Gardiner officials

warn of flood chance

GARDINER — Officials in the city will be watching the Kennebec River over the weekend during a storm that is expected to bring up to two inches of rain and warm temperatures to the region.

Gardiner Police said in a news release there is a concern that ice on the river may break up and jam in Gardiner, causing flooding upstream, particularly in Hallowell and Augusta. Similar scenarios in the past, most recently in January 2010, have brought significant flooding in low-lying areas of both communities.

Gardiner officials urged residents along the Kennebec River and Cobbossee Stream to keep an eye out for flooding.

Augusta

Thursday: At 9:28 a.m., an assault was reported at MaineGeneral Medical Center on Medical Center Parkway.

11:27 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Capitol Street.

11:34 a.m., a panic alarm sounded at Cony High School on Pierce Drive.

12:32 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

1:17 p.m., mischief was reported at Pizza Hut on Western Avenue.

2:20 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on New England Road.

4:05 p.m., an 18-year-old Windsor man was charged with unlawful sexual contact at the Kennebec County District Attorney’s Office on State Street.

4:31 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Jefferson Street.

5:23 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

7:14 p.m., mischief was reported on Glenwood Street.

8:30 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Stephen King Drive.

10:22 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Augusta House on Winthrop Street.

Friday: At 8:18 a.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

1 p.m., theft was reported at Planet Fitness on Civic Center Drive.

1:03 p.m., there was a report of a traffic light problem at the intersection of Cony and Willow streets.

1:35 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Orchard Street.

2:20 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on New England Road.

Belgrade

Friday: At 6 a.m., an alarm sounded on Oakland Road.

Farmingdale

Friday: At 6:36 a.m., theft was reported on Maple Street.

Fayette

Friday: At 8:26 a.m., there was a report of a driver leaving Fayette Country Store on Main Street without paying for gasoline.

Gardiner

Thursday: At 6:18 p.m., there was an accident on West Hill Road.

Friday: At 8:06 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Eagle Drive.

Monmouth

Thursday: At 3:03 p.m., a burglary was reported on Blaisdell Road.

Pittston

Thursday: At 9:53 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Whitefield Road.

Rome

Friday: At 7:13 a.m., there was an accident on Route 225.

Winthrop

Wednesday: At 4:49 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up.

Thursday: At 10:05 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up.

12:58 p.m., there was a report of a family fight.

3:57 p.m., there was a report of theft.

Arrests

Augusta

Thursday: At 8:59 p.m., a 28-year-old Salem woman was arrested on a warrant on State Street.

Hallowell

Friday: At 9:55 a.m., Chad Michael Whitten, 31, of Manchester, was arrested on charge of failure to pay fines on Water Street.