Overturned trailer blocked Civic Center Drive

AUGUSTA — An overturned trailer temporarily blocked both lanes of Civic Center Drive at Leighton Road Thursday morning.

Augusta police and firefighters responded, and motorists in both lanes were detoured onto Leighton Road. Officers with the commercial unit of the Maine State Police were also called to the scene.

The accident occurred about 8:30 a.m. Apparently the vehicle towing the trailer did not overturn. Civic Center Drive is also known as Route 27.

No injuries were reported. The road was re-opened by 9:30 a.m.

Driver who hit officer sought by police

TOGUS — Police are on the lookout for a man who reportedly drove his car into a police officer with the Togus VA hospital Thursday morning.

According to a radio broadcast to area police, the Togus officer was questioning the man about stolen copper when the man ran to his car, got in and backed into the officer.

The open door of the car struck the officer before the man sped away, according to the radio report. Area police were given a description of the man and the vehicle.

The hit and run occurred on property owned by VA Maine Healthcare System-Togus, according to the report.

Togus spokesman Jim Doherty confirmed an incident took place, but declined to provide details, including whether the officer involved was injured, because the investigation was ongoing.

AUGUSTA

WEDNESDAY

At 5:18 p.m., there was an accident on Memorial Bridge.

5:55 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

6:36 p.m., trespassing was reported at Bread of Life Ministries’ veterans shelter on Hospital Street.

6:55 p.m., there was an accident on Northern Avenue.

7:54 p.m., a disturbance was reported at Pine View Estates on Capitol Street.

7:55 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

9:39 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Washington Street.

9:58 p.m., an assault was reported at MaineGeneral Medical Center on East Chestnut Street.

10:16 p.m., a disturbance was reported at New Beginnings on Sewall Street.

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

11:25 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Ryan Court.

11:41 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Weston Street.

THURSDAY

At 7:51 a.m., there was an accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 112.

10:49 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Memorial Circle.

1:35 p.m., attempted fraud was reported on Middle Road.

1:39 p.m., attempted fraud was reported on Indian Ridge.

3:21 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

4:05 p.m., a hit-and-run accident was reported on Caldwell Road.

4:07 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

BELGRADE

WEDNESDAY

At 3:24 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Belgrade Lakes Seafood on Main Street.

GARDINER

WEDNESDAY

At 2:59 p.m., theft was reported at New Mills Market on Cobbossee Avenue.

8:32 p.m., theft was reported at Ainslie’s Market on Brunswick Avenue.

9:39 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Water Street.

HALLOWELL

WEDNESDAY

At 7 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at the William S. Cohen Community Center on Town Farm Road.

THURSDAY

At 1:31 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Kennebec Wharf off Water Street.

1:36 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Water and Central streets.

LITCHFIELD

WEDNESDAY

At 1:06 p.m., threatening was reported on Getchell Lane.

7:27 p.m., threatening was reported on Richmond Road.

MANCHESTER

WEDNESDAY

At 3:36 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

THURSDAY

At 6:10 a.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

MONMOUTH

WEDNESDAY

At 4:13 p.m., a 19-year-old Winthrop man was charged with criminal mischief by police responding to an assault complaint on U.S. Route 202.

8:11 p.m., threatening was reported on Berry Road.

8:16 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Phil’s Super Variety on U.S. Route 202.

MOUNT VERNON

WEDNESDAY

At 12:24 p.m., threatening was reported on Wings Mills Road.

READFIELD

THURSDAY

At 3:44 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Saunders Manufacturing Company on Nickerson Hill Road.

SIDNEY

WEDNESDAY

At 3:53 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Goodhue Road.

THURSDAY

At 6:39 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at the town garage on Middle Road.

WEST GARDINER

WEDNESDAY

At 4:19 p.m., there was an accident on Pond Road.

THURSDAY

At 2:39 a.m., an assault was reported on Lewiston Road.

5:40 a.m., an alarm sounded at West Gardiner Beef on Gilley Drive.

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