MEXICO — Several underage drinking incidents have occurred in the past week, mostly in the Dix and Holman avenues area, Lt. Roy Hodsdon said.
“We're taking zero tolerance because of the underage drinking,” Hodsdon said. Arrests have been made and summonses issued, with more expected, he said.
A vandalism incident reported at 3:09 p.m. on Oct. 8 involved two intoxicated 13-year-old boys and a 12-year-old girl who appeared not to be drinking, Hodsdon said. All were from Rumford or Mexico.
The vandalism involved a trailer on Holman Avenue being spray-painted. Michelle Nickerson, 19, of Holman Avenue, was charged with furnishing alcohol to minors. The three juveniles were released to the custody of their parents. The two boys and Nickerson are scheduled to appear in 11th District Court on Dec. 4.
Also on Oct. 8 at 1:49 a.m., a neighbor reported noise at a Holman Avenue apartment building. When police arrived, they discovered an intoxicated 15-year-old Rumford girl. She was issued a summons on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor.
Among the other 39 calls to police in the past week were:
* Several street, no-parking and other signs in the Cross Street/Highland Avenue area were spray-painted sometime before 7:30 a.m. Oct. 9.
* A Main Street resident reported at 8 a.m. Oct. 9 that someone entered her shed and rummaged through the contents. Nothing appeared to be missing.
* A Maine Smoke Shop employee reported at 9:09 a.m. Oct. 8 that someone stole $60 in cigarette products. Police have a suspect.
* Vehicles driven by Patrick Lucas, 29, of High Street, Farmington, and Gloria Jenkins, 50, of Depot Street, Jay, collided at 4:40 p.m. Oct. 4 as they were traveling east on the River Road. Lucas' 2012 BMW Mini Cooper sustained $5,000 damage. Jenkins' 2006 Subaru wagon sustained minor damage.