FARMINGTON — A 28-year-old man is accused of crashing a stolen car into a cluster of trees and fleeing the scene Monday night in Farmington, police said.

The man, Christian Trefethen, of Farmington, faces multiple charges stemming from an investigation into the theft and crash, which occurred on Route 43, Farmington police Officer Ted Neil said Tuesday afternoon.

Police discovered an abandoned 2000 Kia Sephia that had crashed into the trees lining Route 43 around 7 p.m. Residents who live nearby told police they noticed someone fleeing the area shortly after the crash, which caused significant damage to the car, according to Bonnie Pomeroy, a Farmington police spokeswoman.

Trefethen turned himself into the Farmington police station Tuesday around noon, and he was arrested in connection with the crash after being questioned by police, Neil said.

Trefethen was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage crash, operating after suspension and a probation violation, Neil said.

The car Trefethen is accused of crashing had been reported stolen from a Weld residence earlier Monday, according to Wilton police Chief Heidi Wilcox.


Wilton police were investigating the theft and on Tuesday charged Trefethen with theft by unauthorized use of property, Wilcox said.

Trefethen was being held Tuesday at Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington, awaiting a court appearance to address the probation violation, a jail official said.

IN BROOKS, Friday at 4:40 p.m., a fuel drive-off was reported on Veterans Highway.

Saturday at 12:53 a.m., harassment was reported on Payson Road.

Monday at 7:15 a.m., a radar detail was conducted on Purple Heart Highway.

IN FAIRFIELD, Friday at 8:30 a.m., a citizen was assisted on Hutchins Road.


12:33 p.m., a complaint was investigated on Greene Road.

12:40 p.m., a complaint was investigated on Chapman Place.

12:53 p.m., a reported violation of bail or a protection order was investigated on Western Avenue.

1:30 p.m., reported larceny or forgery or fraud was investigated on Burrill Street.

3:08 p.m., reported theft was investigated on Norridgewock Road.

5:10 p.m., a reported motor vehicle accident was reported on Skowhegan Road.


Saturday at 12:06 p.m., an animal complaint was reported on Burrill Street.

7:43 p.m., harassment was reported on Elm Street.

Sunday at 7:34 a.m., a welfare check was done on Main Street.

10:59 a.m., reported theft was investigated at Big Apple on Norridgewock Road.

4:10 p.m., a complaint was investigated on Norridgewock Road.

Monday at 7:56 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at Skowhegan Savings Bank on Main Street.


4:15 p.m., a complaint was investigated on Savage Street.

6 p.m., a burglar alarm was investigated on Skowhegan Road.

11:10 p.m., a complaint was made at Purple Cow Restaurant and Laundry on Skowhegan Road.

Tuesday at 3:08 a.m., a pedestrian was checked on Western Avenue.

3:13 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Poulin Antiques on Skowhegan Road.

6:10 a.m., an arrest was made after a motorist was stopped on Skowhegan Road.


7:34 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Crane Drive.


IN CANAAN, Monday at 2:56 p.m., Robert Russell Welch, 40, of St. Albans, arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release.

IN CLINTON, Monday at 7:11 p.m., Joseph Alan Andrews, 19, of Clinton, arrested on charges of theft and theft by unauthorized use of property.

IN FAIRFIELD, Tuesday at 8 a.m., Glen Clarence Harrington, 28, of Fairfield, arrested on charges of violating conditions of release, vehicle speeding more than 30 mph over the speed limit and a probation hold.

IN MADISON, Monday at 4:56 p.m., Sean Eric Martin, 27, of Skowhegan, arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release.


IN SKOWHEGAN, Sunday at 12:33 p.m., Lawrence Mark Bagley, 23, of Skowhegan, arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release.

2:46 p.m., Douglas William Amaral, 20, of Skowhegan, arrested on charges of violating conditions of release and theft.

Monday at 3:51 p.m., Kevin Alan Miller, 48, of Clinton, arrested on a charge of failing to report.

IN VASSALBORO, Monday at 1:09 p.m., David B. Jordan, 30, of 77 Gage St. Connector, Apt. 12, Augusta, was arrested on a warrant.

IN WATERVILLE, Monday at 10:25 p.m., Alica Goodwin, 27, of 48 Church St., Clinton, arrested on a warrant, on Elm Street.

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