AUGUSTA — An injured duck at the East Side Boat Landing put District Game Warden Steve Allarie in the right place Sunday, just in time to help a kayaker on the Kennebec River.

It all started around 2 p.m. when Allarie got a call to help a female mallard that had swallowed a large fishing hook. He was making arrangements to get the duck to Avian Haven in Freedom when he got a call around 2:20 p.m. that a kayaker was in distress on the Kennebec River.

When the Augusta Fire Department arrived, firefighters asked Allarie to use his personal watercraft to get to the kayaker because she was stuck on old railroad bridge pilings in shallow water.

He and an Augusta firefighter headed across the water to Marie Charest, 51, of Winthrop, who had been kayaking with relatives and was standing on shore. She was OK, he said, so he brought her back to the boat landing, then went to free her kayak.

“We had some difficulty getting it off the rocks because of the current,” he said.

They dumped the water out and towed it back to shore. It sustained “significant scratches,” he said.



At 7:29 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mill Street.

9:52 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Hillcrest Street.

11:13 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Boothby Street.

11:53 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Washington Street.


10:09 a.m., theft was reported on Water Street.

10:31 a.m., burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on Townsend Road.

1:55 p.m., harassment was reported at Kennebec Plaza on Willow Street.



At 12:27 a.m., a theft was reported at the Bank of Maine Ice Vault on Whitten Road.




At 9:58 a.m., Christopher A. Bell, 27, of Augusta, was arrested on charges of sale and use of drug paraphernalia, violating a condition of release, and two warrants.

2:43 p.m., Tiffany Levasseur, 30, of Benton, was arrested on a warrant.

3:36 p.m., a car fire was reported at the Hannaford supermarket on Cony Street.

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