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.

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

Nov. 21

Deputies James Moore and Sgt. Jacob Boyington responded to a report of a domestic in Washington. David Luce, 42, of Washington was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, carrying a concealed weapon and refusing to submit to arrest. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without further incident.

Deputies John Palmer and Don Murray responded to a report of a domestic in Union. James Dorazio, 32, of Union was arrested for domestic violence assault, obstructing a report of a crime and possession of schedule drugs. Dorazio was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a burglary in Washington. After completing his investigation and locating the items taken, Patrick Turner, 47, of Appleton was charged with receiving stolen property.

Deputy Don Murray responded to a missing person from Friendship. As Deputy Murray started investigating this, he soon concluded it to be highly suspicious. The domestic violence detective, Dwight Burtis, was called out to assist. As they both continued to investigate this it was decided to get the state homicide detectives involved early. The sheriff’s office also got Rockland police involved to assist. This was a domestic related homicide with Arnold Diana arrested for same. The sheriff praised the work of the officers.

Deputy David Johnson responded to Thomaston to assist Officer Doug Brundrett with an extremely intoxicated male subject. The male was warned and sent on his way.

Deputy Johnson responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in Warren. The vehicle and operator were located and stopped by Thomaston police.

Nov. 22

Deputy Johnson responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Cushing involving a single vehicle striking a deer. There was non-reportable damage.

Deputy Johnson arrested Anthony Hooper, 31, of Rockland on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Deputy Moore began an investigation of theft in Appleton. This is still an active investigation.

Deputy Moore responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving two vehicles. Reportable damage was sustained, with both vehicles being driven from the scene.

Deputy Larry Hesseltine responded to a report of theft on Vinalhaven. After some investigating, the suspect was located and paid for the stolen property. No charges were pressed by the owner; he just asked that the suspect not return to his property.

Deputy Moore arrested Teresa Thomas, 40, of Thomaston on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Nov. 23

Deputy Moore began an investigation of motor vehicle burglary in Warren. After investigating further, it was found that the complainant’s father removed the items in question prior to taking the vehicle in to be serviced.

Deputy John Hansen conducted a radar detail in Union. One warning was issued.

Sgt. Matt Elwell arrested Ann Bacon, 58, of Rockland on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Sgt. Elwell responded to a report of a domestic in Cushing. Subsequent to this response, Eric McCullough, 38, of Cushing was arrested on charges of domestic violence criminal mischief. He was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Nov. 24

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

Deputy Moore began an investigation of threatening in Union. The suspect faces pending charges for terrorizing.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a domestic in Washington. Upon arrival and after speaking to all involved, this was deemed a verbal argument only and the parties were separated for the evening.

Nov. 25

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a disorderly male on Vinalhaven. Christopher Hildings, 24, of Vinalhaven was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and operating after suspension.

Deputies Moore and Sgt. Boyington responded to a report of a disorderly male in Friendship. Thomas Shorey, 32, of Friendship was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Shorey was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Sgt. Boyington responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Washington involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Hansen responded to a report of an assault in Cushing. Subsequent to this response, Dwayne Ames, 48, of Cushing was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and assault.

Deputy Hesseltine investigated a motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Reportable damage was sustained.

Nov. 26

Deputy Murray responded to a report of a domestic in Warren. Subsequent to this response, Sulo Rytky, 51, of Warren was arrested on charges of domestic violence terrorizing and refusing to submit to arrest. Rytky was transported to the Knox County Jail without further incident.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of harassment in Warren. After speaking to both subjects involved, the male was issued a warning on trespass and harassment.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of a protection from harassment violation in Washington. After speaking to the victim, substantial evidence was provided to prove the violation and an arrest warrant is being sought.

Deputy Murray responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control on the slippery roadway, causing him to strike a granite ledge. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Appleton involving a single vehicle whose operator lost control due to the slippery roadway. Non-reportable damage was sustained.

Nov. 27

Detective Kirk Guerrette arrested Peter Turner, 27, of Waldoboro on a drug possession charge. Turner was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Sgt. Boyington and Detective Guerrette responded to a report of a domestic in Washington. Subsequent to this response, Jestin Turffs, 26, of Washington, was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault, terrorizing and violating a condition of release. Turffs was later transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of harassment in Warren. After speaking to all parties involved, the suspect in this case was located and issued a summons for same.

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

Detective Guerrette arrested Brittany Williams on two outstanding arrest warrants.

Deputy Moore began an investigation of harassment in Cushing. This is still an active investigation due to the suspect not yet being located. Probable charges are pending.

Sgt. Boyington arrested Ryan Gamage, 24, of Owls Head on a charge of violating a condition of release. Gamage was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

In total this week, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 187 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.