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.

Law enforcement officials with the Lincolnville Police Department reported the following recent activity:

June 23

Chief Ron Young responded to a complaint of a burglary to a motor vehicle on Beach Road. The complaint remains under investigation.

June 24

Officer Curt Andrick investigated an attempted mail fraud complaint from a South Cobbtown resident. The complainant received a check written out for a large amount of money, which stated the recipient’s alleged funds would become effective upon mailing a smaller sum of money to an overseas company. Chief Young reminds citizens to be cautious of fraud attempts such as these, to not disclose bank account, checking account or credit card information and to always make sure they verify they are associating with a reputable organization.

Officer Andrick conducted a detail for service of paperwork.

June 28

Chief Young responded to a criminal mischief complaint of subjects reportedly placing bags of garbage into a private dumpster on Atlantic Highway. One subject was warned for trespass.

Chief Young received a motor vehicle complaint of an erratic driver on Searsmont Road. No contact was made with the driver.

Chief Young conducted a welfare check complaint on Main Street. The citizen was not home at the time.

June 29

Chief Young responded to a 911 hang-up on Norton Pond Road. The call was found to have been placed in error.

Chief Young responded to a parking problem on Main Street.  A vehicle that had not been moved after a warning was towed by Ron’s Towing.

June 30

Tyler Heanssler, 21, of Deer Isle was issued a summons for speeding (47 mph in a 25 mph zone) by Chief Young on Main Street.

Chief Young responded to a harassment complaint on Camden Road. The complaint was out of jurisdiction and Young referred the complainant to District Court.

July 2

Officer Merl Reed conducted a stationary radar detail on Poland Road. No violators were observed.

July 5

Chief Young responded to a reported rape complaint, which occurred in Lincolnville. Following an investigation, Augustine Fernandez, 41, of Lincolnville was arrested by Young on July 6 on criminal charges of Class B felony burglary, Class C felony unlawful sexual contact, unlawful sexual touching, domestic assault and was also summoned for criminal trespass. Fernandez was taken to Waldo County Corrections and later released. Young additionally served Fernandez with a protection from abuse order to have no contact with the alleged victim.

July 7

Chief Young conducted a public assist to travelers locked from their vehicle at Norton Pond.

July 8

Chief Young responded to a reported criminal mischief complaint at Drake Corner Store.

July 9

Chief Young and Officer Michael McFadden III conducted traffic control for the annual Strawberry Festival Parade.

July 11

Nancy Killoran, 53, Rockport was summoned for an expired inspection sticker (more than 180 days expired) and failure to provide proof of insurance by Officer Ryan Nickerson on Atlantic Highway.

Ola Wight, 79, Belfast was summoned for an expired inspection sticker (more than 120 days expired) by Officer Nickerson on Belfast Road.

Animal control

Lincolnville Police reported four animal control complaints for the reported activity period.