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Thomaston police responded to 53 incidents from Jan. 11 to Jan. 17.

Those incidents included one 911 hang-up, one alarm, one animal problem, seven erratic vehicles, one harassment complaint, one operating under the influence case, one property damage crash, two personal injury crashes, four radar details, one smoke investigation, one threatening complaint, one traffic hazard, and six traffic stops.

Jan. 14

Jason M. Wellman, 22, of Damariscotta was arrested on one count of criminal operating under the influence.

Jan. 15

A Thomaston woman escaped injury after her 2001 Toyota skidded on the ice and rolled over on Oyster River Road. Lindsey R. Barlow, 24, was driving at about 8 a.m. near the corner of Oyster River Road and Studley Lane. As the vehicle rounded a corner, it skidded on the ice, crossed the road and hit the embankment before rolling over, according to Thomaston police. The crash caused an estimated $7,000 in damage to the vehicle. Barlow was wearing her seat belt. Sgt. Mike Janczura responded.

At about 7:30 p.m., a 2003 Subaru driven by Fay Kruener, 58, of South Thomaston went off Old County Road and struck a telephone pole. Kruener complained of pain in her neck following the crash, which caused an estimated $5,000 in damage to her vehicle. The crash also caused damage to the telephone pole. The airbag deployed and Kruener was wearing her seat belt, according to police. Officer David Johnson responded.

Chief Kevin Haj’s tip of the week

Be careful of people shoveling snow or snow blowing at the ends of driveways. Snowbanks may block views for those backing out of driveways or those driving past. Also, be on the lookout for children sledding or playing in snow near the road.