Knox County Sheriff's Office log

Patriots fan warned for enthusiastic response

Sep 23, 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 Sept. 11 through Sept. 17.

Sept. 11

Deputies Matt Elwell and Dave Johnson responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving a single vehicle whose operator fell asleep at the wheel causing his vehicle to strike a utility pole. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

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

Deputy Larry Hesseltine began an investigation of assault on Vinalhaven. This is still an active investigation with probable charges pending.

Deputy Hansen responded to assist Maine State Police Detective Dean Jackson at the scene of a domestic in St. George. Subsequent to this response, Deputy Hansen arrested Cory Simmons, 29, of St. George on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Sept. 12

Deputy Paul Spear began an investigation of burglary in Cushing. This is still an active investigation with two suspects who have yet to be located.

Deputy Johnson responded to a report of shots fired in Washington. Upon arrival and making contact with the suspect involved, it was found that he was shooting off a cannon every time the New England Patriots scored. The subject was issued a warning and no further problems were reported.

Sept. 13

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of an assault in Union. Upon arrival, it was found that the two adult men had worked out their differences and no longer needed police assistance.

Deputy Nathaniel Jack began an investigation of burglary in Warren. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputies Jack and Johnson responded to a report of an assault between two juvenile males in Warren. A summons was issued to the juvenile aggressor for assault.

Sept. 14

Deputy Elwell assisted Washington Fire Department with traffic control at the scene of a debris fire.

Deputy Elwell conducted a radar detail in Appleton. Several vehicle stops were made with one summons for speed and three for seat-belt violations.

Deputy Elwell assisted Union Ambulance at the scene of a combative patient and provided an escort to the hospital.

Deputy James Moore responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Cushing involving a single vehicle whose operator fell asleep at the wheel causing her vehicle to leave the roadway and strike a utility pole. Reportable damage was sustained with the operator being transported to Pen Bay Medical Center by Cushing Rescue for complaints of pain.

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving a single vehicle whose operator left the roadway, striking a tree, while attempting to locate her cell phone. Reportable damage was sustained with the operator being transported to PBMC via St. George Ambulance for complaints of chest and knee pain. Driver inattention was the key factor in this crash.

Deputies Jack, Sgt. Steve Burns and Brandon Osgood responded to a report of a domestic in Warren. Subsequent to this response, Teisha Jones, 20, of Warren was arrested on charges of DV assault and transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Sept. 15

Deputies Palmer and Elwell responded to a report of an adult male attempting to harm himself in Warren. The male was located and assessed by Warren EMS who transported him to PBMC for further evaluation.

Deputy Elwell began an investigation of theft in Union. After speaking to the complainant, it was decided they knew the suspect and did not want to pursue charges.

Deputy Jack responded to a report of a missing juvenile in Warren. The child was found sleeping under a blanket prior to the deputy's arrival.

Sept. 16

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle striking a coyote. Non-reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a domestic in Warren. Charges are pending once the suspect is released from PBMC.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of littering in Cushing. Probable charges are pending.

Subsequent to a bail check, Deputy Palmer arrested Paul Harriman, 52, of Hope on three counts of violating a condition of release. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

In total, during this one-week period, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 190 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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