Topsham Police Beat: Nov. 28

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11/17 at 2:15 p.m. Alex Turner, 22, of Western Avenue, was arrested on a warrant by Officer William Collins on Topsham Fair Mall Road. Turner was also charged with theft.

Late 11/22 or early 11/23. Matthew Laurelez, 18, of Salem Street, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Ramsay on Salem Street on a charge of armed robbery.

11/23 at 4:50 p.m. Samantha Williams, 19, of Dead River Road, Bowdoin, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Ramsay in Bowdoin on charges of violating condition of release, and tampering with a witness, informant, victim or juror.


11/22 at 10:57 a.m. Jennifer Beganny, 36, of East Avenue, Lisbon Falls, was issued a summons by Officer Mark McDonald on Lewiston Road on a charge of operating after suspension.

Armed robbery

11/22 at 10:50 p.m.

Twin brothers Matthew and Alexander Laurelez, 18 and of Salem Street, are accused by police of an armed robbery on Foreside Road. Sgt. Robert Ramsay responded to the report by the unidentified male victim, who met the brothers for purposes still under investigation. Police said Alexander Laurelez aimed a small chrome-colored handgun while demanding money, and Matthew Laurelez held a bat-like weapon against the victim’s chest while taking it. The victim’s life was also threated, and a female with the victim remained in a car. Ramsay later arrested Matthew Laurelez while Alexander Laurelez remains at large. On Nov. 23, Ramsay arrested Samantha Williams, 19, reportedly Matthew Laurelez’s girlfriend, for allegedly making cyber threats against the victim.

Fire calls

11/17 at 12:05 p.m. Carbon monoxide detector activation on Abenaki Drive.

11/18 at 10:25 a.m. Propane odor on Community Way.

11/18 at 10:45 a.m. Residential fire on Green Street.

11/19 at 5:57 p.m. Fire alarm on Curtis Lane.

11/20 at 9:21 a.m. Smoke alarm on Governor’s Way.

11/23 at 3:54 p.m. Complaint of illegal burning in Pejepscot Village.

11/23 at 5:10 p.m. Public service on Ivanhoe Drive.


Topsham emergency medical services responded to nine calls from Nov. 17-24.