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Falmouth Police Beat: March 9

Police Beat

Falmouth Police Beat: March 9

Arrests

There were no arrests reported between Feb. 26 and March 5.

Summonses

3/3 at 8:10 p.m. Craig C. Davis, 56, of 61 Lantern Lane, Windham, was summonsed on Mountain Road by Officer Daniel Austin on a charge of failure to report an accident by quickest means.

High-Speed Chase

3/3 at 12:45 a.m. Falmouth officers responded to a crash near 308 Blackstrap Road involving a vehicle that was being pursued by Cumberland Police. According to police, Chase Blanchard, 22, of Falmouth, refused to pull over for Cumberland officers for speeding, leading them on a chase that ended in a violent crash just 200 yards from Blanchard's residence. Officers allege that Blanchard reached speeds of 90 mph before losing control of his 2004 Chevy pick-up and slamming into a tree. Police suspect alcohol and speed were factors in Blanchard's crash. Cumberland police are pursuing charges against Blanchard, who was reportedly in critical condition at Maine Medical Center last week.

Why leave?

3/3 at 8:10 p.m. A Windham man was charged with leaving the scene of a single-car accident the night before. According to police, Craig C. Davis, 56, of 61 Lantern Lane, Windham, crashed his Jeep Wrangler in the woods on Mountain Road, but successfully fled before officers arrived with a K-9 search team. Davis was summonsed the next day when he came to the police department to claim property from the crash. According to police, Davis said he lost control of his vehicle after he swerved to avoid hitting something. However, it's unclear why he left the scene.

Fire calls

2/26 at 4:08 a.m. Tree limb on fire on power lines on Falmouth Road.

2/26 at 4:38 a.m. Tree Limb on fire on power lines on Blackstrap Road.

2/26 at 5:36 a.m. Tree and wires down on Plumwood Lane.

2/26 at 5:47 a.m.   Carbon monoxide alarm on Middle Road.

2/26 at 11:49 a.m. Fire alarm on Falmouth Road.

2/26 at 12:39 p.m. Wires arcing on Depot Road.

2/26 at 1:33 p.m. Fire alarm on Landing Woods Lane.

2/26 at 5:55 p.m. Wires arcing on Falls Road.

2/27 at 11:13 a.m. Water emergency on Route 1.

2/27 at 1:47 p.m. Wires down on Foreside Road.

2/27 at 3:05 p.m. Public assist on Bucknam Road.

2/27 at 4:57 p.m. Tree down on Ridgway Road.

2/27 at 9:16 p.m. Chimney fire on Kelley Road.

2/28 at 4:15 p.m. Fire alarm on Foreside Road, Cumberland.

3/01 at 2:54 p.m. Furnace problem on Applegate Lane.

3/01 at 3:28 p.m. Chimney fire on Field Road.

3/02 at 7:10 a.m. Motor vehicle crash on I-295.

3/02 at 7:27 a.m. Motor vehicle crash on I-295.

3/02 at 6:42 p.m. Fire alarm on Inverness Road.

3/03 at 12:45 a.m. Motor vehicle crash on Blackstrap Road.

3/03 at 12 p.m. Fire alarm on Ledge Road, Cumberland.

3/03 at 2:36 p.m. Life safety inspection on Northbrook Drive.

3/03 at 4:48 p.m. Fire alarm on Starboard Lane, Cumberland.

3/03 at 12:14 p.m. Engine company to assist EMS on Bucknam Road.

3/03 at 8:29 p.m. Wire burning on Gray Road.

EMS

Emergency medical services personnel responded to 25 calls between Feb. 26 and March 3.