Knox County court news

By Stephen Betts | Jul 13, 2018

Rockland — The following cases were completed in the Knox County court from July 6 through July 13.

Steven Wehnke, 24, Rockland, sexual abuse of a minor on Aug. 15, 2017 in Rockland, 364 days in jail all suspended, one-year probation. Deputy District Attorney Jeffrey Baroody said Wehnke has significant mental impairment which played a role in the sentence. He said the prosecution had a sought for him to serve some jail. The victim in the case was a 15-year-old girl. There was no compulsion in the case, he said.

James Carl Smith, 32, Waldoboro,assault on an officer on Feb. 21 in Rockland, 60 days in jail; disorderly conduct, criminal attempt, and violating a condition of release, 30 days in jail.

Cristine M. Merrifield, 33, Windsor, probation violation on a prior endangering the welfare of a child case, no sentence imposed.

Rocky L. Hill Jr., 42, Brighton, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation with priors, 12 months in jail, $1,000 fine; failure to give correct name, address or date of birth, 14 days jail.

Lydia Powell, 28, Owls Head, failure to produce vehicle or return it to scene on April 12, 2016 in Rockport, dismissed.

Dean M. Feltis, 51, Waldoboro, operating under the influence with one prior, 364 days in jail with all but seven days suspended, one-year probation, $700 fine; operating without license, seven days in jail; criminal mischief on April 8 in Warren, seven days in jail.

Joel J. Cesarini, 44, Thomaston, domestic violence assault, dismissed; disorderly conduct on April 19 in Cushing, $200 fine.

Yvonne Saldin, 69, Rockland, domestic violence assault, dismissed; disorderly conduct on April 21 in Rockland, $250 fine.

Aren J. Polky, 22, St. George, violating a condition of release, $500 fine.

Devin Davis, 31, Warren, disorderly conduct on May 5 in Rockland, 48 hours jail.

Lawrence Wadsworth, 51, Vinalhaven, hunting without a valid license on Oct. 20, 2017 on Vinalhaven, dsmissed

Andrew D. Edgcomb, 27. Rockland, displaying fictitious vehicle certificate, $150 fine.

Eve K. Hadley, 38, Rockport, failure to register vehicle, dismissed.

Kaitlynne Hayward, 29, Rockland, failure to register vehicle, dismissed.

John Lee Wall, 53, Rockland, operating while license suspended or revoked, $500 fine.

Anthony M. Joyce, 39, Union, OUI -- alcohol, 72 hours jail150-day license suspension, $500 fine.

Addo Wessin, 44, Brooklyn, N.Y., operating vehicle without license, $500.

Sherrie Demmons, 51, Warren, disorderly conduct on May 26 in Warren, $250 fine.

Adam Clark, 32, Camden, operating while license suspended, $250 fine.

Robert Cochran, 39, Belmont, failure to register vehicle, $100 fine.

Ari J. Hecht, 57, Rockland, failure to register vehicle, $100 fine.

Carly Layne Kincaid,36, Appleton, operating vehicle without license, $150 fine.

Lane J. Randall, 24, Liberty, operating vehicle without license, $150 fine.

Hendrix Hallowell, 18, Rockland, violating a condition of release, 48 hours jail; minor consuming liquor, $500 fine; possession of marijuana for someone younger than 21, $350 fine.

Lawrence Wadsworth, 51, Vinalhaven, failing to attach moose tag to moose, $100.

Paula Lea McMahon, 58, Rockland, keeping a dangerous dog in Rockland on May 14, $250 fine; allowing dog to be at large, $150 fine; allowing dog to be at large, $100.

Paul Belcher Jr., 40, Rockport, keeping an unlicensed dog, $50; failure to vaccinate dog against rabies, $50.

Katerina Campbell, 40, Rockport, keeping unlicensed dog, $50; failure to vaccinate against rabies, $50; allowing dog to be at largem $50.

Randall Blasius, 26, Friendship, lobster and crab fishing without a license, $500.

Keanu Ian Campbell, 17, operating unregistered ATV, $100.

Wai M. Lam,54, Lisbon, commercial fishing without a license on May 14 in Rockland, $146 fine.

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