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Compiled by Jordan Wilson, Communications Coordinator, City of Sanford

Staffing Updates:

Officers Chenard and Donaldson graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) Basic Law Enforcement Program in December. Officer Chenard is assigned to the evening shift patrol, and Officer Donaldson is assigned to the midnight shift patrol. Officers Cutler and Tishim have been assigned to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) as the newest detectives. Officer Randt has been assigned to the Mental Health Unit (MHU), filling the vacancy created by Officer Gordon when he retired last year. Sgt. Adams will be training Officer Randt, and the MHU will begin to shift its focus to responding to mental health calls. Officer Riddle has been assigned to the midnight shift patrol as the Acting Sergeant. The Police Department anticipates a promotional process later this year for vacant lieutenant and sergeant openings.

Calls for Service:

In the month of December, the Police Department had a total of 2,782 calls for service. This included 13 burglaries, including motor vehicle theft, seven assaults, 23 domestic disturbances, 59 animal complaints, and 87 911 hang-ups/misdials. A full list of daily police calls in December is available here. The following is a summary of selected police calls during the month:

Dec. 1:

A domestic disturbance call at 10:18 pm led to the arrest of a 50-year-old from Lyman. He was charged with “domestic violence aggravated assault extreme indifference.”

Dec. 3:

A motor vehicle stop at the intersection of Lebanon and Kimball streets led to the issuance of a summons to a 68-year-old man from Waterboro, charged with operating after suspension.

Dec. 4:

Vandalism was reported on Emery Street.

Dec. 6:

A summons was served at a residence on June Street at 7:19 am.

Vandalism was investigated on Main Street.

Dec. 7:

A 59-year-old male was arrested on School Street and charged with aggravated assault.

Dec. 9:

Police investigated four separate 911 hang-up calls.

Dec. 12:

A warning was issued to a motorist following a 6:19 am traffic stop at the intersection of New Dam Road and Fairview Drive.

Terrorizing/threatening behavior was investigated on Emery Street.

Dec. 14:

After being served a warrant, a 59-year-old individual was arrested on Main Street and charged as a fugitive from justice.

A report of burglary of a motor vehicle was taken on Brook Street at 1:53 pm.

Dec. 17:

An animal complaint on June Street at 6:11 am led to services being rendered.

A domestic disturbance call on Ashmont Street led to the arrest of a 57-year-old male. He was charged with domestic violence assault.


At 10 am, the department assisted another agency with an unspecified call on Mousam Street.

Dec. 20:

Harassment by phone was investigated.

Following a motor vehicle stop, a 39-year-old male was charged with operating a vehicle without a license.

Dec. 21:

Peace was restored following a disturbance on Trafton Street at 7:23 am.

Services were rendered following a burglary in progress on Oak Ridge Road at 11:45 am.

Dec. 23:

Services were rendered following a juvenile runaway on Trafton Street at 7:18 pm.

Dec. 25:

A report of larceny/forgery/fraud was taken on Schuler Street at 8 am.

A 42-year-old woman from Springvale was arrested and charged with operating under the influence following a disturbance at William Oscar Emery Drive and River Street.

Dec. 31:

A disturbance call on Andrew Avenue led to the arrest of a 51-year-old male from Sanford on charges of failure to appear after being bailed and assault.

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