Waldoboro police blotter

Dec 10, 2013
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Waldoboro — Waldoboro police officers responded to 309 calls for service between Nov. 25 and Dec. 9. Below are a few of the highlights:

Nov. 25

Officer Jeffery Fuller investigated a crash on Atlantic Highway at 9:05 a.m. James Williams, 59, of Washington was driving a 2005 Ford van when he struck a deer attempting to cross the road. No injuries were reported.

Nov. 26

Officer Thomas Bartunek investigated a crash on Friendship Road at 7:04 p.m. Debra Delano, 51, of Waldoboro was driving south in a 2000 Jeep when she struck a deer. No injuries were reported.

Officer Larry Hesseltine investigated a crash on Manktown Road at 7:20 a.m. Jose Jimenez, 53, of Waldoboro was driving north in a 1996 Ford truck when slowed due to traffic, lost control and slid off the road, striking a utility pole and breaking it off. No injuries were reported.

Hesseltine investigated a crash on Atlantic Highway at 8:10 a.m. Daniel Heino, 59, of Boothbay Harbor was traveling east in a 2003 Ford pickup truck the vehicle left the road on the left side, hitting a utility pole and rolling over onto its side. No injuries were reported, and there was no damage to the pole.

Bartunek arrested Benjamin Benner, 38, of Waldoboro on a warrant.

Nov. 29

Officer Fuller investigated a report of an individual receiving harassing text messages. The subject was found and warned on harassment.

Dec. 3

Chief William Labombarde arrested a 17-year-old male juvenile on a warrant.

Officer John Lash arrested Deidre Albert, 41, of Waldoboro for domestic violence assault.

Hesseltine summoned Kimberly Small, 31, of Alna for negotiating a worthless instrument.

Hesseltine arrested Matthew Kinney, 37, of Chelsea for operating after suspension, false plates and violation of conditional release two counts.

Hesseltine summoned Robert Whitney, 37, of Damariscotta for operating after suspension, uninspected motor vehicle and failure to show proof of insurance.

Dec. 4

Officer Hesseltine investigated an accident on the Old Augusta Road at 6:45 a.m. A 17-year-old of Waldoboro was traveling east in a 1995 Ford pickup truck when he lost control due to weather conditions. The vehicle left the road on the right side, hitting a wooden post, small tree, and an unattended parked 1994 Saturn sedan owned by Gary Wellman, 52, of Waldoboro. No injuries were reported.

Hesseltine investigated a report from the Big Apple of a $29 gasoline drive off.

Hesseltine summoned Jadah Fowler, 20, of Auburn for failure to show proof of insurance.

Chief Labombarde arrested Philip Cohen, 47, of Waldoboro for a violation of conditional release.

Dec. 5

Hesseltine investigated a crash on Feyler’s Corner Road at 6:30 a.m. Curt Vernesoni, 35, of Waldoboro was traveling south on Washington Road in a 2006 Ford pickup truck when he struck a deer on the front passenger side. No injuries were reported.

Dec. 6

Sgt. Jamie Wilson investigated a crash on Atlantic Highway at 4:37 p.m. Linda Hoffman, 62, of Boothbay Harbor was driving a 2007 Kia sedan south and failed to see that Don Bowden, 53, of Waldoboro had stopped ahead of her in his1998 Dodge pickup truck. Hoffman rear-ended Bowden. Hoffman did complain of pain and was taken to the hospital by Waldoboro EMS.

Wilson investigated a crash on the Atlantic Highway at 4:42 p.m. Hannah Collins, 23, of Nobleboro was traveling north in a 2008 Chevrolet sedan when she failed to see that Kimberly Emerson, 30, of Newcastle had slowed in her 2004 GMC Utility vehicle while passing through an accident scene. Collins rear-ended Emerson. Collins complained of pain and was taken to the hospital by Waldoboro EMS.

Dec. 7

Hesseltine arrested Joshua Ross, 29, of Washington for operating under the influence.

Wilson summoned Christopher Kenney, 37, of Sabbatus for criminal trespass.

Dec. 8

Lash summoned Michelle Smith, 33, of Portland for operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Dec. 9

Fuller investigated a report of theft of an item from an individual's motor vehicle.

Fuller investigated a report of the theft of a diesel starter and two batteries.

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 Thomaston 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 running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 13.

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