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.

Maine State Police responded to and reported the following calls in the Midcoast from July 25 through Aug. 1.

July 25

Trooper Scott Quintero attempted to stop a motorcycle for speed on Route 131 in St. George. The motorcycle was operated by Justin Costa, 22, of Union, and Costa refused to stop and began operating his motorcycle at high speeds. Costa was traveling at speeds of near 100 mph in a 35 mph zone. Trooper Quintero discontinued the pursuit and drove to Costa’s home where Costa was arrested for eluding Class C, driving to endanger, and criminal speed.

Trooper Patrick Hood responded to Ocean House Bed & Breakfast in Port Clyde for a bad check complaint. The investigation is ongoing.

July 26

Trooper Quintero responded to the Dennison Road in St. George for the report of stolen medication.

July 27

Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock responded to a family fight on the River Road in St. George. No charges were filed.

July 29

Trooper Wesbrock responded to an assault complaint on Waterman’s Beach Road in South Thomaston. An anonymous caller reported a female was being forced into a car. Trooper Wesbrock made contact with a female who was extremely intoxicated and had worn out her welcome at a friend’s house. No charges were filed due to the lack of cooperation by the female.

July 30

Trooper Quintero traveled to the Old County Road in Thomaston to follow-up on an earlier civil complaint. Upon reaching the residence, Trooper Quintero located 12 different marijuana plants ranging in height from 3 to 5 feet growing in and around the home. Contact was made with the home owner, Christopher Carpenter, 45, of Thomaston, who indicated that he grows the marijuana for recreational use. Also located in the home were processed marijuana and several pieces of drug paraphernalia of varying types. Carpenter was arrested for cultivation of marijuana and transported to Knox County Jail. Carpenter was separately summoned for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Trooper Quintero stopped a vehicle near 183 Main St. in Thomaston for an expired registration. The passenger, Jennica Benner, 25, of Thomaston was arrested for violating her conditions of release and possession of schedule drugs and transported to Knox County Jail.

July 31

Trooper Quintero responded to Lobster Cover Road for a family fight. Upon further investigation it was determined the argument was purely verbal and no action was taken.

Trooper Hood stopped John Whoriskey, 45, on Route 73 in South Thomaston for erratic operation. He was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of intoxicants and operating without a license.