AUGUSTA — Police are investigating a report of arson Monday at Gilbert Elementary School.

Augusta police Sgt. Christopher Shaw said paper towels from a dispenser were set on fire inside one of the school’s bathrooms. The fire went out before damaging the paper towel dispenser or the building itself, Shaw said.

Nobody was injured in the incident. The school is for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 6.

Firefighters and police responded to the complaint, which was called in around 11:30 a.m.

Police believe the fire was set by a 9-year-old who reportedly used a lighter he brought from home, Shaw said.

The school did not need to be evacuated, Shaw said.

AUGUSTA

SUNDAY

At 3:11 p.m., theft was reported on Gray Birch Drive.

3:16 p.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Washington Street.

5:11 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

6:07 p.m., fraud was reported on Water Street.

7:06 p.m., theft was reported on Townsend Street.

8:21 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Capitol Street.

8:59 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Bolton Hill Road.

9:17 p.m., there was a report of mischief on Northern Avenue.

9:25 p.m., an assault was reported on Sewall Street.

MONDAY

At 12 a.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Glenridge Drive.

3:04 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Capitol Street.

5:12 a.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Washington Street.

6:31 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at a Marketplace Drive business.

3:04 p.m., there was a report of a burglary on Civic Center Drive.

BELGRADE

SUNDAY

At 11:12 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Augusta Road.

1:36 p.m., theft was reported on Cole Road.

4:33 p.m., a hold-up alarm sounded at an Augusta Road business.

7:24 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Main Street.

7:58 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Lynch Cove Road.

CHELSEA

JUNE 5

A 25-year-old Bowdoinham man was issued a summons charging him with operating after revocation.

FRIDAY

At 11:30 a.m., sex offenses were reported on River Road.

3:43 p.m., sex offenses were reported on River Road.

10:42 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Togus Road.

SATURDAY

At 10:12 a.m., there was an accident on Eastern Avenue.

11:30 a.m., there was an accident on River Road.

CHINA

FRIDAY

At 9:50 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Wing Road.

SATURDAY

At 2:01 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Jones Road.

3:22 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Weeks Mills Road.

5:01 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Lakeview Drive.

SUNDAY

A resident reported the theft of a cement mixer and a gas-fired water heater.

FARMINGDALE

WEDNESDAY

Police went to Maple Street in response to a fraud complaint. A woman told police that a California resident, responding to an advertisement for an apartment for rent, sent the woman a check for deposit and rent. The check was written for an extra $2,850. The Californian asked the Farmingdale woman to cash the check, keep the money for the rent and deposit, and mail the rest of the money back so she could pay to ship her belongings from California to Maine. The landlord subsequently learned it was a case of fraud. Police are investigating.

MONDAY

At 6:39 a.m., there was an accident on Maine Avenue.

FAYETTE

SUNDAY

At 8:32 p.m., burglary was reported on Mayo Road.

GARDINER

FRIDAY

At 9:59 a.m., theft was reported on Highland Avenue.

1:21 p.m., there was an accident on Karen Drive.

10:02 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity at a Maine Avenue store.

SATURDAY

At 3:51 a.m., an assault was reported on Freemont Street.

11:35 a.m., threatening was reported on Old Brunswick Road.

1:03 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on High Holborn Street.

4:06 p.m., threatening was reported on Highland Avenue.

8:05 p.m., two juveniles, ages 11 and 12, were each charged with theft and criminal trespass by police responding to a theft complaint on Winter Street.

7:35 p.m., theft was reported on Harrison Avenue.

SUNDAY

At 8:31 p.m., three people, including two juveniles, were charged by police responding to a complaint on Dresden Avenue. A 41-year-old Gardiner man, a 14-year-old and a 12-year old were each charged with assault; their names were not immediately available.

HALLOWELL

MONDAY

At 9:50 a.m., there was a report of a domestic disturbance on Second Street.

MANCHESTER

SUNDAY

At 11:45 a.m., theft was reported at a Western Avenue store.

MONMOUTH

MONDAY

At 7:13 a.m., there was an accident on Sanborn Road.

PITTSTON

FRIDAY

At 10:38 a.m., there was an accident on Route 27.

11:05 a.m., there was an accident on Route 27.

SATURDAY

At 1:29 a.m., there was an accident on Route 126.

SUNDAY

A 48-year-old Pittston man was charged with marijuana cultivation. His name was not immediately available.

RICHMOND

MAY 4

A 37-year-old woman was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 295.

MAY 5

At 11:22 a.m., there was a problem with an animal on Hatch Street.

WEDNESDAY

At 12:44 p.m., a 16-year-old was charged with terrorizing after reportedly making threats to several people via Facebook.

8:51 p.m., there was a fireworks complaint on Pleasant Pond.

THURSDAY

At 1:28 p.m., there was a report of a bad check being written on Main Street.

3:59 p.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Hatch Street.

4:15 p.m., a driver reportedly left a Brunswick Road store without paying for gasoline. The investigation is ongoing.

4:16 p.m., there was a report of a probation violation on Gardiner Street.

6:32 p.m., there was a report of damaged property on Main Street.

8:52 p.m., theft was reported on Plummer Road.

FRIDAY

At 1:43 p.m., police responded to a Maine Department of Transportation complaint about people moving barricades on Thorofare Road and Route 197 to drive through flooded sections of road. A police officer spoke with a few people and warned them of the dangers of driving on flooded roads.

SATURDAY

A 43-year-old woman was charged with operating after suspension and leaving the scene of a crash.

10:58 a.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Beedle Road.

3:05 p.m., Richmond Police Officer Gary Hickey was called to 381 Front St. for seven ducklings that had reportedly been trapped by a resident. The resident said the ducklings’ mother was around and he was afraid they would be hit by a car. The ducklings were given to the Maine Warden Service.

6:36 p.m., there was a report of a family fight on Main Street.

10:38 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Front Street.

MONDAY

At 4:47 a.m., an alarm sounded on Pleasant Street.

11:05 a.m., theft was reported on Main Street.

12:22 p.m., there was a report of a family fight on Pitts Center Road.

SIDNEY

MONDAY

At 8:19 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Manchester Road.

VASSALBORO

FRIDAY

At 10:59 a.m., there was an accident on Main Street.

SATURDAY

At 1 a.m., five people, ages 14 to 18, were each charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia by police responding to a complaint on Cushnoc Road.

10:17 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Main Street.

2:04 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Main Street.

5:24 p.m., there was a report of a protection order violation on Masse Lane.

8:24 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Riverside Drive.

10:27 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Oak Grove Road.

11:30 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Masse Lane.

WEST GARDINER

JUNE 4

A driver was issued a summons after paying just 55 cents of a $1 toll at the plaza on Interstate 295.

WINDSOR

SATURDAY

At 1:42 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Ridge Road.

WINTHROP

FRIDAY

At 5:01 p.m., a stray animal was reported on Main Street.

7:26 p.m., theft was reported on Bowdoin Street.

11:17 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Diamond Farm Lane.

SATURDAY

At 5:42 a.m., there was an accident on Stanley Road.

9:12 a.m., there was an accident on Peck Farm Road.

11:19 a.m., a burglary was reported on Mount Pisgah Road.

12:13 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Main Street.

3:24 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Mount Pisgah Road.

4:30 p.m., there was a complaint involving a juvenile on Main Street.

8:42 p.m., there was a report of a problem with an animal on Route 41.

8:47 p.m., there was a report of an unauthorized burn on Carlton Pond Road.

9 p.m., there was a fireworks complaint on Bowdoin Street.

SUNDAY

At 1:55 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Highland Avenue.

11:49 a.m., unauthorized burning was reported on Route 41.

12:38 p.m., fraud was reported on Longfellow Lane.

1:49 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Bowdoin Street.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

SUNDAY

At 9:59 p.m., Terrance A. Fitzgerald, 50, of Augusta, was arrested on warrants charging failure to pay fines, on Water Street.

BELGRADE

SUNDAY

At 9:15 p.m., Christopher Lynn Smith, 57, of Belgrade, was arrested on a charge of criminal threatening, on Augusta Road.

GARDINER

SUNDAY

At 11:35 p.m., Joshua D. W. White, 23, of Gardiner, was arrested on a charged of domestic-violence assault, on West Street.

WEST GARDINER

SATURDAY

Karl Pease, 25, was arrested on charges of domestic-violence assault and domestic-violence criminal threatening, on Hinkley Road.

SUNDAY

At 10:45 a.m., Bridget Donna James, 45, of Gardiner, was arrested on a warrant, on Manning Drive.


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