Incident report statistics

Between Friday, Aug. 13, at 7 a.m. and Friday, Aug. 20, at 7 a.m. this department has responded to 757 calls for service. Of those calls, 127 of them were motor vehicle stops.

Accidents: 30

Disorderly disturbances: 59

Domestic disputes: 26

Arrests: 22

Criminal mischief

110 gravestones were knocked over or damaged at the Riverside Cemetery at 192 Summer St. overnight Aug. 19 – 20. Estimated damages exceed $7,500.

A vehicle parked at 105 Grove St. was damaged by a thrown bottle prior to 6 p.m. on Aug. 18.

A mailbox located at 362 Grove St. was smashed overnight Aug. 13 – 14.

Martel School at 880 Lisbon St. had a retaining wall disassembled sometime overnight Aug. 13 – 14.

Motor vehicle burglaries

A vehicle parked at Frye and Oak streets was burglarized overnight Aug. 15 – 16, an Apple laptop was taken.

A vehicle parked at 189 Main St. had a window smashed and a GPS taken sometime prior to 10:45 p.m. on Aug. 15.

A vehicle parked on Arch Avenue was burglarized on Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m.; property was taken.

A vehicle parked at 20 East Ave. was burglarized in the afternoon on Aug. 17; a handicapped placard was taken.


A residence at 142 Pettingill St. was burglarized between 2:30 and 3:45 p.m. on Aug. 16. Some jewelry, a Kodak digital camera and $50 in cash were taken Neighbors reported seeing two teenage boys hanging out in the area shortly before this occurred.

An apartment at 25 Marston St. was burglarized sometime prior to 7 p.m. on Aug. 14; a laptop was taken.


A Pacific Evolution bicycle was stolen from the yard of 386 Pond Road sometime prior to Aug. 13.

A debit card was stolen from the counter of Dunkin’ Donuts at 1124 Lisbon St. on Aug. 18 before noon.

A red-and-black Next bicycle was stolen from 92 Walnut St. on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m.

An iPod was stolen from Kennedy Park at 160 Park St. on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.; the suspect was a black male wearing gray shorts.

Motor vehicle theft

A 1982 Harley Davidson FXR, ME MC THANKS, was stolen from the Marden’s parking lot sometime between 1 and 2 p.m. on Aug. 18.


On Aug. 18 at 10:50 p.m., Lewiston police officers were called to the area of Jefferson and Pine streets for the report of a robbery. The victim, Annette Gammon, 48, of Lewiston reported to officers that while walking up Pine Street an unknown male reached out and grabbed her purse. Gammon stated that she offered resistance, but had to let go and fell to the ground while the suspect got away with her purse. Gammon sustained minor injuries in the fall. On Aug. 19, Detectives Trevor Campbell and Roland Godbout, following up on leads developed from talking to the victim and witnesses, were able to identify a possible suspect. Additional information was obtained when Duane Thomas, 21, of Mechanic Falls was picked up at a local pawn shop attempting to sell a camera stolen in the robbery. With the assistance of LPD Officer David Brule, who is currently assigned to the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force, investigators were able to obtain photos from the camera’s memory of the robbery suspect. Michael Rias, 18, of Lewiston was identified as the robbery suspect. Thomas was arrested and charged with theft by receiving stolen property Class E, and bail was set at $500 cash. Rias was arrested and charged with robbery Class A, and bail was set at $2,000 cash.

Operating under the influence

John Toler, 49, was charged with operating under the influence on Aug. 13 at 21:58 at 141 Pierce St. following a routine traffic stop.

Operating after suspension

Miguel Pratt, 46, was charged with operating after suspension on Aug. 19 at 12:12 at Webber Avenue and Lisbon Street after a traffic accident in which he struck a bicyclist.

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