Calais Police Report

We began the week with a theft complaint.  A subject reported a camera stolen from his parked vehicle while he was inside the Post Office.  The investigation continues.

Also on 3-10-14, duty officer was dispatched to Marden’s for a theft report.  Summoned for theft were Daniel Allison, 58, from Charlotte and Jodi Thomas, 45, also from Charlotte.  Both subjects are scheduled to appear in Calais District Court on 4-9-14.

On 3-13-14 a complaint of assault was received from an employee of Calais Regional Hospital after a subject reportedly spat at her.  Summoned for assault was Debra Becker, 46 of Calais.  Ms. Becker is scheduled to appear in Calais District Court on 4-9-14.

Officers responded to Shop ‘N Save for a theft report.  As a result, Jonathan Best, 39 of St. Stephen was summoned for theft.

Amy Flood, 35, of Calais was summoned for burglary of a motor vehicle for an incident which occurred on 3-2-14.  Witnesses observed Ms. Flood inside a vehicle when she did not have the owner’s permission to be there.   Articles were missing.

As a result of an investigation of an incident that occurred on 1-25-14, Eric Demolet, 27, of Calais was charged with negotiating a worthless instrument.  Mr. Demolet presented 2  checks to Shop ‘N Save which failed to clear the bank. His court date is also 4-9-14.

Also during the past week officers investigated several reports of suspicious activity in the area. Warnings were issued for disorderly conduct and criminal trespass as well.

Our preliminary Uniform Crime Reporting statistics have been tallied for the year and the report received from State Police, Augusta.    This report is the annual tally of crime in Calais proper which we send to them each month.  Each year, Maine State Police issues a publication titled Crime in Maine, and the FBI publishes Crime in the U.S.  The figures in both issues represent figures submitted from our department and are used for various funding formulas and grant proposals.  We were pleased to see that our total clearance rate for 2013 increased over 2012 by 9.5%, jumping from 55.6% to 65.1%. We find this encouraging and hope our citizens do too.