Waldoboro police blotter

Jan 09, 2014
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Waldoboro — Waldoboro police officers responded to 384 calls for service in the time period of Dec. 24 and Jan. 12. Below are a few of the highlights:

Dec. 24

Officer Larry Hesseltine summoned Heather Dakin, 32, of Warren, for theft.

Hesseltine investigated a crash on Washington Road at 2:05 p.m. Robin Vultee, 47, of Rockport, was traveling north in a 2003 GMC utility vehicle when she lost control due to road conditions. Vultee's vehicle left the road on the left side, hitting a utility pole. No injuries were reported.

Dec. 26

Hesseltine investigated a crash on Kaler’s Corner Road at 3:55 p.m. Christopher Creamer, 68, of Waldoboro, was stopped to make a left turn into Hannaford in a 2012 Ford sedan. Shale Maynard, 23, of Waldoboro, who was traveling behind Creamer in a 1997 GMC pickup truck, was unable to stop due to road conditions and rear-ended Creamer. No injuries were reported.

Dec. 27

Officer Jeffery Fuller arrested Nikolas Ames, 23, of Waldoboro, for criminal mischief and a violation of conditional release.

Dec. 29

Fuller arrested Isaac Ward, 33, of Waldoboro, on a warrant.

Dec. 30

Officer John Lash investigated a crash on Bremen Road at 8:25 p.m. Patrick Ginnaty, 61, of Waldoboro, was traveling north in a 1999 Volkswagon sedan when a deer ran in front of him. Ginnaty struck the deer, causing damage to the front of the vehicle. No injuries were reported.

Dec. 31

Lash arrested Danielle Barbrick, 31, of Portland, for operating under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child.

Hesseltine investigated a crash on Jefferson Street at 11:10 a.m. Lyndon Lawson, 78, of Waldoboro, was traveling north in a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck and was struck by Allyssa Grover, 20, of Waldoboro, who lost control on the icy road. Grover was traveling south in a 2005 Pontiac sedan when she crossed the center line. No injuries were reported. Grover was summoned for a violation of a learner's permit.

Hesseltine summoned Pradit Potts, 41, of Waldoboro, for displaying a fictitious vehicle certificate.

Officer Thomas Bartunek investigated a report of a broken door window.

Jan. 1

Hesseltine investigated a report that someone broke into a residence and stole approximately $150 worth of property.

Hesseltine investigated a crash on Genthner Road at 3:19 p.m. Richard Goff, 55, of Warren, was traveling east in a 2006 Volvo sedan when he drifted over into the snow bank on the right side of the road. The vehicle got pulled into the snow bank where it traveled for about 50 feet before hitting a utility pole. No injuries were reported.

Hesseltine arrested Richard Goff, 55, of Warren, for operating under the influence.

Jan. 2

Hesseltine summoned Timothy Lash, 48, of Waldoboro, for failure to register a motor vehicle.

Jan. 3

Officer Andrew Santheson investigated a crash on Atlantic Highway at 9:38 a.m. Roger Feltis, 21, of Waldoboro, was driving a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck when he lost control trying to brake for another vehicle who failed to stop at a red blinking light. Feltis spun around and struck a guardrail. No injuries were reported. The driver of the other vehicle involved left the scene of the accident.

Sgt. Jamie Wilson arrested Shane Stockbridge, 19, of Warren, for operating after suspension and operating under the influence.

Jan. 4

Fuller investigated a crash on Friendship Street at 10:08 a.m. Jonathan Clowes, 63, of Cushing, was driving a 2003 Toyota sedan when he failed to see Mindy Lovoie, 37, of Friendship, stopped for a flagger in her 2002 Ford sedan. Clowes rear-ended Lovoie. No injuries were reported.

Fuller investigated a crash on Atlantic Highway at 12:45 p.m. Jonathan Maxwell, 72, of Waldoboro, was traveling too fast for road conditions in a 2013 Subaru utility vehicle, and failed to maintain control. Maxwell's vehicle left the road and came to rest on the median. No injuries were reported.

Fuller investigated a three-car crash at Main Street/Jefferson Street intersection at 2:58 p.m. Arnold Benson, 69, of Waldoboro, was trying to make a turn in his 2002 Suzuki utility vehicle when he slid into Michael Bradstreet, 36, of Warren, in his 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck. Bradstreet then slid into Rebekah Lueddecke, 21, of Waldoboro, who was driving a 2008 Chevrolet sedan. Road conditions were to blame. No injuries were reported.

Jan. 5

Fuller investigated a crash on Washington Road at 2:34 p.m. Sheila Lowe, 35, of Washington, was driving a 2012 Toyota van when she attempted to stop for a vehicle making a left turn into a driveway. Lowe's vehicle when into a skid due to road conditions, and came to rest in a ditch. No injuries were reported.

Jan. 6

Officer Thomas Bartunek investigated a report from Hannaford Supermarket of the theft of $27 worth of property.

Jan. 8

Hesseltine investigated a report of a scam. A caller announces that the recipient of the call has won $1 million and a Mercedes Benz car. The recipient is instructed to go get a Wal-Mart Green Back Money Pack (reloadable money card) with $485 on it. They then are instructed to call and give them the information on the card, at which point they can get the money off it. The public should be aware of this scam, and avoid it.

Jan. 9

Hesseltine investigated a crash on Feyler Corner Road at 10:40 a.m. Erin Frazier, 42, of Westbrook, who was traveling north in a 2011 Hyundai sedan when she struck a deer that ran out in her path. Frazier was not injured.

Hesseltine investigated a crash at the Smoke Shop at 1:50 p.m. Catherine Harriman, 41, of Waldoboro, was parked in a 2003 Hyundai sedan when Glen Dever, 52, of Waldoboro, backed into her in a 2011 Volkswagon sedan. No injuries were reported.

Hesseltine arrested Brian Cray, 24, of Damariscotta, on a probation violation.

Bartunek investigated a crash on Washington Road at 8:48 p.m. Samuel Hafford, 62, of Bremen, was driving south in a 2009 Toyota sedan when he struck a deer that ran into the road. Hafford was not injured.

Jan. 10

Wilson investigated a report of harassment.

Wilson investigated a report of theft.

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 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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