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The Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4.

Aug. 29

Deputy David Johnson responded to a loud noise complaint in Warren. Upon arrival, it was found that the homeowner was having a party where all present were of legal drinking age. They were asked to keep the noise down.

Deputy Arthur Smith came across three juvenile males in Camden who were out past curfew. Contact was made, after the juveniles tried to hide in the bushes, and all were advised to get home.

Deputy John Palmer responded to a request for a well-being check on an adult male in Union. Upon arrival and after speaking to the male, it was deemed that the male was in no need of assistance at this time.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of criminal mischief in Hope involving a residence being shot with paint balls. There are no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputies Palmer and Detective Sgt. Reginald Walker responded to Owls Head to assist at the scene of an airplane crash. The plane was a total loss and the pilot suffered a broken arm, injuries to his neck and lacerations to his head. The crash was turned over to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Deputies Palmer and Sgt. Matt Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Hope. This incident involved a single vehicle that went off the road to avoid an oncoming vehicle making a bad pass, causing the vehicle to strike a ditch. Non-reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Deputy Donald Murray responded to a report of a possible overdose in Appleton. The female in question was located and transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center for treatment via Union Ambulance.

Aug. 30

Deputies Johnson and Murray responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Owls Head involving a single motorcycle whose operator lost control, causing his vehicle to go off the road. The male operator left the scene and was located walking down the road, although he denies driving the motorcycle. This is still an active investigation with probable charges pending. The motorcycle was found to have been stolen as well.

Deputy Johnson began an investigation of theft in the town of Warren. This is still an active investigation.

Deputy Johnson responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving a single vehicle that went off the road, striking a tree. This accident was actually located in Lincoln County and Deputy Johnson stood by until one of their units arrived.

Deputy Robert Potter began an investigation of criminal mischief in Cushing. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputy Mark Tibbetts responded to a report of a domestic in Washington. Upon arrival and after speaking to the subjects involved, this was deemed a verbal argument only.

Deputies Murray and Sgt. Elwell responded to a report of a domestic in Union. Upon arrival and after speaking with the subjects involved, this was deemed a verbal argument only.

Aug. 31

Sgt. Elwell began an investigation of theft in Cushing. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle striking a deer. No damage to the vehicle resulted.

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Deputy Larry Hesseltine issued Shelly Andrews, 45, of Vinalhaven a summons for operating under the influence.

Sept. 1

Deputies Johnson and Sgt. Elwell responded to Union to conduct a well-being check on a male who had threatened to harm himself. The male was not home but was later located at PBMC.

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a domestic on Vinalhaven. Upon arrival and after speaking to the subjects involved, this was deemed a verbal argument only and the parties separated for the night.

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a complaint involving a disorderly male on Vinalhaven. The male was located and warned on trespass.

Detective Justin Twitchell arrested Joseph Delano, 41, of Cushing on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Deputy Potter responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Friendship. This incident involved a single vehicle whose operator lost control, causing the vehicle to go off the road. The operator had to be extracted from the vehicle, which was a total loss. The operator was transported to PBMC via Waldoboro Ambulance for complaints of head, neck and back pain. Speed and alcohol were key factors in this crash. Probable charges are pending.

Sgt. Elwell began a fraudulent documents investigation in Appleton. The suspect in this case was issued a notice for same.

Deputy John Hansen responded to a report of threatening in Warren. Upon arrival and after speaking to both subjects involved, both were issued warnings.

Deputy James Moore responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Cushing involving two vehicles. Reportable damage was sustained.

Sept. 2

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Hope involving a single vehicle whose operator fell asleep at the wheel. The vehicle went off the road, striking a culvert. Reportable damage was sustained and the operator refused transport for her injuries.

Deputy Palmer conducted a radar detail in Warren. One warning for speed was issued.

Deputy Potter responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving one vehicle rear-ending another vehicle. Non-reportable damage was sustained.

Subsequent to a traffic stop in Warren, Deputy Palmer arrested Stephanie Dodge, 26, of Warren on charges of operating after suspension, violating a condition of release, illegal attachment of plates and three outstanding arrest warrants. The passenger of the vehicle, Zackary Woodbury, 29, of Rockland was also arrested on multiple warrants. Both were transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Hansen arrested John Karl, 41, of Rockland for violating a protection from harassment order. Karl was also charged with violating a condition of release.

Sept. 3

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of trespassing in Warren. The male subject involved was issued a written notice.

Deputy Murray responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Washington. This incident involved an unoccupied vehicle slipping out of gear and crashing into a ditch. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Murray responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputies Hansen and Sgt. Boyington responded to a report of a domestic in Tenants Harbor. Upon arrival, it was learned that the male suspect fled the scene. The male, Joshua Hallowell, 30, of St. George later turned himself in and was arrested on two counts of domestic violence assault, domestic violence terrorizing, and criminal mischief.

Deputy Moore responded to the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control. The vehicle struck a utility pole. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Deputies Johnson and Detective Twitchell conducted an OUI detail throughout the county. Two traffic stops were made with no arrests.

Sept. 4

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of burglary in Cushing. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputies Elwell and Palmer conducted an OUI detail throughout the county. Twelve traffic stops were made with no arrests.

Deputies Johnson and Palmer responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Union. The vehicle and operator were later located and it was found that the vehicle had some front end issues, which was causing the bad operation.

In total this week, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 263 calls for service. Those calls that are not listed above are such calls as all-terrain vehicle problems, alarms, 911 hang-ups, along with nuisance, erratic vehicle and suspicious complaints.