Topsham Police Beat: Aug. 26

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8/17 at 1:07 p.m. Christopher Cruz, 23, of Bowman Street, Bath, was arrested by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of operating after license suspension and issued a summons on charges of false identification of registration plates, failing to register a motor vehicle in more than 150 days and violation of conditional release.


8/18 A 17-year-old, of Brunswick, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of assault.

8/22 at 1:15 a.m. Nolan Hood, 29, of Phippsburg, was issued a summons by Sgt. Frederick Dunn on a charge of exceeding the speed limit by 30 miles per hour or more.

Violent ventilation

8/18 at 6:06 a.m. Officer Peter Kaminski responded to a complaint on Taylor Farm Road of vehicular vandalism. The vehicle’s windshield, rear window and passenger rear window appeared to have been kicked in.

Fire calls

8/17 at 12:31 p.m. Fire alarm on Jesse Road.

8/17 at 3:29 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 196.

8/18 at 11:08 a.m. Fire alarm on Lewiston Road.

8/18 at 9:49 p.m. Odor of smoke on Riendeau Way.

8/19 at 1:50 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Route 196.

8/20 at 2:02 p.m. Drowning in Androscoggin River.

8/20 at 3:04 p.m. Medical complaint on Melcher Place.

8/21 at 6:42 a.m. Drowning in Androscoggin River.


Emergency medical services responded to 15 calls during the period reported.

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.