Lincolnville police blotter, inland harbor master's report
Lincolnville — Lincolnville police reported the following activity for the period ending Jan. 12:
Chief Ron Young conducted an agency assist to Belfast Police Department on Harbor Drive in reference to locating a subject. No contact was made.
Young responded to a public assist complaint on Heal Road of a person who had locked themselves out of a vehicle.
Young responded to a public assist complaint on Youngtown Road in dropping off a care package.
Young responded to an alarm activation on Harbor Drive. Young determined the alarm was unfounded and had been activated by the strong wind. The caretaker was advised.
Young conducted a radar detail on Main Street. No violations reported.
Tracy Herrick, 48, Lincolnville was issued a citation by Young for an expired inspection sticker (more than 300 days) on Belfast Road.
Young responded to a complaint of suspicious activity on Belfast Road. The complaint remains under investigation.
Young responded to a reported property damage accident on Hope Road. A plow truck was stuck in the roadway, causing a traffic hazard. The truck was freed and moved without incident.
Young responded to a reported juvenile complaint of an assault on Greenacre Road. The juvenile was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport by family members for evaluation.
Young received an alarm activation complaint from a Youngs Neck Road residence. The complaint was canceled by the security company prior to Young’s arrival.
Young received a reported dog bite complaint on Sand Hill Road. Young was out of location and a 10-day quarantine notice was served to Danielle Pendleton, 24, with a listed Camden address, by Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputy Arthur Smith. Follow up was conducted by Young regarding the dog bite on Jan. 2.
Young responded to a complaint of suspicious activity on Belfast Road. A report of trespass was taken from a homeowner and the complaint remains under investigation.
Young responded to a reported traffic hazard complaint on Atlantic Highway. A plow truck winging snow from the road became stuck. Traffic was diverted by Young until a tow truck arrived and removed the plow truck from the snow bank.
Young received a complaint of a bad check. The person involved was notified and made remittance. No further action was taken.
Young responded to Sutton Road for a reported public assist complaint of a disabled vehicle.
Young responded to a reported property damage accident on Youngtown Road.
Vincent Albaldo, 47, of Lincolnville was operating a 2003 Ford while backing from a driveway on Youngtown Road. While backing from the driveway, Albaldo’s vehicle struck the rear quarter panel of a 2006 Chevrolet, operated by Daniel Wellman, 38, of Lincolnville, who was traveling north on Youngtown Road. Albaldo had two passengers, ages 9 and 5 in his vehicle. Young reported no injuries.
Young received a reported theft complaint of stakes being reported stolen from the Fernalds Neck area. The complaint remains under investigation.
Young responded to Youngtown Road for a reported welfare check request. The person was located and was fine.
Young received a reported harassment complaint from an Orca Drive resident. The complaint, which involves unwanted telephone calls, remains under investigation.
Young received a reported alarm activation from a Mullin’s Bog residence. Young determined the complaint was unfounded and had been activated in error by a utility worker.
Young received a reported alarm activation complaint from a residence on Narrows Road at Loon Point. The complaint was determined unfounded by the security company, which responded and found that a door had been blown open.
Young is investigating a reported Internet fraud case.
Chief Young responded to Brodis Road for a reported female who ran out of gas and had been acting erratically. Young determined the 25-year-old female to be having a mental crises and she was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center for evaluation.
Animal Control Officer/Chief Young reports 178 dogs remain unlicensed. As of Feb. 1, a state mandated fee of $25 per dog will be imposed in addition to the license and dog owners may be subject to a court summons. Please register your dog at the town office or notify office staff if your dog is no longer living so it may be removed from the records. Current rabies vaccination documentation, if it is not already on file, must be presented at time of licensing. An altered dog is $6 and an unaltered dog is $11. Dog licenses may also be renewed through the month of January on the town website at town.lincolnville.me.us.
Inland Harbor Master's report
In lake news, Inland Harbor Master Justin Twitchell reports ice fishing activity on the lakes and ponds, including Norton, Megunticook, Levenseller, Moody and Coleman ponds, increasing each day. There have been sizeable brook and rainbow trout catches.
Twitchell reports observing ice holes in the vicinity of the river, an area dangerously close to open water. On Jan. 14, Twitchell reported a great deal of water on the ice and noticed the edges were starting to go in areas of running water and high concentrations of sun. Twitchell advises of the temperatures this season, ranging from warm to cold, have made ice conditions very unpredictable. The ice thickness is subject to change each day, and areas that are frozen to a 5-inch depth can be surrounded by areas of only a 2-inch depth. Twitchell advises people to use extreme caution when venturing onto the ice and suggests carrying an ice chisel to make sure the areas are safe before walking on them. Although the lakes are enjoyable this time of year, being safe and preventing a tragedy should be priority.
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 some later criminal proceeding.