Hallowell officer OK after hitting deer

HALLOWELL — A town police officer escaped injury early Thursday morning when the cruiser she was driving hit a deer on Outlet Road.

Officer Kristal Clark was driving on Outlet Road around 1 a.m., when the deer ran in front of her cruiser, said Hallowell Police Chief Eric Nason. The impact caused an estimated $2,000 damage to the front end of the car, including the bumper and headlight, and cracked the windshield.

Clark was not hurt and the cruiser can be kept in service until it is repaired, Nason said.

There has been an increase in accidents involving deer in recent weeks. Nason urged drivers to use caution.

“They’ve been spotting a lot of them beside the road,” he said.

Augusta

Wednesday: At 4:21 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Melville Street.

4:23 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Gage Street and Memorial Drive.

4:49 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Bangor and Murray streets.

5:33 p.m., there was an accident on Crossing Way.

5:58 p.m., there was an accident on Xavier Loop.

7:07 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on North Belfast Avenue.

7:59 p.m., an assault was reported on Northern Avenue.

8:02 p.m., a person was reported missing on Glendon Street.

8:13 p.m., theft was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

9:48 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Irving on Riverside Drive.

Thursday: At 2:18 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Northern Avenue.

4:52 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on North Belfast Avenue.

7:48 a.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Noyes Street Place.

7:57 a.m., there was a report of theft on Oxford Street.

8:19 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Marketplace Drive and Townsend Road.

8:34 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on Cony Circle.

8:56 a.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

9:14 a.m., there was an accident on Winthrop Street.

Farmingdale

Wednesday: At 10:01 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

Gardiner

Wednesday: At 3:13 p.m., there was an accident on Water Street.

8:56 p.m., theft was reported on Water Street.

Hallowell

Wednesday: At 8:22 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Water Street.

Thursday: At 2:08 a.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Second Street.

Monmouth

Wednesday: At 10:07 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on U.S. Route 202.

Vassalboro

Wednesday: At 9:36 p.m., a car hit a deer on Taber Hill Road.

9:57 p.m., an alarm sounded at the town office on Main Street.

Winthrop

Tuesday: At 4:13 p.m., there was an accident.

8:59 p.m., there was an accident.

Wednesday: At 2:28 a.m., there was an accident.

8:05 a.m., there was a report of a burglary.

9:21 a.m., there was an accident.