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The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from May 9 to May 15.

May 9

Deputy David Johnson began an investigation of a theft in Union. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads.

Deputy Johnson responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving a single vehicle whose operator took her eyes off the road, causing her to strike a cement bridge. Reportable damage was sustained and all passengers were checked by Union ambulance but declined transport.

Deputy Johnson began an investigation of a theft in Union. The suspect in this case was located and issued a summons for theft.

Sgt. Mark Tibbetts responded to a suspicious complaint in South Thomaston involving five juveniles entering a vacant cottage. The subjects were held by the homeowner and issued a warning for trespass upon the arrival of Tibbetts.

May 10

Deputy Robert Potter responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputies John Palmer and Sgt. Tibbetts assisted Union Fire and Rescue, along with the Maine Warden Service, in locating a lost female in the woods in Union. The female was located by Warden Michelle Merrifield and her K-9.

May 11

Detective Sgt. Reginald Walker arrested Miranda Wotton-Thayer, 19, of Thomaston on a charge of violating a condition of release.

Deputies Palmer and Sgt. Tibbetts responded to a report of a missing person in Union. Due to the subject’s age and medical condition, the Maine warden Service took over this search. The male was located the following morning in good condition.

May 12

Deputy Potter began a fraudulent document investigation in Rockland. This is still an active investigation with a named suspect who has not been located.

Deputies Matt Elwell and Nathaniel Jack responded to a report of criminal mischief in Union. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads.

Deputies Mike Young and Detective Sgt. Walker responded to an agency assist request at the scene of a domestic incident in Rockland. Both subjects were arrested by Rockland Police Department officers. This is a Rockland Police Department case.

May 13

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Owls Head involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control after his brakes seized up, causing him to strike a fire hydrant and utility pole. The operator sustained a cut on his forehead from hitting the windshield but declined medical attention at the scene. The vehicle was a total loss.

Deputy Don Murray responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Washington involving a single vehicle whose operator fell asleep at the wheel, causing him to strike a utility pole guide wire. The male was transported to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta for treatment of injuries sustained to his lip. The vehicle sustained reportable damage.

May 14

Deputies Steve Grasso and Nathan Jack and Trooper Scott Quintero responded to a nuisance complaint in Owls Head. Several vehicles were observed in the area of the complaint, along with subjects running into the woods. One male was arrested for disorderly conduct by Quintero, while summonses were issued to others in relation to juvenile alcohol offenses.

Deputy Murray arrested Eddie Cabassa, 29, of Portland on an outstanding warrant. The subject was already incarcerated at the Knox County Jail at the time of this arrest.

Deputy Murray responded to a report of a vehicle fire in Union involving debris in the back of a truck catching fire. It is believed the fire started as a result of the dump body heater that was still connected from the winter. The debris was emptied and the fire was extinguished. Nonreportable damage was sustained.

Deputies Jack and Elwell conducted a radar detail in Appleton. Two warnings and one summons were issued for various traffic violations.

Deputies Jack and Elwell conducted a radar detail in Washington, issuing three warnings for speed.

Lt. Tim Carroll and Detective Kirk Guerrette conducted a county wide underage drinking detail. No violations were noted.

May 15

Deputy Johnson began an investigation of criminal mischief in St. George. This is still an active investigation.

Deputy Johnson conducted a detail in Owls Head for the bicycle rodeo. No problems were noted.

Deputies Young and Detective Sgt. Walker conducted an underage drinking detail in Rockland due to the high school prom. No problems were noted.

Detective Guerrette and Detective Sgt. Walker conducted a bail check at a residence in Rockport. Tammy Dorr, 26, of Rockport was arrested on charges of violating a condition of release and transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputies Jack and Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Washington involving a motorcycle that briefly left the roadway. The motorcycle and operator were later located and the operator, Shawn Gagnon, 35, of Freedom was arrested for operating under the influence.

In total this week, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 147 calls for service. Those calls not listed above involved such things as all-terrain problems, alarms, 911 hang-ups, and nuisance, erratic vehicle and suspicious complaints.