Cumberland Police Beat: March 23

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3/15 at 1:03 a.m. James Suarez, 31, of Fessenden Street, Portland, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence.

3/20 at 1:55 a.m. Elise Hodgetts, 24, of Gray Road, was arrested on a charge of operating without a license in violation of Condition Q.

3/21 at 6:50 p.m. Scott Arthur Dingwell Jr., 30, of North Raymond Road, Gray, was arrested on a warrant.


3/17 at 2:15 a.m. Eric Russell, 20, of Fox Run Road, was summonsed on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and transporting liquor as a minor.

3/17 at 2:15 a.m. Christina Ernst, 20, of Poplar Ridge Road, Falmouth, was summonsed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

3/19 at 2:09 p.m. A 17-year-old boy was summonsed on a charge of possessing marijuana.

Fire calls

3/15 at 12:42 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Maine Turnpike northbound.

3/15 at 5:32 p.m. Chimney fire on Greely Road.

3/17 at 9:13 a.m. Tree on wires on Foreside Road.

3/18 at 5:17 p.m. RIT on Portland Street in Yarmouth.


Emergency medical services responded to five calls from March 12 to March 18.

A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.