Break-in, beating lead to charges

AUGUSTA — A local man was arrested early Tuesday for allegedly beating up a woman, threatening another, breaking into an apartment and driving without a license.

Alan C. Turner, 44, was arrested on State Street and charged with burglary, aggravated criminal mischief, assault, criminal threatening and operating a vehicle without a license by police responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at 12:48 a.m. Tuesday on State Street.

Witnesses said Turner began “freaking out” at a State Street apartment. A woman there said he beat her up and threatened her until she told him three men had raped her, which she told him so he would leave her alone, according to an affidavit.

Turner then allegedly said he was going to kill the three men, took the keys to a minivan that belonged to another woman in the apartment and left.

About 10 minutes later, another woman called police from Northern Avenue and said a man had broken into a neighbor’s apartment and left after briefly entering the apartment.

At 1 a.m., another Northern Avenue woman called to report Turner. She said after she opened her apartment door for him, he pushed her, kicked her kitchen table and told her to “shut up before I hit you.” The woman said he was carrying a pink stun gun in one hand and in the other a bat, though Officer Jonathan Provisor said in his affidavit he later located a large grilling spatula next to the driver’s seat of the minivan, which he said probably was the object she had believed to be a bat.

Turner told police he was trying to find the men who allegedly had raped his longtime acquaintance.

Provisor wrote in the affidavit he saw a man he believed to be Turner drive into the driveway of the State Street apartment building where the first incident was reported. He said Turner’s license was suspended. He was arrested and taken to the Kennebec County jail.

Augusta

Monday: At 4:09 p.m., criminal trespassing was reported on Young Road.

4:40 p.m., theft was reported at The Big Apple store on State Street.

5:17 p.m., burglary from a motor vehicle was reported at Pizza Hut on Western Avenue.

6:08 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Boothby Street.

8:46 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

 

Tuesday: At 12:57 a.m., burglary was reported on Northern Avenue.

1 a.m., criminal mischief was reported on Northern Avenue.

Farmingdale

Friday: At 1 p.m., criminal mischief was reported on Maine Avenue.

Sunday: At 2:28 p.m., a Maine Avenue caller reported being harassed.

Fayette

Sunday: At 9:15 a.m., theft of furnace piping was reported on North Road.

Gardiner

Sunday: At 5:35 a.m., a River Road caller reported he had gotten into a fight the previous night.

3:27 p.m., theft of a motor vehicle was reported on Brunswick Avenue.

 

Monday: At 11:18 p.m., a suspicious incident was reported on Libby Hill Road.

Manchester

Sunday: At 8:55 p.m., harassment was reported on Readfield Road.

Monmouth

Friday: At 4:57 p.m., a 21-year-old Monmouth man was summoned for leaving the scene of a property damage accident on Annabessacook Road.

Mount Vernon

Monday: At 8:48 a.m., a Round Road caller reported getting harassing phone calls.

Randolph

Saturday: At 10:40 a.m., a Third Street caller reported being assaulted.

Readfield

Monday: At 8:18 a.m., a 23-year-old Mount Vernon woman was summoned for failing to report an accident on North Road.

Sidney

Saturday: At 9:21 a.m., four kayaks were reported stolen from Blue Ridge Drive.

West Gardiner

Sunday: At 7:34 p.m., theft was reported on Woodland Drive.

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Friday: At 4:57 p.m., Ryan David Allen, 26, was arrested at the Kennebec County jail on a charge of failure to appear.

Tuesday: At 12:10 a.m., Michael P. Moore, 29, of Augusta, was arrested on Water Street and charged with domestic violence assault and obstructing the report of a crime.

Pittston

Friday: At 8:35 p.m., Crystal P. Hinkley, 29, of Vassalboro, was arrested on Kelley Road and charged with operating under the influence and operating a motor vehicle beyond class restriction.

Saturday: At 2:59 p.m., William Iry Stratton Jr., 41, of Pittston, was arrested on Arnold Road on a warrant.

Whitefield

Friday: George A. Yanez, 39, of Whitefield, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence criminal threatening on Mills Road.