Bucksport Police: Two Escape Injury in Route 1 Crash

BUCKSPORT — Two drivers escaped injury in a Sept. 13 crash on Route 1.

According to Detective Sgt. David Winchester, 65-year-old Clive Farrin was headed east on Route 1 in front of Hannaford in a 1996 Dodge pickup truck around 5:45 p.m.

Farrin stopped for traffic in front of him, but the vehicle behind him — a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by 29-year-old Tara Grendell — failed to stop and hit the back of the truck.

Neither Farrin nor Grendell was injured, but there was $4,000 in total damage done to the two vehicles. Winchester said Grendell’s vehicle was a complete loss.

Traffic was reduced to one lane while the vehicles were removed, which caused traffic coming into Bucksport to back up as far as McDonald’s.

Watch Which Way You Mow

A River Road resident called police Sept. 10 to report that the front windows of his home had been shot with a BB gun.

Upon further investigation, it was determined the damage to the windows was due to rocks kicked up by the homeowner’s lawnmower.

Trouble on the Trails

On Sept. 12, a woman called police to report that she had witnessed a lewd scene while walking on trails behind the town garage. According to Winchester, the woman had seen a male stranger who was naked from the waist down.

Police responded to where the woman reported seeing the man, but were unable to locate him.

Stolen Signs

A local businessman reported magnetic signs for his business had been removed from his truck on Federal Street on Sept. 11. The theft is under investigation.

Student Faces Drug Charge

A 15-year-old student at Bucksport High School was charged with possession of scheduled drugs (prescription medication) on Sept. 13.

Assaults Alleged

An individual who came in to the Public Safety Building on Sept. 13 to report an assault decided during the same visit not to pursue charges, and as such police consider the case closed.

Another assault was reported on the afternoon of Sept. 15. A caller asked for an officer at a River Road residence in regard to an assault that had allegedly happened there. Winchester said that case remains under investigation.

Trash-tipping Trouble

Just before 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 13, a caller reported that planters and garbage containers on Main Street had been tipped over. Winchester said police have a suspect in the case who will likely be charged.

Burglary Reported

Around 11:30 p.m. on Sept. 14, a Main Street resident reported coming home and finding medications stolen. The incident is under investigation.

Found Items

Items turned in at the Public Safety Building in the past week or reported as found at other locations include: a credit card, a wallet on Buck Street, a cell phone on Main Street/Route 1, a driver’s license at Circle K, a set of Kia car keys in the crosswalk in front of Rosen’s store, another set of keys on Miles Lane and another wallet.

Arrests and Summons

Shawn D. Sargent, 32, of Bucksport, was arrested Sept. 15 and charged with violating a protection order.

Russell W. Crossman, 32, of Bucksport, was arrested Sept. 14 on Buck Street on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on an earlier charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

Jason Chase, 36, of Bucksport, was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension on Russell Hill Road on Sept. 11.

Devin W. Bridges, 24, of Bucksport, was arrested Sept. 10 on Route 1 on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on an earlier charge of unpaid restitution.

Frederick E. Herbest, 47, of Verona Island, was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension on Silver Lake Road on Sept. 10.

For more police & court news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
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