Richmond police urge public to be wary

Richmond Police urge the public to be wary about claims of authority by others after a young man lied to them about being with the military police in a bid to discuss a case.

Police Chief Scott MacMaster said the 19-year-old went to the police station Wednesday evening after witnessing Richmond officers issue a summons charging a juvenile with a tobacco-related offense. The man claimed to serve as a police officer with the Maine Army National Guard and demanded information on the interaction between the police officer and juvenile. Richmond officers wouldn’t discuss the case with him and invited him to call MacMaster, which he has not done.

MacMaster said the man is attached to a National Guard unit, but as a mechanic, not a police officer.

Richmond police are looking into potential charges, but in the meantime, MacMaster said while it’s not illegal to lie about a career or position unless that lie is told to exert authority over another person, people should still be cautious about believing such claims. MacMaster said there is no evidence the man has employed the tactic with the general public, but the fact he made the claim to police makes MacMaster wonder if he might.

“What’s the mindset behind these actions?” MacMaster saod.

MacMaster said anyone who encounters the young man and feels uneasy about his claims should call Richmond Police at 737-8518.

AUGUSTA

Friday at 6:40 p.m., there was a report of an erratic driver in the northbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 113.

Sunday at 5:13 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Mount Vernon Avenue.

5:34 p.m., theft was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

5:42 p.m., there was a report of prostitution on Western Avenue.

5:47 p.m., theft was reported at C&S Market on Riverside Drive.

6:46 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Civic Center Drive.

7:35 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Bond Street.

8:01 p.m., a person was reported missing from Glendon Street.

10:39 p.m., a disturbance was reported at Riverview Psychiatric Center on East Chestnut Street.

11:38 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Boothby Street.

Monday at 12:09 a.m., Elizabeth R. Gray, 19, of Chelsea, was arrested on a warrant at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.

8:25 a.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Glenridge Drive.

9:37 a.m., there was an accident on Bangor Street.

11 a.m., theft was reported at Riverview Psychiatric Center on East Chestnut Street.

12:21 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on State Street.

1:28 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Bread of Life residence on State Street.

2:21 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at the children’s center on Alden Avenue.

3:38 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Eastern Avenue.

3:50 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Winthrop Street.

3:50 p.m., theft was reported at Radio Shack on Western Avenue.

4:09 p.m., there was a report of fraud at The Bank of Maine on State Street.

BELGRADE

Friday at 8:48 a.m., there was an accident on Route 27.

4:49 p.m., an alarm sounded on Clement Way.

Sunday at 3:38 p.m., an alarm sounded on Lake Drive.

6:55 p.m., vandalism was reported on Route 8.

CHELSEA

Saturday at 8:43 p.m., there was a report of a protection order violation on Jacks Lane.

Sunday at 9:10 p.m., a car hit a deer on Hallowell Road.

CHINA

Friday at 4:12 p.m., theft was reported on Route 3.

Saturday at 10:22 a.m., an alarm sounded on Windsor Road.

12:23 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Windsor Road.

Sunday at 9:40 a.m., an alarm sounded.

12:28 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Lakeview Drive.

GARDINER

Friday at 10:07 a.m., there was a report of a forgery.

5:38 p.m., there was an accident on Costello Road.

Saturday at 10:02 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Bridge Street.

Sunday at 12:30 a.m., an assault was reported on Water Street.

HALLOWELL

Sunday at 6:54 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Water Street.

11:57 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Hallowell House on Second Street.

Monday at 3:18 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Winthrop Street.

LITCHFIELD

Saturday at 11:59 p.m., there was a report of gunshots on Richmond Road.

Sunday at 2:35 a.m., there was a domestic complaint on Whispering Lane.

MANCHESTER

Friday at 2:50 p.m., a car hit a deer on Granite Hill Road.

MONMOUTH

Friday at 3:12 p.m., a burglary was reported on Chipmunk Lane.

4:56 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Blue Road.

Saturday at 7:28 p.m., there was a trespass complaint on Old Road.

MOUNT VERNON

Saturday at 9:06 p.m., there was a report of shots fired on Pond Road.

RANDOLPH

At 10:57 a.m., police responded to a report of an argument on Water Street.

READFIELD

Friday at 7 p.m., a car hit a deer on Winthrop Road.

Saturday at 11:05 p.m., there was an accident on Wolf Road.

RICHMOND

April 28 at 3:56 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Main Street.

April 29 at 2:19 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Main Street.

April 30 at 8:14 a.m., vandalism was reported on Hathorn Street.

10:50 a.m., an alarm sounded on Main Street.

May 1 at 5:32 p.m., there was a complaint involving an all terrain vehicle on Front Street.

May 2 at 5:34 a.m., there was an accident on River Road.

7:31 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Front Street.

May 3 at 12:11 a.m., threatening was reported on Main Street.

11:10 a.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on Kimball Street.

3:20 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Front Street.

4:15 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Beedle Road.

6:38 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on New Road.

8:04 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Front Street.

May 5 at 1:57 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Lincoln Street.

1 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on New Road.

9:01 p.m., there was a report of a family fight on Main Street.

May 6 at 9:07 a.m., theft was reported on River Road.

10:20 a.m., there was an accident on Myrtle Street.

Wednesday at 3:42 a.m., a 24-year-old Richmond man suffered minor injuries after the 1997 Jeep Cherokee he was driving east on Langdon Road went off the right side of the road and hit a tree.

2:40 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Front Street.

6:46 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Kimball Street.

7:16 p.m., there was a report of a court order violation on Carding Machine Road.

Thursday at 2:29 p.m., police received a report of a pile of boxes dumped at a church on Beedle Road. At least one of the boxes included a mailing address that led to 30-year-old Gardiner man who admitted the crime and was charged with littering. The man picked up the discarded boxes.

2:47 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on Main Street.

2:57 p.m., an assault was reported on Brunswick Road.

4:41 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Front Street.

8:38 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Lincoln Street.

9:46 p.m., fraud was reported on Boynton Street.

Friday at 10:20 p.m., there was a report of a weapon offense on Beedle Road.

Saturday at 12:19 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on Front Street.

Monday at 6:35 a.m., a 28-year-old Richmond woman was charged with assault after reportedly hitting a staff member at a Main Street facility.

VASSALBORO

Friday at 12:17 p.m., theft was reported on Riverside Drive.

Saturday at 12:17 p.m., theft was reported on Riverside Drive.

6:18 p.m., there was a report of a missing person on Legion Road.

WAYNE

Sunday at 11:15 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Branagan Estate.

WINDSOR

Friday at 11:40 a.m., vandalism was reported on Sampson Road.

Sunday at 8:42 a.m., an alarm sounded on Coopers Road.

WINTHROP

Friday at 1:38 a.m., there was a report of a family fight.

12:20 p.m., there was a report of theft.

3:44 p.m., a 34-year-old Winthrop woman was charged with theft.

5:45 p.m., there was a report of an intoxicated driver.

Saturday at 8:19 a.m., there was an accident.

12:05 p.m., there was a report of a family fight.

8:17 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

Sunday at 2:14 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

3:17 p.m.., there was a complaint at the beach.

ARRESTS

AUGUSTA

Monday at 10:34 a.m., Jessica A. Tape, 28, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct by police responding to a complaint on Glenridge Drive.

GARDINER

Saturday at 1:37 a.m., Casey Mcenery, 22, of Durham, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrested or detention on River Road.

RICHMOND

May 6 at 3:04 a.m., Matthew Latham, 20, of Brunswick, was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release and failure to give correct, name, address or date of birth by police responding to a report of a family fight on Front Street.

WINTHROP

Friday at 1:38 a.m., Jamie Earl Stratton, 39, of Winthrop, was arrested on a probation hold and a charge of criminal mischief on Route 133.

7:12 p.m., Teague B. Adams, 33, of Auburn, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to appear on Town Hall Lane.