April 06, 2020

Icy road blamed in crash

“Horrible” road conditions were blamed for a crash that did $5,000 damage to an Eddington police cruiser late Monday night.

The investigating officer, Penobscot County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Carson, said that Richard Sullivan, 30, of Brewer, an Eddington police officer, was headed to Holden about 10 p.m. to assist a constable when the cruiser spun out of control on Route I-395 in Brewer and rolled into a ditch on its side.

Sullivan had been driving about 30 miles an hour, Carson said, when he hit a patch of icy road and lost control. “The driving conditions were horrible,” Carson said. “I didn’t fault him at all.” Sullivan was not injured in the accident. —-

Patrick Moore, 29, of Old Town was arrested and charged with assault recently after an incident on North Main Street in Old Town. Moore and two women reportedly had gone for sandwiches early Saturday morning when an argument broke out.

Moore reportedly became very upset and was slamming his head against a taxicab when a woman went to calm him down. He allegedly slapped her in the face, punched her in the chest and pushed her to the ground.


James E. Francis, 28, was summoned for criminal trespassing by Old Town police after he allegedly went into an apartment and took the television set he had stored there. Francis reportedly called the apartment’s resident at work to say that he was in her apartment and taking the TV set and the woman called police saying he didn’t have permission to enter the apartment. Francis told Officer Michael Holmes that he had made arrangements with the woman to pick up the TV set, the last of his possessions left in the apartment.


Old Town police stopped the car for driving erratically and found five people inside the car, none of them wearing seat belts and two of them wanted on warrants.

Officers Stephen Boyd and Richard Johnston arrested Robert A. Caruso on two warrants and arrested Trevor A. Cole, 20 on one warrant. Cole also was charged with violating probation when an Intoxilyzer test indicated Cole had been drinking, prohibited under his probation conditions. —-

A South Brunswick Street woman reported to Old Town police one recent afternoon that her daughter had a high fever and couldn’t rest because construction under way outside the apartment.

Old Town police Officer Richard Johnston mediated and reported that the landlord agreed to do the work another time and that both parties were happy with the arrangements.

— Compiled by Doug Kesseli and John Hubbard

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