Westbrook Police Department

  • Agency: Westbrook Police Department
  • Address: 570 Main Street, Westbrook , 04092 ME
  • Chief: William Baker (Chief of Police)

Westbrook Police Department is located at 570 Main Street, Westbrook , 04092 ME. The Chief of Police of the department is William Baker. The Westbrook Police Department phone number is (207) 854-0644.

Westbrook Police Department News

If you are the victim of Domestic Violence, please know that you are not alone, it is not your fault, and there is help available for you. Domestic Violence has NO place in our community!

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and is doing their best to stay dry today. Westbrook PD didn't have the weekend off. Our officers were very busy over the past weekend. Some things of note from this past weekend: - A subject was arrested for Domestic Violence Assault Friday afternoon - A hit and run investigation later on Friday led to an arrest for Operating with a Suspended Driver's License and for Leaving the Scene of an Accident - Early Saturday morning officers received a report of a vehicle hitting the curb several times. They located the vehicle and arrested the operator for OUI - A suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of a subject for Trafficking Crack Cocaine. - A traffic stop early Sunday morning led to the discovery of a mobile meth lab. Several arrests were made, and MDEA and DEP responded to handle the meth lab - A shoplifting incident led to a Theft charge on Sunday We are here 24/7/365 to serve and protect the community. If you need us, call 911 to report an emergency or 207-854-0644 for non-emergencies.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please join the Westbrook Police Department in taking a stand against Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence is illegal and will not be tolerated in our community. If you are the victim of Domestic Violence, please know that we are here 24/7 to help you, and can connect you to support services to help as well. If you know of someone being victimized, or witness an assault, please call us so we can intervene.

Teen drinking and driving is not just illegal, it is downright dangerous and deadly. Be smart - don't drink and drive.

Chief Janine Roberts and Captain Sean Lally just returned from spending 4 days at the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference. Over 12,000 police officers from around the world attended. It was a great training opportunity and allowed for members of our command staff to gather a lot of new information to bring back to the department. Some of the topics the Chief and Captain received training on included leadership, community policing, civil rights and active shooter response. This training will enhance the department, allow us to continue to be progressive, and to better serve our community. In addition, Chief Roberts sits on the IACP's education and training committee. The committee is working on training for officers across the world, and Chief Roberts is playing a big role in shaping training and education for officers far beyond Westbrook's borders.

Last night around 7:30, an officer on Brackett Street observed a physical domestic violence situation. The officer went to intervene, and when he did so he was violently attacked by the suspect. The suspect punched the officer in the head several times. Backup officers were on scene almost immediately, and they got the suspect off of the officer. The suspect continued to struggle and resist, and he kicked an officer and also attempted to bite an officer. Officers were able to gain control of him and arrest him, and he was transported to the Cumberland County Jail. The suspect was identified as Anthony Vandeventer, age 21 of Westbrook. He was charged with 3 counts of Assault on a Police Officer, Domestic Violence Assault, Violation of Conditions of Release, Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention, Disorderly Conduct, Operating after Suspension and Driving to Endanger (he had been observed driving just prior to the domestic violence situation). The initial responding officer suffered several bruises to his head, but the officer escaped serious injury and was back at work this morning.

Our dispatchers are reporting the same scam is hitting Westbrook today. Be assured - this is a scam (and a pretty mean one at that). If you get this call, just hang up on the scammer and don’t give them any information.

Not only is it the law, but it is common sense. Buckle up!

Good reminder from DHHS about making sure that children don't accidentally ingest Marijuana

Horrible news out of South Carolina - 7 officers shot, with 1 killed, in an active shooter incident. Pictured is the fallen officer, Officer Terrence Carraway, who was just recognized for serving 30 years with the Florence Police Department. RIP Officer Carraway, and best wishes to the wounded officers for a speedy recovery.

At 2:18 PM today, if you have a cell phone, you will get a text message from the President of the United States. Before you get all excited, please know that it is just a test. FEMA is conducting a nationwide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert System. This will help FEMA evaluate their ability to communicate with the public during a real emergency. Please don't be alarmed by this test message or call Public Safety inquiring about it.

COFFEE WITH A COP - TODAY!! Please join us TODAY for a Coffee With A Cop. We'll be at Roots Cafe, located on 20 School Street (directly across from the Fire Department) from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Coffee With A Cop is a great opportunity to interact with your community police officers, get to know them, ask questions and voice concerns. This Coffee With A Cop is a special one, as it National Coffee With A Cop. We'll be joining with police departments across the county to host a Coffee With A Cop that day. We hope to see you there!

COFFEE WITH A COP - TOMORROW! Please join the Westbrook Police Department TOMORROW (Wednesday) for a Coffee With A Cop. We'll be at Roots Cafe, located on 20 School Street (directly across from the Fire Department) from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Coffee With A Cop is a great opportunity to interact with your community police officers, get to know them, ask questions and voice concerns. This Coffee With A Cop is a special one, as it National Coffee With A Cop. We'll be joining with police departments across the county to host a Coffee With A Cop that day. We hope to see you there!

We've noticed an uptick in car burglaries the past few weeks. These have been occurring in neighborhoods off of Spring Street, and in the Haskell/Forest/Rochester Street neighborhoods. All the cars were unlocked. We remind everyone to please lock their car doors. It is a simple, easy and effective way to keep from having your car broken into. And don't just take our word for it - Chuck Norris also believes in locking your car doors. And as we know, Chuck Norris knows all.....

Officers were dispatched the other day for a report of a stolen bicycle being ditched in the river by the Black Bridge. When they arrived, they found a bicycle submerged in the Presumpscot River. Knowing that this bicycle belonged to a child, Officer Garrett McCarthy refused to let the river get in his way. He got some rope and lowered it into the river, and was able to lasso it around the bicycle and retrieve it. Kudos to Officer McCarthy for going above and beyond to retrieve this bicycle!

COFFEE WITH A COP - OCTOBER 3 Please join the Westbrook Police Department for a Coffee With A Cop on Wednesday, October 3rd. We'll be at Roots Cafe, located on 20 School Street (directly across from the Fire Department) from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Coffee With A Cop is a great opportunity to interact with your community police officers, get to know them, ask questions and voice concerns. This Coffee With A Cop is a special one, as it National Coffee With A Cop. We'll be joining with police departments across the county to host a Coffee With A Cop that day. We hope to see you there!

Yesterday a 9-1-1 call was received that was quite possibly every officer's worst nightmare - an infant child not breathing. 3 police officers raced to the scene. Thankfully, the child had started breathing just before officers arrived. While 1st responders are trained on how to do CPR on infants, it is important that anyone who may be around them know how to as well. Every second counts. If you have any exposure to infants - parents, grandparents, babysitters, siblings, etc - please take a couple of minutes to watch this video and be prepared.

Mystery solved!!! GLO! We sent this request out a few weeks ago and followed up on your suggestions. Unfortunately we've been unable to locate the location of this storage unit. We've re-posted this request in hopes maybe someone out there didnt see the first post and might recognize the storage unit business this card belongs to. Anyone who has information please post it here or call 854-0644 Ex. 2441 to speak with Investigator Robinson. Thank you!

Want to help the Westbrook Recovery Liaison Program (WRLP)? In the lobby of the Public Safety Building there are some Clynk bags. WRLP has an account with Clynk, and the bags in the lobby have our account barcode on them. The bags are free, and you can grab them, fill them up with your returnables, and bring them to Hannaford where Clynk is returned. Clynk funds go towards sending program participants to treatment, providing them with food and clothing, and helping with other medical needs. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Last week the Westbrook Police Department concluded quarterly required training for all its officers. The training days had classroom topics that included courtroom testimony training from the District Attorney's Office and training on Youth Resiliency. The last part of the day focused on hands-on tactical training. The tactical training focused on breaching doors, utilizing the shield, and entering and clearing rooms upon entry. The training will help officers safely and effectively make entry into locked rooms when executing search warrants or exigent circumstances require an emergency entry.

The Westbrook Police Department wishes to thank the Westbrook Gorham Community Chamber of Commerce for the appreciation barbecue they hosted for Public Safety and Public Works on Thursday. This picture does not do the event justice. They had a huge assortment of food, drinks and dessert. They even had a band to provide music during the event. It was an extremely thoughtful gesture and one that was greatly appreciated by all of us. Our thanks to the Chamber and all its members!

Good flyer with information from MEMA and other State agencies. This is helpful not just for school safety, but workplace safety. Westbrook PD is committed to everyone's safety and will continue partnering with everyone in the community to ensure that.

Unitil is actively working on a project on Cumberland St. between Harnois and Brown Sts. in Westbrook this afternoon, resulting in the road being shut down to one lane and delays. We are encouraging evening commuters who use Cumberland St. to find an alternate route home this evening.

DRUG TRAFFICKING ARREST AFTER OFFICERS WERE EXPOSED TO FENTANYL Early Tuesday morning around 12:30, a Westbrook Police Officer initiated a traffic stop on Main Street. During the stop, the operator attempted to conceal and destroy suspected drugs. Two officers went to take her into custody, and she continued to struggle and attempt to destroy the drugs. During the struggle, a powdery substance was released into the air and got all over the officers and the suspect. The officers did a field test on the substance, and the substance tested positive for Fentanyl. While on scene, one of the officers began to feel the effects of being exposed to Fentanyl. That officer was transported to Maine Medical Center by Westbrook Fire Rescue, where it was confirmed that he had been exposed to Fentanyl. He was released after a brief period of observation, and returned to work the next night. The other officer was transported to Maine Medical Center as a precaution, but experienced no symptoms and was released. The suspect was also transported to the hospital because of her exposure, and after a brief stay was then transported to the Cumberland County Jail. The suspect was identified as Maria Bowie, 36 years old of Westbrook. She was arrested and charged with: Unlawful Trafficking of Scheduled Drugs (Fentanyl), Unlawful Possession of Scheduled Drugs (Methamphetamine), Assault on a Police Officer, Reckless Conduct, and Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention. In addition, $2,544 in cash was seized. The investigation is continuing.

COFFEE WITH A COP - OCTOBER 3 Please join the Westbrook Police Department for a Coffee With A Cop on Wednesday, October 3rd. We'll be at Roots Cafe, located on 20 School Street (directly across from the Fire Department) from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Coffee With A Cop is a great opportunity to interact with your community police officers, get to know them, ask questions and voice concerns. This Coffee With A Cop is a special one, as it National Coffee With A Cop. We'll be joining with police departments across the county to host a Coffee With A Cop that day. We hope to see you there!