Police say failing to stop at an intersection is to blame for an accident in Old Town.It occurred at the intersection of Fourth and Center Street.Center Street was blocked off for a period of time.Police say a female minor didn’t make a complete stop and broadsided another vehicle.No serious injuries were reported.The accident is under investigation.
Ayla Reynolds’ father is now offering an explanation of why his 21-month-old daughter has a broken arm.Justin DiPietro says the accident happened when he tripped and fell while carrying Ayla and landed on top of her.DiPietro told the Morning Sentinel that he was carrying a bag of groceries and Ayla when he tripped and fell on the stairs leading into the kitchen and landed on top of the toddler.He says he took Ayla to the hospital the following day when her arm began to swell.DiPietro reported Ayla missing from his mother’s home in Waterville where he and his daughter were living on December seventeenth.
A man has been charged with burglary after a homeowner caught him breaking into his home.Authorities say a family returned to their Eddington home Saturday afternoon and discovered 30-year-old Darren Seidell inside.They say the homeowner confronted Seidell and shot him in the foot as he fled.He was later located in a house across the street.Police say Seidell has a criminal history.He was taken to the hospital and is now being held at Penobscot County Jail on $20,000 bail.
Maine Youth Leadership is doing their part to teach high school sophomores about volunteering.They teamed up with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive.It’s part of their Holiday Huddle.The program aims to teach leadership, volunteerism and character.” The American Red Cross always needs volunteers.
A Lewiston teenager is facing charges after allegedly punching a police officer in the face at a high school basketball game.Police say the teen assaulted Lieutenant Adam Higgins after objecting to Higgins searching the bag of another teenager who was entering the school gym.The boy, whose name is not being released, was charged with assaulting a police officer, refusing to submit to arrest, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct.Higgins received minor injuries but did not require treatment.The boy was taken to Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.(AP)
An arrest warrant has been issued by the York Police for a New Hampshire man.Officials say it’s in connection with the November 23rd robbery of the Savings Bank of Maine on route one.They say 43-year-old Bernard Subocz of Manchester is currently in custody on an unrelated charge.Police say they also have another suspect.(AP)
A Mercer woman is paralyzed from her waist down following an accident on December 30th.State Police Trooper Scott Duff says he was heading home when he met a vehicle on Wilder Hill Road in Norridgewock that was crossing the center lane.Duff says the vehicle, being driven by 20-year-old Katie White, sped up after passing him and disappeared onto a side road.He was able to locate the truck, but didn’t find anyone inside.
Police say four young people were returning to an underage drinking party at the time of a crash that killed two teenagers in West Paris, and seriously injured two others.Authorities say 18-year-old Kristina Lowe had been drinking and was texting when her car went off the road, became airborne and struck some trees early Saturday.Nineteen-year-old Logan Dam and 16-year-old Rebecca Mason were killed instantly.Lowe remains hospitalized.
A Mars Hill man that was on the run from police for about a month before being caught has been indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury.30 year old Chad Walton was indicted on charges of assault and obstructing the report of a crime.That indictment is in connection with a domestic violence assault that took place in November.Police say the victim had to be taken to the hospital to be treated for serious facial injuries.
A Haynesville man is dead following an accident Friday afternoon.Police say 72 year old Roy Aldrich was driving on Skagrock road in Haynesville when he lost control and ran off the road and into a truck that was parked in a driveway.That truck then slammed into a house and garage.Aldrich was declared dead at the scene.Investigators believe he may have suffered a medical condition that caused him to crash.
Town councilors in Hermon have yet to decide on a new working agreement between the Hermon Fire Department and Hermon Volunteer Rescue Squad.They were scheduled to vote on the contract Thursday night, but decided they needed more time to look over the agreement.The two groups have operated without a contract for more than 40 years, but both agreed it was time to have one.After a year of going back and forth they finally came up with a plan.We’re told the contract won’t change any of their day-to-day operations, but will create more clarity.
The Maine Department of Transportation has selected a new route to connect I-395 and Route 9.But the decision isn’t sitting well with neighboring communities Eddington and Brewer.In 2009, Brewer City Councilors endorsed a plan that would cut through an unpopulated section of Holden.But Holden residents who live on Route 46 weren’t happy with the choice, saying it would increase traffic near their homes.One of the other choices would extend I-395 at Wilson Street and would follow the Holden-Brewer line toward Eddington to connect with Route 9.Now, the Maine DOT says it has chosen that route as the connector.Holden Town Manager John Butts says he found out by looking at their website two months ago, but Eddington Town Manager Russell Smith says he was just told last week.He says the decision has left him asking what happened to democracy?”I’m not very happy, we didn’t get a say on that in the process I’m sure when public hearings come about in the spring, people will voice their opinions on that route,” he said.Smith tells us one of the main concerns regarding the plan not chosen by the DOT was its impact on the environment.We spoke with the DOT about the route selection, they say the new route has the least impact on the environment.They released a statement apologizing for not informing those involved and said quote:In the coming weeks, Maine DOT officials will refocus on the public process in which residents will have ongoing opportunities to provide feedback including review of the draft environmental impact statement and public hearings as needed.