Bethel Police Log
From the Bethel Police Log:
Sunday, April 18
At 1:30 a.m. Officer Jason Goff noticed a vehicle parked behind the Fire Station. The two subjects were just talking, and they were told to move along. A building check determined there had been no entry or damage.
At 1:40 a.m. Officer Jason Goff encountered two subjects sitting in front of a business on Main Street. He identified them and determined they were intoxicated and had lost their way to a nearby lodging place. He set them in the right direction and watched them enter.
Saturday, April 17
At 2:22 p.m. Officer Rusty Daley received a call from a lodging place that a guest had reported a tree in the road seven miles south of Bethel on Route 5. The call was transferred to the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department.
Friday, April 16
At 11 p.m. Officer Jason Goff assisted state police and county deputies with a large underage drinking party on Route 5 in Bethel. Two adults were arrested and several juveniles were summonsed for their roles.
Wednesday, April 14
At 12:42 a.m. Officer Jason Goff encountered two suspicious subjects at a Mason Street location. They were identified and found to be visiting friends at a nearby residence.
At 2 p.m. Lt. S.R. White was asked to help locate a suspicious vehicle that was driving around on the Sunday River Road in Newry. The vehicle was located on Main Street in Bethel. The subjects said they were looking at houses.
This report highlights points of interest from the Bethel Police Department log. It lists cases reported in the log of adults being arrested or issued a summons in the 10 days prior to the newspaper’s publication, but does not include all reports of police activity, such as routine speeding tickets and other civil violations. To reach the Bethel Police Department, call 911 in emergency situations, 824-3437 in non-emergencies.
Tips from the Bethel Police Department
1. If you dial 911 by mistake, don't hang up. Stay on the line and tell the dispatcher what happened.
2. So that responders can find you quickly in an emergency, make sure your house number is clearly visible from the road — on the house if it is near the road, or on a mailbox or post if the house sits more than 50 feet back.
3. Watch out for scam letters and phone calls. A letter may state you have won money and need to pay a fee to claim the prize and release the money. Sometimes people will receive a check they are directed to cash, and then repay a portion to the sender. Phone scams may also attempt to elicit information (such as a social security number or birth date) the caller can use to steal someone’s identity. And if a caller says they are collecting money for a good cause, ask that written information be sent first.