Firefighters contain damage in Dresden
DRESDEN — Firefighters from several communities were able to save a Middle Road home Tuesday after fire broke out in the basement.
Dresden Fire Chief Gerald Lilly said the single-story, ranch-style home at 729 Middle Road sustained significant smoke damage but was salvageable.
“It was a very good stop,” Lilly said.
Town records indicate the home is owned by Robert Armstrong.
The fire was reported around 11 a.m. Firefighters from Wiscasset, Alna, Woolwich, West Bath and Richmond joined Dresden firefighters in fighting the blaze, Lilly said.
He was unsure whether the home is inhabitable or how many people live there.
Crews remained at the scene for several hours.

Augusta
Monday
At 4:38 p.m., theft was reported at Gray Birch Nursing Care on Gray Birch Drive.
6:21 p.m., theft was reported on South Belfast Avenue.
7:29 p.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run accident on Cony Circle.
8:15 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Old Belgrade Road.
Tuesday
At 9:36 a.m., Jason Frank Jones, 33, of Augusta, was charged with leaving the scene of a property-damage accident and operating after suspension by police responding to a report of a hit-and-run crash on Riverside Drive.
9:42 a.m., there was an accident on Anthony Avenue.
9:46 a.m., there was an accident on Bangor Street.
11:40 a.m., theft was reported at the Comfort Inn on Civic Center Drive.
11:50 a.m., theft was reported on State Street.
12:53 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Water and Bond streets.
1:33 p.m., injury was reported after a crash at the intersection of Cony Street and Cony Road.
1:47 p.m., fraud was reported at Kennebec Valley Federal Credit Union on West River Road.
3:15 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Cross and Stone streets.

Chelsea
Monday
At 2:49 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Togus Road.

China
Monday
At 3:54 p.m., theft was reported at Lakeside Country Store on Lakeview Drive.
6:55 p.m., theft was reported on Hanson Road.

Gardiner
April 30
A 19-year-old man was charged with speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop on Interstate 95.
Monday
At 11:28 a.m., there was an accident on Maine Avenue.
4:06 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Old Brunswick Road.
8:46 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Brunswick Avenue.
Tuesday
At 4:28 a.m., a person was reported missing from Highland Avenue.

Hallowell
Monday
At 5:44 p.m., mischief was reported on Central Street.

Monmouth
Monday
At 9:56 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Anderson Road.

Sidney
Thursday
A 27-year-old man was charged with operating after suspension and possession of drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop for erratic operation on Interstate 95.

Winthrop
Sunday
At 10:01 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.
Monday
At 12:22 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.
1:51 p.m., there was a report of an assault.

Arrests
Augusta
April 30
Dominic Pomerleau, 19, of Augusta, was arrested on charges of possession of scheduled drugs, burglary, theft and criminal mischief by police investigating an April 7 burglary. Police said they found several dirty syringes while searching the car in which Pomerleau had been riding. The stolen property was recovered later at an Augusta business.
Monday
At 10:32 p.m., Bunravy Say, 31, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence by police responding to a traffic complaint on New England Road. The arrest came just three hours after Say was issued a summons charging him with leaving the scene of a property-damage accident after a report of a hit-and-run crash on New England Road.

Belgrade
Saturday
Christopher Cote, of Mount Vernon, was arrested on a warrant and a charge of operating after suspension during a traffic stop on Route 27.

Manchester
May 1
Alicia Thompson, 28, was charged with domestic-violence assault by police responding to a complaint on Pete’s Way.

Sidney
Thursday
Gary Sirois, 66, was arrested on a terrorizing charge after reportedly threatening to run another man off the road and shoot him.

Whitefield
Friday
Samantha A. Trahan, 21, of Whitefield, was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief on Hilton Road.

Winthrop
Monday
At 2:21 p.m., Robert Drew Lunt, 25, of Ashaway, R.I., was arrested on a charge of operating without a license on Metcalf Road.

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