November 18, 2019
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Driver smashes into utility pole in Calais

CALAIS – Police on Monday continued to investigate several cases from the weekend including a single-vehicle accident near the police station on North Street on Saturday.

Adam Farley, 28, of Calais was driving a 1993 Ford Taurus toward Main Street about 4:45 p.m. when his car went off the road and smashed into a utility pole, splitting it in half.

The vehicle traveled another few yards into the parking lot at the Sherwin-Williams store and came to rest about 10 feet away from the door. The store was open.

Farley was taken to Calais Regional Hospital where he was treated and released. Farley’s vehicle was totaled, according to police.

Around 9:30 p.m. on the same day, Mary Sockabasin went into the Kwong Wah Restaurant on North Street and allegedly took money from the cash register when restaurant staff were retrieving her order.

Police would not say how much money was taken, but they did say Sockabasin was charged with theft, “which makes it more than $500, but less than $1,000,” Sgt. Chris Donahue of the Calais Police Department said Monday. She is expected to appear in 4th District Court in Calais in September.

At approximately 4 a.m. Saturday, Brian Doten, 42, of Calais was summoned and charged after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend, Kateri Longfellow, 39, of Perry. Longfellow later was summoned and charged with violation of condition of release. She allegedly had consumed alcohol. The incident happened on the Shattuck Road. They are expected to appear in court in September. Longfellow was taken to Calais Regional Hospital with injuries that weren’t serious.

In other police news, around 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Kayla Moody, 19, of Calais was arrested on North Street and charged with violation of condition of release.

On Thursday, Anthony Holmes, 19, of Calais was arrested on Pleasant Street and charged with sale-use of drug paraphernalia.

The day before, Benjamin Beach, 38 of Topsfield was arrested on North Street and charged with operating after suspension.

Around 11:40 p.m. Monday, July 16, Carl McKain, 29, of Calais was arrested on Main Street and charged with aggravated assault. He allegedly assaulted James Dingus, 25, of Gardiner.

Dingus left a bar and apparently was yelling when the two men, who did not know each other, allegedly got into some kind of verbal altercation.

McKain allegedly pushed Dingus and the Gardiner man fell. Dingus was taken by ambulance to Calais Regional Hospital and later transferred to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he was treated and released. McKain is expected to appear in court in September.

Correction: This article appeared on page B3 in the Coastal edition.

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