Short Sand Hill car chase ends with multiple charges for Augusta man

AUGUSTA — A man with a history of driving convictions led police on a short car chase Friday along Townsend Road and Northern Avenue before the officer stopped him on foot in the Sand Hill area.

Stephen Wright, 33, of Augusta, was arrested for eluding, driving to endanger, refusing to submit to arrest, operating after habitual-offender revocation and violation of bail conditions.

Officer Nate Walker recognized Wright while driving west on Townsend Road, Augusta police Sgt. Christopher Shaw said. Walker turned around and tried to stop the vehicle, but Wright refused to pull over, Shaw said.

Wright eventually tried getting out of his car on Kendall Street, and Walker stopped him on foot, Shaw said.

Shaw said Wright doesn’t have a valid driver’s license, and Augusta police had arrested him on his three prior convictions.

“We are very familiar,” Shaw said. “The officer recognized him immediately as he drove by. Knew the driver, knew the car.”

Shaw said Wright is being held in the Kennebec County jail.

AUGUSTA

Thursday

At 4:21 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Washington Street.

4:29 p.m., criminal threatening was reported on Northern Avenue.

5:08 p.m., traffic complaints were reported near the intersection of Mount Vernon Avenue and Bond Street.

6:40 p.m., criminal threatening was reported at Southern Kennebec Child Development Corp.’s Webster Center on Franklin Street.

6:51 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Water Street.

8:19 p.m., a hit-and-run accident was reported near the intersection of Senator Way and Western Avenue.

11:03 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Woodard Road.

11:18 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Water Street.

11:20 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Community Drive.

Friday

At 12:20 p.m., traffic complaints were reported on Water Street.

1:43 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported near Charlie’s Motor Mall on Western Avenue.

1:53 p.m., a theft offense was reported on Church Hill Road.

2:39 p.m., fraud offenses were reported at KeyBank on Whitten Road.

Albion

Friday

At 7:10 a.m., an unattended death was reported on Clark Road.

Benton

Thursday

At 5:24 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Benton Avenue

China

Friday

At 6:53 a.m., a traffic hazard was reported on Hanson Road.

Gardiner

Thursday

At 11:30 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Lincoln Avenue.

11:54 a.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on West Street.

2:30 p.m., a scam was reported on West Hill Road.

3:30 p.m., an adverse driving was reported on Dresden Avenue.

4:09 p.m., a burglary was reported on Highland Avenue.

9:53 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Winter Street.

Friday

At 2:33 a.m., an assault was reported on Blueberry Hill Lane.

Monmouth

Thursday

At 2:32 p.m., juvenile offenses were reported at Monmouth Academy on Academy Road.

7:47 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Cemetery Road.

Randolph

Thursday

At 4:50 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Kinderhook Street.

Vassalboro

Thursday

At 11:49 a.m., a traffic hazard was reported on U.S. Route 201.

3:42 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported at Maine Savings Federal Credit Union on Main Street.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

Thursday

At 1:59 a.m., Bobbie G. Edmonds, 39, of Augusta, was arrested on a probation hold and an assault charge by police responding to a report of disorderly conduct on Water Street.

Friday

At 3:12 p.m., Ashley A. Grazioso, of Augusta, was arrested on a warrant by police responding to a report of shoplifting at the Hannaford supermarket on Cony Street.

Pittston

Wednesday

At 11:23 a.m., Eric Walter Prosper, 23, of Fairfield, was arrested on warrant by police responding to a report of theft on Johnson Flat Road.

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