No he didn’t

On May 9 a Portland woman was stranded at work in Cape, when unbeknownst to her, her ex-boyfriend who also had keys repossessed the vehicle, which she drove into work that day. She reported the vehicle stolen, but the title was in his name. Her personal items were returned.

Domestic fumble

On May 9 at 4:11 a.m. a woman called police saying her male partner was verbally abusive and she was afraid. When police arrived they found one person visibly intoxicated, though they would not say which. Police said the intoxicated person agreed to stop arguing.

Seeing signs

On May 9, at 9:20 a.m. public works staff reported three park signs were stolen from Fort Williams. A “parade ground parking” and “lighthouse parking” sign and were all torn from their posts and abandoned elsewhere in the park. Another sign, unidentified, was also missing. All three signs were later found in the park.

Bird feeder heist

On May 9, at 9:45 a.m. a bird feeder valued at $80 was reported stolen in the Shore Road area. A bird feeder has gone missing from the same backyard before. Nothing else was taken.

Death reported

On May 10, a family member found an elderly person dead in his home.

Junk mail

On May 12 at 6:57 a.m. a mailbox was forcibly removed from its post during the night in the Shore Road area, said police.

Missing phone

On May 12, a Verizon cell phone valued at $100 was reported missing.

A mother’s love

On May 13, at 4:40 p.m. a mother called police to help her resolve a dispute with her daughter. After an argument, the girl left the home. Police found her walking to a friend’s house where she spent the night.


On May 14, at 12:07 p.m. Tennessee visitors reported their Hyundai was broken into while parked at the end of Two Lights Road. Stolen was a purse with a Blackberry, a Nokia cell phone, $250 in American Express traveler’s checks, a Tennessee driver’s license, Visa debit card, a MasterCard, sunglasses, a make-up kit, a wallet, a check book and a house key attached to a San Francisco key chain.

Lost boy

On May 14, a South Portland resident could not find her high school-aged son. She called Cape police hoping they could track him down at his girlfriend’s house in Cape Elizabeth. He wasn’t there.

Prank calls

On May 15, at 7:27 a.m. a student made a prank call to 911 from the phone in the middle school cafeteria. The sixth grade boy who was identified using the phone by peers admitted to making the call. The principal and his parents were informed.

Stolen markers

On May 15 at noon a Shore Road area resident reported reflective markers missing from their driveway.


Richard Hall, 51, of 247 Spurwink Ave., was arrested and charged with operating after suspension on Route 77 on May 8.

William Roy Huston, 60, of 85 Starboard Drive, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence – refusal on Scott Dyer Road on May 9.

Roberta Dalton, 49, of 6 Oregon St., Old Orchard Beach, was arrested at the CVS on a warrant and charged with acquiring drugs by deception on May 11.


Amanda Ellsworth, 24, of 71 Fort Hill, Standish was issued a summons for theft at her home on May 9.

Roger Caouette, 58, of 357 Fowler Road, was issued a summons on Sawyer Road for speeding 53 in a 30 mph zone on May 11.

Paul Morin, 61, of South Portland, was issued a summons on Scott Dyer Road May 12 for speeding 38 in a 25 mph zone.

Daniel Hockmuth, 19, of 53 Beach Bluff Terrace, was issued a summons on Scott Dyer Road May 12 for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Fire and Rescue

Cape Rescue responded to eight calls between May 9 and May 14. Four patients were transported to Maine Medical Center, two were transported to Mercy Hospital and two required no transport.

The Cape Fire Department responded to a Portland mutual aid call at 5:39 p.m. on May 9; a Portland mutual aid call at 6:22 p.m. on May 9; power lines down on Broad Cove Road at 2:49 p.m. on May 12; a flooded basement on Sawyer Road at 3:31 p.m. on May 13; a flooded basement on Lawson Road at 4:22 p.m. on May 13; a flooded basement on Waterhouse Road on May 14.

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