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The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from March 21 to March 27.

March 21

Deputies Matt Elwell and Sgt. Jacob Boyington responded to a report of a “pit party” in Cushing. Two males were summoned for possession of liquor by a minor by consumption.

Deputy Robert Potter began an investigation of harassment in Washington. This incident has been turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review as protection orders are in effect between the two parties.

Deputy Larry Hesseltine began an investigation of a burglary on Vinalhaven. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads.

March 22

Deputy John Palmer arrested Christopher Benner, 34, of Thomaston on an outstanding warrant.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of a theft in Washington. The two male suspects were located and issued summonses.

March 23

Detective Dwight Burtis began an investigation of an assault in St. George. This is still an active investigation with all current details being presented to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of threatening in Owls Head. This is still an active investigation with the suspects yet to be located.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in South Thomaston involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control due to the wet road conditions, subsequently striking a tree. Speed was a factor in this crash and reportable damage was sustained.

March 24

Deputy Potter began an investigation of harassment in Owls Head. The suspect was contacted and denied the allegations of harassment but was issued a verbal warning.

Deputy Hesseltine investigated a possible domestic situation on Vinalhaven. This incident was deemed a verbal argument only.

Deputy Elwell arrested Jaime Lincoln, 33, of Warren on an outstanding warrant.

March 25

Chief Deputy Ernest McIntosh assisted at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Thomaston. Further details are available through the Thomaston Police Department.

Deputy Mark Tibbetts began an investigation of a burglary in Union. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads.

Deputies Elwell and David Johnson responded to a report of harassment in Washington. It was determined that both parties involved would receive warnings on harassment. Both were warned.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of criminal mischief on Vinalhaven. This is still an active investigation with the suspect yet to be contacted.

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Sgt. Jacob Boyington arrested Mark Boynton, 20, of Rockland on charges of criminal speed, operating without a license and possession of scheduled drugs. Boynton was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

March 26

Deputy Potter responded to a report of a domestic incident in Rockland. This incident was deemed a verbal argument only.

Deputies Elwell and Johnson responded to a report of harassment in Washington. This is an ongoing issue between these parties and warnings have already been issued to both. This time, a summons was issued to the one who did not obey the warning.

March 27

Deputy Johnson responded to assist Maine State Police Trooper Scott Quintero at the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Cushing. Three subjects in the vehicle were transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport for injuries sustained. The other subject was arrested by Trooper Quintero on charges of a probation violation.

Deputies Elwell and Sgt. Boyington responded to a report of an assault in Washington. This is still an active investigation.

Deputy Palmer arrested Benjamin Gallagher, 25, of Friendship on an outstanding warrant.

In total this week, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 165 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.