FAYETTE — Town officials are urging residents to be on the lookout for snowmobilers with more in mind than a joyride.

Town Manger Mark Robinson said Thursday that at least one person discovered tracks suggesting that a snowmobiler was scoping out a home for a future burglary.

“Please be on guard,” Robinson said.

He said a Young Road resident came home recently to discover snowmobile tracks circling the house and footprints leading up to windows.

Robinson said the town was struck by burglars late last month when thieves broke into a Route 17 home. It’s an ongoing problem, he said.

He asked those who see suspicious activity to call police at 624-7076 or the Town Office at 685-4373.

Chimney fire response slowed by icy roads

MONMOUTH — Firefighters found themselves on a slippery slope Wednesday night after responding to a chimney fire on Neal Lane.

Fire Chief Andre Poulin said nobody was hurt and the home was not damaged when the chimney fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. at 61 Neal Lane.

“The only challenge was it was on a camp road,” Poulin said. “We had to have the highway department help us get out of there. It was all ice.”

Town public works crews plowed and sanded the road to allow the firetrucks to get back on the main road. None of the firetrucks ever got stuck, Poulin said.

The chimney fire broke out in a year-round home near Annabessacook Lake.

Last summer, firefighters were called to a home just two houses down the lane after a woman was injured by a flash fire while trying to light a propane gas water heater.

AUGUSTA

WEDNESDAY

At 4:44 p.m., there was a report of terrorizing at Maine Veterans Home on Cony Road.

5:10 p.m., there was a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Shaw Road.

6:03 p.m., there was a terrorizing complaint on Mud Mill Road.

6:28 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Bolton Hill Road.

6:35 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Cony Street and Pierce Drive.

6:37 p.m., there was a complaint of a dog barking on Boothby Street.

6:56 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Green and Drew streets.

7:05 p.m., there was an accident on South Belfast Avenue.

7:06 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Cony Street and Pierce Drive.

7:43 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Route 3 and West River Road.

8:23 p.m., an assault was reported on Riverside Drive.

8:59 p.m., an assault was reported at the Kennebec County jail on State Street. Police said the report proved unfounded.

10:50 p.m., a 29-year-old Detroit man was summoned on a charge of criminal trespass, on Crosby Street.

11:11 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Eastern Avenue.

THURSDAY

At 7:02 p.m., there was an accident on Leighton Rod.

7:06 p.m., there was an accident on Cony Road.

8 a.m., there was an accident on South Belfast Avenue.

9:58 a.m., there was an accident on East Crescent Street.

11:34 a.m., there was a report of mischief on Sewall Street.

1:57 p.m., there was an accident on Riverside Drive.

3:41 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Mount Vernon Avenue.

BELGRADE

WEDNESDAY

At 6:15 p.m., there was an accident on Route 27.

FARMINGDALE

WEDNESDAY

At 3:17 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Park Street.

THURSDAY

At 8:26 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Litchfield Road.

GARDINER

WEDNESDAY

At 1:29 p.m., theft was reported on Water Street.

3:11 p.m., there was a report of theft on School Street.

4:37 p.m., theft was reported on Highland Avenue.

10 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Highland Avenue.

HALLOWELL

WEDNESDAY

At 6:32 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Litchfield Road and Second Street.

LITCHFIELD

WEDNESDAY

At 3:13 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Dennis Hill Road.

THURSDAY

At 8:55 a.m., there was an accident on Hallowell Road.

MANCHESTER

WEDNESDAY

At 6:29 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

10:18 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Western Avenue.

MONMOUTH

WEDNESDAY

At 10:51 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Perkins Road.

THURSDAY

At 5:38 a.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

MOUNT VERNON

THURSDAY

At 3:26 a.m., theft was reported on Seavey Corner Road.

WINTHROP

TUESDAY

At 7:01 p.m., there was a report of drugs on Town Hall Lane.

9:15 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Route 133.

WEDNESDAY

At 6:14 p.m., an intrusion alarm sounded on Highland Avenue.

THURSDAY

At 2:28 p.m., injury was reported after an accident on U.S. Route 202.


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