Police attribute crash to medical condition

RICHMOND — A medical condition is being blamed for a single-vehicle crash early Thursday on U.S. Route 201 near the intersection with Main Street that sent the driver to the hospital.

Richmond Police Officer Josh Staples said William Blodgett, 54, of Livermore Falls, was taken to Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick after the crash.

Staples said a witness reported following a Dodge Durango that was “all over the road pretty much from the Gardiner line.” The witness turned onto a driveway and saw the car he had been following make a turn where he knew there was no driveway, then found that the car had gone off the road and hit some trees.

Staples said he arrived to find Blodgett drifting in and out of consciousness. “I had to take the window out to get at him, because the car was locked,” he said.

The Richmond Fire Department assisted at the scene, and Northeast Ambulance took Blodgett to the hospital.

Staples said the Durango, which was towed from the scene, sustained minor damage in the crash.

Two teen fugitives nabbed in Augusta

AUGUSTA — Police caught two teenage fugitives Thursday afternoon near the intersection of State and Green streets.

Levon Graham, 19, of New York City, and a 17-year-old were arrested on charges of being fugitives from justice. The 17-year-old also was arrested on a warrant, police said.

AUGUSTA

Wednesday

At 5:02 p.m., a theft was reported on Northern Avenue.

5:27 p.m., a simple assault was reported at Damon’s Beverage Barn on Bangor Street.

5:44 p.m., a hit-and-run was reported on Memorial Bridge.

8:47 p.m., traffic complaints were reported on Bangor Street.

Thursday

At 12:03 a.m., a disabled motor vehicle was reported on Water Street.

3:02 a.m., criminal trespassing was reported at Motivational Services Inc. on Elm Street.

3:03 a.m., a domestic disturbance was reported at Glenridge Nursing Care on Glenridge Drive.

7:24 a.m., city ordinance violations were reported on Crosby Street.

7:28 a.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported at Capital Area Technical Center on Pierce Drive.

7:30 a.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported near the Interstate 95 off ramp and Western Avenue.

8:26 a.m., a theft was reported on Washington Street.

8:46 a.m., fraud was reported at cPort Credit Union on Western Avenue.

9:24 a.m., harassment was reported on Bangor Street.

12:23 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported near the northbound ramp of exit 113 on Interstate 95.

ALBION

Wednesday

At 11:14 a.m., a burglary was reported on Unity Road.

CHELSEA

Wednesday

At 9:20 a.m., a theft was reported on River Road.

CHINA

Wednesday

At 3:13 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Causeway Road.

GARDINER

Wednesday

At 11:46 a.m., a theft was reported on Water Street.

4:50 p.m., an unattended death was reported on Brunswick Avenue.

5:50 p.m., an assault was reported at Gardiner High School.

HALLOWELL

Thursday

At 7:25 a.m., traffic complaints were reported on Winthrop Street.

1:26 p.m., traffic complaints were reported near Bolley’s Famous Franks on Water Street.

MONMOUTH

Thursday

At 12:22 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Blue Road.

5:04 a.m., a theft was reported on Highland Terrace.

PITTSTON

Wednesday

At 6:15 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on East Pittston Road.

VASSALBORO

Wednesday

At 9:06 a.m., a missing person was reported on Legion Park Road.

WINDSOR

Wednesday

At 11:08 a.m., an unattended death was reported on Bean Road.

3:57 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Augusta Rockland Road.