August 14, 2013

Police: Woman on Mackworth Island wasn't harassed

A woman reports that she was chased by two young men Tuesday afternoon, but police say no crime occurred.

The Associated Press

FALMOUTH — Police in Maine say they've determined that no crime occurred after investigating a complaint that a woman was harassed and chased by two young men while walking on a trail on Falmouth's Mackworth Island.

The 100-acre island is linked to the mainland and is the home to the Baxter School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as well as a popular mile-long hiking trail.

Falmouth police tell WMTW-TV that the woman felt unsafe after encountering the men on a trail and hurt herself when she tripped while trying to distance herself from them.

Lt. John Kilbride says he tracked down and talked to the men and determined that no crime took place.

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