DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Police Department handled 41 calls during the past two weeks. Among them was one arrest.


Carl Porter, 57, of Dixfield, on a charge of operating under the influence, at 8:24 p.m., April 5, on Main Street. He was taken to the Oxford County jail. No further information is available.

The police department also was called at 1:15 p.m., April 1, to the home of an Old Canton Road resident who reported that an injured deer had crawled under his porch. Chief Richard Pickett said the deer had apparently been hit by a motor vehicle. The deer had to be dispatched. It was donated to a local food pantry.

Pickett also warns that speeding fines will double in a section of Pine Street where the Seventh Day Adventist School is located between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. and between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. During those times, the allowable speed is 15 mph. At other times, it is 25 mph. He said the area is posted for the reduced speed limit. He has received several complaints from residents that some vehicles are speeding past the school.

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