Firefighters warn drivers: Watch for trick-or-treaters

AUGUSTA — Augusta firefighters are urging drivers and parents to use caution Halloween night as youngsters make the rounds collecting candy.

Deputy Chief David Groder said drivers should move a little more slowly and be vigilant in looking for children walking along and across streets and roads.

Groder urged parents to outfit costumes with reflective outer wear to increase visibility to drivers. Each trick-or-treater should carry a working flashlight with fresh batteries, Groder said. It also is important that children wear costumes that do not restrict their vision.

Those who use lights to illuminate the inside of a pumpkin outside their homes should use a battery-operated light rather than a candle to prevent a flame from coming in contact with the costumes of those seeking treats.

“It’s always a good practice to check the collection of goodies for open or broken wrappers in the event someone has an ill intention,” Groder said.

Augusta

Monday: At 11:02 a.m., criminal mischief was reported on Commercial Street.

11:12 a.m., a motor vehicle crash was reported at Walmart on Civic Center Drive.

11:27 a.m., a motor vehicle crash was reported on Cony Circle.

12:44 p.m., harassment was reported on Crosby Street

1:23 p.m., a motor vehicle crash was reported near Walgreens pharmacy on Water Street.

2:41 p.m., criminal mischief was reported at the Dollar Tree store on Western Avenue.

2:51 p.m., a theft offense was reported at Charlie’s Collision Center on Western Avenue.

2:54 p.m., a past burglary was reported on Laurel Street.

2:59 p.m., harassment was reported at Cony High School on Pierce Drive.

4:14 p.m., harassment was reported on Townsend Street.

5:02 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported at Damon’s Quick Stop on Civic Center Drive.

5:07 p.m., criminal trespassing was reported at Friendly’s restaurant on Western Avenue.

11:41 p.m., criminal trespassing was reported at Hampton Inn on Western Avenue.

Tuesday: At 12:55 a.m., a fire alarm was reported on Court Street.

8:27 a.m., a burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on Leighton Road.

9:15 a.m., harassment was reported on Outlet Road.

10:08 a.m., criminal mischief was reported on Gage Street.

10:48 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Weston Street.

11:03 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on Bangor Street.

11:09 a.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on North Street.

12:01 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

12:09 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

1:47 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Capitol Street.

2:01 p.m., there was an accident on Community Drive.

3:26 p.m., there was an accident on North Belfast Avenue.

4:19 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Arsenal Street.

4:26 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Boothby Street.

Gardiner

Monday: At 4:19 p.m., threatening was reported on Beech Street.

4:48 p.m., threatening was reported on Bridge Street.

5:31 p.m., a motor vehicle accident was reported on Main Avenue.

Hallowell

Monday: At 11:01 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported at Hall-Dale Elementary School on Garden Lane.

3:43 p.m., city ordinance violations were reported at the Hallowell Police Department on Winthrop Street.

Tuesday: At 9:13 a.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Water Street.

12:26 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Boynton’s on Water Street.

Litchfield

Tuesday: At 5:28 a.m., a motor vehicle crash was reported on Richmond Road.

Manchester

Monday: At 5:12 p.m., a motor vehicle crash was reported on Puddledock Road.

8:06 p.m., a motor vehicle crash was reported at the intersection of Readfield and Worthing roads.

Monmouth

Tuesday: At 7:47 a.m., harassment was reported on Cemetery Road.

Readfield

Monday: At 6:56 p.m., a burglar alarm was reported at Readfield Town Office on Old Kents Hill Road.

Sidney

Monday: At 3:03 p.m., a motor vehicle crash was reported on Pond Road.

Winthrop

Sunday: At 5:23 p.m., there was a report of a weapons offense.

Monday: At 6:47 a.m., there was an accident.

Arrests

Monday: At 2:16 p.m. in Augusta, Antoine Roberson, 39, of Augusta, was arrested on charges of violating condition of release, criminal mischief, unlawful possession of scheduled drug and on three warrants by police at the intersection of Washington and York streets.