Articles by Darcie Moore


Pickup truck crashes into porch near Brunswick construction zone

By Darcie Moore on Oct. 28, 2014, at 5:45 p.m.
Brunswick police and rescue workers went to a Harpswell Road home Monday afternoon after a pickup truck crashed into a porch. Nearby road workers, who had reduced traffic to one lane for construction, said they had tried to stop the driver, who allegedly fell asleep at the …
Police are investigating the cause of a head-on collision on Route 201 in Topsham Monday night at around 6 p.m. One driver was taken to Central Maine Medical Center and the other to Mid Coast Hospital.

Man, woman injured in head-on collision that forced closure of Route 201 in Topsham

By Darcie Moore on Oct. 28, 2014, at 8:57 a.m.
Police continue to investigate the cause of a two-vehicle head-on crash Monday night on Route 201 that sent two drivers to area hospitals. The crash, which occurred near American Way, was reported at approximately 6 p.m. Responding emergency personnel blocked the road and detoured traffic at Meadow …
A fire in the upstairs of this Front Street apartment building sent one to a hospital and displaced four more tenants for the night. A second tenant was transported due to pre-existing health issues.

Apartment fire in Richmond displaces 5 tenants, sends 2 to hospital

By Darcie Moore on Oct. 27, 2014, at 8:49 a.m.
RICHMOND, Maine —Two people were taken to an Augusta hospital and three more were displaced for the night after a fire broke out Sunday evening in an apartment house on Front Street in Richmond. At around 7:50 p.m., a downstairs tenant reported heavy smoke in the upstairs of the apartment …
Firefighters battle a blaze on Thursday in Richmond.

Woman, infant daughter escape home fire on Route 201 in Richmond

By Darcie Moore on Sept. 18, 2014, at 6:02 p.m.
A Richmond woman and her infant daughter were taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta to be checked for smoke inhalation after their Brunswick Road home caught fire Thursday morning. Just after 7:30 a.m., firefighters from Richmond, Litchfield, Gardiner, Dresden, Bowdoin and Bowdoinham were called to the …
Bath City Counsilor Carolyn Lockwood, seen Monday on Front Street, will resign from her seat in order to become director of Main Street Bath.

Bath city councilor resigns to become director of downtown advocacy group

By Darcie Moore on Aug. 12, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
Main Street Bath President Brian Hatch announced Monday that Carolyn Lockwood, a city councilor and former community development coordinator for the city, has been chosen to serve as the organization’s director. As a result, Lockwood has submitted her resignation from the council, effective Aug. 31. Her term …

SUV flips in Richmond; driver airlifted to hospital

By Darcie Moore on April 24, 2014, at 9:25 a.m.
The driver of a sport utility vehicle that flipped Wednesday night on Dingley Road was flown to Central Maine Medical Center by helicopter. The crash was reported to Richmond police at 8:25 p.m., said Richmond Officer James Donnell. Litchfield resident Lee Reynolds, 26, was driving a Chevy …

Richmond man hospitalized after fall from roof

By Darcie Moore on Feb. 13, 2014, at 2:24 p.m.
A Richmond man was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland after he fell off the roof of a mobile home Thursday morning. Richmond Police Chief Scott MacMaster said police were called to 282 Brown Road at 10:36 a.m. Carl Beckim, 29, who lives at the residence, …
Traffic was reduced to one lane for about three hours Sunday afternoon after a vehicle rolled over on Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham. A passenger in the car, a 9-year-old Massachusetts girl, remained in critical condition at Maine Medical Center Monday.

Girl, 9, in critical condition with head injury after rollover on I-295 in Bowdoinham

By Darcie Moore on Sept. 16, 2013, at 1:44 p.m.
A mother and daughter from Massachusetts were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland after their car rolled over along Interstate 295 in Bowdoinham on Sunday afternoon. The girl was in critical condition Monday, according to a hospital spokesperson, and her mother remains in satisfactory condition. Maine …
Meghan Murphy, 12, of Cape Elizabeth, poses with Dreamer and Murphy at Triple J Farm in Bowdoin on Wednesday. The two horses were saved last month from a kill pen in Washington state.

Cape Elizabeth girl, 12, saves two young horses from slaughter

By Darcie Moore on Sept. 03, 2013, at 4:53 p.m.
BOWDOIN | The horses were to go on the truck at 2 p.m., headed to slaughter from a Washington state “kill pen.” Meghan Murphy, a Cape Elizabeth 12-year-old, was online looking for a riding horse to lease when she found a website called Auction Horses. “I clicked on it …

Stolen Bath landscape company truck recovered by Brunswick police

By Darcie Moore on Aug. 08, 2013, at 2:58 p.m.
A stolen truck belonging to a Bath landscape company was found in Brunswick Thursday morning after it was missing for a day. A red 2008 Ford F-250, a three-quarter-ton truck belonging to Jorgensen Landscaping, was stolen from 227 Arrowsic Road. Deputy Matt Shiers, who is investigating the …
A firefighter looks over the smoldering remains of a mobile home on Kimball Street in Richmond early Monday morning. The fire was reported at 11:30 p.m. Sunday. Crews from Richmond, Bowdoinham and Dresden were on scene. Bowdoin Fire Department provided station coverage.

Home destroyed, woman hospitalized in Richmond fire

By Darcie Moore on Aug. 05, 2013, at 12:34 p.m.
A late-night fire Sunday destroyed a mobile home on Kimball Street, drawing firefighters from three towns and sending a female resident to a Brunswick hospital. The building was engulfed after it was reported to firefighters at 11:30 p.m., Richmond Fire Chief Matt Roberge said. A garage that …
Scooter rally supporters include, from left, Ron Riendeau, Keith Biedrzycki, Emily Biedrzycki, Jessica Sherlock, Dot Riendeau, Andy Biedrzycki and Chris Biedrzycki.

Maine’s first scooter rally heads from Topsham to Richmond on Saturday

By Darcie Moore on July 26, 2013, at 5:58 p.m.
Motorcycle rallies are not hard to find in Maine. But scooter rallies? There are none, said Jessica Sherlock of Topsham. So she and Keith Biedrzycki, a fellow avid scooterist from Topsham, decided to organize one. Sherlock said Biedrzycki’s father, nicknamed “Ski,” also of Topsham, often joked with …
Brunswick Police Lt. Michael Moody, right, presents Rose Edwards, Sophie Smith and Julianna Nelson with $800 cash, which they found and turned into police more than 13 months ago.

Brunswick teens who found, turned in $800 split the cash after no one claims it in a year

By Darcie Moore on July 26, 2013, at 5:18 p.m.
Three best friends were shopping at a Maine Street consignment shop a little more than a year ago when, right on the sidewalk in front of them, they found $800 in cash. “We were shopping at Estilo in Brunswick,” said Rose Edwards, 17, of Brunswick, “and we …
Three-vehicle crash on Route 1 Southbound in Brunswick around 3 p.m. today just prior to Maine Street exit.

Five hospitalized in three-vehicle crash in Brunswick

By Darcie Moore on July 26, 2013, at 7:17 a.m.
Five people involved in a three-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Brunswick this afternoon were taken to a Brunswick hospital. The crash was reported on Route 1 southbound prior to the Maine Street exit at about 3:20 p.m. Brunswick Police Officer Dan Sylvain said three vehicles were …
A U.S. ARMY carry team transfers the remains of Army Sgt. Corey E. Garver of Topsham on June 25, at Dover (Del.) Air Force Base. Garver, who attended Mt. Ararat High School, was killed June 23 when his unit came under fire in Afghanistan. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on July 10.

Topsham soldier buried at Arlington

By Darcie Moore on July 15, 2013, at 6:47 a.m.
Friends of Army Sgt. Corey E. Garver say they first learned on Facebook that the 26-year-old soldier had been killed in Afghanistan. Garver, who was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, Fort …

Bald tires blamed in Brunswick rollover

By Darcie Moore on June 28, 2013, at 1:31 p.m.
A Lisbon Falls man escaped serious injuries after crashing his pickup truck down a steep embankment late this morning along the Interstate 295 off ramp in Brunswick. The crash was reported at about 10:25 a.m. Brunswick firefighters had a difficult time accessing the driver, Mason Smith, 19, …
Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Sharpe, left, Marine Patrol Officer Matt Sinclair (center, blurry), Sagadahoc County Chief Deputy Brett Strout, and in rear, DeniAnne Kilgore, work as a team moving through the hallway of Bowdoinham Community School during a training Monday in search of a “shooter.” Lt. Calvin Temple of Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Department observes at the far rear. Below, Strout moves through a classroom door as his team searches for a hypothetical “shooter.”

No shooter this time: Departments combine training for school gunman scenario

By Darcie Moore on June 28, 2013, at 6:47 a.m.
BOWDOINHAM | Law enforcement officers glided down the hallway of Bowdoinham Community School, inert weapons positioned carefully in hands, darting from one room to the next. Absent of children, safety officers imagined the school populated with elementar yage students, training for the frightening scenario of an intruder with a …

Brunswick police seek suspect after man assaulted with bat

By Darcie Moore on June 26, 2013, at 5:45 a.m.
Brunswick police arrested a Topsham man at his home Saturday morning after an alleged assault on Mill Street that sent a man to a local hospital. Police were called to 7 Mill St. at 10:22 a.m. where a man allegedly entered an apartment with a baseball bat …

Topsham man arrested for driving on drugs after crashing into parked dump truck

By Darcie Moore on June 20, 2013, at 8:43 p.m.
Police arrested a Topsham man who was allegedly under the influence of drugs when he drove across a lawn Wednesday morning and hit a parked dump truck on Middlesex Road. After an investigation of the crash reported at 8:11 a.m., Topsham Police Chief Christopher Lewis said police …
Brunswick police Sgt. Russ Wrede said Carol Frucht, 85, of Topsham, was driving her husband David Frucht, 90, to Midcoast Eye Associates when she hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, slamming the car into the side of the business.

85-year-old crashes into Brunswick office

By Darcie Moore on June 19, 2013, at 7:38 a.m.
BRUNSWICK — Police say the elderly driver of a car that hit a business on Mason Street Monday afternoon accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brake pedal while attempting to park. Brunswick police Sgt. Russ Wrede said Carol Frucht, 85, of Topsham, was driving her husband David Frucht, …