Topsham Police Beat: March 28

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No arrests or summonses were reported from March 20-25.

Wanted: Wire

3/24 at 7:21 a.m. Officer Robert Ramsay responded to the overnight theft of about 1,000 feet of copper wire from the Toyota dealership construction site at the intersection of Main Street and Route 196. The wire, valued at about $1,500, was stolen from the second floor. Police were still looking for leads early this week, and suspected this incident and a burglary at Dairy Queen the same night could be related.

Royal disrespect

3/24 at 10:09 a.m. Sgt. Mark Gilliam responded to a burglary at Dairy Queen on Main Street. The incident occurred the night before, during which the building’s rear door was forced opened. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from a metal storage unit, as was $45 in loose change from a cash register. Police estimate $1,000 in damage between the rear door and cash register.

Fire calls

3/19 at 1:31 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Topsham Fair Mall Road.

3/19 at 8:32 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on River Road.

3/20 at 3:30 p.m. Fire alarm on Balsam Drive.

3/22 at 1:10 p.m. Fire alarm at Mt. Ararat High School.

3/22 at 3:54 p.m. Motor vehicle accident on Main Street.

3/22 at 8:30 p.m. Fire alarm on Front Street.

3/23 at 4:59 p.m. Unpermitted burn on Rhoades Lane.


Topsham emergency medical services responded to 23 calls from March 19-26.