Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office: Busy with accidents

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:45pm

Sheriff Todd Brackett reports the following:

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office responded to 269 calls for service between July 10 and July 16. Year to date, LCSO has responded to 8,137 calls for service.

Summons

Zachary A. Argraves, 22, of Unity was issued a summons July 12 for Terrorizing, on Westside Road, Boothbay, by Boothbay Harbor Officer Aaron Beck, on behalf of Sgt. Kevin Dennison.

Arrest

Sonni Labrie, 29, of Nobleboro was arrested July 12 on a Probation Violation, on Upper East Pond Road, Nobleboro, by Deputy Jonathan Colby.

Accidents

On July 10, an accident occurred on Waldoboro Road in Jefferson involving Ryan J. Wiken, 23, of Readfield. Mr. Wiken was operating his 2005 Toyota Prius southbound when he lost control of his vehicle as he was distracted by reaching down for his coffee. As a result, his vehicle left the roadway on the left side where the front of his vehicle struck a tree. Deputy David Bellows was the investigating officer.

On July 11, an accident occurred on Hendricks Hill Road on Southport Island involving Gunnila S. Whiting, 90, of Westwood, Massachusetts and Michael R. Allison, 41, of Morris Plains, New Jersey. Mr. Allison had parked his 2019 Toyota Highlander in a parking spot at the post office and Ms. Whiting pulled into a parking spot to the right of Allison’s vehicle in her 2007 Volvo. Allison’s passenger (Carol M. Allison) was outside of the vehicle securing a child in a car seat in the rear passenger side of Allison’s vehicle, when Whiting opened the driver’s side of her door to exit. Whiting’s vehicle rolled back and the driver’s side door of her vehicle struck the open door of Allison’s vehicle, briefly pinning Ms. Allison between the door and vehicle (no injury), causing damage to both doors. Detective Scott Hayden was the investigating officer.

On July 11, an accident occurred on Route 1 in Newcastle involving Thomas E. Fraser, 32, of Topsham and Kyle E. Morris, 26, of Turner. Mr. Fraser was operating his 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe southbound and Mr. Morris was operating his 2011 Peterbuilt truck behind Fraser’s vehicle. Fraser slowed down due to another vehicle failing to yield, while entering the roadway on the on-ramp to US Route 1. As a result, the front of Morris’ vehicle impacted the rear of Fraser’s vehicle. Deputy David Bellows was the investigating officer.

On July 11, an accident occurred on Pond Road in Newcastle involving Joshua R. Teriault, 32, of Damariscotta and Dennis J. Robertson, 51, of Greene. Mr. Teriault was backing his 2009 Toyota Tacoma from a private driveway and Mr. Robertson had parked his 2015 GMC truck on the side of the road to perform maintenance on the roadway. Teriault failed to see Robertson’s vehicle and as a result, back into the side of Robertson’s vehicle (which was unoccupied).  Lt. Brendan Kane was the investigating officer.

On July 11, an accident occurred on Route 1 in Newcastle involving Victoria Pittman, 69, of Gold Canyon, Arizona and Sarah Krouse, 30, of Brunswick. Ms. Pittman was stopped, heading northbound, on Route 1 with her left turn signal on, waiting to turn into the parking lot of Mexicali Blues. Ms. Krouse was operating her 2010 Kia Forte behind Pittman’s vehicle and struck it from behind as she was attempting to pass on the right side. Deputy Andrew Miner was the investigating officer.

On July 11, an accident occurred on Route 1 in Newcastle involving Zakia A. Thiesen, 30, of Waldoboro. Ms. Thiesen was operating her 2006 Toyota RAV4 northbound and was unable to avoid striking a turkey in the roadway, causing damage to the driver’s side front corner. Sgt. Jared Mitkus was the investigating officer.

On July 13, an accident occurred on Dock Road in Alna involving Bradford C. Rankin, 78, of Oakfield and Lisa W. Dinsmore, 53, of Newcastle. Mr. Rankin was operating his 2008 Mazda northbound and attempted to make a left turn onto Head Tide Road, when he pulled out into the path of Ms. Dinsmore’s 2017 Nissan Altima, which was traveling eastbound on Head Tide Road.  As a result, Dinsmore struck Rankin’s vehicle on the front driver’s side corner, causing damage to both vehicles. Reserve Deputy Dwight Fowles was the investigating officer.

On July 13, an accident occurred on State Route 32 in Bristol involving Shirley A. Benson, 62, of Belgrade. Ms. Benson was operating her 1988 Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound when she stated she traveled too far to the right, lost control because of the soft shoulder of the road and was pulled into the ditch. Deputy Andrew Miner was the investigating officer.

On July 14, an accident occurred on Pond Road in Newcastle involving Alan F. Hargreaves, 51, of Newcastle. Mr. Hargreaves was operating his 2008 Hyundai Accent southbound when he observed a deer enter the roadway from the northbound ditch and struck it. Sgt. Kevin Dennison was the investigating officer.

On July 15, an accident occurred on Route 1 in Newcastle involving Colleen Kinney-Mercer, 62, of Rockport. Ms. Kinney-Mercer was operating her 2013 Subaru Crosstrek southbound when a deer attempted to cross in front of her vehicle and was struck. Lt. Brendan Kane was the investigating officer.

On July 15, an accident occurred on Rockland Road in Jefferson involving John P. Lough, 31, of Gray. Mr. Lough was operating his 2010 Chevrolet Express eastbound when a deer ran in front of his vehicle and was struck. Deputy Chad Gilbert was the investigating officer.

On July 15, an accident occurred on Bristol Road in Bristol involving John A. Allan, 74, of Bristol and Cody J. Hartley, 18, of Damariscotta. Mr. Allan was operating his 2006 BMW Z4 southbound and Mr. Hartley was operating his 2017 Freightliner bus behind Allan’s vehicle. Allan activated his left signal and slowed down to turn left onto Old County Road. Hartley did not see the signal or that the vehicle was slowing down and as a result, he pulled to the right to avoid a collision, however, rear-ended Allan’s vehicle. Deputy Sean Pfahler was the investigating officer.