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Knox County court news

Apr 17, 2021

Rockland — The following cases were completed in the Knox County court from April 9 through April 16.

Troy Trout, 44, Rockland, harassment by telephone Oct. 4, 2018 in Owls Head, 30 days in jail.

An arson charge against Corey M. Spear, 20, of Rockland, was dismissed in exchange for an 18-month deferred disposition where he admits to an aggravated criminal mischief. The incident occurred on Oct. 4, 2020 in Appleton, when a car was set on fire. If he completes the deferred disposition, he will be sentenced to six months in jail and must pay restitution.

Steven E. Williams, 55, Appleton, operating under the influence with injury on May 3, 2019 in Appleton, three years in jail with all but one year suspended, three year probation, 10-year license suspension, $2,100 fine; operating while license suspended or revoked, 30 days jail, $250 fine with the fine suspended; operating without license, 30 days in jail; violating condition of release, 30 days jail.

Jason Adams, 30, Bowdoin, trafficking in prison contraband on Aug. 30, 2018 in Warren, dismissed; criminal conspiracy, 90 days in jail.

Nicholas Charles McAuliffe, 23, Vinalhaven, criminal trespass on Aug. 10, 2019 on Vinalhaven, dismissed; OUI, dismissed; violating condition of release, dismissed; driving to endanger, 30-day license suspension, $500 fine.

Felipe Cruz, 54, Manchester, domestic violence assault, dismissed; obstructing report of a crime, dismissed; disorderly conduct on Jan. 1, 2020 in Rockland, $150 fine.

Ronald Mole, 62, Washington, domestic violence assault, dismissed; violating condition of release, dismissed.

Philip Postiglioner, 28, domestic violence on Sept. 27, 2019 in Thomaston, dismissed.

Jonathan G. Paul, 39, Waldoboro, terrorizing, criminal threatening, assault, theft, all on Sept. 6, 2019 on Vinalhaven, dismissed; criminal mischief, $500 fine.

Stacey Valeda Marie Caron, 54, Rockland, OUI with one prior, 12 days in jail, three-year license suspension, $700 fine.

Carmen L. Olan, 42, Owls Head, criminal mischief on Oct.12, 2019 in Rockland, $250 fine; criminal threatening, $250 fine; disorderly conduct, $250 fine, refusing to sign criminal summons, dismissed; criminal mischief on Nov. 1, 2019 in Rockland, dismissed.

Anthony Quintal, 53, Union, failing to give correct name, dismissed; refusing to submit to arrest, dismissed; disorderly conduct on Nov. 18, 2019 in Rockland, $100 fine.

Colton T. Watt, 24, Vinalhaven, domestic violence assault on Dec. 7, 2019 on Vinalhaven, 180 days in jail all suspended, one year probation, $90 restitution; criminal mischief, unconditional discharge; violating condition of release, unconditional discharge.

Joshua Underdown, 19, Owls Head, attaching false plates, dismissed.

Ronald S. Grover, 53, Cushing, probation violation on a prior domestic violence aggravated assault case, two years in jail with all but 150 days suspended, two years probation.

Hannah Ames, 22, Vinalhaven, domestic violence assault on Jan. 15, 2020 on Vinalhaven, dismissed; criminal mischief, $300 fine; disorderly conduct, $300 fine.

Megan Villemont, 36, Barrington, N.H., OUI, 150-day license suspension, $500 fine.

Henry F. Cygan, 76, South Thomaston and Camden, violating protection from abuse order on March 7, 2020 in South Thomaston, $300 fine; violating condition of release, $300 fine; violating protection from abuse order on Nov. 7, 2020 in South Thomaston, $300 fine.

Robert D. Hamilton, 40, Warren, domestic violence assault, dismissed; assault on Feb. 17, 2020 in Warren, $300 fine.

Galen Weaver, 60, St. George, assault on March 14, 2020 in St. George, 10 days in jail,, $300 fine.

Benjamin Burgess, 41, Warren, unlawful trafficking in drugs on May 27, 2020 in Warren, three years in jail with all but three months suspended, two years probation, $400 fine.

George S. Hardt, 70, South Thomaston, criminal trespass on April 20, 2020 in South Thomaston, dismissed.

Freeman Woodcock, 46, South Thomaston, assault on reckless conduct on April 30, 2020 in South Thomaston, dismissed.

Arthur Farnham, 44, Vinalhaven, assault on May 30, 2020 on Vinalhaven, $300 fine.

Darreyl A. Wright, 43, Union, speeding more than 30 miles per hour over the limit on May 15, 2020 in Union, $400 fine.

Angela Taylor, 25, Camden, domestic violence assault on Sept. 27, 2020 in Camden.

Ronald J. Nelson, 64, Warren, domestic violence assault on Oct. 25, 2020 in Cushing, dismissed; disorderly conduct, $250 fine.

Jasmine Dennis, 25, Rockport, disorderly conduct on Nov. 13, 2020 in Rockland, $150 fine; refusing to submit to arrest, dismissed.

Wesley Winchenbach, 43, Waldoboro,  assault on Oct. 23, 2020 in Friendship, 14 days in jail, $300 fine.

Ramza Traksovic, 38, Camden, operating while license suspended or revoked, $250 fine.

Bonnie Lee French, 48, Warren, OUI on Jan. 2, 2021, 364 days in jail with all but 50 days suspended, administrative release of one year, 150-day license suspension, $500 fine with all the fine suspended; failing to notify of accident on Jan. 2, 2021 in Rockland, 45 days in jail; failing to make accident report, 45 days jail; operating after habitual offender revocation, 30 days jail, $500 fine; OUI on Jan. 20, 2021 in Rockland, 364 days in jail with all but 50 days suspended; operating after revocationm 45 days jail, $500 fine; three counts of violating condition of release, 45 days jail; violating protection from abuse order on Feb. 9, 2021 in Warren, 45 days in jail; failure to give correct name, 45 days jail.

Anthony Hooper, 42, Tenants Harbor, untagged lobster traps on Jan. 22, 2021 off St. George, $750 fine.

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Comments (2)
Posted by: Deb Dodge | Apr 17, 2021 13:58

I agree with Jeff Sukeforth's question - especially all the domestic assault dismissals!

Posted by: Jeff Sukeforth | Apr 17, 2021 09:54

Well it would certainly seem like this is the time to commit a myriad of offenses. What is going on and why all the dismissals and suspensions?  Seems like a question to be asked by someone to our DA for Knox County.

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