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 March 7 to March 13.

March 7

Deputy Robert Potter responded to a report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a tan pickup truck striking another vehicle and driving off. This same vehicle was a short time later reported to have struck several other vehicles in the area and eventually ended up leaving the roadway. Maurice Young, 42, of Cushing was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and driving to endanger. Young was successfully transported to the Knox County Jail even though he was very uncooperative.

Detective Sgt. Reginald Walker responded to an agency assist request in Thomaston involving an intoxicated male. Maurice Young was again arrested for violating conditions of release by consuming alcohol. Young was taken back to jail by Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock of the Maine State Police.

Deputies Potter, Mike Young and Detective Sgt. Walker responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving two vehicles. This incident stemmed from one of the drivers falling asleep at the wheel, crossing the center line and striking the other vehicle. The vehicles were both a total loss and no personal injuries were reported.

Detective Sgt. Walker began an investigation of harassment in Cushing. Both subjects involved were issued warnings.

March 8

Deputy John Palmer conducted a radar detail in Union. No violations were noted.

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

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Deputy Larry Hesseltine arrested Jeremy Robishaw, 30, of Vinalhaven on a charge of operating after suspension.

Deputies Doug Brundrett and James Moore responded to an agency assist request in Rockport at the scene of a burglary in progress. Responding units initially secured the perimeter and eventually spotted the suspect near a parked vehicle. The suspect was taken into custody and arrested on multiple charges by Rockport Police Department Officer Wes Butler.

March 9

Deputies Mark Tibbetts and Matt Elwell conducted a joint radar detail in Union. In total, one summons was issued for speed along with 21 warnings issued for various traffic infractions.

Deputy Tibbetts began an investigation of a theft in Warren. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads although evidence was obtained for processing.

Deputies Moore and Brundrett responded to a report of a theft in progress in Warren. The suspects were located by the property owner and were questioned by officers on the scene. This case is believed to be connected to the earlier theft at the same location. The suspects were released and charges are pending should the evidence obtained match up with the suspects involved.

Deputy Moore responded to an agency assist request in St. George at the scene of a disorderly male. The male was located and arrested by Trooper Patrick Hood for violating a condition of release.

March 10

Deputy Potter began an investigation of a theft in Union. The suspect in this case has been located and summoned.

Deputy Tibbetts responded to a disorderly complaint in Friendship involving several people doing burnouts in their vehicles at a memorial service. None of the suspects were located.

Detective Dwight Burtis arrested Craig Beal, 50, of Friendship on three counts of violating a condition of release and three counts of violating a protection order. Beal turned himself in and was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Don Murray began an investigation of harassment in Warren. The harasser was issued a written notice.

Deputy Elwell conducted a radar detail in Hope. Eleven warnings for various traffic infractions were issued.

March 11

Deputy Hesseltine began a fraudulent documents investigation on Vinalhaven. This is still an active investigation.

Deputy Tibbetts began an investigation of a burglary in Friendship. This is still an active investigation.

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

March 12

Deputies Elwell and Sgt. Jacob Boyington responded to a report of a domestic incident in Tenants Harbor. This was deemed a verbal argument only.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Warren. The vehicle and operator were located and it was determined that the operator was extremely fatigued to a point that it was unsafe for her to drive the vehicle. The vehicle was parked and other arrangements were made for the operator to get home.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of threatening in Warren. This is still an active investigation as the suspect has yet to be located. Probable charges are pending.

March 13

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a disorderly female on Vinalhaven. Kendra Romer, 21, of Vinalhaven was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault and obstructing the report of a crime.

Deputy Potter responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Appleton involving two vehicles. There was reportable damage sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Reportable damage was sustained.

Sgt. Boyington conducted a radar detail in Appleton. No violations were noted.

Deputies Palmer, Elwell and Sgt. Boyington responded to a request for a well-being check on an adult male who would not disclose his whereabouts. Once the subject’s location was confirmed, contact was made and the subject was taken into protective custody and transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center for an evaluation.

In total this week, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 199 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.