Motorist swerves to avoid deer, knocks out power in Augusta

AUGUSTA — A Spring Road crash Thursday night reportedly knocked out power to parts of the city.

Augusta Police Sgt. Christopher Shaw said the crash occurred around 6:55 p.m. when Bruce Morgan, 47, of Augusta, saw a deer run onto the road. Morgan swerved his 2001 Toyota Tundra to the right to avoid the deer and went into a ditch where he hit a utility pole. The impact split the pole in two, Shaw said.

No injuries were reported, but Shaw said the crash interrupted power to parts of the city. Shaw was unsure how many customers were affected or for how long. The Central Maine Power website indicated at the time of the outage that several streets were affected for about 90 minutes. CMP officials did not return a message Friday seeking comment.

There are no charges associated with the crash, police said.

Augusta

Thursday

At 8:34 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Cony High School on Pierce Drive.

9:31 a.m., fraud was reported on Gilman Street.

9:55 a.m., a disturbance was reported at Cony High School on Pierce Drive.

10 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on Civic Center Drive.

10:22 a.m., a 30-year-old Augusta man was charged with assault at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.

10:41 a.m., trespassing was reported on Trueworthy Avenue.

11:21 a.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Hicks Road.

12:07 p.m., there was an accident on Capitol Street.

2:40 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary at PJ’s on Water Street.

3:36 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Washington Street.

4:40 p.m., theft was reported at Kohls on Stephen King Drive.

5:24 p.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle.

5:27 p.m., there was an accident on Mount Vernon Avenue.

5:46 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Northern Avenue.

7:02 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Shelly Rose Photography on Water Street.

8:12 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

9:21 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at MaineGeneral Medical Center on East Chestnut Street.

Friday

At 12:04 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Glenridge Drive.

1:45 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Court Street.

8:09 a.m., there was an accident on Cony Circle.

8:33 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on Sanford Road.

10:14 a.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run accident on Western Avenue.

12:08 p.m., there was an accident on Eastern Avenue.

1:08 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Civic Center Drive.

1:54 p.m., there was a hit-and-run accident on Gaywalk Street.

2:52 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Hospital Street.

3:05 p.m., there was an accident on Winthrop Street.

3:33 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle parked outside Ruby Tuesdays on Stephen King Drive.

4:07 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

4:41 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Kohls on Stephen King Drive.

4:54 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Stone Street.

4:58 p.m., there was an accident on Stone Street.

Belgrade

Thursday

At 1:50 p.m., there was an accident on Route 27.

Farmingdale

Thursday

At 6:05 p.m., a liquor law violation was reported at Hall-Dale High School on Maple Street.

Friday

At 8:01 a.m., mischief was reported on Pleasant Ridge Drive.

Fayette

Thursday

At 11:08 a.m., mischief was reported on Fayette Corner Road.

Gardiner

Thursday

At 10:51 a.m., a 15-year-old was charged with marijuana possession at Gardiner Area High School on West Hill Road.

1:28 p.m., there was an accident on Cobbossee Avenue.

2:04 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Highland Avenue.

8:42 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Laura E. Richards School on Brunswick Avenue.

9:27 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity at Hannaford on Maine Avenue.

Litchfield

Thursday

At 3:43 p.m., a vehicle reported stolen was recovered by police.

Manchester

Thursday

At 3:22 p.m., theft was reported at O&P Glass on South Road.

Friday

At 4:06 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Bowdoin Street.

Monmouth

Thursday

At 7:23 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Main Street.

Wayne

Thursday

At 1:03 a.m., an assault was reported on Strickland Ferry Road.

West Gardiner

Thursday

At 4:08 p.m., a burglary was reported on Hilltop Drive.

Winthrop

Thursday

At 11:55 a.m., a 34-year-old Jay woman was charged with theft on Town Hall Lane.

Arrests

Augusta

Thursday

At 11:16 a.m., Dana James Lemire, 45, of Dunbarton, N.H., was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence by police responding to a report of suspicious activity at American Eagle Outfitters on Stephen King Drive.

Friday

At 12:58 p.m., Nina P. Charczenko, 47, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant at the University of Maine Augusta’s Jewett Hall on Jewett Drive.

2:20 p.m., Jessica Ann Hans, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant and charged with theft by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

Farmingdale

Thursday

At 8:38 p.m., Thomas William Wyatt, 43, of Farmingdale, was arrested on a charge of terrorizing by police responding to a threatening complaint on Litchfield Drive.

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