Thomaston police blotter

By Staff | Jan 08, 2010

Thomaston — 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.

Thomaston police responded to 125 incidents from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4.

Those incidents included one boating accident, one car-deer crash, one case of disorderly conduct, nine erratic vehicles, one fire alarm, one harassment complaint, five parking problems, two property damage crashes, two personal injury crashes, two suspicious vehicles, four suspicious situations, two threatening complaints, two traffic hazards, one traffic offense, 15 traffic stops, three unsecure premises, two utility problems, two vehicles off the road, and one wanted person.

Dec. 22

Robert Demmons, 52, of Cushing was summoned for indecent conduct. Just before 8 a.m., a woman came into the post office on Main Street and told the postmaster that a man was standing in front of the post office with his pants around his ankles, according to Police Chief Kevin Haj. The witness had yelled at the man, causing him to run off up the street. She also took down the license plate number of his parked vehicle. Police made contact with Demmons, who told them he had to go to the bathroom and did not know there was a public restroom nearby.

Dec. 25

Violet Campbell, 41, of Thomaston was summoned for operating after suspension and failure to produce proof of insurance.

Christine Pavlovic, 45, of Rockland was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

Dec. 27

Police were called to assist in a car-deer crash just over the town line with Rockland on New County Road at about 10:21 p.m.

Dec. 28

A lobsterboat belonging to Donald Drake Jr. sank at the public landing while tied to the float, according to Haj. It was reported to be taking on water at about 5:30 p.m. Police said they believe the cause was an unknown mechanical problem.

A 17-year-old male from Waldoboro was cited for speeding 67 in a 50 mph zone.

Jan. 2

Merrill Chapman, 21, of Cushing was driving a Jeep sport utility vehicle north on Route 1 when he spotted Robert Kinghorn, 73, of Thomaston using a snowblower near the roadway at 318 Main St. at about 4:30 p.m. Chapman attempted to stop the vehicle and it slid into Kinghorn and his snowblower. The snowblower was totaled in the crash, according to Haj. Kinghorn told emergency responders he was unsure if his leg was injured because he has an artificial leg. He refused ambulance transport. Police estimate that the crash caused $200 in damage to the Jeep and that the snowblower was worth $800.

Chief Haj's tip of the week

"Even though the storm is done and the snowing has stopped, public works crews are still out working, so give them room and be aware of them working in your neighborhood."

 

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