AUGUSTA — A city man was taken to the hospital Tuesday after the car he was driving reportedly pulled in front of a sport-utility vehicle on South Belfast Avenue.

Larry Blackston, 41, was taken by ambulance to the hospital after complaining of back pain, said Augusta Police Sgt. Christopher Shaw. The injuries were not believed to be life threatening.

Neither the driver of the other vehicle, Lisa Tamburo, 39, of Windsor, nor her passengers, ages 7 and 9, were injured, Shaw said.

The crash occurred around 5:30 p.m., as Blackston was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Impala east on South Belfast Avenue. Blackston, making a left turn onto Bolton Hill Road, turned into the path of Tamburo’s 2002 Nissan Pathfinder, which was westbound on South Belfast Avenue. The Pathfinder hit the Impala broadside.

WINTHROP — A local man who disappeared last month has returned to his family.

Joshua Dutch, 33, contacted his family from Hanover, N.H., on Sept. 25, according to Winthrop Police Capt. Ryan Frost.

Dutch had been missing since Sept. 15 and police feared for his safety because of a note left for his family and the fact he left his Stanley Road home without a vehicle or belongings.

Frost said Dutch has received medical care since rejoining his family, who went to New Hampshire to pick him up after he called.

His disappearance kicked off a weekend-long search that included Winthrop police and firefighters as well as Maine wardens and state police.

Dutch was spotted that same weekend in Farmington by an off-duty Franklin County sheriff’s deputy.

AUGUSTA

TUESDAY

At 4 p.m., fraud was reported on Winthrop Street.

4:13 p.m., terrorizing was reported on lees Court.

5:10 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Ronclli Apartments on State Street.

5:13 p.m., shoplifting was reported on Civic Center Drive.

6:36 p.m., an assault was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

8:51 p.m., terrorizing was reported on State Street.

9:44 p.m., fraud was reported on Main Street.

WEDNESDAY

At 1:43 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Crosby Street.

8:57 a.m., theft was reported at Cumberland Farms on Mount Vernon Avenue.

10:21 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Interstate 95.

11:33 a.m., a burglary was reported at The Inn at City Hall on Cony Street.

12:17 p.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

12:32 p.m., theft was reported at Walgreens on Water Street.

1:01 p.m., theft was reported on Newland Avenue.

1:58 p.m., intoxicated people were reported at the Department of Health & Human Services on Anthony Avenue.

2:43 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Church Hill Road.

2:45 p.m., terrorizing was reported at Dr. Daniel Benson’s office on Spruce Street.

2:52 p.m., there was an accident at Civic Center Drive and Interstate 95.

2:54 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at Bond Brook Recreation Area on Winthrop Street.

2:57 p.m., a recent burglary was reported on Forest Avenue.

3:33 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at the Motivational Service’s Sunrise House on North Belfast Avenue.

BELGRADE

TUESDAY

10:02 a.m., a person was reported missing from Rainbow Road.

FARMINGDALE

TUESDAY

At 4:05 p.m., theft was reported on Litchfield Road.

GARDINER

TUESDAY

At 9:59 a.m., there was an accident on Route 126.

7:25 p.m., suspicious activity was reported at the Gardiner Common on School Street.

9:28 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on River Road.

HALLOWELL

TUESDAY

At 4:49 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on Cable Road.

10:38 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm The Ledges Street.

LITCHFIELD

TUESDAY

At 10:42 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Plains Road.

WEDNESDAY

At 3:18 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Gowell’s Store on Richmond Road.

MANCHESTER

TUESDAY

At 5:34 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Pond Road.

WEDNESDAY

At 6:13 a.m., suspicious activity was reported at the YMCA on Granite Hill Road.

MONMOUTH

TUESDAY

At 4:36 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Colony Lane.

READFIELD

TUESDAY

At 5:37 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Morrill Road.

SIDNEY

TUESDAY

At 10:51 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Scenic Drive.

WEST GARDINER

TUESDAY

At 5:19 p.m., sex offenses were reported on Lewiston Road.

Arrests

HALLOWELL

TUESDAY

At 12:51 p.m., Melissa Douglass, 46, of Hallowell, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. Douglass was arrested on Second Street after reportedly being involved in two crashes, one of which occurred at the intersection of Crossing Way and Western Avenue in Augusta, and leaving the scenes.

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