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 Sept. 4 through Sept. 11.

Sept. 4

Detective Don Murray responded to a report of a missing person in Hope. The elderly female was located and had been out for a walk.

Sgt. Steve Burns responded to a report of criminal mischief in Warren involving one subject shooting a BB gun at a passing vehicle causing a window to break. The suspect was located and will make restitution for the damage.

Deputy David Johnson responded to assist Thomaston Police Officer Michael Ball at the scene of a motor vehicle crash involving a single vehicle/motorcycle. The operator sustained serious injury and was transported to Pen Bay Medical Center. This is a Thomaston Police Department case and probable charges are pending.

Sept. 5

Deputies Nathaniel Jack and James Moore responded to a report of threatening in Warren with a possible weapon involved. Upon arrival and after making contact with the suspect, it was found that the weapon in question was never displayed and was secure in a box. This was deemed a verbal argument between roommates and the parties were separated for the evening.

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

Deputies Moore and Johnson responded to a report of a domestic in Washington. Upon arrival, and after speaking to the subjects involved, the parties separated and one was issued a warning not to return to the property.

Sept. 6

Subsequent to a traffic stop on Vinalhaven, Deputy Larry Hesseltine arrested Scott Simonds, 50, of Vinalhaven on a charge of operating after suspension. The subject was transported to the Vinalhaven Patrol Office where he was bailed.

Deputy Hesseltine responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on Vinalhaven involving a single vehicle whose operator pulled out in front of an oncoming vehicle and accelerated across both lanes of traffic as to avoid a collision, causing her to strike a utility pole. Reportable damage was sustained.

Detective Dwight Burtis arrested Donna Dyer, 38, of Washington on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident

Deputies Steve Grasso and Matt Elwell responded to an erratic vehicle in Rockport. The vehicle and operator were located and the operator was issued a warning for her driving habits.

Sept. 7

Subsequent to a traffic stop in Warren, Deputy Jack arrested Benjamin Lufkin, 19, of Warren on a charge of violating a condition of release. The subject was transported to the Knox County Jail without incident. Lufkin and his passenger were also issued summonses for possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

Deputy John Hansen responded to assist Maine State Police at the scene of a domestic in the South Thomaston. There is an unknown outcome of this response as it is a state police case.

While on routine patrol, Deputy Hansen came upon two individuals who were trespassing in a park, after dark, in Warren. Both subjects were warned on same.

Deputy Hansen responded to assist Thomaston police units at the scene of a motor vehicle crash where the operator fled the scene on foot. The suspect’s residence was checked in Owls Head, which met with negative results as the suspect would not come to the door. This is a Thomaston police case with probable charges pending.

Deputy Hansen responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash in Cushing involving a single vehicle whose operator failed to stop at a stop sign causing her to strike a tree. Reportable damage was sustained with no personal injuries noted.

Sept. 8

Deputy Jack arrested Adam Littlefield, 26, of Belfast on an outstanding arrest warrant. The subject was taken to the Knox County Jail without incident.

Deputies Brandon Osgood and Sgt. Burns responded to assist Maine State Police Trooper James Leonard at the scene of a domestic in South Thomaston. This was deemed a verbal argument only and the parties separated for the evening.

Sept. 9

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

Deputy Hansen assisted North Haven Ambulance at the scene of an unknown medical problem at the ferry terminal. The patient was located and transported by LifeFlight helicopter.

Sept. 10

Deputy Palmer responded to a request for a well-being check on an adult female in Union who was said to have made comments about harming herself. Contact was made with the subject in question who explained that she only made such comments because she was not happy with the service she was receiving for her medical issues.

Deputy Palmer began an investigation of burglary in Warren. This is still an active investigation with no suspects or leads at this time.

Deputy Johnson began an investigation of threatening in Cushing. This is still an active investigation with no further details available at this time.

Deputies Johnson and Elwell responded to a report of a domestic in Cushing. Subsequent to this response, the juvenile involved was issued a summons for domestic violence assault.

While on routine patrol, Deputy Elwell came upon two individuals trespassing at a state park in Owls Head. Both subjects were issued summonses for same.

In total, during this one-week period, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received 171 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.