Police nab alleged shoplifters following foot chase

WATERVILLE — Police arrested a man and woman accused of shoplifting after a foot chase Thursday.

A Save-A-Lot store clerk called police at 4:47 p.m. and reported he was chasing the alleged shoplifters out of the store and down the street, Patrol Sgt. Alden Weigelt said.

Weigelt said the two police officers in the area arrested the suspects after chasing them on foot.

One officer found the accused man around Albert S. Hall School and chased him to a backyard between Park and Winter streets, where he was arrested.

The other officer found and arrested the woman around Handy Ma’am Housecleaning Service.

Police are not releasing the names of the alleged shoplifters or the arresting officers yet. The two people had not been charged with anything by early Thursday evening, and police are still

investigating to find out what might have been stolen.

IN CANAAN, Thursday at 3:43 p.m., harassment was reported on Tobey Road.
8:40 p.m., a report of domestic disturbance was investigated on Easy Street.

IN FAIRFIELD, Wednesday, at 7:34 a.m., reported theft was investigated on Skowhegan Road.
8:31 a.m., reported fraud was investigated on Winter Street.
4:49 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on North Street.
6:52 p.m., a civil complaint was investigated on Norridgewock Road.

IN FARMINGTON, Wednesday at 7:22 p.m., fraud was reported at Walmart on Wilton Road.

IN MADISON, Thursday at 9:03 a.m., theft was reported on Old Point Avenue.

IN MERCER, Thursday at 9:50 a.m., theft was reported on Harmony Lane.

IN OAKLAND, Wednesday, at 1:54 p.m., reported criminal mischief was investigated on McGrath Pond Road.

IN WATERVILLE, Wednesday at 9:42 a.m., harassment was reported on King Street.
10:12 a.m., trespassing was reported at Waterville Senior High School on Brooklyn Avenue.
11:19 a.m., a vehicle accident involving injury was reported on Chase Avenue.
12:03 p.m., threatening was reported on Canabas Avenue.
12:42 p.m., a shoplifter was reported at the Maine Smoke Shop on College Avenue.
2:18 p.m., a theft was reported at the Waterville Area Warming Center on Water Street.
2:25 p.m., a theft was reported on Summer Street.
5:34 p.m., a shoplifter was reported at Walmart, at Waterville Commons.
7:46 p.m., criminal mischief was reported on Summer Street.
8:17 p.m., juvenile offenses were reported on Grove Street.
9:28 p.m., threatening was reported on Oak Street.
10:42 p.m., an assault was reported at The Starting Line on College Avenue.

IN WINSLOW, Wednesday at 3:22 p.m., a weapon permit was issued to a resident of Clinton Avenue.
3:30 p.m., criminal trespassing was investigated on South Reynolds Road.

IN SKOWHEGAN, Friday at 11:25 a.m., a report of an abandoned motor vehicle was investigated on Notch Road.


IN CLINTON, Wednesday at 2:52 p.m., Norton Alton Thompson, 27, of 1476 Bangor Road, was summoned on a charge of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash on Bangor Road.
8:35 p.m., Jennifer Theresa Mann, 37, of 131 Horseback Road, was summoned on a charge of failure to register a vehicle, on Main Street.

IN FAIRFIELD, Thursday, at 1:01 a.m., Sahrajane Ann Brown, 28, of Maple Street, was issued a summons on a charge of operating while license suspended or revoked, on Western Avenue.


IN FAIRFIELD, Wednesday, at 10:18 p.m., Randy Lee Sargent, 32, of Norridgewock Road, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence — one prior, and operating while license is suspended or revoked, on Western Avenue.

IN OAKLAND, Wednesday, at 4:44 p.m., a 14-year-old boy from Oakland was arrested on a charge of assault, on High Street.

IN SOMERSET COUNTY, Friday at 12:40 a.m., Nathaniel Simmers, 27, of Pittsfield, was arrested on a warrant.
6:43 a.m., Jason Levi Goucher-Hewett, 27, of Wayne, was arrested on charges of operating after revocation, assault and probation revocation.

IN WATERVILLE, Thursday at 1:45 a.m., Eric Gray, 26, of 71 High St., No. 1, Fairfield, arrested on a warrant, on College Avenue.

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