VASSALBORO — A standoff between sheriff deputies and a Vassalboro man ended peacefully Monday when he left the home and agreed to go to the hospital.

The 32-year-old man was issued a summons charging him with the civil violation of creating a police standoff, said Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office. Reardon did not expect criminal charges to be brought.

Reardon said the man’s sister called police around 1 p.m. after she saw the man with a handgun inside his Cemetery Street home. She fled to safety and told police her brother had barricaded himself in the house and had a firearm. Reardon said the man had pushed furniture against the doors and covered the windows.

“We took great care in speaking to him and negotiating with him,” Reardon said. “It came to a very peaceful end.”

The standoff lasted about 90 minutes and ended when the man walked out of the home. The man was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center for evaluation.

“I don’t think he had any ill intent,” Reardon said. “It was very obvious to the deputies negotiating with him on the phone that he was having mental health issues.”

Reardon commended the men who brought about the peaceful resolution, which included Deputies Jeremy Day and Michael Bickford; Sgts. David Bucknam and Frank Hatch; and Cpl. K. Scott Mills.

“I can’t praise them enough,” Reardon said. “The deputies did a fantastic job.”

Augusta

Monday: At 4:17 p.m., there was a report of trespassing on Bridge Street.

4:32 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm on North Street.

5:20 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on West River Road.

5:36 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Old Winthrop Road.

7:34 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Myrtle Street.

8:53 p.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

9:49 p.m., there was a report of mischief on Water Street.

Tuesday: At 1:56 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Gage Street.

2:22 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Gage Street.

6:47 a.m., injury was reported after a crash at the intersection of Kendall Street and Northern Avenue.

6:58 a.m., there was an accident on Arsenal Street.

9:08 a.m., there was a report of mischief on Sewall Street.

Belgrade

Nov. 13: Police investigated a report of a stolen cellphone.

China

Monday: At 11:23 a.m., an alarm sounded on Shuman Road.

Dresden

Nov. 13: Police responded to a report that a handgun, hammer drill and drill bits were stolen from a vehicle.

Saturday: There was a report of a burglary.

Gardiner

Monday: At 1:50 p.m., threatening was reported on Lincoln Avenue.

4:12 p.m., theft was reported on Costello Road.

11:47 p.m., there was an accident on Brunswick Avenue.

Tuesday: At 5:30 a.m., there was an accident on Brunswick Avenue.

Hallowell

Tuesday: At 7:57 a.m., a hit-and-run crash was reported on Second Street.

Jefferson

Saturday: A 2011 Toyota Tundra being driven north on South Clary Road by a 30-year-old Jefferson man hit a deer.

Monmouth

Monday: At 8:11 p.m., there was an accident on Blue Road.

11:25 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Cobbossee Road.

Tuesday: At 6:59 a.m., there was an accident on Blue Road.

Randolph

Monday: At 3:27 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Water Street.

Readfield

Nov. 11: Police were called to Readfield after a woman said a man showed her a portion of a handgun as he took it from his sweatpants and put it under the seat of his car. Police talked to the man and found he had no gun.

Nov. 12: A local man called police to report his brother was sending people to his house to harass him and yell at him. The caller said his brother believes he is too controlling. Police told the caller to get a protection from harassment order through the court.

Friday: A local man called police after receiving harassing Facebook messages from an ex-girlfriend against whom he had a protection from abuse order. The woman denied sending the messages using a false profile.

Sidney

Saturday: There was a report of suspicious activity on West River Road after an unidentified vehicle backed out of a neighbors driveway and headed toward Augusta. Police responding to the call found two screens on the side of the garage had been cut.

Somerville

Saturday: A 2005 Chevrolet 1500 pickup being driven south on Valley Road by a 16-year-old Whitefield boy went out of control on a corner, left the road and hit an embankment. The truck rolled over and came to rest on its roof in the roadway.

Windsor

Tuesday: At 7:45 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Wingood Road.

Winthrop

Sunday: At 5:09 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

8:59 p.m., there was a report of an alcohol offense.

9:32 p.m., there was a report of an alcohol offense.

Monday: At 9:55 a.m., there was a report of theft.

9:13 a.m., there was a report of a burglary.

1:08 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up.

 

Arrests

Augusta

Tuesday: At 12:50 a.m., Leslie Kittredge, 23, of Whitefield, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence by police responding to a report of suspicious activity on Littlefield Street.

Manchester

Sunday: At 1 a.m., Frederick Estevez, 29, was charged with operating under the influence on U.S. Route 202. Police found Estevez after he allegedly hit another car with his at the West Gardiner toll booth.

Randolph

Monday: At 8:23 p.m., Jacob Essely McMillan, 19, of Gardiner, was arrested on warrants on Jones Street.

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