Fight injures intruder, homeowner’s partner

PALERMO — A resident of a Carrs Corner Road home battled an out-of-control intruder early Wednesday morning, and the resulting injuries sent both men to separate hospitals, police said.

Deputy Chief Jeffery Trafton of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office said the sound of smashing glass awoke the homeowner and her male partner just after 4 a.m. Wednesday, and they found an intruder in their home.

“It resulted in a physical confrontation between the intruder and the homeowner’s male partner,” Trafton said. “The intruder had to be restrained. Luckily the complainant has a relative who is a Maine state trooper who lives about a mile away, and members of her family called him and he was first on scene. It took the trooper and deputies to restrain this young man because of the condition he was in.”

Trafton said investigators suspect — but have not confirmed — that the home invader was on the drug known as bath salts, “because his behavior was so erratic.”

The homeowner was not injured, he said, and the man who had fought the intruder was taken to a local hospital with injuries.

Trafton identified the intruder only as a 30-year-old man from Knox, and would not provide the suspect’s name because charges had not been filed. The man remained at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta on Wednesday afternoon, Trafton said.



At 4:18 p.m., liquor law violations were reported at Viles Arboretum on Hospital Street.

6:37 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Sturgis Lane.

7:10 p.m., a fire alarm sounded on Court Street.

7:15 p.m., a 54-year-old Augusta man was charged with assault by police responding to a report of disorderly conduct at Motivational Services on Winthrop Street.

7:43 p.m., there was as report of a suicide attempt on Middle Street.

9:17 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Petco on Whitten Road.

10:11 p.m., threatening was reported at Bread of Life Ministries’ family house on Hospital Street.

10:27 p.m., there was an accident at Cumberland Farms on Mount Vernon Avenue.


At 12:28 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Water Street.

1:08 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at the Bridge Street Tavern.

10:10 a.m., theft was reported on Spring Road.

11:09 a.m., a panic alarm was reported at the Easy Breathing Clinic on Memorial Drive.

11:35 a.m., there was an accident on Civic Center Drive.

12:12 p.m., a traffic light problem was reported at the intersection of Bangor and Quimby streets.



At 1:09 p.m., harassment was reported on Louden Street.



At 3:02 p.m., a 21-year-old Augusta woman was summoned for theft at Reny’s Department Store on Water Street.



At 9:14 a.m., there was an accident on Vaughan Road.



At 1:01 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Plains Road.

5:22 p.m., assault was reported on Center Road.



At 11:18 a.m., threatening was reported on Main Street.

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