Porch partially damaged by fire

AUGUSTA — A city apartment building was damaged Sunday when a fire broke out on an upper-level porch.

Augusta Fire Battalion Chief Daniel Guimond said someone walked into the fire station around 1:30 p.m., to report the fire to a porch attached to the building at 373 Water St.

The fire in one corner of the top-level porch was partly extinguished by residents, Guimond said.

Firefighters quickly doused remaining hot spots and made sure the fire did not spread.

The fire caused minor damage to a support post and floor of the porch, Guimond said.

A report of the incident did not indicate how the fire started, but Guimond said it was unintentional.

Motorcyclist escapes serious injury

HALLOWELL — A Farmingdale man was taken to the hospital Monday after crashing his motorcycle at the intersection of Middle Street and Litchfield Road.

Dennis Royer, 66, was taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta with what Hallowell Police Chief Eric Nason described as non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash occurred just before 10 a.m., as Royer was driving his 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Middle Street. Royer was bearing right onto Litchfield Road when his motorcycle hit gravel in the road and slid out from underneath him, Nason said.

The gravel was kicked up from the side of the road by vehicles making the turn too sharply, Nason said.

Royer was wearing a helmet.

“The helmet apparently did make contact with the pavement, which could have saved him extensive injury,” Nason said.

Royer’s motorcycle sustained minor damage.

Neither speed nor substances was a factor in the crash and no charges are expected, Nason said.

AUGUSTA
Sunday
At 1:19 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.
1:59 p.m., there was an accident on Stephen King Drive.
3:23 p.m., there was a report of a weapons violation on Fairfield Street.
3:35 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Swan Street.
3:57 p.m., a 13-year-old was charged with theft after a shoplifting complaint at a Cony Street store.
6:21 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Pleasant Street.
7:27 p.m., there was a trespassing complaint on Arsenal Street.
7:57 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Eastern Avenue.
8:35 p.m., Michael Sturtevant, 43, of Fairfield, was arrested on a warrant after a report of an intoxicated person at a Bangor Street restaurant.
11:50 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked on Maple Street.

Monday
At 12:18 a.m., a 48-year-old Augusta man was issued a summons charging him with assault after a report of a domestic disturbance on Water Street.
12:51 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Northern Avenue.
1:52 a.m., there was a disturbance on Summer Haven Road.
2:44 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Noyes Court.
4:51 a.m., police responded to a panic alarm at a Mount Vernon Avenue business.
7:20 a.m., there was as report of a burglary from a vehicle parked on Murray Street.
7:35 a.m., a burglary from a vehicle was reported on Purinton Avenue.
7:58 a.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked on North Pearl Street.
8:08 a.m., a burglary from a vehicle was reported on Beech Street.
9:58 a.m., there was a hit-and-run accident on Whitten Road.
10:16 a.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked on Maple Street.
11:17 a.m., theft was reported at McCalls Playground on First Avenue.
1:09 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Spring Street.
1:24 p.m., drug offenses were reported on Riverside Drive.
1:37 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked on Ridgewood Drive.
2:54 p.m., there was an accident on Stephen King Drive.
3:12 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at an Edison Drive business.
3:29 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked on Quimby Street.
4:09 p.m., there was an accident on Riverside Drive.
4:16 p.m., there was a disturbance on Eastern Avenue.
4:16 p.m., an assault was reported on Outlet Road.

Hallowell
Sunday
At 10:25 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Beech Street.
11:01 a.m., there was a disturbance on Water Street.

Richmond
July 11
At 8:15 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Main Street.

July 12
At 9:08 a.m., there was a traffic offense on Main Street.
11:30 a.m., there was suspicious activity on River Road.
12:55 p.m., there was a trespassing complaint on Front Street.
3:44 p.m., theft was reported on Main Street.
4:24 p.m., there was a problem with an animal on Pleasant Street.
9:31 p.m., there was a report of drugs on Beech Street.

July 13
At 2:01 a.m., there was suspicious activity on Main Street.
3:01 a.m., an alarm sounded on High Street.
7:45 a.m., there was a report of an intoxicated person on Main Street.
5:35 p.m., there was a report of vandalism on Post Road.
6:07 p.m., theft was reported on Main Street.
7:24 p.m., there was a complaint of animal noise on Pleasant Street.

July 14
At 11:35 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Pleasant Street.
5:02 p.m., there was a trespassing complaint on Front Street.
8:06 p.m., there was a report of a family fight on Langdon Road.

July 15
At 11:31 p.m., there was a report of a weapons offense on Marston Road.

July 16
At 12:57 a.m., there was a report of an intoxicated driver on Route 24.
7:32 p.m., there was a traffic offense on Front Street.
9:54 p.m., there was a problem with an animal on Route 201.
10:34 p.m., there was a trespassing complaint on Main Street.

July 17
At 9:34 a.m., there was an accident on Front Street.
5:37 p.m., theft was reported on Peacock Beach.
6:56 p.m., there was a problem with an animal on Kimball Street.

July 18
At 1:21 p.m., there was a report of a bad check being written on Toothaker Road.
11:40 p.m., there was a report of an overdose on Gardiner Street.

July 19
At 8:50 a.m., there was a report of drugs on Route 201.
9:38 a.m., firefighters responded when an electrical fire broke out in a light ballast at the U.S. Post Office on Main Street. The office was closed briefly while firefighters checked the area around the light to make sure the fire had not spread. The fire caused no damage.
3:58 p.m., there was a traffic offense on Route 201.
6:48 p.m., there was a dispute on Kimball Street.

Wednesday
At 5:08 a.m., there was a problem with an animal on Christina Lane.
11:51 a.m., there was a vandalism complaint on Front Street.
6:02 p.m., there was a trespassing complaint on River Road.
7:04 p.m., fraud was reported on Fuller Street.
8:14 p.m., there was a traffic offense on Route 201.

Thursday
At 3:42 p.m., fraud was reported on Ridge Road.
5:26 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Plummer Road.

Friday
At 12:34 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Gardiner Street.
5:55 p.m., there was a traffic offense on Kimball Street.
6:37 p.m., theft was reported on Gardiner Street.
6:49 p.m., there was a traffic offense on Rokell Farm Road.

Saturday
At 6:59 a.m., there was a problem with a utility on Hatch Street.
2:28 p.m., there was a marine problem on Front Street.
9:15 p.m., an assault was reported on Front Street.
5:43 p.m., there was a dispute on Main Street.
6:57 p.m., firefighters responded when a fire broke out in an oven in a home at 8 Church St. The fire was contained to the oven. There was no damage to the building.

Sunday
At 3:38 a.m., there was suspicious activity on Alexander Reed Road.
9:36 a.m., there was a report of a burglary on Main Street.
11:29 a.m., theft was reported on Langdon Road.
1:06 p.m., there was a report of an intoxicated person on Peacock Beach.
3:14 p.m., there was a traffic offense on Route 24.
4:12 p.m., there was a traffic offense on Weymouth Street.
6:10 p.m., there was a dispute on Main Street.
7:12 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Hatch Street.
8:20 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Main Street.
10:33 p.m., there was a problem with an animal on Route 201.
11:45 p.m., there was a traffic offense on Route 201.

Monday
At 8:10 a.m., there was a report of a burglary on Weymouth Street.
8:41 a.m., theft was reported on Alexander Reed Road.
11:31 a.m., there was a report of theft on Alexander Reed Road.

Winthrop
Sunday
At 10:32 p.m., there was a problem with an animal on Greenwood Avenue.
7:41 p.m., there was suspicious activity on Bowdoin Street.
8:52 p.m., there was a complaint involving a juvenile on Cloverleaf Lane.
8:58 p.m., there was an accident on Main Street.
Monday
At 12:57 p.m., an intrusion alarm sounded on Forest Avenue.

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