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The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following cases from Jan. 10 through Jan. 16.

Jan. 10

Deputy Larry Hesseltine responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven involving a single vehicle whose operator struck a light pole. There was no reportable damage.

Deputy Robert Potter began an investigation of criminal mischief in St. George. The suspects have been located.

Deputy John Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle that left the roadway, striking a ditch in an attempt to miss hitting a small animal. There was no reportable damage.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of threatening on Vinalhaven. This is still an active investigation with the suspect yet to be located.

Jan. 11

Deputy Mark Tibbetts began an investigation of a theft in South Thomaston. This is still an active investigation that has been turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review prior to charges being filed.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle whose operator misjudged a turn. The vehicle slid into a ditch. There was no reportable damage.

Detective Sgt. Reginald Walker responded to assist Maine State Police Trooper Greg Vrooman at the scene of a male subject who was said to have made threats of harming himself. Contact was made with the male who voluntarily went to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport for an evaluation.

Jan. 12

Deputy Curt Andrick responded to assist Trooper Luke Cunningham at the scene of a possible domestic incident in Hope. Contact was made with the parties involved and this was deemed a verbal argument only. The male left the residence for the evening.

Deputy Matt Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle striking a deer. There was reportable damage.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of harassment on Vinalhaven. This is still an active investigation as the suspect has yet to be located.

Deputy Andrick responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving two vehicles. There was reportable damage and no personal injuries were noted.

Deputy Doug Brundrett responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in South Thomaston involving a single vehicle striking a deer. There was reportable damage.

Jan. 13

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a domestic incident on Vinalhaven. This was deemed a verbal argument only and the parties were separated for the evening.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of harassment in Warren. After all parties involved were spoken to, a warning was issued.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Rockport. The vehicle was located and the driver said he was having mechanical problems. The operator was given a suggestion for safety reasons and was sent on his way.

Jan. 14

Deputy Elwell assisted Thomaston police in locating a vehicle whose operator was said to be intoxicated. The vehicle was located by Thomaston Officer Michael Blais and the male operator was arrested for operating under the influence.

Deputy Tibbetts began an investigation of criminal mischief in Owls Head. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads.

Deputy Potter conducted a radar detail in Warren. No violations were noted.

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle striking a deer. There was reportable damage.

Jan. 15

Deputy Potter responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control of the vehicle due to the snow covered roadway. The vehicle left the roadway, striking a large rock. There was reportable damage.

Deputy Palmer conducted a radar detail in Owls Head. No violations were noted.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving two vehicles. The key factor in this crash was the icy road and neither operator committed any violations. Reportable damage was sustained and no personal injuries were noted.

Deputy Potter began an investigation of a theft in Warren. Charges are pending.

Deputy Palmer conducted a radar detail in South Thomaston. No violations were noted.

Deputies Elwell and Sgt. Jacob Boyington responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Warren. The vehicle was located and the operator, Brittany Prock, 22, of Jefferson, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence, violating a condition of release, and possession of drugs. She was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Jan. 16

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in South Thomaston involving two vehicles. Driver inattention and unfamiliarity with the area were the key factors in this crash. Reportable damage was sustained and no personal injuries were noted.

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Deputy Arthur Smith arrested Larry Wellman, 31, of Waldoboro on charges of violating a condition of release and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Wellman was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Elwell arrested Daniel Wentworth, 38, of Warren on two outstanding warrants, along with a probation violation.

In total this week, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 321 calls for service. Those calls not listed above involved things such as all-terrain vehicle problems, alarms, 911 hang-ups, and nuisance, erratic vehicle and suspicious complaints.