BURNHAM — The southbound lanes of Interstate 95 were closed for a short time early Friday morning after a logging truck overturned with a load of logs near mile marker 143 in Burnham.

The tractor and trailer overturned after the driver said he swerved to avoid a deer and lost control in the median, according to Maine State Police Trooper Sean Kinney.

The logs were scattered into the median, and the tractor and trailer stopped upside down in both southbound lanes, according to Kinney.

The truck driver, Joseph Paradis, 38, of Millinocket, was taken by ambulance to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield for facial cuts and complaining of rib pain, according to Kinney.

Maine State Police were called to the accident about 1:50 a.m. and the interstate was closed completely for less than 30 minutes around 5 a.m. when the wreckage was moved, Kinney said.

Before and after that, traffic was limited to a single lane and the break down lane until at about 9 a.m. when the logs and other wreckage was removed, he said.

Robin Crawford and Son Woods Co. of Lincoln own the truck.

IN ALBION, Thursday at 8:35 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Quaker Hill Road.

IN CLINTON, Thursday at 10:29 a.m., criminal mischief was reported at Clinton Elementary School on Morrison Avenue.

3:02 p.m., a stolen vehicle was recovered on Johnson Flat Road.

IN OAKLAND, Thursday at 6:40 p.m., a fraud complaint was investigated on Lowell Heights Drive.

IN PITTSFIELD, Thursday at 12:30 p.m., a complaint was investigated on Hanley Road.

IN WATERVILLE, Thursday at 12:06 p.m., a shoplifter was reported at Walmart, at Waterville Commons.

2:14 p.m., a shoplifter was reported at Rite-Aid on Main Street.

2:24 p.m., a theft was reported on Green Street.

2:57 p.m., juvenile offenses were reported on Paris Street.

3:49 p.m., someone went to the Police Department to report an assault.

4:14 p.m., an harassing/obscene phone call was reported on Mathews Avenue.

4:37 p.m., a resident of Seton Village on John Avenue reported receiving an harassing/obscene phone call.

4:43 p.m., an unwanted person was reported at Hannaford, at JFK Plaza.

5:21 p.m., an unwanted person was reported on Summer Street.

6:33 p.m., threatening was reported on Boutelle Avenue.

Friday at 7:15 a.m., a road closure was reported on Linden Street. Kennebec Water District was working in that area, according to the report.

IN WINSLOW, Thursday at 10:59 p.m., a weapon permit was issued to a resident of Maple Ridge Road.

7:43 p.m., threatening was reported on Benton Avenue.

7:55 p.m., a dispute was reported on Monument Street.


IN BENTON, Thursday at 3:54 p.m., Becky Lynn Ames, 44, of 5 Dore Street, Skowhegan, was arrested on a charge of violating a protection order, on Willis Road.

IN FARMINGTON, Wednesday, Oran Mosher, 30, of Farmington, was arrested on a probation violation and failure to appear charge.

David Hawkes, 22, of Farmington, was arrested on a probation violation.

Kenneth E. Bassett, 48, of Farmington, was arrested on an operating under the influence charge.

IN NEW VINVEYARD, Tuesday, Charity Christopher, 31, of New Vineyard, was arrested on a charge of violating condition of release.

IN TEMPLE, Tuesday, Kimberly Smith, 53, of Temple, was arrested on a charge of negotiating a worthless instrument.

IN WATERVILLE, Thursday at 5:10 p.m., Steven Miner, 45, listed as transient, arrested on a warrant and a charge of violation of conditions of release, at Hannaford, at JFK Plaza.

Friday at 1:25 a.m., Joshua Gilbert, 22, of 621 Belgrade Road, Oakland, arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, on Silver Street.

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