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The Lincolnville Police Department reported the following activity for the week ending June 22:

June 8

Chief Ron Young received a motor vehicle complaint on Belfast Road. Young was out of position and had no contact with the vehicle.

Chief Young responded to a complaint on McKay Road involving parties who had traded vehicles. Young determined the complaint was a civil issue and referred the complainants to district court.

June 9

Officer Curt Andrick conducted a radar detail on Hope Road. Two written warnings were issued for speed.

June 12

Officer Ryan Nickerson responded to a reported assault complaint on Heal Road. Nickerson determined the assault complaint was unfounded and deemed it to be a civil matter.

June 13

Chief Young responded to a motor vehicle complaint of a vehicle reported off the road on Belfast Road. Young determined there was no foul play and that the vehicle was within a safe proximity off the roadway to prevent it from being an obstruction of traffic.

Chief Young is conducting an agency assist for New Hampshire State Police involving a complaint of a person involved in receiving stolen property. The incident occurred in 2001 in Lincolnville.

Chief Young conducted a welfare check on Atlantic Highway. The citizen was fine.

June 14

Chief Young conducted a public assist on Hope Road.

June 17

Chief Young received an agency assist complaint from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office advising him of a reported motor vehicle complaint headed south toward Camden. Young was out of position and no contact was made with the driver.

June 18

Officer Andrick took three juveniles to Poland to Camp Postcard. Four students from Lincolnville Central School were sponsored by the department to attend the week-long camp.

Chief Young conducted a public assist on Main Street.

Chief Young received a Be on the Lookout (BOLO) advisory from Camden police for a person reported missing. The person was later located and was fine.

Chief Young received a report of a car/deer property damage accident on Atlantic Highway. Valkyrie Hall, 52, of Rockport was operating a 1996 Volvo traveling south when the vehicle struck a deer, damaging the side of her vehicle near Mike’s Align on Route 1. No injuries were reported. A rear tire was blown on the vehicle.

Chief Young responded to a public assist complaint on Atlantic Highway of a vehicle that had become disabled in the roadway. Young assisted by removing the vehicle from the road.

June 19

Chief Young received a complaint of a missing juvenile on Belfast Road. The juvenile was later located by Officer Eric Kelley of the Belfast Police Department.

June 20

Chief Young responded to a public assist complaint on Main Street of a person who had fallen into the water on Norton Pond. Young assisted a male subject in the water. Camden First Aid Association arrived at the residence for evaluation and determined the person was bruised but not injured.

Officer Nickerson conducted a welfare check on Main Street. The person was fine.

Chief Young responded to a public assist regarding a domestic incident on Hope Road. Young spoke with the complainant and no further action was taken.

Luke Richardson, 46, of Lincolnville was arrested on an outstanding warrant out of Fifth District Court in Belfast by Officer Nickerson on Greenacre Road. Richardson was taken to Waldo County Corrections.

Chief Young responded to an abandoned vehicle complaint on Fernald’s Neck Road. Shortly after Young arrived, the owner arrived and moved the vehicle.

Chief Young conducted a welfare check on Main Street. The person was fine.

June 21

Maine Marine Patrol Officer Ken Bailey warned eight juveniles for trespassing for swimming on the cliffs near Megunticook Lake. Officer Nickerson responded to Fernalds Neck Preserve for follow up and spoke with the juveniles who were warned again for criminal trespass and asked to leave the area. Chief Young warns teenagers and parents now that swimming season in session that no one should be on the cliffs and anyone found there could face criminal charges for violation.

Officer Nickerson responded to a suspicious activity complaint on Beach Road of a vehicle that was parked on a vacant property. Nickerson was able to track down the owner who was found to have had permission to park there and the complaint was determined to be unfounded.

Jean Hardy, 48, of Belfast was issued a summons for an inspection violation (more than 150 days past due) by Officer Nickerson on Atlantic Highway.

Following a traffic stop for inadequate lights on a trailer on Ducktrap Road, a male subject with a conditional license was taken to Waldo County Corrections for a breathalyzer test for intoxicants by Officer Nickerson. The test was negative and the person was warned for defective trailer lights.

Officer Nickerson conducted three building checks on Atlantic Highway and McKay Road. All buildings were secure.

Officer Nickerson conducted a welfare check on Atlantic Highway. The person was fine.

June 22

Chief Young responded to a theft complaint involving a road sign stolen from the town of Lincolnville. The sign was later recovered.

General news

Lincolnville police received five animal control complaints for the reported activity period. Chief Young issued a reminder to citizens with the increase in burglary complaints in Lincolnville and throughout Waldo County to take precautions and lock their doors when they are away. Have a neighbor or relative check on the residence or fill out a form at the town office for a local police house check. Any suspicious activity should be reported to police at 338-2040.