WAYNE — Twenty people, more than half of whom are under 18, are facing charges in connection with a drinking party Saturday off Kings Highway.

Eleven juveniles, the youngest of whom is 15, and nine adults were issued summonses on alcohol-related charges, including possession and consumption, Capt. Daniel Davies of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. The juveniles were released to the custody of their parents, who were called to pick the children up at the party.

Adults facing charges include three 18-year-old women, from Fayette and Readfield and Lewisberry, Pa.; two 18-year-old men, from Mount Vernon and Wayne; a 19-year-old Readfield woman; a 19-year-old Manchester man and two 20-year-old men, from Augusta and Winthrop. Police did not release the names of anyone charged.

Davies said one of the partygoers, a 16-year-old, registered a blood-alcohol content of 0.16, which is twice the legal driving limit for someone who can legally consume alcohol.

Kennebec County Sheriff Deputies and Maine State Police responded to a report of a large party and gunshots late Saturday night. Davies said the reported gunshots were likely fireworks.

Also responding were members of the Underage Drinking Task Force, including members of the Oakland Police and Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the Maine Forestry Service, because of a bonfire at the party.

Davies said officials used beer to put out the fire. He said the partygoers were told to clean up the cans and bottles.

Davies said the charged will have an opportunity to participate in the Landowner Appreciation Clean-up Day, which allows offenders to perform community service in lieu appearing in court and facing financial penalties.

 

Kennebec inmate charged with assault

AUGUSTA — A city man accused of breaking into an apartment this spring and threatening two women inside faces a new charge of hitting a corrections officer at the Kennebec County jail.

Stephen D. Kirkley, 19, was charged Friday with assault on an officer, who suffered a minor injury when Kirkley punched him above the left eye, said Capt. Daniel Davies of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s office. Medical treatment was not required.

Kirkley was also charged with assault around 3 p.m. Sunday at the jail. Kirkley has faced several additional charges in recent weeks in connection with crimes allegedly committed inside the jail. On Aug. 9, Kirkley was charged with trafficking in prison contraband and refusing to sign a criminal summons. A few hours later he was charged with two counts of assault, two counts of terrorizing and one count of refusing to sign a criminal summons.

A Kennebec County grand jury in May indicted Kirkley and two other men with robbery, aggravated criminal trespass, criminal threatening, assault and theft in connection with an April 6 break-in at an apartment on Chase Avenue. Kirkley also was indicted on charges of refusing to submit to arrest and concealed weapon.

Police have said the three men broke into the apartment and threatened two women with knives and a gun.

 

1,200 lose power when car hits pole

BELGRADE — Nearly 1,200 homes and businesses were left without power when a utility pole was damaged in an accident Monday morning. Central Maine Power spokeswoman Gail Rice said 1,192 customers in Belgrade, New Sharon and Rome were without power from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Rice said there were no injuries reported in the accident, which was on Route 27 just south of Belgrade Lakes village.

 

Augusta

Saturday

At 12:38 a.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

Sunday

At 12:30 p.m., at least one person was charged by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

1:42 p.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at Bank of America on Bangor Street.

4 p.m., fraud was reported at J&S Oil on Mount Vernon Avenue.

5:29 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at a Central Maine Property Management building on Oxford Street.

5:30 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

6:17 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Blaisdell Street.

6:22 p.m., drug offenses were reported at Valley View on Western Avenue.

Monday

At 3:12 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at the Lambard Park Apartments on Lambard Road.

3:52 a.m., police responded to a burglar alarm at Als Certified Auto Repair on State Street.

5:41 a.m., there was a report of a traffic light problem at intersection of Eastern Avenue and Cony Road.

5:48 a.m., mischief was reported at the old maximum security building on Learners Drive.

7:39 a.m., injury was reported after an accident near Charlie’s Motor Mall on Western Avenue.

9:53 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of North Belfast Avenue and Church Hill Road.

11:23 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Middle Street.

12:14 p.m., a fire alarm sounded at Family Violence on Chapel Street.

12:43 p.m., there was an accident on Stephen King Drive.

1:27 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

2:25 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

2:27 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Eagle’s Club on Water Street.

3:06 p.m., trespassing was reported on Bond Street.

3:33 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Noyes Street Place and Noyes Court.

3:46 p.m., theft was reported at Kennebec Market on Water Street.

5:20 p.m., there was an accident on Riverside Drive.

5:32 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Savage Park on Riverside Drive.

 

Belgrade

Saturday

At 7:03 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Maine Lakes Resource Center on Main Street.

10:42 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Knowles Road.

 

Chelsea

Sunday

At 6:58 p.m., an assault was reported on Windsor Road.

 

China

Saturday

At 8:05 a.m., mischief was reported on Lakeview Drive.

11:36 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Rowe Drive.

6:57 p.m., there was an accident on Lakeview Drive.

Sunday

At 9:39 a.m., one person was taken to the hospital with complaint of stomach pain after a crash on Lakeview Drive.

2:22 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Rowe Drive.

5:14 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on South Road.

6:42 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Neck Road.

 

Farmingdale

Saturday

At 2:41 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Sheldon Street.

 

Gardiner

Friday

At 10:52 a.m., there was an accident on Water Street.

Saturday

At 8:25 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at River Road Variety on River Road.

10:04 a.m., mischief was reported on Highland Avenue.

1:01 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Bartlett Street.

6:19 p.m., theft was reported at Tiger Town on Arcade Street.

10:49 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Dave’s Diner on Brunswick Avenue.

Sunday

At 1:34 a.m., theft was reported at Cumberland Farms on Bridge Street.

6:03 a.m., a burglary was reported at A1 Diner on Bridge Street.

11:59 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Key Bank on Brunswick Avenue.

Monday

At 8:20 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on River Avenue.

 

Hallowell

Saturday

At 1:01 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at Quirk Ford on Water Street.

Sunday

At 6:33 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Hackmatack Lane.

Monday

At 1:18 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Second Street.

 

Litchfield

Friday

At 1:14 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Manchester Lane.

Saturday

At 12:08 p.m., there was a report of a protection order violation on Richmond Road.

1:31 p.m., mischief was reported on Cummings Drive.

10:12 p.m., a 50-year-old Litchfield man was charged with violating a protective order and criminal trespass by police responding to a complaint on Peacepipe Drive.

 

Manchester

Saturday

At 8:02 a.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue near the Scandinavian Inn.

 

Mount Vernon

Friday

At 5:33 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Downeast Energy on Pond Road.

Sunday

At 3:13 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Neptune Road.

 

Monmouth

Sunday

At 1:39 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Wilson Pond Road.

2:55 p.m., a burglar was reported on Academy Road.

8:21 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on New Street.

 

Pittston

Friday

At 8:39 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Pinkham Road.

Sunday

At 5:29 p.m., a burglar was reported on Nash Road.

6:44 p.m., a burglar was reported on Pinkham Road.

 

Randolph

Sunday

At 2:13 a.m., a burglar was reported on Windsor Street.

 

Readfield

Saturday

At 7:13 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Merrill’s Investigation and Security on Gorden Road.

Sunday

At 6:18 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Menatoma Camp Road.

 

Sidney

Friday

At 11:06 a.m., theft was reported on Goldenrod Lane.

4:24 p.m., a person was reported missing from Shepherd Road.

10:06 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Morgan Drive.

Sunday

At 11:06 a.m., mischief was reported on Town Farm Road.

 

Vassalboro

Sunday

At 4:11 p.m., mischief was reported on Cemetery Street.

9:38 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Katie Drive.

 

Wayne

Sunday

At 4:51 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Leadbetter Road.

 

Windsor

Sunday

At 2:37 a.m., police responded to an alarm at Windsor Veterinary Clinic on Ridge Road.

 

Winthrop

Sunday

At 5:01 p.m., an intrusion alarm sounded on Highland Avenue.

Monday

At 2:16 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Route 133.

6:48 a.m., an alarm sounded on Sturtevant Hill Road.

9:30 a.m., there was a complaint involving an animal on Birch Street.

1:17 p.m., mischief was reported on Mount Pisgah Road.

 

Arrests

Augusta

Sunday

At 4:09 a.m., Brandy M. Hilliard, 34, of Manchester, was charged with tampering with a witness, informant, juror or victim at the Kennebec County jail. Hilliard was arrested Saturday on charges of domestic violence, reckless conduct, endangering the welfare of a child and refusing to submit to arrest.

 

Pittston

Saturday

At 9:16 a.m., Tasha L. Wallace, 23, of South Gardiner, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and violating conditions of release by police responding to a crash on Route 27 near the Crocker Road intersection.

Sunday

At 11:03 a.m., Bryan James Cooper, 32, of Pittston, was arrested on a warrant on Route 126.

This story was updated at 10:10 a.m., on Aug. 21, 2012, to correct information regarding the Landowner Appreciation Clean-Up Day and the age of the partygoer who registered a 0.16 blood-alcohol content.

 

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