Mexico police log
Mexico police log

• Aug. 21, 4:57 p.m.: A Chase Avenue resident reported a big-screen television was taken from the home. There was no forced entry. Officer Eric Bernier is investigating.

• Aug. 21, 7 a.m.: The Meroby Elementary School reported damage to a window, and Mountain Valley Middle School reported a burglary, with clothing missing from lockers and screens damaged outside. Chief Roy Hodsdon and Lt. Dan Carrier are investigating.

• Aug. 19, 5:05 a.m.: Eric Murray, 39, Massachusetts, was arrested at a Chase Avenue residence by Officer Robert Drouin on a charge of domestic assault. Murray posted $5,000 cash bail and is to appear in Rumford District Court on Oct. 23.

• Aug. 17, 4:22 p.m.: A Mexico resident reported furniture taken from a vacant Harlow Hill residence. Lt. Carrier is investigating.

• Aug. 14, noon: The Mexico Recreation Center reported someone entered the building through an unsecured door and forced their way into a room where clothing was taken and a picture damaged. A 16-year-old Mexico male was charged with criminal mischief and burglary. Some of the clothing was recovered.

• Aug. 14, 8:14 a.m.: Meroby Elementary School reported damage to a screen and entry through an unlocked window. Clothing was taken. Chief Hodsdon said video surveillance revealed the suspect to be the same 16-year-old Mexico male charged in the recreation center burglary. The juvenile was issued a total of 13 summonses on charges that include: criminal mischief at Meroby on July 17; burglary, criminal mischief and theft at the Mountain Valley Middle School on July 21; and criminal mischief at the middle school on Aug. 2. The juvenile has been referred to the juvenile intake worker, and is to appear in Rumford District Court on Oct. 30.

• Aug. 11, 6:54 p.m.: Tammy Schmersal of Mexico reported her mother’s purse with over $1,000 inside was stolen after it was left in a shopping cart at Walmart. After viewing surveillance video, Lt. Carrier arrested Brenda Soucy, 46, of Rumford at her residence on a charge of theft. She was released on $2,000 unsecured bail and is to appear in Rumford District Court on Oct. 23. Police recovered over $1,000, but not the purse and its other contents.

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