Knox County Sheriff's Office log

Jan 14, 2012

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 Dec. 25 through Dec. 31.

Dec. 25

Deputy John Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Tenants Harbor involving a single vehicle whose operator failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, causing him to strike a mailbox and post. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy James Moore responded to a report of a suspicious male in Cushing. Subsequent to this response, Dwayne Ames, 49, of Rockland was arrested on a charge of violating a condition of release. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Steve Grasso responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on North Haven involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control due to the snowy roadway, causing her to strike a sign. Non-reportable damage was sustained.

Several other responses were made throughout the county due to slippery road conditions causing vehicles to leave the roadway. No damage or injuries were noted in any of these responses.

Dec. 26

Deputy Moore responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Cushing involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control due to the slippery road conditions, causing him to leave the roadway and roll the vehicle. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Moore began an investigation of theft in Warren. The suspect was caught on video and charges are pending.

Deputy Moore arrested Kimberly Scot, 42, of Tenants Harbor on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputies John Hansen and Brandon Osgood responded to a report of a domestic in Warren. Upon arrival, it was found that the parties had separated. Probable charges are pending.

Dec. 27

Deputies Dave Johnson and Sgt. Michael Sprague responded to a report of a domestic in Washington. Subsequent to this response, Tony Bartlett, 21, of Washington was arrested on charges of assault, domestic violence assault, obstructing government administration, refusing to submit to arrest, endangering the welfare of a child and disorderly conduct. The subject was eventually transported to the Knox County Jail without further incident.

Deputy Matt Elwell arrested Joseph Davis, 42, of Waldoboro on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Osgood arrested David Oakes, 44, of South Thomaston on charges of violating a condition of release and violating a protection order. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Dec. 28

Deputies Elwell and Moore responded to a disorderly complaint in South Thomaston. Subsequent to this response, the male involved left the property and was issued a warning not to return.

Deputy Nathaniel Jack responded to assist Maine State Police Trooper Bethany Couturier at the scene of a domestic in Hope. The male subject involved was arrested and transported to the Knox County Jail without further incident by Trooper Couturier. This is a state police case.

Dec. 29

Deputy Palmer arrested Robert Moores, 73, of Union on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Jack responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Warren. The vehicle and operator were located and the operator was issued a warning on his driving habits.

Detective Justin Twitchell responded to assist Rockport Police Officer Sgt. Travis Ford in locating a male suspect reported to be having mental issues. The male was located and transported to Pen Bay Medical Center for an evaluation. This is a Rockport police case.

Dec. 30

Deputy Moore began an investigation of theft on Vinalhaven. The suspect was caught on video and probable charges are pending.

Lt. Detective Reggie Walker arrested Arthur Marriner, 47, of Owls Head on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Cushing involving a single vehicle whose operator failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, causing him to strike a couple of trees. Reportable damage was sustained with the operator transported to PBMC by Cushing rescue for a medical evaluation.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in South Thomaston involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputies Hansen, Palmer and Chief Tim Carroll conducted a county-wide OUI detail. No violations were noted.

Dec. 31

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Deputy Jack arrested Andrew Jones, 20, of Cushing on charges of operating without a license, furnishing a place for minors to consume, illegal transportation of liquor by a minor and furnishing liquor to a minor. The female (minor) was also issued a summons for possession of liquor by a minor by consumption.

Deputy Elwell responded to assist Maine State Police Trooper Patrick Hood at the scene of a domestic in Union. Upon arrival, it was found that the male involved had left the scene. This is a state police case.

Deputies Johnson and Osgood responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George with possible injuries. The operator of the vehicle had lost control on a curve in the roadway, causing him to hit a tree head-on. The operator and passenger were both transported to PBMC via St. George Ambulance for injuries sustained. Probable charges are pending for both occupants of the vehicle.

Deputy Johnson responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Friendship. Upon arrival, it was found that the operator had fled the scene. The vehicle was impounded and probable charges are pending for the operator.

Deputies Hansen and Palmer conducted a county-wide OUI detail. No violations were noted.

Deputies Osgood and Elwell responded to a report of a domestic in South Thomaston. Upon arrival, it was found that this was a verbal argument only and the parties separated for the evening.

Deputies Johnson and Hansen responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control on “black ice,” causing him to strike a ditch. Reportable damage was sustained.

In total, during this one-week period, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 176 calls for service. Those calls that are not listed above are such calls as all-terrain vehicle problems, alarms, 911 hang-ups, along with nuisance, erratic vehicle and suspicious complaints.

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