Trooper’s candy bribe works with locked tot

A bribe of candy helped keep a Sidney toddler on the right side of the law after the boy locked himself in his parents’ car.

Trouble began for the 3-year-old boy during last Thursday’s snowstorm when he and his father were leaving a Dube Way driveway. The car got stuck in the snow. When the boy’s dad got out to investigate, the boy, seated in a car seat, locked the door. The keys were inside the running car.

“The boy could reach the handle, but would not open the door for his parents,” police said.

State Police Trooper Diane Perkins-Vance proved to be more convincing, but not because of her badge.

“Trooper Vance spoke to the boy through the window,” police said. “(She) bribed him with M&Ms and he opened the door.”

Augusta

March 10: A 55-year-old truck driver was charged with failure to slow down and move over for an emergency vehicle after his fully loaded tanker truck rear ended a Subaru that slowed for a state police cruiser assisting with a previous crash. A police report claims the driver, Brian Letourneau, nearly caused another crash before hitting the Subaru.

Saturday: A 42-year-old man was charged with operating a vehicle with an expired license more than 90 days during a traffic stop for a plate light violation on Bangor Street.

Monday: At 9:20 a.m., there was an accident on Memorial Circle.

9:40 a.m., there was an accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 113.

Tuesday: At 1:46 p.m., there was a report of an accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 112.

5:12 p.m., there was a report of a two-vehicle accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 109.

Wednesday: At 12:32 a.m., two Augusta residents were issued summons by police responding to a report of a disturbance at the Bridge Street Tavern. A 24-year-old woman was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and a 21-year-old man was charged with violating conditions of release.

4:19 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Northern Avenue.

5:05 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Northern Avenue.

8:56 a.m., theft was reported at the Kennebec Valley YMCA on Union Street.

10:52 a.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run crash on Weston Court.

12 p.m., threatening was reported at Cony High School on Pierce Drive.

1:01 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Memorial Bridge.

2:37 p.m., there was an accident on Mount Vernon Avenue.

2:51 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Cony Circle.

3:07 p.m., an assault was reported at MaineGeneral Medical Center on Medical Center Parkway.

3:41 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Court Street.

4:07 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Western Avenue and Sewall Street.

4:09 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

Belgrade

Monday: At 2:19 p.m., police assisted medics with a man who suffered a medical issue while driving on Route 27.

5:07 p.m., there was a report of an accident on Route 27.

Tuesday: At 6:36 a.m., a car hit a deer on Route 8.

Chelsea

Tuesday: At 10:38 a.m., there was an accident on Town House Road.

China

Monday: At 11:08 a.m., there was an accident on Route 3.

Tuesday: At 11 p.m., an alarm sounded on Windsor Road.

Farmingdale

March 10: There was a report of identity theft.

Fayette

March 10: An Echo Lake Road resident called police after the IRS notified her someone had used her Social Security number to file a tax return.

Gardiner

Saturday: State and Gardiner police responded to a call from McDonald’s on Bridge Street after a man stayed in the restaurant for two hours and eventually fell asleep in a booth. The man left without incident.

Monday: At 10:15 a.m., a gun clip was reportedly found on Route U.S. Route 201.

11:37 a.m., a pair of women were charged by police conducting a bail check on Water Street. A 43-year-old Windsor woman and a 36-year-old Portland woman were each charged with negotiating a worthless instrument.

8:32 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Rideout Lane.

Tuesday: At 10:58 a.m., there was a report of identity theft on Libby Road.

Hallowell

March 12: A 34-year-old Hallowell man was charged with sale and use of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop for an expired registration on U.S. Route 201.

Wednesday: At 6:47 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at RLC Engineering on Whitten Road.

Litchfield

March 11: There was a report of a burglary during which two rings were stolen.

There was a report of copper stolen during a home burglary.

Monday: At 10:27 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Whispering Lane.

Manchester

March 10: A 37-year-old man was charged with assault after reportedly throwing a cup of hot coffee in the face of an employee at Dunkin’ Donuts on Western Avenue. The woman suffered minor burns to her face, according to police.

March 13: Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the Irving on U.S. Route 202. Police determined no crime was committed.

Friday: Police responded to a report of theft at a Prescott Road storage shed. An employee of Merit Pools reported someone stole the license plates of a company truck. The plates were entered into a national crime database.

Tuesday: At 11:12 p.m., an alarm sounded on Prescott Road.

Monmouth

Monday: At 12:06 p.m., there was a report of bad checks being written on U.S. Route 202.

2:23 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Kaplan Drive.

3:53 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Route 126.

Tuesday: At 7:55 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on U.S. Route 202.

Mount Vernon

March 13: There was a report of a family fight on Cogswell Road. Police determined no crime was committed.

Readfield

Monday: At 2:46 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Plains Road.

Richmond

March 3: At 5:14 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Alexander Reed Road.

7:27 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on Front Street.

March 5: At 12:55 p.m., there was an accident on Grand View Lane.

March 6: At 8:05 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Brunswick Road.

8:58 a.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

March 8: At 10:25 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Hathorn Street.

March 9: At 4:37 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on River Road.

8:12 p.m., there was a report of drugs on Brunswick Road.

9:42 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Port City Lane.

March 10: At 7:48 a.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on Williams Street.

2:35 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Pleasant Street.

9:12 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Brunswick Road.

March 11: At 6:45 a.m., there was an accident on River Road.

11:05 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Carding Machine Road.

March 12: At 8:44 a.m., there was a trespassing complaint on Water Street.

March 13: At 7:33 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Dingley Road.

11:35 p.m., there was an accident on New Road.

Saturday: At 2:14 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Lincoln Street.

A 27-year-old Augusta woman was charged with attaching false plates during a traffic stop on Interstate 295.

Sunday: At 9:45 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Main Street.

Tuesday: At 9:59 a.m., there was a traffic complaint in the southbound lane of Interstate 295 near mile marker 295.

Rome

Tuesday: At 5:52 a.m., an alarm sounded on Main Street.

Sidney

March 12: Jeremy McCaslin, 39, was charged with operating without a license and violating conditions of release by police responding to a crash on Interstate 95.

Wayne

Monday: At 12:01 p.m., an alarm sounded on Dexter Road.

West Gardiner

March 10: A 33-year-old man was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Hallowell-Litchfield Road for a stop sign violation.

March 13: A 43-year-old woman was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop for a vehicle defect on High Street.

Monday: At 10:07 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Hinckley Road.

Winthrop

March 12: At 6 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

March 13: At 11:06 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct.

10:12 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

Friday: At 3:21 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct.

7:58 a.m., there was an accident.

8:24 a.m., there was a report of an assault.

1:37 p.m., there was an accident.

Monday: At 3:23 p.m., there was a report of an intoxicated driver.

5:10 p.m., there was a report of a weapons offense.

6:15 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct.

Tuesday: At 6:09 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

Arrests

Augusta

March 11: Nicole Truman, 31, was arrested on charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop for a tail light violation on Hospital Street. Truman, a passenger in the car, also was issued a warrant.

Sunday: Jordan Barnes, 28, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence during a traffic stop on State Street.

Tuesday: At 10:27 p.m., Randy M. Boivin, 32, of Waterville, was arrested on a warrant at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.

Readfield

March 10: Erick Begin, 21, was arrested on a warrant by police responding to a two-vehicle crash on Route 41.