Police warn of fake Craigslist payments

WATERVILLE — Police are urging people to be cautious when accepting cash during transactions that originate on Craigslist and similar online sites.

The warning comes after an area woman apparently unknowingly accepted eight counterfeit $20 bills from a person who bought a wood pellet stove she had advertised on Craigslist.

Waterville police Sgt. Alan Main said the woman who was scammed did not complete a bill of sale and did not know the buyer; he said there were no suspects.

The counterfeit bills were discovered Thursday at The Five County Credit Union on Waterville Commons Drive, Main said.

The woman, Main said, sought to deposit the money in her savings account.

The credit union reported that serial numbers of four of the bills were identical, he said.

IN ANSON, Thursday at 11:58 a.m., a report of a burglary of a motor vehicle was investigated on Main Street.

10:53 p.m., police made an arrest following a motor vehicle accident on Pease Hill Road.

IN BENTON, Friday at 7:44 a.m., a reported motor vehicle accident was investigated on Route 139.

IN BINGHAM, Thursday at 12:02 p.m., a report of a violation of bail or of a protection order was investigated on Nichols Hill Road.

Friday at 9:14 a.m., a fire department call was taken from Owens Street.

IN CANAAN, Friday at 6:42 a.m., someone was taken to the hospital following a motor vehicle accident on Hill Road.

IN FAIRFIELD, Thursday at 5:59 a.m., a complaint was investigated at Big Apple on Main Street.

7:47 a.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Ridge Road at Center Road.

9:20 a.m., reported suspicious activity was investigated on Davis Road.

9:20 a.m., an animal complaint was reported on Elm Street.

9:59 a.m., an animal complaint was reported on Pleasant Street.

3:55 p.m., a previously reported burglary was investigated on Upper Ridge Road.

4:11 p.m., reported theft was investigated at the Kennebec Valley Community College bookstore on Western Avenue.

5:44 p.m., a complaint was reported at the police station.

10:53 p.m., an arrest was made after a reported motor vehicle accident on Pease Hill Road.

Friday at 1:56 a.m., a summons was issued after a motor vehicle stop on Ohio Hill Road.

IN HARTLAND, Thursday at 4:51 a.m., a structure fire was extinguished on Bickford Hollow Road.

2:42 p.m., police made an arrest following a motor vehicle stop on Mill Street.

IN OAKLAND, Thursday at 2:08, reported harassment was investigated at Oakland Fire Department.

2:25 p.m., a personal injury accident was reported on Kennedy Memorial Drive at Pleasant Street.

3:14 p.m., a missing border collie was reported on Smithfield Road.

3:46 p.m., a reported personal injury accident was investigated at the intersection of Fairfield and County roads.

Friday at 5:01 a.m., a taxi reportedly slid off Oak Street and hit a tree.

IN PALMYRA, Thursday at 7:50 a.m., a complaint was taken from Camp Road.

5:02 p.m., fire units were sent to a call on Warren Hill Road.

11:38 p.m., a citation or a warning was issued following a report of trespass on Ox Bow Road.

IN PITTSFIELD, Thursday at 12:04 p.m., a report of a burglar alarm was investigated on Middle Road.

IN MADISON, Thursday at 12:30 a.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated on Main Street.

2:21 a.m., a warning was issued following a report of a domestic disturbance on Garfield Street.

8:58 a.m., a report of larceny or fraud was investigated on Weston Avenue.

9:44 a.m., a report of criminal mischief was investigated on Ash Street.

10:52 a.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated on Ward Hill Road.

12:10 p.m., police made an arrest following a report of a violation of bail or of a protection order on East Madison Road.

7:47 p.m., a complaint was taken from East Madison Road.

Friday at 12:28 a.m., police made an arrest on East Madison Road.

7:11 a.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated on Jones Street.

IN SIDNEY, Thursday at 10:58 a.m., a report of found or lost property was investigated on Quaker Road.

5:45 p.m., a reported property damage accident was investigated on Middle Road.

IN SKOWHEGAN, Thursday at 12:38 a.m., police made an arrest following a motor vehicle stop on Madison Avenue.

8:14 a.m., police investigated a report of a burglar alarm on Walnut Street.

10:22 a.m., a report of suspicious activity was investigated on Poulin Drive.

2:01 p.m., a report of criminal mischief was investigated on Waterville Road.

2:11 p.m., a theft report was investigated on Water Street.

Friday at 2:30 a.m., a noise complaint was taken from Coburn Avenue.

IN SOLON, Thursday at 7:28 p.m., a complaint was investigated on Drury Road.

IN WATERVILLE, Thursday at 8:05 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at J&S Oil on Kennedy Memorial Drive.

8:39 a.m., criminal mischief was reported on Maple Street.

10:19 a.m., an arrest was made after threatening was reported on High Street.

12:17 p.m., reported theft was investigated on Pleasantdale Avenue.

12:47 p.m., an assault was reported on Gray Street.

1:02 p.m., a dispute was reported on High Street.

1:25 p.m., harassment was reported on Central Avenue.

1:34 p.m., a juvenile was summoned after information was taken at Thomas College on West River Road.

2:08 p.m., reported shoplifting was investigated at Maine Smoke Shop on College Avenue.

4:29 p.m., a summons was issued after a motor vehicle stop in JFK Plaza.

4:50 p.m., reported suspicious activity was investigated at Champions Fitness Club in Elm Plaza.

5:21 p.m., reported counterfeit bills were investigated at Five County Credit Union.

Friday at 12:56 a.m., a reported fight was investigated at Social Security Administration on Front Street.

3:21 a.m., peace was restored after a noise complaint on Western Avenue.

3:43 a.m., harassment was reported on Pleasant Street.

8:50 a.m., theft was reported on Edgemont Avenue.

Summonses

IN FAIRFIELD, Friday at 1:56 a.m., Gregory Hanson, 21, of 1372 Main St., Clinton, was summoned on a charge of possession of a suspended license.

IN WATERVILLE, Thursday at 1:34 p.m., a 16-year-old male was summoned for theft by receiving stolen property.

4:29 p.m., Benjamin Wayne Goodall, 23, of 28 Crestwood Drive, Apt. 8H, Waterville, was summoned for operating while license is suspended or revoked.

Arrests

IN ANSON, Wednesday at 12:38 p.m., Emily L. Allen, 18, of Anson, arrested on a charge of violating a protection order.

IN FAIRFIELD, Wednesday at 11:01 a.m., David Andre Gordon, 29, of Fairfield, arrested on charges of terrorizing, aggravated criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and domestic violence assault.

Thursday at 1:12 p.m., Samantha R. Clark, 27, of Winslow, arrested on a warrant for a probation violation on domestic violence assault.

1:46 a.m., Michael Joseph McKeown, 29, of Fairfield, arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court on a criminal trespass charge.

IN JACKMAN, Wednesday at 9:37 p.m., El Somilope, 44, of Jackman, arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines or fees.

IN NORRIDGEWOCK, Wednesday at 7:17 p.m., Richard Bowen, 22, of Vassalboro, arrested on a charge of harassment.

IN SKOWHEGAN, Wednesday at 4:08 p.m., Ronald R. Sevigny, 54, of Jackman, arrested on a charge of operating under the influence.

Thursday at 2:38 a.m., Todd Steward, 52, of Norridgewock, arrested on a charge of operating under the influence with no test administered and for refusing to sign a criminal summons.

Melissa A. Deviller, 30, of Kingfield, arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines and fees.

IN WATERVILLE, Thursday at 10:46 a.m., Jerame Garcia, 23, of 6 High St., Apt. 2, Waterville, was arrested on a warrant.

6:35 p.m., Dean Young, 21, transient, was arrested on a warrant on Park Street.


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