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 73 incidents from March 29 to April 4.

Those included one 911 hangup, three alarms, two animal problems, four cases of criminal mischief, one disorderly, two domestics, two emergencies, four complaints of fraud, two harassment complaints, one missing person report, one operating under the influence, a property damage crash, one case of theft of services, two traffic hazards, six traffic stops, two trespassing reports and three utility problems.

April 1

At about 8:30 a.m., a resident reported that someone had damaged his 1995 GMC pickup on Main Street. The vandal had painted expletives and insults on the vehicle. In addition, the stick shift handle had been removed and the ignition mechanism had been destroyed.

April 3

Dana R. Benner, 49, of South Thomaston was arrested for criminal operating under the influence.

April 4

At about 2 p.m. a resident on Water Street reported that someone had spray painted in black along the side of his 2002 Volvo.

On the same day at about 3 p.m., black spray paint was reported on a stop sign and a street sign on Erin and Beechwood streets.

Chief Kevin Haj’s tip of the week

Don’t burn leaves and grass without a permit. To do so is a violation of the law. Contact your local fire department.