Old Town/Orono police log, June 15-21, 2020
OLD TOWN and ORONO, Maine — The Old Town and Orono police logs for the week of June 15-21 included the following.
Around 7:30 p.m. on June 16, Officer Lucas Murphy went to Spaulding Street to conduct a warrant check on Liam Waits, 24, of Old Town. Waits had failed to appear in court for a prior charge. He was arrested and taken to the Penobscot County Jail. Waits doesn’t currently have a court date, according to the report.
At 10:45 p.m. on June 16, Sgt. James Fearon responded to a complaint about a family fight on College Avenue. Tammy Gurley, 56, of Old Town had allegedly kicked and pulled another person’s hair. She was arrested and charged with Class C domestic violence-assault and taken to the jail, where she was later bailed out. Gurley is due in court July 9.
Around 10 p.m. on June 17, Officer Murphy stopped a vehicle on Gilman Falls Avenue with a plate light and brake light out. The driver, Nicholas Mitchell, 30, of Milford had a suspended license at the time. He was charged with operating a motor vehicle after license suspension and given a July 23 court date.
At 6:30 p.m. on June 18, Sgt. Ryan Bailey was called to the Walgreens on Main Street for a complaint about someone attempting to purchase alcohol using false identification. Audrey Smith, 19, of Orono allegedly admitted to police that she was trying to buy alcohol with the fake ID. She was issued a summons for the offense and is due in court July 23.
Around 3:30 p.m. on June 19, Officer Ruel Libby responded to Center Street before entering Milford after receiving a call that a vehicle was stopped in the middle of the street and the driver was slumped over the wheel. Richard Burns, 60, of Alton said he’d taken his prescription medication which makes him drowsy, before driving. He was taken to the police station for a drug evaluation, which allegedly showed he was impaired. Burns was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and is expected in court Nov. 19.
Around 6:30 p.m. on June 19, Officer Alyshia Canwell responded to a complaint about a vehicle driving erratically that was apparently cutting off other cars and nearly hit a telephone pole. Canwell stopped the car on Fifth Street and gave the driver, Brian Blanchard, 56, of Old Town, an intoxilyzer exam which showed he was over the legal limit. He was given a summons for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and a second charge of operating a motor vehicle after license suspension. Blanchard is due in court Aug. 8.
Around midnight on June 20, Canwell responded to a call at a residence on Whistle Way for a complaint of a family fight. The complainant had multiple cuts and bruises on her body, and was visibly shaking and crying, according to the report. Canwell put out a temporary warrant for Jonathan Mitchell, 39, of Alton, who was not home at the time. The following morning, Officer Libby and Officer Melissa Orr found Mitchell walking around the back of the Tradewinds on Stillwater Avenue. He was arrested and charged with domestic violence-assault and taken to the jail where he remained as of Monday morning. Mitchell is due in court July 23.
Around 10:30 p.m. on June 21, Officer Chris Gray stopped a vehicle on Interstate 95 North before the Stillwater exit that was traveling more than 90 miles per hour. Gray had the driver, Timothy Engle, 56, of Milford do a field sobriety test and later arrested him for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. He was given a summons for the OUI charge and criminal speeding. Engle is due in court for both charges Aug. 6.