Winthrop man arrested at  hospital following altercation

WINTHROP — Police arrested Gilbert Lee Gagne, 46, of Winthrop, early Wednesday morning at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta after taking him there for treatment.

Police had responded to a report of a family fight on Winthrop Center Road, where they found Gagne in the basement.

“Officers ended up finding him hiding in the basement by following a blood trail,” Winthrop Police Chief Joseph Young said Thursday. “He was injured when he broke into his own house.”

Young said they brought Gagne to the Augusta hospital for treatment before arresting him.

Gagne made an initial appearance via video link in Waterville District Court and is being held in the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $2,560 bail on charges of domestic-violence assault and obstructing report of a crime. He also is being held without bail on a charge of violating probation.


Hallowell’s newest cruiser in accident

HALLOWELL — The city’s newest police cruiser sustained minor damage in a traffic accident early Thursday on Water Street in front of Bolley’s Famous Franks.

Police Chief Eric Nason said the damage estimate was more than $1,100, and the cruiser remains operable.

Nason said Hallowell Police Officer William Ellis was driving the 2013 black Ford sedan south on Water Street when he saw something on the left side. He stopped, and as he backed up for another look, someone backed out of a private driveway and the two vehicles collided.

The cruiser was damaged on the rear of the passenger side, and the other vehicle sustained damage on the driver’s side rear panel, Nason said.

A Kennebec Sheriff’s Office deputy investigated the crash. The deputy’s report was incomplete as of early Thursday afternoon, according to Chief Deputy Everett Flannery.


Nason said he requested a damage estimate from the other vehicle owner. No citations were issued.

The most recent previous accident involving a Hallowell police cruiser occurred in December 2010.



At 4:25 p.m., a caller from Fortinville Road reported criminal trespassing.

5:04 p.m., a caller from Pine View Estates, Capitol Street, reported criminal mischief.


5:26 p.m., a Crosby Street caller reported criminal mischief.

7:33 p.m., a Willow Street caller reported harassment.

10:01 p.m., a caller reported shoplifting at Shaw’s supermarket on Western Avenue.

11:12 p.m., a 23-year-old Manchester man was summoned on a charge of operating under the influence after a report of a motor vehicle accident at Mount Vernon Avenue and Kayla Lane.

11:37 p.m., a caller from Mobil on the Run, Bangor Street, reported shoplifting.



At 7:14 a.m., a caller from J&M Camper Sales, Civic Center Drive, reported a past burglary.

8:20 a.m., a caller from Auto Part International, Edison Drive, reported a theft.

11:16 a.m., a theft was reported at Charlie’s Motor Mall.

11:51 a.m., a theft was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

12:18 a.m., a theft was reported at the Hannaford supermarket on Cony Street.

12:43 p.m., a burglary in progress was reported on Washington Street.


12:55 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported at the Career Center on Enterprise Drive.

1:36 p.m., a theft was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

2:12 p.m., a theft was reported at Uplift Inc. on Summer Street.

2:18 p.m., a hit-and-run accident was reported at the Irving station on Western Avenue.

2:52 p.m., a disturbance was reported at Crisis and Counseling on Caldwell Road.

2:59 p.m., theft was reported at the Hannaford supermarket on Cony Street.


3:06 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Stone Street.



At 1:17 p.m., a Water Street caller reported a theft.




At 12:40 a.m., a 19-year-old Winthrop woman was summoned on a charge of operating after license suspension/revocation. She was stopped on Bowdoin Street.

4:21 p.m., an accident involving property damage was reported on Route 41.

5:41 p.m., a traffic offense was reported on Main Street.

10:29 p.m., a suspicious person was reported on Wedgewood Road.


At 2 a.m., a traffic hazard was reported on Memorial Drive.


6:52 a.m., an accident involving property damage was reported on Main Street.




At 12:51 p.m., Jason L. Leavitt, 44, of Mapleton, was arrested on a warrant.


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