Couple arrested after downtown Hallowell disturbance, alleged officer-shoving

HALLOWELL — A young area couple, including a former Cony High School baseball standout, were arrested after an altercation outside a bar early Sunday morning, police said.

Hallowell police responded to a report of intoxicated people near Higher Grounds, a bar at 119 Water St., at 12:11 a.m. Sunday. Eric Nason, the city’s police chief, said Miranda Savage, 21, of Manchester, had been kicked out of the bar for being disorderly.

But “unfortunately, she kept the party going on outside” and was yelling a lot, Nason said.

While Officer Kristal Clark was arresting Savage on a disorderly conduct charge, Nason said Savage’s boyfriend, Charles Partridge, 22, of Augusta, pushed Clark, leading to his arrest on charges of assault and obstruction of government administration.

Partridge, a 2010 Cony graduate, made the Maine Sunday Telegram’s all-state baseball team his senior year and went on to play baseball at the University of Southern Maine.

A business-marketing student there, he interned at the Maine Department of Labor this past summer, according to a news release. Savage is a 2010 graduate of Maranacook Community High School.

AUGUSTA

SUNDAY: At 5:40 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported at PetSmart on Crossing Way.

5:45 p.m., a motor-vehicle accident causing damage was reported at the intersection of State and Green streets.

MONDAY: At 4:46 a.m., a motor vehicle accident causing damage was reported on North Belfast Avenue.

7:31 a.m., a motor vehicle accident causing damage was reported at the intersection of State and Capitol streets.

7:31 a.m., a motor vehicle accident causing damage was reported on Eastern Avenue.

8:49 a.m., burglary from a motor vehicle was reported on Washington Street.

10:46 a.m., shoplifting was reported at the Maine Smoke Shop on Western Avenue.

3:32 p.m., a burglary in progress was reported on Gage Street.

ARRESTS

SUNDAY: At 10:20 p.m., police responded to a disturbance on State Street. Tyler Wayne Robinson, 24, of Augusta, was arrested and charged with violating a condition of release.