Driver hurt in crash; family escapes injury

A Monmouth man was flown to a Lewiston hospital, but his family was unhurt, after a Tuesday morning crash on Route 132.

Shawn Schultz, 37, was taken by a LifeFlight helicopter to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston with a leg injury, said Monmouth Police Chief Kevin Mulherin. The injury was not believed to be life-threatening.

The crash occurred around 6 a.m. on Route 132 shortly after Schultz and his family crossed the Wales town line into Monmouth.

“We believe he fell asleep,” Mulherin said.

The Honda Pilot drifted off the road and hit a large tree, trapping Schultz inside his vehicle, Mulherin said. Schultz’s wife and their three children, two of whom were in car seats, were able to get out of the car unassisted. All suffered minor bumps and bruises, Mulherin said.

Mulherin said a report did not indicate how long Schultz was trapped inside the vehicle.

The family was returning from Pennsylvania and were asleep at the time of the crash.

“That’s probably why nobody else was hurt except for bumps and bruises,” Mulherin said.

The Pilot was destroyed.

Route 132 was reduced to one lane in the area as crews tended to the injured and removed the vehicle.

Mulherin said no charges were filed in connection with the crash.

AUGUSTA

Monday at 4:38 p.m., shoplifting was reported at Kmart on Western Avenue.

7:28 p.m., there was a report of a burglary from a vehicle on Union Street.

7:42 p.m., trespassing was reported at the Hannaford supermarket on Cony Street.

7:48 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Water Street.

8:19 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary at Bread of Life Ministries on Boothby Street.

8:40 p.m., there was a report of a recent burglary on Riverside Drive.

9:20 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Riverside Drive.

9:49 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

Tuesday at 12:23 a.m., a disturbance was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

12:24 a.m., trespassing was reported on Valley Street.

12:43 a.m., there was an accident in the northbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 114.

5:39 a.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Mount Vernon Avenue.

6:29 a.m., there was an accident on Western Avenue.

7:13 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Mount Vernon Avenue.

7:22 a.m., there was a trespass complaint on Northern Avenue.

BELGRADE

Monday at 6:31 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on Augusta Road.

CHINA

Monday at 3:02 p.m., there was a report of terrorizing on Wings Road.

GARDINER

Monday at 10:14 a.m., theft was reported on Libby Hill Road.

10:54 p.m., a disturbance was reported on Brunswick Avenue.

11:38 p.m., there was a report of a disturbance.

HALLOWELL

Monday at 8:41 p.m., there was an accident on Vaughan Road.

10:29 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Water Street.

JEFFERSON

Tuesday there was a report of slashed vehicle tires. The estimated damage was $300.

LITCHFIELD

Monday at 1:01 p.m., theft was reported on Maxwell Road.

5:32 p.m., theft was reported on Town Farm Road.

10:26 p.m., there was a noise complaint on Ferrin Road.

MONMOUTH

Monday at 6:12 p.m., a 48-year-old Winthrop man was charged with displaying a fictitious inspection sticker during a traffic stop on Waugan Road.

READFIELD

Monday at 10:14 a.m., injury was reported after a crash on Route 17.

SIDNEY

Monday at 1:51 p.m., there was a report of two goats on the side of Interstate 95 near mile marker 122.

5:07 p.m., there was a report of a driver operating erratically in the southbound lane of Interstate 95 near mile marker 117.

VASSALBORO

Monday at 8:37 a.m., theft was reported on Kelly Road.

WHITEFIELD

Monday there was a report of a stolen bicycle. The Mongoose 21-speed, which is neon green and yellow, is valued at about $300.

WINTHROP

Monday at 10:39 a.m., there was an accident.

ARRESTS

AUGUSTA

Monday 7:23 p.m., Sheena Litchfield, 28, of China, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release and theft by police responding to a shoplifting complaint at the Hannaford supermarket on Cony Street.

Tuesday at 1:02 a.m., Jeremy Gene Upp, 38, of Augusta, was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release, on Mount Vernon Avenue.

JEFFERSON

Thursday Michael J. Hoffman, 38, of Jefferson, was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release, on Augusta Road.


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