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 14 to March 20.

March 14

Deputy Robert Potter responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving a single vehicle whose operator fell asleep at the wheel, causing her vehicle to leave the roadway. The operator sustained injuries to her hands and there was reportable damage to the vehicle.

Deputy Potter responded to a report of an assault in Washington. The aggressor was issued a summons.

Deputy James Moore arrested Kyle MacDougall, 31, of Union on charges of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, failure to give notice of accident by quickest means and operating under the influence. MacDougall was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

March 15

Deputy John Palmer began an investigation of criminal mischief in Washington. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads.

Deputies Palmer and Mark Tibbetts responded to a report of a disorderly male in Thomaston. It was requested that the male leave the residence until authorized to return by his father. The complainant did not wish to press charges for the damage that was done.

Sheriff Donna Dennison began an investigation of a theft in Union. This is still an active investigation with one suspect who has not yet been interviewed.

Deputy Larry Hesseltine began an investigation of harassment on Vinalhaven. The harasser was issued a warning.

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Jonathan Sevon, 35, of Friendship was arrested for OUI. Sevon was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

March 16

Deputy Tibbetts began an investigation of a theft in Union. The suspect in this case has been located and issued a summons.

Deputy Palmer responded to a request for a well-being check on an elderly couple in Hope. It was deemed necessary for the female to be transported to the hospital for a checkup and care that was required.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a disorderly person in Washington. It was found that a heated argument had taken place with a minor assault by pushing. No charges were sought.

Deputy Moore responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Hope. It was found that the operator had left the scene. Contact was made with the operator whose story of events changed from the night it occurred, to the next morning. Nonreportable damage was sustained and probable charges were pending.

Deputy Palmer arrested Michael MacKenzie, 38, of Washington on an outstanding warrant.

March 17

Deputy Moore began an investigation of a burglary on North Haven. This incident involved four juvenile males, who have been identified. Their parents have been contacted.

Sheriff Dennison began an investigation of trespass in Rockland. The female involved was contacted and was issued a verbal warning.

Deputy Matt Elwell began an investigation of harassment in Warren. This is an ongoing issue between the two parties involved and verbal warnings were already given. The harasser has now been issued a written warning and will be charged should he again violate it.

Deputy Elwell began an investigation of threatening in Union. Ben Rackliff, 36, of Warren was arrested on charges of terrorizing and violating conditions of release. Rackliff was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

March 18

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of a theft on Vinalhaven. This is an active investigation with one suspect who has not yet been located.

Deputy Don Murray conducted a radar detail in Appleton. No violations were noted.

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle whose operator left the roadway, striking a utility pole. The vehicle was a total loss.

Sgt. Jacob Boyington responded to assist Maine Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock at the scene of a domestic dispute in Owls Head. This was a verbal argument only.

March 19

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

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

Deputy Murray began an investigation of harassment in Union. This is still an active investigation with probable charges pending.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of harassment on Vinalhaven. This incident involves an unknown female claiming to be another resident on the island and the female has called several residents making the same statement. This is still an active investigation with one suspect who has yet to be located.

March 20

Deputies Murray and Sgt. Boyington responded to a report of a domestic incident in Hope. The parties were separated for the evening.

Sgt. Boyington responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving a single vehicle whose operator was unable to stop due to excessive speed. The vehicle crashed into the cement railing of a bridge. There was reportable damage sustained with no personal injuries reported.

Deputy Murray responded to assist Trooper Patrick Hood at the scene of an assault in St. George. Both subjects involved were arrested for assault by Trooper Hood.

In total this week, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 167 calls for service. Those calls listed above involved things such as all-terrain vehicle problems, alarms, 911 hang-ups, and nuisance, erratic vehicle and suspicious complaints.