Waterville man hurt in Augusta crash

AUGUSTA — A Waterville man was taken to the hospital after a crash that snarled traffic on Western Avenue Monday evening.

Derek Auger, 24, was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta to be treated for head and mouth injuries after hitting his head on the windshield and steering wheel, said Augusta Police Sgt. Christopher Shaw. None of the injuries were believed to be life threatening.

The crash occurred around 5:50 p.m., as Auger was driving a Pontiac Grand Am west on Western Avenue. A 1994 Dodge Spirit driven by 45-year-old Tammy Harris, of Readfield, stopped in front of Auger, who hit the Spirit from behind, Shaw said. Auger told police he didn’t notice the stopped car because he looked down briefly while driving.

The crash slowed traffic on the busy road for some time. Eastbound drivers were diverted around the crash through the CCI Solutions parking lot. Westbound drivers were diverted into the eastbound lane.

AUGUSTA

Monday

At 8 a.m., there was an accident on Water Street.

10:15 a.m., shoplifting was reported at Aubuchon Hardware on Bangor Street.

10:30 a.m., a 35-year-old Augusta man was charged with theft by police responding to a complaint at J&S convenience store on Mount Vernon Avenue.

10:57 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Glenridge Drive.

11:34 a.m., there was a trespass complaint at the Maine Smoke Shop on Western Avenue.

2:03 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at Motivational Services on Middle Street.

2:50 p.m., a domestic disturbance was reported on Water Street.

5:13 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Maine Municipal Bond Bank on Community Drive.

6:20 p.m., theft was reported on Jefferson Street.

6:22 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

6:36 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Target on Crossing Way.

7:07 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at AC Moore on Crossing Way.

10:04 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Parkwood Drive.

11:32 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Littlefield Street.

11:52 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Quality Inn & Suites Maine Evergreen Motel on Whitten Road.

Tuesday

At 6:37 a.m., there was a report of mischief on Sewall Street.

FARMINGDALE

Monday

At 3:04 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Maine Avenue.

9:30 p.m., threatening was reported on Whitney Street.

Tuesday

At 1:21 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded at NAPA Auto Parts on Maine Avenue.

GARDINER

Monday

At 12:01 p.m., a burglar alarm sounded at Pine State Beverages on Enterprise Avenue.

HALLOWELL

Monday

At 10:18 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Town Farm Road and Winthrop Street.

7:57 p.m., theft was reported on Winthrop Street.

MONMOUTH

Monday

At 2:15 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of North Main Street and U.S. Route 202.

2:39 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of U.S. Route 202 and Old Lewiston Road.

READFIELD

Monday

At 10:49 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Winthrop Road.

ROME

Monday

At 10:10 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on West Point Lane.

SIDNEY

Monday

At 10:41 a.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Hide A Way Drive.

WHITEFIELD

July 10

There was a report of a stolen bicycle.

WINTHROP

Sunday

At 6:35 p.m., there was a report of intoxication.
Monday

At 10:20 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

10:25 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

Arrests

AUGUSTA

Monday

At 4:05 p.m., Matthew Jacob Elston, 23, of Augusta, was arrested on charges of criminal threatening and violating conditions of release by police responding to a complaint on Spring Street.

6:11 p.m., Damon Robert Freeman, 21, of Winthrop, was arrested on charges of theft and violating conditions of release by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at Hannaford on Cony Street.

SOMERVILLE

Thursday

Danielle M. Gerrard, 26, of Somerville, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault on Turner Ridge Road.

VASSALBORO

July 8

Dennis Cash, 20, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault by police responding to a complaint on Pit Road.

Robert Greig, 28, was arrested on charges of burglary, theft and violating conditions of release by police responding to a complaint on Seaward Mills Road. The homeowner reportedly returned home to find Greig walking out of his house with a change jar. Greig handed the jar to the homeowner before getting in his vehicle and leaving, according to police. A diamond ring worth about $5,000 is still missing, according to police.

WHITEFIELD

July 10

Lori Batchelder, 48, of Whitefield, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault on Doyle Road.

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