Falmouth Police Beat: Sept. 21

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9/10 at 2:23 a.m. Alex M. Wallace, 21, of Arbor Road, was arrested on Falmouth Road by Sgt. Kevin Conger on a charge of operating under the influence.

9/13 at 2:03 a.m. Sean C. Nelson, 23, of Free Street, Portland, was arrested on Hat Trick Drive by Officer Jeff Pardue on a charge of failure to provide a correct name, address or date of birth and two warrants.

9/13 at 7:50 p.m. Douglas C. Oakford, 20, of Applegate Lane, was arrested on Applegate Lane by Officer Dan Austin on charges of domestic violence assault and disorderly conduct.

9/13 at 11:45 p.m. Justin R. Erdmann, 21, of Valley Road, Cumberland, was arrested on Longwoods Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a charge of operating under the influence.

9/14 at 6 p.m. Ruth C. Putnam, 28, of Torrey Street, Portland, was arrested on Johnson Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on a warrant.


9/11 at 5:08 a.m. Christopher Sydney Moghaddami, 22, of Blackstrap Road, was issued a summons on Mountain Road by Officer Lucas Hallett on charges of failure to make an oral or written accident report, operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Unlocked vehicles targeted

9/9 at 8:32 a.m. Police received complaints from Pine and Merrill roads of items missing from unlocked vehicles. Cars parked all over Falmouth have been targeted in a string of burglaries targeting unlocked vehicles. Backpacks full of textbooks, cash, electronics and even spare change have been stolen. While two suspects have been arrested in connection with some of the thefts, the burglaries have continued and police suspect there is a group of criminals taking advantage of residents’ tendency to leave their cars unlocked. Police encourage people to remove valuables from vehicles and always keep cars locked, even when running quick errands.

Directions didn’t pan out

9/9 at 11:20 p.m. Police stopped a suspicious vehicle pulling out of Waldo’s on Route 1. The driver was reportedly following cellphone directions to Pizza Time in Portland and ended up in Falmouth. The officer gave the driver directions.

The pint of no return

9/13 at 9:38 p.m. EMS responded to a call from a resident on Slocum Drive reporting a man in a minivan outside the residence who appeared to need medical attention. Police and EMS determined the man was heavily intoxicated, but not in need of medical assistance. They reportedly told him not to drive and left him there. An officer was instructed to keep an eye on the vehicle. At 11:25 p.m., the man allegedly started up the vehicle and drove down the road. Officer Lucas Hallett arrested Justin R. Erdmann, 21, of Cumberland, and charged him with operating under the influence.

Fire calls

9/9 at 9:44 a.m. Mutual aid to Cumberland.

9/9 at 8:44 p.m. Carbon monoxide alarm on Redwood Lane.

9/9 at 10:04 p.m. Fire alarm on Penacook Road.

9/10 at 5:38 p.m. Water rescue near Allen Avenue Extension.

9/11 at 5:08 a.m. Motor vehicle accident on Mountain Road and Farm Brook Way.

9/11 at 7:33 a.m. Fire on Northbrook Drive.

9/12 at 4:13 p.m. Mutual aid to Windham.

9/12 at 5:56 p.m. Mutual aid to Windham.

9/12 at 7:02 p.m. Gasoline spill on Town Landing Road.

9/14 at 10 a.m. Vehicle fire on Aster Lane.


Falmouth emergency medical services responded to 19 calls from Sept. 9-16.