Augusta man pleads not guilty to assault

AUGUSTA — An Augusta man was arraigned Friday on an indictment charging him with three counts of gross sexual assault on a girl who was under age 14.

Michael Hawkins, 28, was arrested just before midnight Wednesday and appeared via video link in Augusta District Court on Friday. The Feb. 13 indictment had been sealed until his arrest.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges, and Judge Beth Dobson set bail at $5,000 cash with a condition banning him from contact with the girl named as the victim in the indictment. Hawkins was represented by attorney Jed Davis.

Hawkins is accused of sexually assaulting the girl on three occasions between July 1 and July 24, 2012, in Augusta.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt, but it indicates that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

Augusta

Thursday: At 8:16 a.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle.

10:08 a.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run accident on Civic Center Drive.

10:40 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on Civic Center Drive.

11:21 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Western Avenue.

11:30 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Uplift Incorporated on Lamson Road.

3:01 p.m., trespassing was reported at Augusta City Center on Cony Street.

3:02 p.m., theft was reported on Middle Street.

3:08 p.m., there was an accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 109.

3:10 p.m., there was an accident on Memorial Circle.

4:07 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Stone Street.

4:10 p.m., theft was reported at the Big Apple on Stone Street.

4:43 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Sam’s Club on Marketplace Drive.

5:17 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on North Belfast Avenue.

5:34 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Interstate 95 near mile marker 113.

5:35 p.m., there was a trespass complaint on Mount Vernon Avenue.

6:37 p.m., terrorizing was reported on Washington Street.

6:43 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Shaw’s on Western Avenue.

9:13 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Western Avenue.

10:22 p.m., there was a report of a burglary in progress on Northern Avenue.

10:37 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Middle Street.

Friday: At 1:18 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Cedar Street.

1:51 a.m., a disturbance was reported on State Street.

2:04 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Northern Avenue.

6:50 a.m., there was a complaint involving juveniles on Mount Vernon Avenue.

7:21 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Uplift Incorporated on Lamson Road.

7:46 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on North Belfast Avenue.

9:46 a.m., assault was reported at Dunkin’ Donuts on Bangor Street.

9:53 a.m., harassment was reported at Dunkin’ Donuts on Sewall Street.

10:14 a.m., theft of a motor vehicle was reported on Northern Avenue.

11:08 a.m., there was an accident on North Belfast Avenue.

11:21 a.m., there was an accident causing injury reported at the intersection of Hospital Street and Piggery Road.

1:54 p.m., criminal mischief was reported on Allen Street.

3:39 p.m., a hit-and-run crash was reported at the intersection of Stone Street and Cony Circle.

4:55 p.m., shoplifting was reported at the Maine Smoke Shop on Western Avenue.

5:07 p.m., an accident was reported at Pizza Hut on Western Avenue.

China

Thursday: At 5:15 p.m., trespassing was reported on Memory Lane.

Gardiner

Thursday: At 3:03 p.m., vandalism was reported on Water Street.

Hallowell

Thursday: At 12:25 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up at Slates Restaurant on Water Street.

Friday: At 4:05 p.m., theft was reported at the Cotton Mill Apartments on Academy Street.

Readfield

Thursday: At 4:37 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Mooer Road.

Vassalboro

Thursday: At 3:16 p.m., an assault was reported on Oak Road.

 

Arrests

Augusta

Friday: At 12:23 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Kohl’s on Stephen King Drive. Kenneth F. Upson, 29, of Sidney, was arrested and charged with violation of condition of release and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.