MEXICO — The Police Department responded to 77 incidents over the past week, including the following:
* Police Chief Roy Hodsdon said that between the evening of Oct. 13 and the morning of Oct. 14, several residents reported their cars had been entered. “Some people were saying that they couldn’t find anything missing, while others said that loose change was missing,” Hodsdon said. One resident said their iPod was missing, while others said their vehicle consoles were damaged. Police have no suspects.
* A Roxbury Road resident reported at 6 a.m. Oct. 11 that someone entered their residence the previous evening and stole their guitar. Hodsdon said it was valued at about $5,700. “We currently have a suspect and are trying to locate them,” Hodsdon said.
* Russell Copp, 33, of Mexico was arrested at 4:03 p.m. Oct. 10 on a charge of failure to comply with the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. Hodsdon said he received a complaint about a male living at a home on Granite Street and discovered Copp was a lifetime registrant on the sex offender list and had failed to register at his new residence.
“Copp had been there for at least three weeks and had failed to check in with his probation officer or update his address with the sex offender registry,” Hodsdon said. “Also, when we talked with him, he was intoxicated, which is against his probation.” Hodsdon said that it was Copp’s fourth offense of failing to comply with the sex offender registry law.
* Izaak Blood, 20, of Mexico was arrested at 12:45 a.m. Oct. 10 on a charge of violation of conditions of release. Hodsdon said he received a call from a Holman Avenue resident saying someone was attempting to break into a local car dealership. Hodsdon said police found Blood on the property and intoxicated, which was a violation of his conditions of release.
* Austin McAlister, 20, of Mexico was arrested on a charge of violation of bail condition charge. He was taken to Oxford County Jail.
* A Leavitt Street resident reported at 5:39 p.m. Oct. 15 that someone was firing a gun in the area and that someone may have been injured. Hodsdon said police discovered someone had been bird hunting too close to people’s homes and that pellets from their gun sprayed against people’s cars and homes.
“No one was injured, but someone was hunting way too close to town,” Hodsdon said. “Lt. Dan Carrier scanned the area, but he wasn’t able to find anything. We ended up contacting the Warden Service, since they’re the people who deal with hunting issues.”
* A Backkingdom Road resident reported at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 15 that a phone scam group was repeatedly calling their residence, even after being told to stop.
“We’ve been dealing with this for awhile,” Hodsdon said. “It seems to be people from outside the country who are calling from untraceable numbers. “It seems to be people from outside the country who are calling from untraceable numbers. I’m telling people not to pick up the phone if their number shows up on the caller ID. I’ve also sent the information to the Maine Attorney General’s Office.”