Deck fire causes very minor damage

AUGUSTA — A small fire was quickly extinguished Wednesday after breaking out on a deck attached to a Jefferson Street apartment building.
Augusta Fire Battalion Chief Daniel Guimond said the building at 3 Jefferson St. suffered very minor damage.
The fire was reported around 5:30 p.m. at the three-story, multi-unit building. Responding firefighters saw smoke coming from a deck, Guimond said. A report indicates that tenants used an extinguisher to douse the flames.
Firefighters are uncertain how the fire started.
“It was probably a hot or smoldering item that got dropped,” Guimond said.
Firefighters were at the apartment building for less than 30 minutes.

Smokers likely caused Winthrop fire

WINTHROP — Firefighters spent more than an hour fighting a blaze off Maranacook Station Lane believed to have been caused by smokers.
Winthrop Fire Chief Dan Brooks said the fire started in wood rail road ties stacked up along a path leading to Maranacook Lake. The pile is along a trail popular among young people heading to the lake to swim, Brooks said.
Nobody was injured by the fire and no structures were threatened.
The fire was reported shortly after 7 p.m. Firefighters were called from Readfield to help fight the blaze, Brooks said. It took about 90 minutes to put the fire out. “It was a little bit of a nasty fire,” he said.
Brooks said witnesses saw people smoking near the ties shortly before the fire was reported.
“Our belief is it was an accident, but there was a human element,” Brooks said.

Michigan woman injured in bike crash

LIBERTY— A Michigan woman was injured Thursday when she fell from the motorcycle she was riding after it collided with her husband’s motorcycle on Route 3.
Chief Deputy Jeffrey Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff Department said Anita Bills, believed to be in her mid 50s, was seriously injured in the accident. Trafton said Bills was taken to Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast, and from there she was to be taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor. Trafton was unsure if Bills was taken to the Bangor hospital by ambulance or LifeFlight helicopter.
An accident report was unavailable, but Trafton said crash happened around 11 a.m. near the Route 220 intersection. Bills was riding with a group of three other motorcycles, one of which was being driven by her husband. The group was following two vehicles.
The vehicle in front slowed to make a left turn and the second vehicle moved to the breakdown lane to go around, Trafton said. Bills slowed her motorcycle and moved to the left, bumping her husband’s motorcycle.
“It caused her to lose control,” Trafton said. “As she lost control her bike went over and she was slammed to the pavement.”
Initial reports indicated Bills was not wearing a helmet, Trafton said.

Augusta
Wednesday
At 4:19 p.m., there was an accident on Crossing Way.
4:23 p.m., theft was reported at Rite Aid on North Belfast Avenue.
4:46 p.m., trespassing was reported at the Eagle’s Club on Water Street.
4:52 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Water Street.
5:14 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Gage Street.
5:55 p.m., there was a hit-and-run accident on Cony Street.
6:15 p.m., there was an accident on Riverside Drive.
7:13 p.m., theft was reported on Washington Street.
7:33 p.m., there was an accident on Green Street.
8:50 p.m., trespassing was reported on Hillcrest Street.
9:01 p.m., theft was reported on Northern Avenue.
9:10 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Mill Park on Water Street.
9:10 p.m., there was an accident on Worcester Street.
9:15 p.m., an assault was reported at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.
9:33 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Cross Hill Road.
10:57 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Dosties Garage on Mount Vernon Avenue.
11:20 p.m., there was a hit-and-run accident on Arsenal Street.
Thursday
At 12:06 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Capital Village on Sarah’s Street.
12:51 a.m., there was a report of traffic light problems at the intersection of Western Avenue and Whitten Road.
3:20 a.m., there was a report of a disturbance on Stewart Lane.
7:13 a.m., there was an accident on Sewall Street.
8:32 a.m., theft was reported at Maine Vocational and Rehabilitation Associates on Riverside Drive.
8:44 a.m., trespassing was reported on Glenridge Drive.
8:45 a.m., fraud was reported on Sewall Street.
9:32 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Western Avenue and Airport Road.
10:26 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Gage Street.
2:01 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Hannaford Brothers on Cony Street. 
2:39 p.m., there was a report of mischief on Wabon Street.
3:20 p.m., an assault was reported on Leighton Road.
3:30 p.m., an assault was reported on Crosby Street Place.
3:32 p.m., theft was reported at Maine State Credit Union on Capitol Street.

Belgrade
Wednesday
At 11:43 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm on Augusta Road.
Thursday
At 9:42 a.m., mischief was reported on Outlet Road.

Hallowell
Wednesday
At 5:31 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Central Maine Pre-Release Center on Stevens Street.

Farmingdale
Wednesday
At 9:26 a.m., theft was reported on Maple Street.
4:43 p.m., a 33-year-old Gardiner man was charged with theft by police responding to a complaint at J&S Oil on Maine Avenue.

Fayette
Wednesday
At 5:05 p.m., theft was reported at Fayette Country Store on Main Street.

Gardiner
Wednesday
At 1:52 p.m., there was an accident on Brunswick Avenue.
7:07 p.m., threatening was reported on Adams Street.

Litchfield
Wednesday
At 6:42 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Lewiston Road.

Manchester
Wednesday
At 7:42 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Western Avenue and Route 17.

Mount Vernon
Wednesday
At 4:37 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Bowen Mountain Road.
6:54 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Echo Lake Road.

Readfield
Thursday
At 2:06 a.m., there was an accident on Luce Road.

Richmond
July 9
At 4:51 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Brown Road.
July 10
At 9:12 a.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Main Street.
11:21 a.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Main Street.
12:06 p.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on North Street.
4:43 p.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Main Street.
8:38 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Main Street.
July 11
At 2:41 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Main Street.
8:57 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Front Street.
12:07 p.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on High Street.
3:21 p.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Brunswick Road.
3:35 p.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Pinkham Drive.
11:39 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Main Street.
July 12
At 12:52 a.m., there was a report of threatening on Parks Road.
9:16 p.m., there was a fireworks complaint on Main Street. 
9:16 p.m., there was a fireworks complaint on Front Street.
July 13
At 4:56 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of an overheated vehicle in the northbound lane of Interstate 295 near mile marker 44.
10:16 p.m., there was a fireworks complaint on White Road.
Saturday
At 8:10 a.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Kimball Street.
10:53 a.m., an alarm sounded on Alexander Reed Road.
12:47 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Brunswick Road.
5:30 p.m., an alarm sounded on Alexander Reed Road.
Sunday
At 12:15 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Richmond Road.
4:16 p.m., there was a report of an animal bite on Main Street.
4:39 p.m., theft was reported on Front Street.
5:59 p.m., trespassing was reported on Plummer Road.
9:10 p.m., there was an accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 295 near mile-marker 44.
Monday
At 7:13 a.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Main Street.
3:12 p.m., there was an accident on Kimball Street.
6:28 p.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Hideaway Lane.
Tuesday
At 6:43 p.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run accident on Main Street.
8:08 p.m., trespassing was reported on River Road.
8:27 p.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Mallard Drive.
Wednesday
At 9:19 a.m., vandalism was reported on Narnav Drive.
2:37 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on Arch Street.
9:42 p.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Brunswick Road.

Wayne
Wednesday
At 1:50 p.m., there was an accident ton Main Street.
11:37 p.m., there was a complaint of underage drinking on Kents Hill Road.

Winthrop
Wednesday
At 4:58 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on U.S. Route 202. The injuries were not believed to be serious, but firefighters had to cut one of the drivers out of his vehicle.
6:07 p.m., there was a report of a stray animal on Carlton Pond Road.
Thursday
At 8:28 a.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Highland Heights.

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