AUGUSTA — One man suffered a bullet wound in the leg early Sunday after shots were fired outside the Bridge Street Tavern.

Augusta Police Sgt. Christopher Shaw identified the victim as an Augusta man in his 50s. Shaw said the victim was taken to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston following the incident.

“I spoke to the victim this morning and he sounded fine on the phone,” Shaw said on Sunday.

He said police were called after an altercation began inside the tavern and people spilled out into the street where others had gathered. Multiple shots apparently were fired into the air, he said, with one striking the victim in the thigh.

“There are no other injuries we’re aware of,” he said. Shaw said detectives were called to the scene and the investigation is continuing.

“The suspect is still on the loose,” he added.

Shaw said police are working to determine the caliber of weapon involved, and he anticipated that more information would be available today.

Officials search

for flares

RICHMOND — Firefighters and police from Richmond, a fire boat from Dresden, Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies, and the Maine Marine Patrol spent three hours overnight Saturday searching for the source of flares fired from the Kennebec River around the Dresden-Richmond Bridge.

Richmond Fire Chief Andrew Pierce said searchers eventually decided that there was no problem.

The emergency responders were called about the flares at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Person injured

in motorycle crash

LITCHFIELD — At least one person was taken by LifeFlight to a hospital following a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon on Route 197.

Maine State Police responded to the call and remained at the scene until almost 5 p.m.



At 2:28 p.m., Philip G. Hadfield, 43, of Augusta was arrested on Noyes Court on a warrant.

4:16 p.m., Robert Louis Stevens, 50, of Augusta was arrested on Eastern Avenue and charged with operating under the influence and criminal mischief

4:21 p.m., a caller from Mobil on the Run, Bangor Street, reported an incident of terrorizing.

6:33 p.m., Jennifer N. Gallagher, 31, of Augusta, was arrested at Walmart, Civic Center Drive, on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and on a warrant from Augusta District Court.

7:08 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Morton Place.



At 8:16 p.m., trespassing was reported on Memorial Drive.


At 1:16 p.m., April B. Murray, 50, of Winthrop, was arrested on Main Street on a charge of theft.


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