Topsham Police Beat: Jan. 13

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1/6 at 11:35 p.m. Josef Everhart, 29, of Stonewall Lane, was arrested by Sgt. Mark Gilliam on a charge of operating under the influence.

1/6 Edward Grant, 39, of Main Street, was arrested by Det. Mark LaFountain on a charge of failure to comply with sex offender registration.


There were no summonses reported from Jan. 3-10.

Drink, speed, crash

1/8 at 9:11 p.m. Police responded to a vehicle accident on Middlesex Road, in which a Topsham man reportedly driving a Chevrolet pickup truck during a snowstorm tried to pass another vehicle, lost control of his own, and struck a mailbox and tree. Damage to the truck totaled about $7,500, and the driver, Joshua McDermott, 22, was transported to Mid Coast Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to police. Lt. Chris Lewis said alcohol and speed appear to have been factors in the accident; charges are pending.

Fire calls

1/5 at 8:59 a.m. Odor of smoke in building on Eagle’s Way.

1/6 at 10:50 p.m. Fire alarm on Topsham Fair Mall Road.

1/8 at 9:11 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Middlesex Road.

1/9 at 4:21 p.m. Possible illegal burn on River Road.

1/9 at 7:06 p.m. Smoke alarm on Finch Drive.

1/10 at 10:11 a.m. Mutual aid to West Bath.


Topsham emergency medical services responded to 19 calls from Jan. 3-10.