Topsham Police Beat: Aug. 31

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8/24 at 3:13 p.m. Laurie Hovey, 48, of Meadow Cross Road, was arrested by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of probation violation.

8/26 at 2:13 a.m. Shawn Ashley, 19, of Lisbon Falls, was arrested by Officer Peter Kaminski on a charge of criminal speed and issued a summons on a charge of operating without a license.


8/28 at 1:55 p.m. Arthur Gifford, 19, of A Street, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

Theft at Petco

8/28 at 6:25 p.m. Officer Robert Ramsay responded to the report that several blades used in pet de-shedding tools had been stolen from the Petco store on Topsham Fair Mall Road. More than $1,700 in blades were stolen from a locked display case, which was accessed with damage. Video surveillance is to be reviewed. Police say other Petco stores in Maine have experienced similar thefts.

Fire calls

8/25 at 8:40 a.m. Smoke detector activation on Bittern Drive.

8/26 at 5:34 p.m. Large bonfire on Ward Road.

8/27 at 9:35 a.m. Tree on power lines on fire on Main Street.


Emergency medical services responded to 11 calls from Aug. 23-30.