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.

Thomaston police responded to 51 incidents from March 22 to March 28.

Those incidents included one assault, one disorderly, four erratic vehicles, one bomb threat, one found property, one juvenile problem, littering, a personal injury crash, one radar detail, one theft, one traffic hazard and seven traffic stops.

March 24

Jillian Falcetano, 31, of Rockland was cited for an inspection violation.

March 25

A bomb threat was found written on a first floor girls bathroom wall at the Thomaston Grammar School at about 2:50 p.m. The message said there was a bomb in the wall that would go off the following day, according to Police Chief Kevin Haj. The school was evacuated while police checked it for explosives. The school was cleared within 45 minutes and returned to its normal schedule the next day. Haj said a juvenile female was being investigated in the case.

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with a leg injury following a crash at about 7:30 a.m. near the Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 1. Anita Witham, 33, was driving a 2004 Subaru and pulled out in front of David Reckards, 40, who was riding a 1985 Honda, according to Haj. Reckards was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport after complaining of leg pain. The motorcycle was demolished.

Departmental news

Officer David Johnson has left the Thomaston Police Department. He has been hired by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.

Officer Tim Hoppe has been appointed as the Thomaston Police Department investigator.

Selectmen reviewed the position of investigator in the police department in January. As part of union negotiations, the town had agreed to create a $100 stipend for an existing police officer in the department who, in addition to his or her normal patrolman or sergeant duties, performs the investigator duties. This is not a separate full-time detective position, but a stipend for duties. It was up to the police chief to assign the investigator duties. Selectmen voted to approve the plan in January.

Chief Haj’s tip of the week

As the days get longer and weather gets nicer, skateboards and bicycles are coming out of garages, so watch for children on the road.