JEFFERSON — Two people were hurt Friday in a crash on Route 17.

The drivers, John Jackie, 65, of Thomaston, and Christine Urquhart, 63, of Jefferson, both were injured in the crash, said Deputy Scott Hayden of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. Jackie was taken by ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport. Urquhart declined an ambulance, but Hayden believes she went by private vehicle to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

Injuries to both appeared to be minor, Hayden said.

The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. as Jackie was driving a 1996 Lincoln Town Car west on Route 17, which is Rockland Road. Jackie started to make a left turn into Maine Hydroponic Supply, turning in front of Urquhart’s eastbound 2010 Jeep Liberty, Hayden said. Urquhart swerved, but couldn’t avoid the collision.

“He just didn’t see her coming,” Hayden said, adding: “It was almost a head-on.”

Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and the airbags in both cars inflated. “The airbags probably saved them,” Hayden said.

Route 17 was reduced to one lane in the area for some time as rescuers tended to the injured and the vehicles were removed.

Hayden said both vehicles were badly damaged.

 

Augusta

Thursday

At 4:50 p.m., threatening was reported on Columbia Street.

4:57 p.m., drug offenses were reported at the Super 8 Motel on Western Avenue.

5:19 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Central Maine Property Management on Oxford Street.

9:26 p.m., there  was a report of a recent burglary on Bond Street.

10:08 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Noyes Court.

10:47 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Mid Maine Maintenance on Cedar Street.

11:55 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Mid Maine Maintenance on Cedar Street.

Friday

At 12:19 a.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked on Franklin Street.

4:43 a.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Water Street.

7:52 a.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle at Alpha Video on Bangor Street.

8:23 a.m., an assault was reported at Glenridge Gardens Apartments on Glenridge Drive.

 

Chelsea

Thursday

At 10:25 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Eastern Avenue.

11:14 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Abbotts Market and Deli on Eastern Avenue.

 

China

Thursday

At 2:54 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Lakeview Drive.

4:32 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Dutton Road.

8:57 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Windsor Road.

Friday

At 1:28 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Autumn Street.

 

Gardiner

Thursday

At 11:30 a.m., an assault was reported on Brunswick Avenue.

4:26 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Cumberland Farms on Bridge Street.

8 p.m., an alarm sounded at Laura E. Richards School on Brunswick Avenue.

Friday

At 1:28 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Autumn Street.

2:46 a.m., an alarm sounded at Wingate Landscape Co. on Brunswick Avenue.

5:48 a.m., there was an accident on River Avenue.

 

Hallowell

Thursday

At 8:27 p.m., there was an accident on Town Farm Road.

Friday

At 9:16 a.m., there was a report of a vehicle stolen from Quirk Ford on Water Street.

 

Randolph

Friday

At 7:34 a.m., there was an accident on Hillcrest Avenue.

 

Windsor

Thursday

At 9:58 p.m., there was an accident on Augusta/Rockland Road.

 

Arrests

 

Augusta

Thursday

At 8:54 p.m., Paul Fazzi, 20, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant at Augusta District Court on State Street.

11:23 p.m., Gary S. Wallace, 45, of Augusta, was arrested on a probation hold by police responding to a report of disorderly conduct at Mid Maine Maintenance on Cedar Street.

1:36 p.m., David Wayne Berube Jr., 34, of Gardiner, was arrested on a charge of escape at the Kennebec County jail on State Street. Berube attempted to run away while in officers’ custody outside the jail. He was taken back into custody within moments and before leaving the jail parking lot, police said.

 

Randolph

Thursday

At 8:06 p.m., Joseph Anthony Stump, 26, of Farmingdale, was arrested on charges of theft and assault by police responding to shoplifting complaint at Goggins IGA on Water Street. Stump allegedly struck individuals who stopped him during the shoplifting attempt and held him until police arrived.


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