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December 14, 2013




A man reported at 11:59 a.m. that he had just been hit by a car on Elm Street. “He related his elbow was injured,” police wrote. The man declined to be taken to a hospital.

Police received a 12:25 p.m. report that the back door of a fish truck heading outbound on Pleasant Street was “open and swinging.” An officer pulled the truck over. “Door secured, nothing lost from back,” police wrote later.

A 2:20 p.m. report that a woman was trying to pass a bad check at a business on Pleasant Street resulted in the arrest of April Ann Umble, 34, of 100 Washington St., Apt. 201, Biddeford, Maine, on charges of uttering a false check and attempting to commit a crime.

A Franklin Street man reported at 2:31 p.m. that a wreath had gone missing from his front door.

Police received a 2:48 p.m. report that an elderly man was standing on Humphrey Street with a shovel and a sign reading “2 young men wanted.” Police determined that he was “trying to hire kids to shovel some properties he takes care of in the winter.”

A 10:15 p.m. fire alarm brought police and the Fire Department to Terry’s Ice Cream on Atlantic Avenue. Police wrote later: “Set off by belt on ice cream machine.”


A Commercial Street man reported at 12:15 a.m. that his coat had been taken from a bar earlier in the night. Police wrote: “House and car keys were in the coat pocket. Luckily the house was open but if the coat or keys get turned in, he would like them back.”



Police received a 5:54 p.m. report that a vehicle had struck a house at 12 Banks Road. There were no injuries.

A Pine Street woman reported at 6:34 p.m. that her boyfriend had received threats from a “former relative.”

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