Stolen Subaru in Cape Elizabeth
Historic landmarks are part of our heritage that rightfully deserve our attention. But while we typically go to great lengths to offer protection from fire, the elements and nature itself, unfortunately, there are times when the protection that we offer simple isn’t enough.
A historic building in Standish is proof of that. Recently, an intoxicated driver lost control of his car and drove it through the wall of the home.
According to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, Abraham Gammon, 39, was intoxicated when he stole a 2003 Subaru Legacy from the Cape Elizabeth area. While driving around Standish later that day, he lost control of the vehicle, left the road and crossed two lanes of oncoming traffic before running into the historic Marrett House at approximately 6:30 PM.
Gammon was out of jail on probation at the time of the incident.
Once police arrived on the scene, Gammon was arrested and received multiple charges including driving while under the influence, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and aggravated criminal mischief.
He was taken by ambulance to Maine Medical Center and treated for injuries before being taken to jail. Since this criminal act violated his probation status, no bail was set.
According to the Portland and Biddeford court systems, Gammon is also wanted there for a total of five different warrants. The warrants include refusing to submit to arrest, unpaid court costs and having his probation revoked due to a laundry list of additional charges including theft, forgery and burglary.
Gammon also faces additional charges from Cape Elizabeth that will also be forthcoming.
Police say the car was a total loss while the home sustained significant damage. Officials have established a temporary cover to prevent the structure from suffering any additional abuse from the elements until adequate repairs can be made.
According to the Historic New England website, the Marrett House dates all the way back to 1796 when it was purchased by Daniel Marrett, a recent graduate of Harvard. Marrett had moved to Standish to become the town minister. For the next one hundred and fifty years, the residence became the home for three generations of the Marrett family.
Protecting the things that we treasure most is almost as important as protecting our family. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to place a sentimental and a dollar figure on belongings. This is when you need the services of an attorney.
An experienced attorney can help you recover losses due to the negligent actions of others. Without their help, you risk losing out on recovering what you deserve, and need, to make your property whole again. When historic homes are at stake, you can’t afford to risk taking unnecessary chances. Nor can you risk being stuck with a large repair bill. The costs of rebuilding, both monetarily and emotionally, can be too great to bear. Your attorney can help protect you and your property from financial heartache by recovering what is owed to you so that your family’s legacy can be carried on.
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