Falmouth Police Beat: Dec. 27

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12/19 at 2:32 a.m. Charles M. Roberts, 18, of Christy Road, Portland, was arrested on Ledgewood Drive by Sgt. Kevin Conger on a charge of violating condition of release.


10/25 at 7:43 p.m. Roseanne M. Swiger, 51, of Wayside Road, Portland, was issued a summons on Northbrook Drive by Officer Alan Twombly on a charge of acquiring drugs by deception.


12/17 at 9:44 a.m. A Morong Falmouth employee reported the theft of accouterments off a car in the parking lot.

12/17 at 2:06 p.m. A wallet was reported stolen from a locker at Foreside Fitness.

12/19 at 10:34 p.m. A car window was smashed and a wallet reported stolen on Route 1.

12/20 at 5:59 a.m. A window was smashed and a cash box reported stolen from a yoga studio on Route 1.

12/22 at 12:45 p.m. A personal laptop computer was reported stolen from an employee at Shirley’s Hallmark on Route 1.

Clever addict foiled

10/25 at 7:43 p.m. In October, police received a complaint from a Rite Aid pharmacist who reported a suspicious woman had been acquiring drugs through what the pharmacist believed was a fake name. After a lengthy investigation, police have charged Roseanne Swiger, 51, of Portland, with acquiring drugs by deception after she allegedly confessed to a drug addiction.


12/19 at 1:54 a.m. A man called police to report something had smashed his windshield while he was driving on Ledgewood Drive. When police investigated, they allegedly discovered the driver, Charles M. Roberts, 18, of Portland, had hit a mailbox, which smashed his windshield. Roberts was tested for alcohol and allegedly found to have a small amount in his system, which was reportedly a violation of bail conditions. He was charged, his car was towed and he was told he must replace the mailbox. 

Lassie he’s not

12/19 at 2:29 p.m. Police responded to a call from a Falmouth EMS worker reporting that, while responding to a medical emergency in the Walmart parking lot, the victim’s dog bit the paramedic on the thumb. The dog was reportedly up on its shots and the paramedic was not seriously injured.

Fire calls

12/17 at 7:08 p.m. Fire alarm on Wildwood Boulevard, Cumberland.

12/19 at 6:10 a.m. Chimney fire on Winn Road.

12/19 at 4:50 p.m. Vehicle fire on Bucknam Road.

12/20 at 3:51 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Falmouth Road.

12/20 at 7:29 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Bucknam Road.

12/21 at 1:22 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1.

12/22 at 12:55 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 1.


Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 19 calls from Dec. 17-22.