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 and reported the following calls from July 17 through July 23.

July 17

Deputy John Palmer began an investigation of a vehicle theft in Owls Head. The vehicle was later located by the owner.

Deputy James Moore arrested Allen Shenett, 45, of Washington on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputies Matt Elwell and Sgt. Michael Sprague responded to a possible drowning call in St. George. This incident involved an intoxicated male who dove into the water and came up unconscious. St. George Ambulance arrived on the scene and was able to revive the subject and transport him to Pen Bay Medical Center for further examinations. Two other subjects at the scene were issued summonses for possession of liquor by a minor.

Several deputies assisted Maine State Police, the U.S. Coast Guard and Maine Marine Patrol units in the investigation of an aircraft accident just off Matinicus Island. All four persons on board the plane were rescued and transported to PBMC for injuries sustained.

Deputy Dave Johnson responded to assist Maine State Police Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock at the scene of a 911 hang-up in Hope. Upon arrival, it was found that a very intoxicated male was being disorderly. The male was issued a warning for same and sent to bed.

July 18

Deputy James Moore responded to an erratic vehicle complaint in Union. The vehicle was located and no erratic operation was observed.

Deputy Moore and Sheriff Donna Dennison responded to a well being check in St. George. The female in question was later located at PBMC.

Deputy Jack responded to an alarm in Port Clyde. Upon arrival, two adult males were located at the residence. Both subjects were secured until their authorization to be there was confirmed with the owner. The owner confirmed same.

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Deputy Moore arrested Arthur Marriner, 46, of South Thomaston on charges of violating a condition of release, possession of schedule drugs, theft of drugs, attaching false plates and possession of a usable amount of marijuana. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputies Moore and Detective Dwight Burtis responded to a trespassing complaint in Cushing. Upon arrival, it was found that this was an ongoing property dispute. The female trespasser was issued a verbal warning for same.

Deputy Elwell began an investigation of harassment in Friendship. After speaking to both subjects involved, both were issued warnings for same.

July 19

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a search and rescue call on Vinalhaven. This incident involved an adult female who was said to be intoxicated and ran off into the woods. Vinalhaven Fire Department units were called to assist in the search. The female was later located and did not appear to be intoxicated. She was issued a warning for her actions that created this response.

Deputy Jack began an investigation of theft in Warren. This is still an active investigation with one suspect named. Probable charges are pending.

Deputy Moore responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Tenants Harbor. This incident involved two vehicles, one of which backed into the other. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Jack responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Cushing involving a single vehicle leaving the roadway and striking a tree. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted. Driver inattention was the key factor in this crash and the operator was issued a summons for failure to maintain control of the vehicle.

Deputy Moore investigated a motor vehicle crash that occurred on Isle Au Haut involving a young male operating a Vespa scooter in the driveway. The male operator was transported by his mother to the Blue Hill Hospital for minor injuries. This accident was deemed non-reportable as it happened on private property.

Deputy Elwell responded to a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash in Owls Head. Reportable damage was sustained and there are no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputies Elwell and David Arsenault responded to assist five U.S. Marshals in locating a wanted subject said to be hiding out in St. George. The subject was not located at the address given.

July 20

Deputy Moore arrested Steven Clarke, 47, of Owls Head on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Jack responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving two vehicles. This accident was deemed non-reportable as it occurred on private property.

Deputy Paul Spear began an investigation of threatening in Warren. After speaking to all parties involved, all were issued warnings for harassment.

Deputy Spear began an investigation of harassment in Warren. There is already a harassment order placed on the male subject involved in this case, therefore once all statements are obtained, this will be forwarded to the district attorney’s office for review.

Deputy Spear responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle striking a deer. The vehicle/operator were gone on arrival.

July 21

Deputy Palmer responded to a 911 hang-up call in Warren. Upon arrival, it was found that this was a medical issue and the patient’s son was driving her to PBMC to be checked out.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of an all-terrain vehicle problem on Vinalhaven. The suspect’s mother was notified and a warning was issued.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Owls Head. This incident involved a single vehicle whose operator lost control on a curve in the roadway causing him to leave the roadway and strike a culvert and a parked car in a parking lot. Reportable damage was sustained and the operator was issued a summons for imprudent speed.

Deputies Jack and Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle whose operator swerved to avoid hitting a stopped vehicle and subsequently hit a tree instead. Reportable damage was sustained and the operator was transported to PBMC for complaints of pain throughout his body.

Deputy Moore arrested Brittany Barton, 25, of Warren on two outstanding arrest warrants. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

July 22

Detective Lt. Reggie Walker began an investigation of harassment in Friendship. The suspect in this case was located and issued a warning for same.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of criminal mischief on Vinalhaven. The juvenile male suspect was located and will be paying for the damages caused.

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in South Thomaston. Three vehicles were located in said area, resulting in one juvenile being summoned for an alcohol offense.

July 23

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of trespass in Friendship. The suspects in this case were issued a notice for same.

Deputy Palmer with the assistance of Trooper Wesbrock responded to a report of a disorderly (males fighting) in Warren. Upon arrival, the parties were separated. After speaking to all involved, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct warnings were issued.

Deputy Palmer responded to a well-being check in Friendship. The subject in question was located and deemed all set.

Deputies Palmer and Sgt. Sprague responded to assist Thomaston police units at the scene of a domestic. Upon arrival, this report was deemed unfounded. Sheila Gould, 53, was subsequently arrested on a charge of violating a condition of release.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Tenants Harbor involving two vehicles. Non-reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

In total this week, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 266 calls for service. Those calls that are not listed above are such calls as ATV problems, alarms, 911 hang-ups, along with nuisance, erratic vehicle and suspicious complaints.