby Lane.
At 3:16 p.m., theft was reported on Main Street.
At 9:25 a.m., a burglary was reported on Commonwealth Avenue.
9:47 a.m., mischief was reported on Highland Avenue.
11:38 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at Gardiner Federal Credit Union on Old Brunswick Road.
5:30 p.m., there was an accident on Brunswick Avenue.
At 11:27 a.m., a 27-year-old Litchfield man was charged with operating after suspension by police responding to a crash on Ferrin Road.
A 32-year-old Waldoboro man whose driver’s license expired in 2009 was charged with operating with an expired license greater than 90 days during a traffic stop on Route 194.
A 32-year-old Randolph man was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana during a traffic stop for a defective brake light.
A 37-year-old Woolwich woman was charged with operating an unregistered vehicle more than 150 days during a traffic stop for an expired registration on Water Street.
At 12:07 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Plains Road.
A 31-year-old Randolph man was charged with possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of scheduled drugs during a traffic stop for an inspection sticker violation on Route 126. Police reportedly found marijuana and methadone pills during a search.
At 4:48 p.m., fraud was reported on Hanson Street.
5:13 p.m., an intrusion alarm sounded on Rambler Road.
7:12 p.m., theft was reported on Bowdoin Street.
7:23 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on U.S. Route 202.
At 6:48 a.m., a stray animal was reported on Upper Narrows Lane.
11:04 a.m., property was recovered on Main Street.
12:54 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up call on Main Street.
At 6:41 p.m., Christopher D. McFarland, 22, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence by police responding to a traffic complaint on Western Avenue.
7:07 p.m., Chris Kliewer, 32, of Waterville, was arrested on a charge of violating a protective order by police responding to a complaint on Ridge Road.
At 7:41 p.m., Keenan Sumner Farwell, 30, of Mount Vernon, was arrested on a warrant on Belgrade Road.