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. 21 through Aug. 27.

Aug. 21

Deputy James Moore began an investigation of a hit-and-run motor vehicle crash that occurred in Friendship. Reportable damage was sustained with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputy John Palmer responded to a request for a well-being check on an adult male in Friendship who was said to have made statements of harming himself. Contact was made with the male who admitted to those statements and voluntarily went to Pen Bay Medical Center for an evaluation.

Deputy Dave Johnson responded to Appleton to assist Maine State Police Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock in locating an adult male who fled from a game warden. A state police K-9 unit located the suspect and Trooper Wesbrock arrested same. This is a state police case.

Aug. 22

Deputy Johnson assisted Thomaston Police Officer Ball at the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Thomaston. This crash involved the vehicle rolling after striking a utility pole. This is a Thomaston police case.

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

Sgt. Michael Sprague responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in South Thomaston. This crash involved one vehicle, swerving to miss the vehicle in front of him that was stopped in the roadway and subsequently lost control, leaving the roadway and striking a parked vehicle in a driveway. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Aug. 23

Deputy Jack responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Owls Head involving a single vehicle whose operator blacked out causing him to leave the roadway and strike a parked vehicle. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Deputy Johnson began an investigation of harassment in St. George. Both females involved were issued a warning for same.

Deputies Steve Grasso and Matt Elwell responded to assist Thomaston Police Officer Blais at the scene of a domestic in Thomaston. Upon arrival, it was found that a verbal argument had taken place and the female involved had left the residence for the evening. This is a Thomaston police case.

Deputy Grasso began an investigation of theft in Friendship. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Aug. 24

Deputies Jack, Moore and Sgt. Steve Burns responded to a report of a domestic in South Thomaston. Upon arrival and after speaking to those involved, a juvenile male was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault and criminal threatening.

Deputies Elwell, Grasso, Moore, Lt. Kirk Guerrette, Detective Lt. Reginald Walker and Detective Don Murray responded to a report of a burglary in Warren where three subjects reportedly broke into the residence and assaulted the five occupants present. All victims were transported to either PBMC or Miles Memorial for injuries sustained. With the information provided reference to the suspects involved, the three suspects were located and arrested on charges of robbery, elevated aggravated assault and burglary by Knox deputies.

Deputy Moore arrested Gary Peters, 41, of Cushing on charges of assault and disorderly conduct. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Aug. 25

Deputy Moore responded to a report of an intoxicated male in Hope. Upon arrival, it was found that the male had fallen down while pushing a bicycle and broke his collarbone. The male was transported to PBMC via Camden First Aid.

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

Deputy Hansen responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Warren involving a single vehicle. Reportable damage was sustained.

Deputy Grasso responded to a trespass complaint in Warren. The female trespasser was located and issued a notice for same.

Aug. 26

Deputy Larry Hesseltine responded to a trespass complaint on Vinalhaven. The male trespasser was located and issued a warning for same.

Deputies Moore and Hansen responded to a report of a domestic in St. George. Subsequent to this response, Amie Jackson, 21, of Washington was arrested on a charge of DV reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputy Hansen 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.

Deputy Grasso responded to a report of trespassing in Cushing. Upon arrival and after speaking to the subjects involved, all were issued notices for same.

Deputy Hesseltine began an investigation of assault on Vinalhaven. Although the suspect admitted to the assault, the victim did not wish to pursue charges.

Deputy Grasso arrested Robert Whidden III, 39, of Rockland on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was currently incarcerated at the Knox County Jail on other charges.

While on routine patrol, Deputy Hansen came upon a suspicious vehicle in Warren. Both subjects in the vehicle were warned on trespass.

Deputy Paul Spear arrested Courtney Dean, 25, of South Thomaston on a charge of violating a condition of release. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Subsequent to a traffic stop, Deputy Spear arrested Michael Stone, 20, of Rockland on a charge of violating a condition of release. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail.

Aug. 27

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

Deputy Moore responded to a request for a well-being check in South Thomaston. It was found that the subjects in question had simply moved and were fine. The concerned party was advised of same.

In total, during this one-week period, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 189 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.