May 20, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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YORK

Police identify man killed in single-vehicle accident

A 48-year-old York man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Route 91 in York on Saturday afternoon.

York police said Timothy R. Gerald of 11 Cappy’s Lane was pronounced dead at the scene after his Dodge Ram pickup crashed at 2:49 p.m.

Police said the truck ran off the northern side of the road and into a ditch. It then struck a large tree and began to rotate clockwise before rolling over and coming to a stop. Police are still investigating the cause of the crash. It is not yet known whether Gerald was wearing a seat belt.

AUGUSTA

No discipline for trooper over accidental discharge

There will be no punishment for a Maine State Police lieutenant whose gun accidentally discharged during a training class.

Lt. Shaun Currie was adjusting his holster when the gun went off Wednesday morning during a computer training session in Augusta. An officer was hit in the back of the leg after the bullet ricocheted, but it didn’t penetrate the officer’s skin.

Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, said the investigation concluded discipline was unnecessary. The outcome was first reported by the Bangor Daily News.

WATERVILLE

Four arrested following two fracases downtown

Four women were arrested early Sunday and charged with disorderly conduct after fighting outside the Waterville House of Pizza on Main Street downtown.

Police Sgt. Lincoln Ryder said later Sunday that the women had been fighting outside the shop earlier and police responded at 1:26 a.m. and broke up the fight. The women received a warning about disorderly conduct, and police cleared the scene, according to Ryder.

Later, police were called to Main Street as the women were fighting again. They were arrested at 2:14 a.m. and charged with disorderly conduct fighting. All four were released on $250 unsecured bail.

The women are Erica Ricker, 29, of 85 Drummond Ave.; Heather Spaulding, 28, also of 85 Drummond Ave; Marcella Coffin, 23, of 150 College Ave.; and Lacey Wilson, 27, of 132 Water St.

All are scheduled to appear in Waterville District Court in July.

 

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