Standoff yields charges for Pittston man

PITTSTON — A local man who reportedly created an hourslong standoff with police at his East Pittston Road home last week is facing a litany of charges.

Daniel Williams, 59, is charged with terrorizing, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, failure to report an accident by quickest means and creating a police standoff, according to a release by Maine State Police.

Williams was taken into custody shortly before midnight on Nov. 26 after a nine-hour standoff that eventually included a State Police Tactical Team and negotiators. He was initially taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta for evaluation and treatment of self-inflicted injuries.

There were no other injuries in the standoff, which began that afternoon after Williams reportedly crashed his truck. He reportedly left the crash scene and went to his home, where he was found by Trooper Erin Ball. Williams told Ball he would not come out and threatened to shoot the trooper if she went inside the mobile home, according to the police report.

Williams refused to talk to police or leave his home during the standoff. He surrendered around 11:30 p.m. and was taken to the hospital. Williams subsequently was charged in connection with the standoff and crash.

The section of East Pittston Road was closed throughout the standoff.

Deck collapses, injuring two

AUGUSTA — Two people were hurt Tuesday when a deck gave way at a Fowler Street apartment.

Deputy Chief David Groder, of the Augusta Fire Department, said the two men, whose names were not released, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. One of the men complained of back and neck pain and was taken to the Alfond Center for Health by ambulance. The second man suffered a leg injury and went to the same hospital via a private vehicle.

A dog who was on the deck at the time of the collapse was not injured, Groder said.

One of the injured men was a tenant in the building. The other was a visitor.

The collapse occurred around noon at 10 Fowler St. The men were standing on the first-floor deck, elevated about three feet off the ground, Groder said. The deck collapsed to the ground, taking the men with it.

Groder said the apartment entry has been taped off until the deck can be repaired. Plans for that repair were already underway a few hours after the collapse, Groder said.

Augusta

Friday: At 1:26 a.m., Augusta and state police went to Walmart off Civic Center Drive in response to a report of 10 people fighting in the parking lot. A state police report indicates the group left when they learned someone had called police.

Monday: At 12:11 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Bread of Life soup kitchen on Water Street.

12:35 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mud Mill Road.

1:40 p.m., there was an accident on Stephen King Drive.

2:04 p.m., a disturbance was reported at Ganneston Builders on North Belfast Avenue.

2:07 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Meadow Road.

2:12 p.m., theft was reported at Bread of Life Ministries on Hospital Street.

4:52 p.m., a 42-year-old Augusta woman was charged with misuse of public benefits at Electric Skin Designs on Water Street.

5:06 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Eastern Avenue.

5:29 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Mobil on the Run on Bangor Street.

6:08 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Water Street.

6:31 p.m., there was a report of mischief on Eastern Avenue.

7:13 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Western Avenue.

7:29 p.m., there was a report of mischief on Washington Street.

9:34 p.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Water and Bridge streets.

11:30 p.m., an assault was reported on Eastern Avenue.

Tuesday: At 12:21 a.m., theft was reported at Bread of Life’s Libby House on Orchard Street.

4:42 a.m., there was a report of a burglary in process on Pine Street.

7:36 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on Bangor Street.

8:15 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on Hutchinson Drive.

8:29 a.m., there was a report of a domestic disturbance on Northern Avenue.

9:01 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct at Motivational Services on Elm Street.

9:05 a.m., theft was reported on Worcester Street.

9:30 a.m., fraud was reported at Damon’s on Western Avenue.

Chelsea

Nov. 26: A 50-year-old New Gloucester man was charged with sale and use of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop for a defective license plate light on Route 17.

China

Saturday: A 29-year-old China man was charged with violating conditions of release after reportedly failing a drug test during a bail check.

Dresden

Nov. 26: A 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee being driven north on River Road by a 44-year-old Woolwich woman veered off the edge of the road because of a slippery road and driving too fast for conditions. The Jeep went into a ditch backward and hit an embankment.

A 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser being driven north on Calls Hill Road by Lucas Short-Galuza, 36, of Richmond, went out of control in the snow and hit a tree. Short-Galuza was subsequently charged with leaving the scene of an accident and operating after suspension on High Street in Richmond.

A 1996 GMC Sierra being driven north on Blinn Hill Road by an 18-year-old Randolph man slid out of control in snow. The vehicle went off the road and into a ditch.

Thursday: A 2004 Ford Taurus being driven north on Middle Road by a 52-year-old Phippsburg man hit a deer.

Farmingdale

Tuesday: At 12:29 a.m., there was a report of mischief on Hill Street.

Gardiner

Monday: At 9:17 a.m., there was an accident on Brunswick Avenue.

2:25 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Commonwealth Avenue.

10:53 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Summer Street.

Tuesday: At 6:54 a.m., there was an accident on Maine Avenue.

Hallowell

Monday: At 3:29 p.m., theft was reported on Academy Road.

Jefferson

Nov. 26: There was a report of a mailbox being hit by a baseball bat.

A 2003 Jeep being driven north on South Clary Road by a 36-year-old New York woman slid off the road and rolled over when the driver swerved to avoid a pedestrian getting her mail.

Sunday: A 1996 Chevrolet K1500 being driven on Augusta Road by a 25-year-old Waldoboro woman skidded off the road because of ice.

Litchfield

Monday: At 9:01 a.m., there was an accident on Richmond Road.

10:22 a.m., theft was reported on Huntington Hill Road.

Monmouth

Monday: At 9:09 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Main Street.

12:02 p.m., there was an accident on Cobbossee Road.

2:32 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Morse Road.

Randolph

Sunday: A local man called police after discovering someone had take an Xbox slim, a 42-inch flat screen television and a safe containing a wedding band as well as credit cards and personal paperwork. The caller told police friends had visited him the previous night and that when he woke up, the friends and equipment were gone. Police have identified suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Readfield

Monday: At 4:10 p.m., a protection order violation was reported on Meadow Brook Road.

Tuesday: At 6:36 a.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

Rome

Monday: At 11:07 a.m., there was an accident on Rome Road.

11:54 a.m., there was an accident on Rome Road.

Sidney

Monday: At 1:26 p.m., an assault was reported on West River Road.

Vassalboro

Nov. 26: Stephanie L. Peaslee, 34, of Vasslaboro, was charged with operating without a license by police responding to a crash on Bog Road.

Wayne

Monday: At 1:48 p.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

Tuesday: At 12:42 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Leeds Road.

West Gardiner

Monday: At 5:50 p.m., there was an accident on High Street.

Whitefield

Nov. 26: A 2012 Ford Fusion being driven north on Gardiner Road by a 25-year-old Waldoboro woman went out of control and hit a utility pole.

A 2003 Chevrolet Blazer being driven south on Wiscasset Road by a 44-year-old Alna woman skidded out of control in the snow. The Blazer went off the road and into a ditch.

A 1998 Buick Regal being driven west on Hunts Meadow Road by a 27-year-old Saco man failed to stop at a stop sign at the Cooper Road intersection. The Buick went through the intersection and into the path of a 2012 Honda Civic being driven south on Cooper Road by a 64-year-old Jefferson man. The Civic hit the Buick’s passenger-side door. The Buick slid down an embankment and the Civic slid to the top of the embankment.

Windsor

Nov. 25: A 33-year-old Windsor man was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop for a defective brake light on Route 17.

Winthrop

Sunday: At 7:44 p.m., injury was reported after a crash.

11:36 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

Monday: At 5:11 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up call.

8:40 a.m., there was a report of theft.

9:56 a.m., there was an accident.

11:59 a.m., injury was reported after a crash.

Arrests

Nov. 25: At 1:25 p.m., Brent Lavallee, 29, was arrested on charges of aggravated operating under the influence, aggravated operating after habitual-offender revocation, violation of conditions of release and operating beyond license restriction during a traffic stop for speeding on Middle Road in Sidney.

Nov. 26: At 1 p.m., Gary Joslyn, 38, was arrested on two warrants and new charges of providing a false name, forgery, unlawful possession of heroin and sale and use of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop for a seat belt violation on Route 9 in Chelsea. The driver, a 47-year-old man, was charged with operating after suspension.

At 3 p.m., Freeman Taylor, 40, was arrested on a warrant during a traffic stop on Mount Vernon Avenue in Augusta. A passenger, a 40-year-old Belfast man, was charged with unlawful possession of Suboxone and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

Saturday: Theodore Barry, 31, was arrested on a charge of domestic-violence assault by police responding to a report of a dispute on Webber Pond Road in Vassalboro. The alleged victim called 911 after fleeing the house.

Sunday: At 5 p.m., Clayton J. Reid, 35, of East Winthrop, was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release on South Road in Winthrop.

No time given, Robert Carson, 18, was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief by police responding to a domestic-violence call in Randolph. Police determined no assault had taken place, but Carson allegedly trashed an apartment, breaking items and throwing things outside.

Monday: At 3:44 p.m., Joshua Waldeck, 27, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of theft in Augusta by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at the Hannaford supermarket on Whitten Road.

8:44 p.m., Shane M. Stratton, 18, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant by police responding to a report of disorderly conduct on State Street in Augusta.