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South Portland Police Beat: Jan. 27

Police Beat

South Portland Police Beat: Jan. 27

Arrests

1/13 at 5:18 p.m. Juan Vasquez, 22, of Andover, was arrested on Philbrook Avenue on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

1/15 at 12:52 a.m. Charles H. Ryder, 39, of Westbrook, was arrested on Running Hill Road by Officer Brian McCarthy on a charge of operating under the influence.

1/15 at 6:31 p.m. Joshua R. Hixon, 24, of Portland, was arrested on I-295 by Officer Jeff Levesque on a charge of operating after suspension.

1/16 at 1:57 a.m. Omar Abdi, 22, of Portland, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Kevin Theriault on charges of operating under the influence, operating after suspension and failure to give a correct name or birthday.

1/17 at 2 a.m. Ralph Ferrante, 39, of South Portland, was arrested on Keswick Road by Officer Brian McCarthy on a charge of operating after suspension.

1/17 at 12:14 p.m. Edward J. Darcy, 44, of Portland, was arrested on Philbrook Avenue by Officer Adam Howard on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking.

1/18 at 9:13 a.m. Ashlee F. Miles, 21, of South Portland, was arrested on Coach Road by Officer Jeffrey Caldwell on a warrant.

1/18 at 8:23 p.m. Elizabeth E. Hunt, 55, of Cape Elizabeth, was arrested on Broadway by Officer Scott Corbett on charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident.

1/18 at 9:37 p.m. Michelle L. and Sarah A. Bourget, both 19, of South Portland, were arrested on Westbrook Street by Officers Scott Corbett and Jeffrey Pooler on warrants.

1/18 at 10:43 p.m. Ronald G. Thurston, 23, of Yarmouth, was arrested on Howland Drive by Officer Christopher Todd on a charge of gross sexual assault.

1/19 at 2:32 p.m. Krista Haley, 30, of Brunswick, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Kevin Gerrish on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and possession of a scheduled drug.

1/19 at 2:32 p.m. Melissa Elwell, 33, of Brunswick, was arrested on Maine Mall Road by Officer Kevin Gerrish on charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violating conditions of release.

1/19 at 9:18 p.m. Kelly Rich, 22, of South Portland, was arrested on Cottage Road by Officer Rocco Navarro on charges of unlawful possession of a scheduled drug and possession of marijuana.

1/20 at 11:09 a.m. John E. Leighton, 40, of South Portland, was arrested on School Street by Officer Theodore Sargent on charges of operating a motor vehicle after habitual license revocation and leaving the scene of an accident.

Summonses

1/16 at 12:28 a.m. Kyle T. Davis, 20, of Alfred, was issued a summons on Lincoln Street by Officer Chris Gosling on a charge of possession of marijuana. 

1/16 at 6:21 p.m. Michael Aguirre, 43, of Gorham, was issued a summons on John Roberts Road by Officer Kevin Theriault on a charge of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

1/16 at 10:43 p.m. David Cole, 40, of Portland, was issued a summons on Cottage Road by Officer Kevin Gerrish on a charge of displaying a fictitious inspection sticker. 

1/17 at 11:26 p.m. Randall A. Libby, 27, of Scarborough, was issued a summons on Broadway by Officer Scott Corbett on a charge of possession of marijuana. 

1/19 at 9 a.m. Joseph C. McKee, 23, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Deake Street by Officer Theodore Sargent on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

1/20 at 1:59 p.m. James D. Rupard, 25, of Portland, was issued a summons on Main Street by Officer Michael Matheson on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. 

Catch, release, catch

1/19 at 9 a.m. A man was reportedly seen concealing a bottle of Skye vodka and heading out the front doors of Hannaford on Cottage Road. An employee confronted the man in the parking lot, which ultimately led to the suspect giving back the illicit alcohol. After giving the vodka back, the man allegedly walked away, got in his car and drove off. The worker took down the license number and called the cops, who tracked down the suspect, Joseph C. McKee, 23, of South Portland, and arrested him the next day on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Play nice next time

1/14 at 1:12 p.m. Three young boys were playing in the area of Parrott Street when one of the boys allegedly pointed a pellet gun at a fourth youngster. The pointed-at child's parent called the police, who escorted the three children to their respective homes.

Fire calls

1/17 at 1:49 p.m. Fire alarm due to malfunction on Elderberry Drive.

1/18 at 8:36 a.m. Electrical wiring or equipment problem on Oakwood Drive.

1/18 at 9:30 p.m. Sprinkler activation, no fire, on Broadway.

1/18 at 5:12 p.m. Smoke alarm due to malfunction on Mussey Street.

1/18 at 7:46 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, no injuries, on Broadway.

1/19 at 3 a.m. Carbon monoxide alarm due to malfunction on Churchill Street.

1/20 at 1:26 a.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries on I-295.

1/20 at 4:15 a.m. Hazardous material investigation, none found, on Sawyer Street.

1/20 at 10:25 a.m. Smoke alarm, no fire, on Fort Road.

1/20 at 12:08 p.m. Motor vehicle/pedestrian accident on Cottage Road.

1/20 at 4:52 p.m. Removal of victim from stalled elevator on Fort Road.

1/22 at 2:03 a.m. Carbon monoxide incident on Wermuth Road.

1/22 at 7:41 a.m. Steam, vapor, fog or dust thought to be smoke on Chestnut Street.

1/22 at 9:37 a.m. Smoke alarm, no fire, on Southborough Drive. 

1/23 at 11:36 a.m. Natural gas odor investigation on Strathmore Road.

1/23 at 1:31 p.m. Smoke alarm due to malfunction on Westbrook Street.

1/23 at 6:12 p.m. Motor vehicle accident with injuries on Crockett's Corner.

EMS

South Portland emergency medical services responded to 56 calls from Jan. 17 - 23.