Slip sliding away
AUGUSTA — No one was injured Thursday when a Cape Air plane loaded with passengers slid off the runway at the Augusta State Airport. However, company officials in Boston dispute that the plane left the runway.

Battalion Chief David Groder, of the Augusta Fire Department, said the plane slid on ice and went off the runway when it powered up to begin takeoff.

Groder said 10 people were on board the plane, which was not damaged.

The plane was quickly pulled back onto the runway and took off, Groder said.

On Friday, Cape Air spokesman Michelle Haynes said the plane had been remained on the runway at all times.

“The pilot noticed a patch of ice and immediately stopped and called for a tug,” she said. “They went to a dry part of the runway and took off. At no point did any part of that aircraft leave the runway.”

Firefighters and police responded to incident. Ambulances were initially called as a precaution.

The plane departed after a 25-minute delay.

Augusta
Wednesday
At 4:31 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Tasker Road.
5:12 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.
5:32 p.m., theft was reported on Western Avenue.
5:59 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Route 3 and Riverside Drive.
8:28 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Water Street.
9:36 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Water Street.
Thursday
At 7:52 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of State and Winthrop streets.
7:57 a.m., a 27-year-old Augusta man was issued a summons charging him with trafficking tobacco in an adult correctional facility, at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.
8:45 a.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.
11:13 a.m., there was an accident on Memorial Circle.
12:17 p.m., disturbance was reported on Gage Street.
3:17 p.m., a fire alarm sounded at a Riverside Drive business.
3:57 p.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle.
4:19 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Winthrop Street.

China
Wednesday
At 2:43 p.m., there was an accident on Parmenter Hill Road.
3:05 p.m., there was an accident on Route 3.
8:42 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Cross Road.

Farmingdale
Jan. 12
Police responded to a theft complaint at a Hill Street home. A woman called police after returning home to discover someone had stolen a cellphone that had been delivered to her house.
Jan. 13
Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Louden Street. The victim said her boyfriend pushed her, verbally accosted her and then left. Police are investigating.

Gardiner
Wednesday
At 5:21 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at an Old Brunswick Road business.

Hallowell
Thursday
At 8:51 a.m., there was an accident on Water Street.

Litchfield
Jan. 12
Police responded to a shoplifting complaint at a Route 197 store.

Sidney
Wednesday
At 3:52 p.m., an assault was reported on West River Road.

Vassalboro
Wednesday
At 4:45 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Taber Hill Road.
Thursday
At 6:42 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Taber Hill Road.

Windsor
Jan. 7
There was a trespass complaint on Weeks Mills Road, but police said they found nothing suspicious.

Arrests

Randolph
Jan. 10
Tyler Dorsey, 23, of Randolph, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of police after allegedly breaking a court-imposed curfew.


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