Topsham Police Beat: Dec. 2

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11/26 at 7:41 p.m. Michelle Cassidy, 42, of Raymond Road, was arrested by Sgt. Mark Gilliam on a charge of operating under the influence.


11/23 at 2:25 p.m. Britney Williams, 18, of Academy Road, Bowdoin, was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of failing to stop for a police officer.

11/24 at 6:40 p.m. Maynard Smith, 30, of Topsham Crossing, was issued a summons by Sgt. Frederick Dunn on a charge of operating after suspension.

Burgled basement

11/29 at 5:56 p.m. Sgt. Frederick Dunn responded to the report of a basement burglary on Adeas Lane. The incident allegedly happened the prior night,  and it is unclear whether the basement was locked. A TV and other objects in the basement were damaged, although nothing appeared stolen.

Fire calls

11/24 at 10:24 a.m. Fire alarm on Main Street.

11/24 at 2:24 p.m. Electrical burning odor on Pinewood Drive.

11/25 at 2:40 p.m. Odor of smoke on Cathance Road.

11/25 at 3:31 p.m. Fire alarm on Union Park.

11/26 at 8:16 a.m. Fire alarm on Union Park.

11/27 at 11:39 a.m. Medical call on Alphonse Drive.

11/27 at 6:32 p.m. Fire alarm on Warbler Drive.

11/27 at 7:52 p.m. Carbon monoxide detector on Garden Lane.

11/28 at 9:26 p.m. Smoke detector on Woodcock Drive.


Emergency medical services responded to 12 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.