Pittston woman hurt in turnpike crash

LITCHFIELD — A Pittston woman was taken by ambulance to a Lewiston hospital Wednesday after her 2012 Ford Focus hit a guardrail head-on in the southbound lane of the Maine Turnpike near mile marker 94 at about 5 p.m.

The accident left debris in the southbound travel lane and shoulder and the lanes were closed to traffic for about 40 minutes.

Trooper Lee Vanadestine, who investigated the crash, said Thursday that Helen Raymond, 65, apparently had a diabetic reaction just before the accident.

He said she was treated for minor injuries at the Central Maine Medical Center.

The crash caused extensive damage to the guardrail, Vanadestine said, adding that Maine Turnpike Authority crews were doing repairs Thursday morning.


At least one injured in three-vehicle crash

AUGUSTA — At least one person was injured in a three-vehicle crash reported at 6:31 a.m. Thursday at Western Avenue and Whitten Road. Augusta Rescue took one victim to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

Sgt. Vicente Morris, of the Augusta Police Department, said two vehicles were towed from the scene and one of the motorists involved was issued a summons for inadequate tires.

More information on the crash was unavailable late Thursday.

Alleged house burglar arrested on Green St.

AUGUSTA — Police responding to a report of a Green Street burglary about 6 a.m. Tuesday didn’t have to look far for a suspect.


Kevin Johnson, 38, of Augusta, remained behind bars at the Kennebec County jail Thursday following his arrest on charges of burglary, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and refusing to submit to arrest.

“He was apprehended only feet away from the home by responding officers who saw him hanging out of the window as he was breaking into the home and stealing items,” said Sgt. Vicente Morris, who noted that people were home during those burglary attempts.

Johnson is being held in lieu of $250 bail and a Maine PreTrial Services contract.

Morris said Johnson is a suspect in a couple of other attempted burglaries in the same neighborhood.




At 2:56 p.m., a caller from Route 27 reported a theft.



At 2:23 p.m., a caller from Center Road reported criminal mischief.




At 5:25 p.m., a Readfield Road caller reported theft.



At 5:02 p.m., Alyshia Moody, 29, of China, was arrested on a warrant at the Augusta Police Department, Union Street.

5:07 p.m., Dylan S. Karczewski, 20, of Augusta was arrested on a warrant at the Kennebec County jail. He was charged with violating bail conditions.



At 5:42 p.m., Mark Alan Grant, 47, of Litchfield, was arrested on Ford Lane and charged with violation of a protective order.

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