Augusta man charged after fleeing traffic stop

AUGUSTA — A city man is facing charges after reportedly fleeing a traffic stop Friday.

Michael Bumford, 36, was arrested on charges of eluding, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, use of drug paraphernalia and violating conditions of release. Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police said Bumford also was issued two warrants.

Bumford was held without bail over the weekend at the Kennebec County jail.

Augusta Police Officer Carly Smith stopped Bumford for a driving infraction around 10:30 a.m. Friday near the playground on Northern Avenue. Bumford sped away when Smith got out of the cruiser and began to walk to his car, Mills said. Smith got back into her cruiser and chased Bumford’s car north on Northern Avenue. The brief pursuit continued right on Oxford Street and left onto River Street, Mills said. Bumford got out of his car and fled on foot, Mills said. Smith chased him behind some residences where she took Bumford into custody. There was no assault and no injuries, Mills said.

Bumford was free on bail after being indicted in February in Kennebec County Superior Court on charges of unlawful possession of heroin and falsifying physical evidence Aug. 23, 2013, in Augusta.

Augusta

Sunday: At 12:13 p.m., there was an accident on Northern Avenue.

12:15 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Civic Center Drive.

1:03 p.m., there was a report of child abuse on New England Road.

2:23 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Cony Street.

3:13 p.m., there was a report of a burglary in progress on Wildwood Road.

3:51 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Glenridge Drive.

4:19 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked outside of Bed Bath and Beyond on Whitten Road.

6:13 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Whitten Road.

6:28 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Hannaford on Cony Street.

7:06 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Stephen King Drive.

7:24 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Northern Avenue.

7:31 p.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Washington Street.

7:34 p.m., a pair of Gardiner residents, a 68-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman, were each charged with theft by unauthorized taking by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

Monday: At 12:40 a.m., there was a report of a domestic disturbance on Sewall Street.

1:27 a.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Melville Street.

3:11 a.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Eastern Avenue.

8:02 a.m., mischief was reported on Water Street.

8:49 a.m., theft was reported on Capitol Street.

9:07 a.m., an alarm sounded at Lowe’s on Crossing Way.

10:07 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Morse Street.

11:26 a.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle on Old Winthrop Road.

11:36 a.m., there was an accident on North Belfast Avenue.

12:20 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Bangor Street.

Belgrade

Friday: At 8:25 p.m., there was a report of a rollover crash on Oakland Road.

9:42 p.m., there was an accident on Route 135.

Sunday: At 9:21 a.m., an alarm sounded on South Road.

3:04 p.m., there was an accident on Route 27.

Chelsea

Friday: At 4:28 p.m., an alarm sounded on River Road.

Saturday: At 1:08 a.m., an alarm sounded on River Road.

6:08 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Dondero Road.

6:44 p.m., there was a report of an accident on Route 17.

Sunday: At 12:34 p.m., an alarm sounded on River Road.

China

Friday: At 4:36 p.m., there was a fireworks complaint on Kidder Road.

5:16 p.m., there was a report of a traffic complaint on Route 3.

Saturday: At 11:32 a.m., a 53-year-old Palermo man was charged with assault and criminal mischief by police responding to a complaint on Hanson Road.

8:26 p.m., an alarm sounded on Route 3.

Farmingdale

Sunday: At 7:06 p.m., an alarm sounded on Maine Avenue.

Gardiner

Friday: At 11:56 a.m., there was an accident on Water Street.

4:33 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on West Hill Road.

6:04 p.m., there was an accident on Maine Avenue.

10:39 p.m., there was a report of an intoxicated person at Hannaford on Maine Avenue.

Saturday: At 1:29 p.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run crash on Water Street.

2:45 p.m., there was a report of a brush fire by the water tower on Capen Road.

Hallowell

Sunday: At 8:29 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity at Cohen Community Center on Town Farm Road.

11:26 p.m., a 35-year-old Augusta man was charged with operating after suspension on Water Street.

11:55 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Balsam Drive.

Monday: At 1:31 p.m., there was a hold-up alarm at Wellness Connection on Water Street.

Litchfield

Sunday: At 12:05 p.m., theft was reported on Plains Road.

Manchester

Friday: At 1:29 p.m., an alarm sounded on Buck Terrace.

5:03 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Readfield Road and Western Avenue.

Saturday: At 6:53 a.m., there was a report of an accident on Pond Road.

2:40 p.m., theft was reported on Benson Road.

Monmouth

Friday: At 12:53 p.m., a 24-year-old Augusta man was charged with operating after suspension on U.S. Route 202.

Saturday: At 7:53 a.m., a 46-year-old Monmouth man was charged with violating a protective order and violating conditions of release on Academy Road.

10:50 a.m., there was a traffic offense reported on Route 202.

1:53 p.m., an alarm sounded on Route 202.

Sunday: At 6:29 a.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

6:48 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Axelrod Drive.

9:13 p.m., an 18-year-old Monmouth man was charged with allowing a minor to possess or consume liquor, minor consuming liquor and burning prohibited material.

Mount Vernon

Sunday: At 1:24 p.m., a car hit a deer on North Road.

Pittston

Friday: At 8:10 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Pittston Road.

Randolph

Friday: At 2:46 p.m., an alarm sounded on Kinderhook Street.

Readfield

Saturday: At 1:42 p.m., theft was reported on Main Street.

Monday: At 5:18 a.m., a car hit a deer on Route 41.

Sidney

Sunday: At 10:15 a.m., there was a report of an accident in the northbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 122.

Vassalboro

Friday: At 10:39 a.m., a car hit a deer on Bog Road.

9:16 p.m., there was an accident on Route 32.

Saturday: At 12:03 p.m., an alarm sounded on Cross Road.

8:35 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Hill Road.

Wayne

Friday: At 2:45 p.m., there was an accident on North Wayne Road.

West Gardiner

Friday: At 3:29 p.m., there was a trespass complaint on Libby Lane.

Saturday: At 6:45 p.m., an alarm sounded on Pocasset Road.

Monday: At 7:21 a.m., a burglary was reported on Neck Road.

Windsor

Friday: At 2:17 p.m., there was an accident on Ridge Road.

4:38 p.m., there was a report of a burglary on Augusta Road.

10:54 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Erskine Road.

Sunday: At 12:33 p.m., there was a report of threatening on Coopers Road.

Winthrop

Wednesday: At 4:17 p.m., there was a complaint involving an all terrain vehicle.

5:10 p.m., there was a report of child abuse.

Thursday: At 10:31 a.m., there was an accident.

3:52 p.m., there was a report of theft.

Saturday: At 6:27 p.m., injury was reported after a crash.

8:24 p.m., there was a complaint involving a juvenile.

Sunday: At 1:56 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct.

5:01 a.m., there was a report of a missing person.

1:24 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense.

2:08 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense.

ARRESTS

Vassalboro

Saturday: At 10:29 a.m., Lyle Etienne Bernier, 22, of Vassalboro, was arrested on a warrant on Oak Road.

Winthrop

Saturday: At 9:25 a.m., Robert P. Rodgers, 49, of Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant on Forest Avenue.