Driver flees police, leaves stolen Jeep

MANCHESTER — Police say are looking for a man who fled from police Wednesday in a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee before abandoning the vehicle on a logging road.

Sgt. Justin Fowlie of the Maine Warden Service said the unidentified man abandoned the Jeep on a logging road off Pete’s Way, which is off Prescott Road. The man apparently fled on foot through the woods, and police attempts to track him with dogs were unsuccessful, Fowlie said.

The pursuit started around 3:15 p.m. after Game Warden Steve Allarie checked the registration of the Jeep as it was parked near Tyler Pond. The driver jumped into it and fled when Allarie went to talk to him.

The pursuit lasted just a few minutes, running along Summerhaven and Prescott roads.

“It was very long because the guy pulled a U-turn and the warden lost sight of him,” Fowlie said, referring to the search after the driver disappeared.  Police continued to search until the Jeep was discovered  on the logging road.

Route 133 crash puts woman in hospital

WINTHROP — One person was injured Thursday when two cars collided on Route 133.

Wanda Baril, 50, of Turner, was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston, said Winthrop police Officer Paul Ferland.  The second driver, Lloyd IrlandCCrosby 4/25/13 cq, 66, of Wayne, was not injured.

The crash occurred around 2 p.m. near the Route 41 intersection. Baril, driving a 1993 Geo hatchback, pulled out of the driveway in front of Irland’s west-bound 2007 Nissan hatchback. The Nissan hit the Geo’s driver’s side front fender. Police did not file any charges. 

Third bomb threat unsettles RSU 4

LITCHFIELD — Police are investigating a third false bomb threat this week at a Regional School Unit 4 school.

Capt. Daniel Davies of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office said the threat was reported a little before 2:45 p.m. Thursday after employees at Carrie Ricker School on Route 197 found writing in a second-floor boys bathroom suggesting the presence of a bomb. It was written on a bathroom stall wall, Davies said.

Davies said the area was evacuated and bomb-sniffing dogs were called to search the school at administrators’ request. No bomb was found, Davies said.

It was the third bomb scare of the week — and the fourth of the month — at schools administered by RSU 4, which includes Litchfield, Sabattus and Wales.

Police on Wednesday charged a 14-year old Wales girl with filing a false public report or alarm for her alleged connection to a bomb threat Monday at Oak Hill Middle School in Wales. She reportedly wrote the word “bomb” on a bathroom mirror.  A similarly written threat was reported Tuesday at Oak Hill High School in Wales, and another on April 2 at the high school. In each case the schools were evacuated.

AUGUSTA

Wednesday

At 7:33 p.m., a disorderly house was reported on Court Street.

7:35 p.m., there was a report of a disorderly house on Washington Street.

9:17 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Washington Street.

10:14 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Cedar Street.

11:11 p.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Bridge Street.

11:31 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Bridge Street.

Thursday

At 1:27 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Water Street.

7:22 a.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

7:59 a.m., there was a report of shoplifting at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

8:31 a.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

9:48 a.m., theft was reported at Magic Years Day Care on Industrial Drive.

9:54 a.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

10:08 a.m., shoplifting was reported on Civic Center Drive.

10:58 a.m., there was an accident on Commercial Street.

11:01 a.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

11:03 a.m., theft was reported on Washington Street.

12:01 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on State Street.

12:28 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

12:54 p.m., theft was reported at the MaineGeneral Medical Center construction site on Medical Center Parkway.

12:59 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

1:35 p.m., there was an accident on Memorial Drive.

1:47 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

2:02 p.m., there was an accident on Cony Street.

2:40 p.m., an assault was reported on Bolton Hill Road.

2:41 p.m., trespassing was reported at Al’s Certified Auto Repair on State Street.

3 p.m., theft was reported on Columbia Street.

3:30 p.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Summer Street.

3:32 p.m., trespassing was reported at the Senator Inn & Spa on Western Avenue.

3:42 p.m., a hit-and-run crash was reported on University Drive.

3:53 p.m., a person was reported missing on Tracy Street.

3:59 p.m., shoplifting was reported at the Hannaford supermarket on Cony Street.

GARDINER

Wednesday

At 10:13 a.m., there was an accident on Maple Street.

4:42 p.m., there was an accident near D&H Motors on Water Street.

HALLOWELL

Thursday

At 9:09 a.m., a panic alarm sounded at the Maine Tourism Association on Water Street.

12:27 p.m., there was an accident on Water Street.

MANCHESTER

Wednesday

At 11:16 a.m., there was a report of a suicidal person at a Western Avenue business.

MONMOUTH

Wednesday

At 9:17 p.m., a burglary was reported on Old Lewiston Road.

Thursday

At 12:31 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on South Monmouth Road.

READFIELD

Wednesday

At 5:08 p.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

WAYNE

Tuesday

At 7:54 p.m., there was an accident on Berry Road.

WEST GARDINER

Tuesday

At 6:48 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Terri Lane.

WINTHROP

Tuesday

At 5 p.m., a 56-year-old Readfield man was charged with theft by police responding to a complaint on U.S. Route 202.

Wednesday

At 7:03 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up call.

10:16 a.m., there was a report of a bail violation.

12:29 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

12:34 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.