Falmouth Police Beat: June 23

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6/16 at 11:31 p.m. Scott Dingwell Jr., 29, of North Raymond
Road, Gray, was arrested by Officer Kevin Conger and charged with
refusing to submit to arrest or detention, attaching false plates,
assault and disorderly conduct.


6/13 at 9:49 p.m. Lucas Chase, 18, of Snowhill Road, New
Gloucester, was issued a summons by Officer Kevin Conger on a charge
of sale and use of drug paraphernalia.

6/14 at 9:40 p.m. Nicholas Leeman, 20, of Colonial Avenue,
South Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Kevin Conger on a
charge of operating while license is suspended or revoked.

6/14 at 9:40 p.m.  Zachary Chase, 19, of Washington
Avenue, Portland, was issued a summons by Officer Kevin Conger on a
charge of permitting unlawful use.

Covering the private parts

6/15 at 2:20 p.m. A Glen Road resident complained to police that his neighbor had covered up the “Private Road” portion of the street sign with paint. When an officer responded, the resident admitted he had not witnessed his neighbor painting the sign. Everyone the officer talked to in the neighborhood denied painting it.

Hog and snake heaven

6/13 at 12:27 p.m. Officers were called to Street Cycles on Route 1 to get rid of a snake that was found behind the fuel tank in back of the building. Police captured the 3-foot-long kingsnake and released it into the wild.

Making lemonade from beer cans

6/17 at 1:27 a.m. Falmouth High School was the beneficiary of confiscated beer cans after police broke up a party in Underwood Park on Foreside Road. Officers had spotted two empty cars in the lot and discovered the beer along with six teens and young adults around a campfire they’d made in the park. Three of the party-goers were age 21, one was 20 and three were 19. The 21-year-olds reportedly claimed they had been the only ones drinking the beer. Officers gave each of them a warning, emptied the beer cans and placed all the cans in the donation box, with proceeds that will go to benefit the high school.

Fire calls

6/12 at 7:46 a.m. Wires arcing, Blackstrap Road.

6/12 at 8:21 a.m. Gas alarm, Aspen Way.

6/12 at 9:51 a.m. Wires arcing, Middle Road.

6/12 at 4:10 p.m. Burning smell, Ridge Road, Cumberland.

6/12 at 4:41 p.m. Medical with engine assist, Maine Turnpike.

6/12 at 6:42 p.m. Outside fire, Maine Turnpike, Cumberland.

6/12 at 7:17 p.m. Medical with engine assist, Woodville Road.

6/13 at 8:47 a.m. Fire prevention presentation, Marshall Drive.

6/13 at 11:00 a.m. Motor vehicle crash, Route 1.

6/13 at 3:54 p.m. Public service, Bucknam Road.

6/14 at 3:10 p.m. Fire alarm, Blueberry Lane.

6/14 at 8:02 p.m. Assist public, Woodville Road.

6/14 at 10:01 p.m. Gas alarm, Summit Terrace.

6/16 at 3:10 a.m. Motor vehicle crash, Blanchard Road, Cumberland.

6/16 at 8:59 a.m. Fuel spill, Maine Turnpike.

6/16 at 10:53 a.m. Medical with engine assist, Gray Road.

6/17 at 4:53 p.m. Fire alarm, Blueberry Lane.

6/18 at 6:24 a.m. Medical with engine assist, I-295.

6/18 at 8:42 p.m. Medical with engine assist, Middle Road.


Falmouth emergency services personnel responded to 24 calls for service during the period reported.