Knox County Sheriff's log

Oct 22, 2011

Rockland — An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office responded to and reported the following calls from Oct. 2 through Oct. 8.

Oct. 2

Deputy John Palmer responded to a well-being check in Tenants Harbor on an adult male. The male was located and advised that his land line telephone was down but was all set. The concerned party was advised of same.

Deputy James Moore arrested Justin Dennison, 35, of Rockland, on an outstanding arrest warrant. Subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputies Palmer, John Hansen, and Lt. Detective Reggie Walker responded to a suspicious complaint in Warren. Subsequent to this response, Barbara Flaherty, 40, of Warren, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief and transported to the Knox County Jail without further incident. The male subject involved was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center for treatment. Charges are pending upon his release.

After receiving a report of a male operating a vehicle onto the Vinalhaven Ferry, who was said to be intoxicated, Deputy Larry Hesseltine awaited the suspect’s arrival to the island. Subsequent to this report, Guy Olsen, 54, of Vinalhaven, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and operating after suspension. Subject was transported to the Vinalhaven patrol office where he bailed.

Oct. 3

Deputy Palmer and Maine State Police Trooper Scott Quintero assisted Maine State Prison Investigator John Sheid in locating a female suspect who was reported to be dropping contraband to an inmate at the Prison Showroom in Thomaston. The female was located, apprehended and the contraband was found. This investigation will be handled by Investigator Sheid.

Deputy Moore began a theft investigation in Cushing. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputy Dave Johnson responded to assist Thomaston Police Officer Charles Ball at the scene of a domestic. Upon arrival, and after interviewing the subjects, the parties were separated for the evening.

Oct. 4

Deputy Hansen responded to a disorderly complaint in Warren. The responsible person renting the house was issued a warning for the disturbance.

Deputy Hansen responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Non-reportable damage sustained.

Deputies Moore and Detective Dwight Burtis responded to a report of a domestic in Warren. Upon arrival, the subjects were separated and the juvenile involved was given a ride to school.

Deputy Palmer responded to a trespassing complaint on North Haven involving a male Subsequent to this response, Alan Adams, 42, of North Haven, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass and transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Oct. 5

Deputy Johnson responded to a report of a domestic in Union. Upon arrival and after speaking to the subjects involved, this was deemed a verbal argument only.

Deputy Moore began a theft investigation in Warren. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputies Moore and Detective Burtis responded to a report of a domestic in Tenants Harbor. Upon arrival and after speaking to the subjects involved, this was deemed a verbal argument only.

Deputy Moore began a burglary investigation in South Thomaston. This is still an active investigation with one suspect named.

Deputy Nathaniel Jack began an investigation of a theft of an automobile in Friendship. The vehicle was located the following day in the owner’s possession. The owner, David Sandblom, 47, of Friendship, was then arrested on a charge of OUI and transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Steven Grasso responded to a criminal mischief complaint on North Haven. The suspect named was issued a trespass order but was not charged with criminal mischief.

Deputy Jack responded to a threatening complaint in Friendship. The suspect in this case was not located at the time of this call.

Oct. 6

Deputy Jack responded to a request for a well-being check on an adult male in Warren who was said to have threatened to harm himself. The male was located later in the morning and had just woken up from a good night’s sleep.

Deputies Elwell and Brandon Osgood responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control due to a blown tire causing him to leave the road, go into a ditch and strike a large rock. The operator was issued a summons for failing to report the accident by quickest means, as the accident actually occurred the previous night. Reportable damage sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Deputy Jack responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle whose operator swerved to avoid hitting a deer which caused him to leave the road and strike a large tree lying in the ditch. Reportable damage sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Sgt. Steven Burns responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Friendship involving a single vehicle whose operator blacked out causing her to leave the road and strike a tree. Reportable damage sustained with no personal injuries noted. The operator was issued a summons for no insurance.

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Non-reportable damage sustained.

Deputy Moore responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Reportable damage sustained.

Oct. 7

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of a motor vehicle burglary in Warren. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputy Jack assisted Thomaston Police Officer Ball in an attempt to conduct a felony warrant arrest. The subject was located and arrested by Officer Ball.

Deputy Jack responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Warren. The vehicle and operator were located in Thomaston. Subsequent to this response, Violet Campbell, 43, of Thomaston, was arrested for OUI. Subject was transported to the Knox County jail without incident.

Oct. 8

Deputy Palmer arrested James Myrick, 36, of Warren, on several outstanding arrest warrants. Subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Palmer began a burglary investigation in Friendship. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Non-reportable damage sustained.

Deputies Johnson, Chris Roy and Sgt. Michael Sprague responded to assist state police at the scene of a disorderly complaint in Washington. This is a state police case.

In total, this one week period, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 194 calls for service. Those calls that are not listed above are such calls as all-terrain vehicle problems, alarms, 9-1-1 hang-ups, along with nuisance, erratic vehicle and suspicious complaints.

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