RICHMOND — Town police will accept unwanted prescription medication any time their doors are open.

Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster said the town recently installed a drop box in the Police Department lobby for unused or expired prescription drugs.

Drugs may be dropped off anytime during normal business hours, instead of during periodic collection days.

Communities Against Substance Abuse, with funding from the Daveport Foundation and support of the Mid Coast Hospital, installed five collection boxes at sites throughout Sagadahoc County, including the sheriff’s office and the Bath, Brunswick and Topsham police departments.

Law enforcement agencies around the state have organized several prescription medication collection events over the past few years in an effort to prevent illegal abuse of the pills.

“These drop boxes will make it easier for all community members to do just that,” said Melissa Fochesato, of Communities Against Substance Abuse.

Prescriptions, over-the-counter medication, vitamins, samples, pet medication, ointments, lotions, liquid medication in glass or leak-proof containers and inhalers are all accepted at the drop boxes.

Needles and other sharp objects, thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans or medications from businesses are not accepted.

AUGUSTA

TUESDAY

At 9:51 a.m., fraud was reported on Middle Street.

11:06 a.m., there was a report of a burglary on Patterson Street.

11:35 a.m., theft was reported at the Lincoln School on Lincoln Street.

12:01 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

12:09 p.m., there was an accident on Capitol Street.

12:21 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Western Avenue and Sewall Street.

1:32 p.m., there was a trespassing complaint at a Cony Street store.

1:32 p.m., a 21-year-old Gardiner woman was summoned on a charge of harassment by telephone after police responded to a complaint at a Water Street store.

1:36 p.m., fraud was reported on Taylor Street.

1:49 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked outside a Western Avenue store.

2:02 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of North Belfast Avenue and Church Hill Road.

2:33 p.m., there was a report of mischief at a Western Avenue business.

3:19 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of State and Winthrop streets.

3:33 p.m., police responded to a panic alarm at the Administrative Office of Courts on Stone Street.

4:32 p.m., fraud was reported on Glenridge Drive.

4:46 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of State Street and Crosby Lane.

5:36 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

5:39 p.m., police responded to an alarm at a Community Drive business.

6:43 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Route 3 near the on-ramp to Interstate 95.

8:39 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked outside a Western Avenue restaurant.

9:23 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked outside a Western Avenue restaurant.

9:37 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at a Western Avenue business.

11 p.m., there was as trespassing complaint on Northern Avenue.

WEDNESDAY

At 1:48 a.m., an assault was reported at a Bridge Street business.

7:22 a.m., there was a report of mischief on Orchard Street.

9:07 a.m., there was a report of juvenile offenses on Western Avenue.

10:39 a.m., theft was reported at a Civic Center Drive store.

11:14 a.m., there was a report of juvenile offenses on Child Street.

12:08 p.m., shoplifting was reported at a Cony Street store.

4:07 p.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle.

CHINA

TUESDAY

At 5:54 p.m., there was an accident on Albion Road.

GARDINER

TUESDAY

At 4:45 p.m., a person was reported missing from School Street.

7:35 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Spring Cove Lane.

11:36 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Marston Road.

WEDNESDAY

At 2:48 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at a River Avenue business.

HALLOWELL

WEDNESDAY

At 5:42 a.m., there was a report of intoxicated people at a Water Street business.

RANDOLPH

TUESDAY

At 3:15 p.m., mischief was reported at TC Hamlin School on School Street.

WEDNESDAY

At 12:59 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Closson and Middle streets.

VASSALBORO

TUESDAY

At 4:57 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on U.S. Route 201.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

TUESDAY

11:13 p.m., Duane A. Collins, 50, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of domestic-violence assault, on Cedar Street.

WEDNESDAY

At 2:20 p.m., Paul Brooks, 49, of Union, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, on Western Avenue.


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