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 the following calls from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27.

Feb. 21

Deputy John Palmer began an investigation of harassment in Warren. The harasser was issued a warning.

Deputies Rob Potter and Palmer responded to a report of a domestic incident in Friendship. It was found that no assault had taken place. The female involved was issued a trespass warning and the parties were separated for the evening.

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

Feb. 22

Deputy Mark Tibbetts began an investigation of trespassing in Owls Head. The male trespasser was later located and was issued a written notice.

Deputy Tibbetts began an investigation of a theft in South Thomaston. This is still an active investigation.

Deputy Palmer arrested Bernie White, 36, of Cushing on charges of violating a condition of release, violating a protection order, and possession of drugs. White was also issued two summonses for other drug-related civil violations. White was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Doug Brundrett responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Warren. The vehicle was located and the cause for the erratic operation was due to fatigue on the operator’s part.

Deputy James Moore began an investigation of harassment in Cushing. The harassers were located and issued warnings.

Deputies Moore and Brundrett responded to a request for a well-being check in Friendship. The subject was located at her home and advised that her phone was out. She was all set.

Feb. 23

Deputy Moore arrested Wesley McKellar, 47, of Warren on charges of operating under the influence and operating after revocation. McKellar was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Moore began an investigation of a theft on North Haven. This is still an active investigation that has been turned over to the Knox criminal investigative division.

Deputy Palmer responded to a 911 hang-up call in Friendship. This was deemed a verbal argument only and the female was advised not to return to the residence.

Feb. 24

Deputies Tibbetts and Potter responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Washington. Maureen McLellan, 48, of Fairfield was arrested for OUI.

Deputy Potter responded to a report of a crash in Warren involving two vehicles, one of which backed into the other. Nonreportable damage was sustained.

Detective Justin Twitchell began an investigation of a motor vehicle burglary in Warren. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads.

Deputies Matt Elwell and Don Murray arrested Linwood Shields, 39, of Warren on an outstanding warrant.

Deputy Elwell arrested Tori Amborn, 32, of Warren on an outstanding warrant.

Deputy Murray arrested Brian Sanborn, 49, of Owls Head on an outstanding warrant.

Feb. 25

Deputies Potter and Lt. Tim Carroll responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control due to the slush on the roadway, causing her vehicle to strike a tree head-on. The operator was treated for complaints of back pain and released at the scene by Warren Rescue personnel. Reportable damage was sustained.

Detective Sgt. Reggie Walker arrested Sean Hillgrove, 41, of Warren on two outstanding warrants.

Deputy Elwell arrested Patrick Haskell, 46, of Thomaston on an outstanding warrant.

Several responses were made throughout the county for traffic hazard complaints involving tree limbs and wires down due to the storm.

Feb. 26

Deputies Palmer and Potter responded to a report of a domestic incident in Cushing. Upon arrival at the residence, it was found that no one was home. The subjects in question were later located and this report was deemed unfounded.

Deputy Palmer arrested Michael McGuire, 41, of Waldoboro on an outstanding warrant.

Deputy Elwell arrested Dennis Young, 53, of Cushing on an outstanding warrant.

Deputy Larry Hesseltine began an investigation of a theft on Vinalhaven. This is still an active investigation.

Deputies Murray and Elwell responded to a request for a well-being check in Cushing. The female in question was located and was deemed all set.

Feb. 27

Detective Sgt. Walker arrested Debbie Beaulieu, 41, of Topsham and Hillary Hartford, 22, of Auburn on charges of trafficking in prison contraband and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. Both were bailed at the scene.

Detective Sgt. Walker arrested Katie Ventimiglia, 20, of Waldoboro on an outstanding warrant.

Deputies Murray and Brundrett responded to St. George to assist in locating a man and his two young daughters who were lost in the woods. The coordinates from the 911 call were used to determine their approximate location. All were located in good health by St. George Fire Department personnel.

Deputies Elwell and Murray responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Owls Head involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control due to the slushy road conditions, causing the vehicle to overturn. The operator was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport for treatment of injuries to both ankles. Reportable damage was sustained.

In total this week, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 184 calls for service. Those calls not listed above involved such things as all-terrain vehicle problems, alarms, 911 hang-ups, and nuisance, erratic vehicle and suspicious complaints.