ROME — The search for four missing hikers ended Friday when they were found by game wardens far off course but unhurt after four hours of hiking in the Kennebec Highlands.

Warden Steve Allaire said the four hikers — two 15-year-old girls and two women ages 76 and 58 — started their hike around 10:30 a.m. at the Sanders Hill Trail on Watson Pond Road. The group intended to walk to the summit of Sanders Hill before continuing to the Kennebec Highlands trail and back to the parking lot on Watson Pond Road.

“Somehow they got turned around at the top and ended up in New Sharon,” Allaire said.

One of the hikers used a cellphone to call for help. A Warden Service plane found the women and directed wardens in vehicles to their location on Roxy Rand Road, about 4 1/2 miles from where the hikers had entered the woods.

None of the hikers was injured, Allaire said.

“They were smart,” he said. “They stayed put after they made the call.” 

 

Augusta

Thursday

At 9:09 a.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Bond Brook Road.

10:39 a.m., fraud was reported at Central Maine Property Management on Middle Street.

12:15 p.m., a person was reported missing from Bridge Street.

1:22 p.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run accident was reported on Xavier Loop.

1:42 p.m., two people were charged by police investigating a shoplifting complaint at Hannaford on Cony Street.

2:59 p.m., police were called to check the welfare of an animal at the Department of Health and Human Services on Anthony Avenue.

3:11 p.m., police were called to check the welfare of an animal at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

3:59 p.m., a stray cat was reported on Summerhaven Road.

4:01 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

4:22 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Eastern Avenue.

5:16 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

5:16 p.m., theft was reported on Myrtle Street.

5:24 p.m., there was an accident on Sanford Road.

5:44 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

8:14 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

8:54 p.m., a burglary was reported on Bond Brook Road.

10:34 p.m., there was an accident in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile 114.

 

Friday

At 1:59 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Williams playground on Quimby Street.

3:41 a.m., there was a report of a burglary in progress on Washington Street.

4:35 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Waldo Street.

6:42 a.m., a burglary from a vehicle was reported at the railroad bed parking lot on Commercial Street.

9:22 a.m., theft was reported at Bread of Life Ministries on Water Street.

9:40 a.m., mischief was reported on Oak Street.

9:55 a.m., there was an accident on Riverside Drive.

10:03 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Rolands Way.

10:40 a.m., a hit-and-run accident was reported on Western Avenue.

11:35 a.m., theft was reported at Famous Footware on Stephen King Drive.

12:18 p.m., theft was reported on Weston Street.

12:39 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Crosby Street.

1:09 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle on Gage Street.

1:20 p.m., a person was reported missing from Phoenix House on Kamich Drive.

2:30 p.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle.

2:38 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Waldo Street.

3:15 p.m., trespassing was reported on Sewall Street.

 

Chelsea

Thursday

At 4:23 p.m., there was an accident on Wellman Road.

 

China

Thursday

At 3:21 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on China Lake.

6:46 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Neck Road.

8:17 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Causeway Road.

 

Gardiner

Thursday

At 12:57 p.m., there was an accident on Cobbossee Avenue.

2:39 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up at Maine Drilling and Blasting on Brunswick Avenue.

4:55 p.m., theft was reported at the Train Depot on Maine Avenue.

 

Monmouth

Thursday

At 9:59 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up at Annabessacook Veterinary Clinic on Route 135.

 

Pittston

Thursday

At 12:56 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Peaslee Road.

Friday

At 12:46 a.m., there was an accident on Route 27.

 

Vassalboro

Friday

At 8:16 a.m., theft was reported on Main Street.

 

Windsor

Thursday

At 11:43 a.m., a burglary was reported on Weeks Mills Road.

 

Winthrop

Friday

At 12:34 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Beach Road.

10:42 a.m., there was an accident on Highland Avenue.

11:02 a.m., a structure fire was reported at a Union Street business. Firefighters determined there was no fire. The call was prompted by people using fireworks.

11:50 a.m., a stray animal was reported on Pleasant Street.

 

 

Arrests

 

Augusta

Thursday

At 1:11 p.m., Ryan Minoty, 20, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant during a traffic stop on Kayla Lane.

7:05 p.m., Joshua L. Graves, 33, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant for a charge of operating after suspension by police responding to a traffic complaint on Court Street.

9:23 p.m., Gregory Andrew Ouellet, 33, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant by police responding to a report of a disturbance on Northern Avenue.

10:54 p.m., Matthew Poulin, 26, of Winslow, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to appear at the Augusta Police Department on Union Street.

Friday

At 12:48 p.m., Jessica Lynn Padgett, 26, of Augusta, was arrested on charges of theft and violating conditions of release by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

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