Police: Alcohol may have been factor in Route 17 motorcycle crash Friday

WASHINGTON — Police said they think alcohol was a factor in a Friday night motorcycle crash on Route 17 that injured a 51-year-old Union man.

It’s unknown what caused Steven Sanner to lose control of his 1988 Harley-Davidson and crash, according to a release from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. An investigation is ongoing.

The sheriff’s office was notified about 10:20 p.m. Friday after a passer-by found Sanner on the ground near 468 Augusta Road, according to Chief Deputy Tim Carroll.

Carroll said Sanner was not wearing a helmet.

Sanner was taken by ambulance to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport with neck and head injuries and later transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Information about his condition was unavailable Saturday.

AUGUSTA

FRIDAY

At 4:12 p.m., a 60-year-old woman was summoned on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer by police responded to a report of shoplifting at Walmart Supercenter on Civic Center Drive.

4:42 p.m., theft was reported at the Augusta Police Department on Union Street.

5:39 p.m., traffic complaints were reported near exit 113 of Interstate 95.

5:45 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

6:28 p.m., an assault was reported on Maple Street.

6:31 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on New England Road.

9:00 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Walmart Supercenter on Civic Center Drive.

10:17 p.m., city ordinance violations were reported on Water Street.

10:17 p.m., traffic complaints were reported near Dairy Queen on Civic Center Drive.

10:31 p.m., traffic complaints were reported on Hospital Street.

10:57 p.m., an assault was reported on East Crescent Street.

11:23 p.m., harassment was reported on Green Street.

SATURDAY

At 1:30 a.m., criminal threatening was reported at the Cumberland Farms convenience store on Mount Vernon Avenue.

2:04 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

2:06 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on West Crescent Street.

2:22 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Buena Vista Drive.

5:19 a.m., sex offenses were reported on Jefferson Street.

6:16 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Water Street.

10:14 a.m., theft was reported on Court Street.

11:41 a.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Northern Avenue.

12:06 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Motel 6 on Edison Drive.

1:02 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and Interstate 95.

1:06 p.m., harassment was reported on Water Street.

1:56 p.m., harassment was reported on Willow Street.

1:59 p.m., traffic complaints were reported near the Hannafard supermarket on Whitten Road.

2:01 p.m., burglary from a motor vehicle was reported at Cumberland Farms convenience store on Mount Vernon Avenue.

2:44 p.m., traffic complaints were reported near the intersection of Water and Bridge streets.

2:51 p.m., traffic complaints were reported near Dick’s Sporting Goods on Stephen King Drive.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

FRIDAY

At 4:25 p.m., Scott Stuart Shepherd, 49, of Augusta, was arrested on charges of violating probation and disorderly conduct by police responding to a report of disorderly conduct on State Street.

4:39 p.m., Ashley Charpentier, 26, of Somerville, was arrested on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, violating conditions of release and on three arrest warrants.

SATURDAY

At 2:23 p.m., James Michael Dieh, of Fort White, Fla., was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and refusing to sign a criminal summons by police responding to traffic complaints at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant on Western Avenue.

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