Topsham Police Beat: July 21

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There were no arrests reported this week. 


7/16 A 17-year-old boy was issued a summons by Officer Robert Ramsay on a charge of theft.

Weed-eating redemption

7/15 at 6:07 p.m. Sgt. Mark Gilliam investigated the complaint of a theft at Cloutier’s Landscape on River Road. Two Echo weed eaters worth $300 a piece were reportedly stolen from a garage. Gilliam located the machines not far from the business, where they were being stored in a wooded area in what appeared to be a homemade tree fort. Two Topsham juveniles were allegedly involved. A deal was made between the business owners and the kids to perform community service. No formal charges were filed.

Fire calls

7/14 at 10:03 a.m. Utility problem on Topsham Fair Mall Road.

7/14 at 4:17 p.m. Mutual aid to Lisbon.

7/18 at 2:37 p.m. Traffic crash on Middlesex Road.

7/18 at 7:40 p.m. Gas leak on Route 196.

7/18 at 11:28 p.m. Traffic crash on Foreside Road.


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.