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 Aug. 7 through Aug. 13.

Aug. 7

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

Deputy Elwell responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle whose operator struck a guardrail while trying to avoid an animal in the roadway. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy John Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving a dump truck hauling a loaded trailer. Due to the truck blowing a tire, it left the roadway, striking a ditch and rolling on its side. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of threatening in Washington. This complaint was unfounded.

Detective Justin Twitchell began an investigation of theft in Union. This is an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputy John Hansen responded to a report of an erratic vehicle in South Thomaston. The vehicle and operator were located and it was found that they were in a hurry to remove a broken down vehicle so that it would not be towed. All set.

Aug. 8

Deputies James Moore and Detective Dwight Burtis responded to a report of a domestic in Warren. Upon arrival and after speaking to the subjects involved, this was deemed a verbal argument only and the parties were separated.

Sgt. Michael Sprague began an investigation of a motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported and this crash will be further investigated by Deputy Larry Hesseltine.

Deputy Dave Johnson began an investigation of theft in Washington. This is still an active investigation with a probable suspect named.

Deputy Hansen responded to a “rolling” domestic in South Thomaston. Upon making contact with the subjects in the vehicle, it was deemed that this was a verbal argument only. Subsequent to this response, Jaycob Paquin, 22, of South Thomaston was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Aug. 9

Deputy Hansen responded to assist Maine State Police Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock at the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Warren with reported personal injuries. This is a state police case.

Deputy Moore responded to assist Thomaston police at the scene of a motor vehicle crash by providing traffic control. This is a Thomaston police case.

Deputy Moore responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving two vehicles, one of which rear-ended the other. Reportable damage was sustained with one operator going to Pen Bay Medical Center for neck and shoulder pain.

Deputy Nathaniel Jack began an investigation of harassment in Union. After speaking to both parties involved, the male was issued a warning for same.

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

Sgt. Steve Burns arrested Adam Doherty, 27, of Bangor on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was incarcerated at the Knox County Jail on other charges.

Deputy Johnson responded to a report of a disorderly complaint in Union. Upon arrival, it was found that this was a verbal argument only and all parties were separated with no further problems.

Aug. 10

Deputy Johnson responded to assist Thomaston Police Officer Michael Ball at the scene of a traffic stop involving an intoxicated male. The male was arrested for OUI by Officer Ball and transported to the Knox County Jail. This is a Thomaston police case.

Deputy Jack began an investigation of trespass in Union. The female trespasser was located and issued a warning for same.

Deputy Jack responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving two vehicles, one of which made a left turn in front of the other causing the vehicles to collide. Reportable damage was sustained and one operator was issued a summons for left turning vehicle failing to yield right of way.

Deputy Larry Hesseltine responded to a report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputies Elwell and Sgt. Burns responded to assist Rockland Police Sgt. Matthew Lindahl at the scene of a disorderly complaint. All parties were separated upon arrival. This is a Rockland police case.

Aug. 11

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Union involving a single vehicle whose operator fell asleep at the wheel and left the roadway causing reportable damage to the vehicle. The operator left the scene and was later issued a summons for failing to report an accident by quickest means.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a possible overdose in Washington. The female subject in question was transported to the hospital via Union Ambulance for an evaluation.

Aug. 12

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven involving a single vehicle whose operator swerved to avoid hitting a deer, causing him to leave the roadway and strike a rock ledge. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Jack arrested Kristin Hodgdon, 35, of Tenants Harbor on charges of violating a condition of release and possession of a scheduled drugs. The subject was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving a single vehicle striking a deer. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Palmer responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in South Thomaston involving two vehicles. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Deputies Johnson and Sgt. Burns assisted Rockland police in apprehending a subject in the street brandishing a knife. The subject was arrested by Rockland police.

Deputies Johnson and Sgt. Burns responded to a report of a domestic in Union. This case has been forwarded to the criminal investigative division for further investigations.

Aug. 13

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

Deputies James Butler and Detective Murray responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in St. George involving a single vehicle whose operator left the roadway, striking several granite blocks, overturning and rolling down an embankment. It is unknown what caused this crash but the vehicle was a total loss. The operator was transported to PBMC for injuries sustained.

Subsequent to a traffic stop on North Haven, Deputy Hansen arrested Tara Ignattus, 27, of North Haven on an outstanding arrest warrant.

Deputies Robert Wood and Johnson responded to a 911 hang-up call in Warren. Upon arrival, it was found that a verbal argument had taken place.

In total, during this one-week period, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 220 calls for service. Those calls that are not listed above are such calls as all-terrain vehicle problems, alarms, 911 hang-ups, along with nuisance, erratic vehicle and suspicious complaints.