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 24 through Aug. 6.

July 24

Deputies Nathaniel Jack and Sgt. Michael Sprague responded to assist Thomaston Police Officer Grindell at the scene of a disorderly female. The female was restrained and transported to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport via Rockland emergency medical services for an evaluation.

Deputy John Palmer conducted a radar detail in Union. Fifteen traffic stops for various traffic violations were conducted.

Deputy Larry Hesseltine arrested Christopher Hildings, 25, of Vinalhaven on three counts of violating a condition of release, domestic violence assault and on three outstanding arrest warrants. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail via the U.S. Coast Guard and Deputy Dave Johnson.

Sgt. Sprague arrested Anthony Hooper, 31, of Tenants Harbor on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Johnson began an investigation of harassment in Cushing. Both subjects involved were issued a warning for same.

Sgt. Sprague arrested Zachariah Melbaum, 19, of Cushing and Benjamin Lufkin, 19, of Warren on charges of criminal trespass, possession of schedule drugs, furnishing schedule drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

July 25

Deputy Jack began an investigation of harassment in Warren. The female involved was issued a warning for same.

Deputy Moore began an investigation of harassment in South Thomaston. The male subject involved was issued a written notice for same.

Sgt. Sprague began an investigation of burglary in Warren. This is still an active investigation with no suspects at this time. Evidence was found at the scene and turned over to Detective Donald Murray for further investigations.

Sgt. Sprague began an investigation of burglary in Cushing. This is still an active investigation with one suspect named. Evidence was found at the scene and turned over to Detective Murray for further investigations.

Deputy Johnson and Sgt. Sprague responded to a well-being check in Warren involving an adult male who made reference to harming himself. The male was located and it was deemed that he was no threat to himself or others.

July 26

Deputies Moore and Jack responded to a report of a missing juvenile male in Appleton. The juvenile returned home and had just been out walking the family dog.

Deputy Moore began an investigation of a runaway juvenile male in Appleton. After searching and sending out an attempt to locate, the juvenile returned home.

Deputy Elwell began an investigation of burglary in Washington. This is still an active investigation with no known suspects or leads at this time. This case was turned over to Detective Murray for further investigations.

Deputy Johnson began an investigation of harassment on Vinalhaven. This investigation was followed up by Deputy Moore who contacted Damariscotta police for assistance in locating the female harasser and issued a warning for same.

July 27

Deputy Johnson assisted Waldoboro police in locating two possible suspects involved in a burglary in Waldoboro. The suspects were located and turned over to Waldoboro police for further investigations.

Deputies Jack, Detective Murray and Lt. Detective Reginald Walker responded to a report of an out of control juvenile male in Warren. The juvenile was removed from the home and placed with his aunt until further direction is provided by his probation and parole officer.

Deputy Elwell responded to assist Rockport Police Sgt. Ford at the scene of an attempted overdose where the female involved was being combative. Upon arrival, the female was calm and was transported to PBMC via Camden First Aid. This is a Rockport police case.

Deputies Johnson and Elwell responded to assist Maine State Police Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock at the scene of a fight in progress in St. George. Upon arrival, Trooper Wesbrock had the parties separated and it was found that this fight was between a male and female and the male was ordered to leave for the night. This is a state police case.

July 28

Deputy Johnson responded to assist Rockport Police Officer Wesley Butler at the scene of a domestic in Rockport. No arrests were made and the parties were separated for the night. This is a Rockport police case.

Deputy John Hansen responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Palmer conducted a radar detail in Union. Three traffic stops were conducted with only warnings issued.

Deputy Hansen responded to a report of a disorderly male in Union. The male was not located at the time of this complaint. Probable charges are pending.

Deputy Jack responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle whose operator left the roadway, striking a ditch. Subsequent to this response, Nathan Yeater, 29, of Warren was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven involving two vehicles. This accident was deemed non-reportable due to occurring on private property.

Deputy Palmer assisted marine patrol units with an individual digging clams in a closed area on North Haven. The male was issued a summons for the violation by Maine Marine Patrol Officer Matt Wyman.

Deputies Elwell, Moore, Sgt. Steve Burns and Detective Dwight Burtis responded to a report of a domestic in Warren. Subsequent to this response, David Oakes, 43, of South Thomaston was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault and transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Moore began an investigation of harassment in Warren. All parties involved were issued a warning for same.

July 29

Detective Burtis responded to a hit and run motor vehicle crash in Warren. The suspect vehicle fled the scene and has yet to be located. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputies Hansen and Sgt. Burns responded to assist Trooper Wesbrock at the scene of an intoxicated female in South Thomaston. The female was sent on her way by Trooper Wesbrock.

Deputy Moore responded to a report of a suspicious female in Washington. The female was located and issued a warning for obstructing a public way.

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven involving a single vehicle whose operator swerved to miss a cat and totaled his vehicle. All three of his passengers were injured with two needing transport to PBMC for treatment to their injuries.

July 30

Deputy Hansen arrested Patricia Boyington, 40, of Waldoboro on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident where she was given a test per her bail conditions and was also charged with violating a condition of release.

Detective Burtis responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving two vehicles, one of which backed into the other parked vehicle and crushed a man’s leg in between the two. The subject was transported to PBMC via Warren Rescue for his injuries. No damage was sustained to the vehicle.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of trespassing on Vinalhaven. The female trespasser was issued a written notice for same.

Deputy Palmer assisted Maine Marine Patrol Officer Wyman with two individuals digging clams in a closed area. Summonses were issued to both.

Deputies Palmer and Hesseltine responded to a trespassing complaint on North Haven. The subjects located were allowed to stay put for the night but were ordered to leave by morning.

July 31

Deputies Palmer and Hesseltine responded to a report of trespassing on North Haven. All subjects present were issued a warning for same and sent on their way.

Deputy Moore responded to a report of an adult male who was said to have stabbed himself. Upon arrival and after speaking to the subject, it was found that he did not harm himself in any way. The subject has mental health issues.

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of an all-terrain vehicle accident on Vinalhaven involving two ATVs. Of the three individuals involved, one operator was transported to PBMC for treatment of injuries.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of theft on Vinalhaven. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Aug. 1

Deputy Moore responded to a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving two vehicles. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Deputy Moore arrested Regina Stewart, 24, of Jefferson on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputies Moore, Jack, Hansen and Detective Murray responded to a disorderly complaint in Cushing. Subsequent to this response, Wyatt Weaver, 26, of Cushing was arrested on charges of violating a condition of release, criminal mischief, domestic violence terrorizing, domestic violence criminal threatening and harassment by phone. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Detective Justin Twitchell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Appleton involving a single vehicle leaving the roadway and striking four parked vehicles. The suspect vehicle was still at the scene with no one around. Subsequent to this response and after the operator was located, Gerald Torres, 45, of Hope was charged with operating after suspension and failure to report accident by quickest means.

Aug. 2

Detective Murray arrested Devan Basinet, 21, of Somerville on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputies Palmer and Elwell responded to a report of a domestic in Warren involving an out of control juvenile. Subsequent to this response, the juvenile was charged with domestic violence assault and criminal mischief.

Several Knox County deputies assisted Camden police units at the scene of a robbery where the subject fled on foot with several types of drugs. An extensive search for the subject with assistance from a state police K-9 unit met with negative results. The suspect was later located by a Norwich, Conn., police officer, arrested on a warrant for the crime of robbery and is awaiting extradition back to Maine.

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Washington involving a single vehicle whose operator left the roadway, striking a utility pole guide wire and ending up in a field. The vehicle was a total loss.

Aug. 3

Deputy Moore responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving two vehicles. Warren rescue responded to the scene to check one operator for complaints of neck pain. The subject was not transported to the hospital. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Jack responded to a report of a vehicle off the roadway in Friendship. This incident involved a vehicle whose owner left it parked on a boat ramp, not realizing the tide was coming in and caused the vehicle to be submerged in the water. Friendship Fire Department units responded to assist in pulling the vehicle out. It is believed that the vehicle is a total loss.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of harassment on Vinalhaven. After speaking to the subjects involved, one was issued a warning for same.

Aug. 4

Subsequent to a bail check in Rockland, Deputy Jack arrested James Dorazio, 33, on a charge of violating a condition of release. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Friendship involving two vehicles, one of which backed into the other. Non-reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving two vehicles, one of which ran into the other while making a turn. Non-reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving two vehicles, one of which sideswiped the other while swerving to avoid a direct hit. Non-reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of an intoxicated male in Friendship. Subsequent to this response, Arnold Craney, 42, of Friendship was arrested on a charge of violating a condition of release. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Elwell began an investigation of theft in Warren. One suspect was named and has yet to be located for questioning. This is still an active investigation.

Aug. 5

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Hope involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Non-reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Palmer arrested Jason Smith, 24, of Vinalhaven on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was already incarcerated at the Knox County Jail on other charges.

While on routine patrol, Deputy Palmer came upon a suspect vehicle wanted by Waterville police. Due to the nature of the incident in Waterville, Deputy Palmer asked that back-up units respond. The vehicle was eventually stopped in Warren and back-up units arrived to assist in clearing the vehicle of all occupants and ensure officer safety. Subsequent to this stop, Larry Kelly, 24, of Warren was issued a summons for criminal mischief and Ed Dugas, 32, was issued a summons for indecent conduct. All information relating to this case was forwarded to Waterville police.

Aug. 6

Deputy James Moore responded to a motor vehicle crash in Hope involving a single vehicle whose operator failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Palmer assisted Trooper Patrick Hood at the scene of a male subject who drove his vehicle into the ocean in St. George. The male operator admitted to using bath salts, which caused him to hallucinate and think he was being chased by law enforcement. The male subject was transported to PBMC via St. George Ambulance for an evaluation. This is a state police case.

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a domestic on Vinalhaven. Upon arrival and after speaking to the subjects involved, this was deemed a verbal argument only.

Deputies Jack and Sgt. Burns responded to a report of a disorderly male in Washington. Upon arrival, the male was calm and agreed to go to PBMC voluntarily for a mental health evaluation.

Deputy Hansen began an investigation of theft on North Haven. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Appleton involving a single vehicle leaving the roadway and ending up in a ditch. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputies Moore, Elwell and Sgt. Burns responded to a domestic in Warren. Upon arrival, it was found that the suspect male had fled the scene on foot. With the assistance of a state police K-9 search dog, the suspect was located. Subsequent to this response, Eric Benson, 27, of Warren was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault and transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputies Moore and Elwell responded to a report of a loud party in Warren. Upon arrival, it was found that several persons under the age of 21 were consuming alcohol. Subsequent to this response, the party’s host, Ben Swanson, 20, of Lexington, Mass., was arrested on a charge of furnishing a place for minors to consume/possess liquor. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

In total this period, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 501 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.