Fryeburg Man Arrested For Causing Crash Resulting In Damage To A Garage

65-year-old Nelson Brown, of Fryeburg, is accused of driving his SUV into a parked truck that then crashed into a garage in Fryeburg ~ Photo courtesy of Fryeburg Police


Fryeburg, ME – A Fryeburg man was arrested after he allegedly caused a vehicle to crash into a garage. According to Fryeburg Police at around 6:40 Wednesday evening they were called to a motor vehicle crash into a building at 82 Lovewell Pond Road.


When officers arrived on scene they found that a vehicle had crashed into a parked Toyota SUV launching it into the residents garage, shifting it from its foundation. The suspect, later identified as 65-year-old Nelson Brown of Fryeburg, fled the scene in a Chevy Pickup truck after causing extensive structural damage to the building. Police said that they believe speed and driver impairment were contributing factors in the crash.

65-year-old Nelson Brown of Fryeburg faces faces multiple charges for allegedly hitting a parked SUV and then fleeing the scene. ~ Photo courtesy of Fryeburg Police

Thursday (November 30th) Officers located and arrested Brown for Aggravated Criminal Mischief (Class C Felony) and Leaving The Scene of a Property Damage Accident (Class E Misdemeanor). He was transported to the Oxford County Jail where his bail was set at $500 cash. Brown is scheduled to be in court for his initial arraignment on January 9th 2018.

Fryeburg Police Chief Joshua Potvin said “Fortunately no one was seriously injured in this crash. Anytime a vehicle unintentionally leaves the roadway it is a recipe for disaster.” Adding “This is our department’s 117th crash this year which is slightly higher than the 99 reportable crashes we investigated by this time last year.”