Waldoboro police blotter

Oct 09, 2013
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Waldoboro — Waldoboro police officers responded to 145 calls for service between Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. Below are a few of the highlights:

Oct. 1

Chief William Labombarde investigated a report from the Big Apple of a gas drive off ($20). Subject returned and paid for gas.

Oct. 2

Officer Thomas Bartunek investigated a crash on Atlantic Highway at 6:06 p.m. Michael Wadsworth, 17, of Warren was driving a 2001 Oldsmobile sedan and attempted to make a left turn off of the Manktown Road onto the Atlantic Highway, when he failed to see Lisa Laustsen, 47, of Waldoboro driving a 2005 Toyota utility vehicle. Wadsworth struck the driver’s side of Laustsen's vehicle. Laustsen sustained minor injuries.

Oct. 3

Sgt. Jamie Wilson investigated a crash on the Bremen Road at 4:50 p.m. Kevin Whitehill, 30, of Waldoboro was driving a 2000 Pontiac sedan north on the Bremen Road when he drifted right into the shoulder and struck a CMP pole. No injuries were reported. Whitehill was arrested for operating under the influence.

Officer Andrew Santheson investigated a report of harassment.

Oct. 6

Sgt. Wilson investigated a crash on the Atlantic Highway at 6:58 p.m. Melissa Melvin, 44, Waldoboro was driving a 2003 Pontiac sedan east on Atlantic Highway and was struck by Theron Thibodeau, 76 of Frienship who was attempting to make a left turn to enter Maritime Farms parking lot. Thibodeau was traveling west in a 2001 Saab sedan. No injuries were reported.

An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings.

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Beth Birmingham
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.

Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington and RSU40.

Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.

Aside from photography, Beth enjoys working out, ocean therapy sessions and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 16.

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