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The Lincolnville Police Department reported the following activity for the week ending Jan. 18.

Jan. 12

Officer Robert Cartier responded to Searsmont Road for service of paperwork.

Cartier responded to a panic alarm activation at Lincolnville Central School during school hours. Cartier determined the alarm was set off in error and was unfounded.

Cartier responded to a report of cats’ being abandoned in a burned-out structure on Greenacre Road. Cartier made contact with the former tenant and the cats were removed by the tenant and Cartier and transported to a safe location.

Jan. 13

Officer Brian Lunt conducted an agency assist for service of paperwork with the Camden Police Department.

Jan. 14

Cartier received a complaint that a dog had broken its leash and was running freely with a long chain attached to its neck. The dog later returned to its owner.

Cartier responded to an ongoing complaint of cats’ being abandoned in a rented apartment on Belfast Road. Cartier determined the welfare of the cats was satisfactory and consulted with the tenant, who notified him the cats were being cared for.

Jan. 15

Cartier received a second complaint from the prior complainant about cats on Belfast Road that were being abused. Cartier made contact with the tenants, who confirmed they were moving that afternoon with the cats.

Lunt conducted an agency assist for service of paperwork.

Jan. 17

Officer Michael McFadden III followed up on a complaint regarding suspicious activity involving a person distributing meat door to door on Beach Road. The complaint remains under investigation. Chief Ron Young reminds citizens and vendors it is unlawful for any person to engage in the hawking and peddling of merchandise without having secured a hawking and peddling license from the Board of Selectmen as required by Lincolnville town ordinance. Exceptions and provisions of the ordinance are available at the Town Office.

McFadden received a complaint of suspicious activity from a Belfast Road landlord. The complaint is under investigation.

McFadden and Cartier received a theft complaint from a Belfast Road resident. Following investigation McFadden determined the theft was a civil issue between a landlord and tenant and suggested the parties resolve the issue through the courts.