10/18 at 12:17 a.m. A woman on Main Street reported a Holstein cow moving northbound in the direction of the Mobil station. Police contacted Wormell Livestock who loaded the animal onto a truck two hours later.
10/11 at 7:01 p.m. A “scruffy-looking” man with white hair and a blue jacket who reportedly forced his way into a Hulit Way residence was a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputy serving civil paperwork. The deputy told police the woman slammed the door in his face
9/22 at 6:02 p.m. An experienced woodsman, who said he had 10 eyewitnesses, reported a “strange animal” with horns on Sanderson Road. The unknown animal was gone when police got there.
9/22 at 7:28 p.m. Police stopped a vehicle reportedly running other cars off Forest Lake Road. The car was towed and a firefighter drove the 83-year old woman, who could not find her way home, to Westbrook.
9/15 at 11:41 p.m. Police determined that a suspicious vehicle parked at Foodstop was a woman who had stopped to breastfeed her baby.
8/19 at 1:13 a.m. A horse came out of the woods and ran into a Ford Ranger on Blanchard Road. No injuries were reported and the horse was OK, police said.
8/5 at 5:53 p.m. An Edes Road woman, who called 911 reporting a problem with her freezer, was helped by police. Officer Angelo Mazzone moved frozen items with a wooden spoon so that the freezer door could be shut. The woman was all set, police said.
7/25 at 2:05 p.m. A strange-looking man on Valley Road turned out to be a worker conducting soil sample tests, police said.
7/27 at 12:53 p.m. A baby porcupine reportedly sunning itself on Stonewall Drive ran away before police got there. A resident who poked at it with a stick said the animal did not appear sick and police said a trap could be arranged should the problem persist.
7/10 at 1:32 a.m. Police determined that a reported drowning was a drunk man who had fallen off Custom House wharf onto the rocks below. The man was handled by the Fire Department.
6/17 at 12:24 p.m. Four young men shot ketchup onto the ceiling of the Cumberland House of Pizza, police said. An officer spoke with the management and counseled the men in proper restaurant etiquette, Chief Joseph Charron said.
4/30 at 11:02 a.m. A robin reportedly flying in through the window of a Bruce Hill Road residence was not a problem police could solve.
4/21 at 11:43 p.m. A Portland man jumping in front of traffic on Gray Road told police he had chest pains. He refused medical attention but police drove him to Gray.
3/15 at 2:46 p.m. A business checkbook, reportedly missing from Allen’s Country Store, was found by an employee “right in plain sight.”
3/7 at 1:59 p.m. A parakeet was found frozen to a snowbank on Country Charm Road.
3/3 at 3:45 p.m. A Hillside Avenue resident called about suspicious activity that involved a woman with bright red hair and a man with blue hair and a lip ring selling prepackaged meat from the back of a green truck. Police said the meat seller, Wicked Good Steak Company, was okay.
2/1 at 9:14 a.m. A 44-year old Marion Circle resident called to report the receipt of suspicious letter in the mail but Chief Joseph Charron helped the couple determine that the man sending the letter was an old friend.
1/1. Police responded to a party on Bruce Hill Road after receiving two calls. One reported a person slumped over the wheel of a vehicle with both doors open, and another reported a vehicle parked in middle of the road, though it was unclear whether it was running. When police responded they found a number of adults and juveniles drinking, including an extremely intoxicated individual who allegedly defecated in the road and vomited on the roadside.