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The Lincolnville Police Department reported the following activity for the week ending Sept. 5:

Aug. 23

Chief Ron Young responded to a welfare check complaint on Atlantic Highway. The citizen was fine.

Chief Young responded to a property damage accident on Belfast Road. Eryn Mcckoskey, 18, of Lincolnville was operating a 1994 Honda traveling north on Belfast Road when she became distracted and drove off the road, striking a guardrail. The vehicle continued down the guardrail until coming to a stop; there was approximately in $3,000 damage. Young reported no injuries to the driver.

Chief Young responded to a 911 complaint on Atlantic Highway. When Young arrived the complaint was not an actual emergency and the caller was advised by Young to use 911 for emergencies only.

Aug. 25

Chief Young responded to a reported traffic hazard complaint of a fox being in the road on Belfast Road. No fox was located.

Chief Young responded to an alarm activation on Nyoka Lane. The alarm was unfounded and had been triggered in error.

Aug. 26

Chief Young responded to a property damage accident complaint on Wiley Neck Road. Laird Kopp, 37, of Brookline, Mass., was driving a 2002 Ford Focus down the private road too fast for road conditions when he lost control of the vehicle and slid off the road, striking a tree. No injuries were reported and Young estimated damage to the Ford at approximately $2,000.

Aug. 28

Chief Young was dispatched to a reported fire at the corner of Main Street and Hope Road. The complaint was handled by Lincolnville Fire Department.

Chief Young conducted a public assist at Lincolnville Beach aiding a woman who had been knocked down by strong winds of the tropical storm at Lincolnville Beach. Young dispatched Camden First Aid and applied pressure to a head wound the woman received in the fall prior to the paramedics’ arrival.

Chief Young reported two complaints of indecent exposure at Lincolnville Beach. While patrolling the beach for hurricane damage, Young observed a female walking from the water without her top on. A naked man was present as well and the two told Young they had been skinny dipping. Young issued them both warnings for disorderly conduct.

Aug. 29

Chief Young conducted a radar detail on Hope Road at Lincolnville Central School. No violators were observed.

Chief Young responded to a welfare check request on Hope Road. The resident was fine.

Chief Young conducted a welfare check on a couple in Lincolnville Beach whose home had been struck by a tree. There were no injuries.

Chief Young responded to Rena Young Lane for a report of a live wire on a tree and a complainant who could not exit the driveway. Young did not observe live wires or trees obstructing the way for the person to leave. Young advises anyone who is in need of assistance for a downed tree involving a live electrical wire to make their request through Central Maine Power and follow the provided option menu. The police department will respond but is not able to expedite services being restored or able to disable electrical wires.

Chief Young responded to an agency assist from Knox County Dispatch of an erratic vehicle on Atlantic Highway. No contact was made with the vehicle.

Chief Young responded to a reported property damage accident at Lincolnville Beach. Upon arrival, the complainant was found to have left the location.

Officer Curt Andrick conducted a radar detail on Main Street. Three warnings were issued for speed.

Officer Andrick responded to an all-terrain vehicle complaint on Brodis Road. One male juvenile was warned for trespass.

Officer Andrick responded to a juvenile problem on Sutton Road. After speaking with the juvenile and an adult at length the situation was resolved.

Aug. 30

Chief Young responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint on North Chester Dean Road. The complaint was unfounded.

Chief Young conducted a welfare check on Garner Lane. A family member reported the subject had been hospitalized.

Chief Young conducted a radar detail on Hope Road at Lincolnville Central School. No offenders were reported.

Aug. 31

Chief Young conducted a radar detail on Hope Road at Lincolnville Central School. No violations were reported.

Sept. 1

Chief Young received a theft complaint of approximately $300 being stolen from an “honor system” cash box at a vegetable stand. The complaint remains under investigation and Young cautioned residents who sell wares from their homes that leaving large amounts of cash or any cash in unsupervised conditions is not advisable.

Sandra Deschenes, 59, of Liberty was issued a summons for speeding 49 mph in a 25 mph posted zone by Chief Young on Main Street.

Chief Young and Waldo County Deputy Nicholas Ottenger responded to Heal Road for the report of a wanted person. The subject was not at the residence.

Sept. 4

Officer Michael McFadden III conducted a traffic detail for the annual Parks & Recreation Triathlon/Bike event. No problems were reported.

Animal Control

Lincolnville police responded to five animal control complaints for the reported activity period.