A Westbrook man turned himself in to police several hours after a series of hit-and-run crashes Thursday on Market Street in downtown Portland.

Nicholas Norton, 27, turned himself in at the police station at 8:30 p.m. and was issued a summons to appear in court on a criminal charge of leaving the scene of an accident, police said.

Norton is scheduled to appear Nov. 5 on the charge in Cumberland County Unified Criminal Court.

Witnesses said a hit-and-run driver damaged three cars Thursday when he slammed his white Jeep Cherokee into a parked Subaru on Market Street, shoving it up onto the sidewalk, before backing up and ramming a parked car on the other side of the street.

No one was injured and no one was in the parked cars.

A Saab 9000 parked in front of the Subaru was heavily damaged along the back, and a Kia four-door across the street had its rear panel caved in. A front grille from the Jeep was in the street, along with debris from the damaged cars.

Police shut down Market Street between Middle and Newbury streets while they interviewed witnesses and investigated the incident.

A report on pressherald.com, about two hours before Norton turned himself in, noted that one of the witnesses to the crash had obtained the Jeep’s license plate number.

According to the Maine Secretary of State’s driver’s license records, Norton’s license was restored only last month after having been suspended.

Norton was convicted of driving an unregistered vehicle on Aug. 24, 2014. There were no other infractions on his record until a Nov. 29, 2014, operating after suspension charge, indicating that his license was suspended for something other than driving behavior.

A second conviction for operating after suspension happened on Feb. 1, which led to his license being suspended until May 7.

His license was restored Aug. 7.