Bath Police Beat: Aug. 25

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8/10 at 6:32 p.m. Whitney Votra, 24, of Homeplace, Topsham, was arrested by Officer Jason Aucoin on Washington Street on charges of operating under the influence and failing to stop for an officer.

8/19 at 2:30 p.m. Joseph Holland, 25, of Bath, was arrested on charges of criminal threatening with a weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and violation of conditions of release.

8/21 Matthew Gaspar, 23, of Brunswick, was arrested on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, driving to endanger and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.


8/17 Rain Cater, 39, of Topanga, Ca., was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on Vine Street on a charge of operating without a driver’s license.

8/17 Robby Purington, 32, of Winter Street, Topsham, was issued a summons by Officer Keith Jensen on Middle Street on a charge of operating with an expired license for more than 90 days.

8/18 A 12-year-old boy, of Bath, was issued a summons on Park Street on a charge of illegal possession of liquor by a juvenile by consumption.

8/18 Linda Bailey, 71, of Five Islands Road, Georgetown, was issued a summons by Officer Michelle Small on Chandler Drive on a charge of theft.

8/18 A 16-year-old boy, of Bath, was issued a summons by Officer Michelle Small on a charge of sale or use of drug paraphernalia.

Vehicle visitations

8/20 Police received reports of five residential burglaries and four vehicle break-ins that occurred during the night and early morning. The crimes appear to be related. Among the victims were residents at two homes in the 800 block of Washington Street. Entry was apparently gained through an open window, and an iPad, wedding bands, purse, wallets, cash and alcohol were taken. Four unlocked vehicles at that block and at the 800 block of Middle Street were also entered. A wallet with bank and personal identification was stolen from one vehicle, and while the other vehicles were rummaged through, nothing was taken. People with information are asked to contact the department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 443-8367.

Extreme hangover

8/20 at 11:30 a.m. Police were informed of a male riding atop a Maine Eastern Railroad passenger train heading toward Bath. Officer Richard Ross met the train at the Centre Street crossing and signaled to the train’s crew that there was a problem. After the train stopped, the conductor found a Waldoboro man, 22, on top of a rail car. He was removed from the train, and claimed he had been out drinking in Rockland the night before, climbed on top of the train and fell asleep. His memory was fuzzy, but he recalled waking up during the 45-mile ride and realizing where he was. He thought it was best to stay put until he was seen on top of the train, according to police. The man was later picked up by his parents, and police are waiting to hear from Maine Eastern Railroad before determining whether he will be charged with a crime.

Fire calls

8/15 at 11:48 p.m. Smoke check at Shaw’s Supermarket.

8/17 at 4:39 a.m. False alarm on Centre Street.

8/17 at 11:01 a.m. Appliance fire on Union Street.

8/18 at 4:45 p.m. False alarm on Congress Avenue.

8/20 at 6:56 p.m. Smoke check on York Street.


Bath emergency medical services responded to 35 calls from Aug. 15-21.