Friday, July 25, 2014

Weekly Report 7/7/14 to 7/15/14

ITEMS OF INTEREST:

The Sheriff’s Office has responded to several motor vehicle accidents over the past week. The accidents include single-vehicle, two-vehicle, deer, and personal property accidents. The Sheriff’s Office reminds all drivers to use caution at all times. Drivers should remember to take breaks if they are fatigued. Distracted driving in all forms is dangerous.

The number of 9-1-1 calls from “pocket dials”, children playing with the phone, and mis-dials has increased significantly over the past few weeks. The Sheriff’s Office encourages teaching children the importance of knowing how, and when, to dial 9-1-1.

07/08/2014:
Sgt. Ralph Pineo responded to a complaint of trespass on Route 1 in Whiting. The individual was escorted from the scene and given a warning not to return.

Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a deer-vehicle crash on the Kansas Road in Milbridge. No injuries were reported at the scene.

07/09/2014:

Lt. Timothy Tabbutt investigated a report of theft on the Augusta Drive in Steuben. Lt. Tabbutt spoke to the parties involved, and they eventually resolved the incident to the satisfaction of all involved.
A report of theft on the Garnett Head Road in Pembroke was investigated by Deputy Timothy Carter. The complainant was following up with others who may know the whereabouts of the missing articles.

A noise complaint on the High Head Road in East Machias was addressed by Deputy Timothy Carter.
07/10/2014:
Deputy Blaine arrested an individual who was wanted under a warrant from the Machias District Court.

A vehicle was stopped and the driver was summonsed for attachment of false plates by Deputy Timothy Carter.

Deputy Timothy Carter responded to a single-vehicle accident on Route 1 in Perry. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Calais Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries.

07/11/14:
Sgt. Brandon Parker responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on the Rim Road in East Machias. The driver of one of the vehicles was transported to DECH for treatment of injuries.
Cpl. Christopher Donahue arrested an individual on Route 9 in Day Block Township on several outstanding warrants.

07/12/2014:
Sgt. Ralph Pineo assisted Patrol Officer Timothy Mace of the Machias Police Department with an incident involving an individual who was very upset. The individual was taken to Down East Community Hospital.

A complaint of alcohol consumption by minors on Route 191 in East Machias was investigated by Sgt. Ralph Pineo. When Sgt. Pineo arrived at the scene, the suspects had already gone.

Sgt. Brandon Parker responded to a two-vehicle collision on Route 1 in Edmunds. No parties reported injuries at the scene.

07/13/14:
Sgt. Ralph Pineo responded to a report of a missing person. The individual was found at a nearby residence.

A reported theft on the Johnson Road in Perry was investigated by Sgt. Ralph Pineo. The items reported missing were found to be marital property in an ongoing divorce. No further action was taken.

Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a complaint of theft on the Cape Split Road in Addison. The caller later found the missing property.

07/14/14:
A complaint of theft on the Northfield Road in Marshfield was investigated by Sgt. Ralph Pineo. The investigation is ongoing.

Lt. Timothy Tabbutt responded to a report of domestic violence on the Pea Ridge Road in Columbia. Both parties were interviewed and were instructed to stay away from each other.

Deputy Blaine Silk investigated the report of a theft from a vehicle at the Gardner’s Lake boat landing. Investigation is ongoing.

07/15/14:
A well-being check was performed by Deputy Blaine Silk on the Hardwood Lane in Marshfield. The individual was found in poor condition and was transported to DECH by ambulance.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekly Report 7/1/14 to 7/7/14

07/01/2014:
Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a report of harassment in Pembroke. The individual was warned to keep away from the complainant. Deputy Silk gave the complainant information regarding Protection from Harassment orders. No further action was taken.

Responding to a call regarding suspicious activity on the County Road in Perry, Deputy Blaine Silk found the individual and investigated the scene. No criminal activity was found to be taking place, and Deputy Silk cleared the scene.

07/02/2014:
Deputies Timothy Carter and Blaine Silk responded to a call regarding a potentially intoxicated driver at the custom’s station in Lubec. Deputies Carter and Silk arrived on the scene and performed field sobriety tests on the individual, who was then taken to Machias for a breath alcohol test. The individual passed the test and was released.

07/03/2014:
Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a report of a driver leaving the scene of an accident on the Rim Road in Machiasport. The complainant, who was not injured and whose car had minor damage, was unable to identify the driver who left the scene.

A complaint of lost property was investigated by Deputy Blaine Silk. The property was found on US Route 1 in Whiting and was taken into evidence.

Deputy Timothy Carter arrested an East Machias resident on a warrant from the Ellsworth District Court.

Deputy Timothy Carter investigated a complaint of lost property on Ridge Road in Pembroke. Investigation is ongoing.

07/04/2014:
A complaint of domestic dispute was investigated by Deputy Blaine Silk on the Birch Ridge Road in Marshfield. An individual was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail.

Deputy Blaine Silk investigated a report of assault on Main Street in East Machias. When he arrived, the assailant had left the scene. While Deputy Silk was interviewing the victim, the assailant passed the scene in a car. Deputy Silk pursued the assailant through Machias and into Whitneyville, where he was taken into custody.

Deputy Timothy Carter responded to a report of theft on Old US Route 1 in Jonesboro. Investigation is ongoing.

A single-vehicle personal injury accident on North Lubec Road in Lubec was investigated by Deputy Timothy Carter. The individual was taken to the hospital, where a blood alcohol test was administered.

Deputies Timothy Carter and Blaine Silk responded to a report of domestic violence assault on Maple Tree Road in Lubec. Cpl. Gregory Sawyer assisted with the investigation. Deputies Carter and Silk interviewed the two individuals involved in the incident, assisted by Cpl. Sawyer. One of the individuals was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail.

Deputy Blaine Silk stopped an individual under suspicion of operating under the influence on the Maple Tree Road in Lubec. The individual failed a field sobriety test, but resisted being taken into custody. Deputy Silk, assisted by Cpl. Gregory Sawyer, took the individual into custody and transported him to the Washington County Jail for a breath alcohol test.

07/05/14:
A report of theft on the Northfield Road in Marshfield was investigated by Deputy Timothy Carter. The investigation is ongoing.

07/06/14:
Cpl. Christopher Donahue investigated a report of burglary on Front Street in Baring. No items appeared to have been taken from the home.

Sgt. Ralph Pineo responded to a report of theft at the cemetery in Dennysville. Investigation is ongoing.

A report of theft on South Road in Topsfield was investigated by Cpl. Christopher Donahue. Investigation is ongoing.

07/07/14:
Sgt. Ralph Pineo responded to a report of theft on the Cemetery Road in Dennysville. Investigation is ongoing.

A report of a vandalized mailbox on the Chet’s Camp Road in Grand Lake Stream was investigated by Cpl. Christopher Donahue.

Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a report of a violation of protection order on Johnson Street in Lubec. The individual was summonsed with assistance from the Gouldsboro Police Department.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Weekly Report 06/26/14 TO 06/30/14

ITEMS OF INTEREST:

The Sheriff’s Office has responded to several deer-vehicle accidents over the past couple of weeks. While July and August have statistically fewer reports of deer-vehicle accidents, the deer are still out there. We would also like to remind drivers that the risk of vehicle accidents involving moose, bear, and all other animals increases for the months of July and August. Vehicle-moose accidents are particularly common at night, as the animals are hard to see with their dark coats. Please use caution when driving.

Complaints about missing or damaged mailboxes all over the county have seen a sharp increase. If anyone has information about theft or vandalizing of mailboxes, please call the Sheriff’s Office. If your mailbox has been damaged or stolen, please report it to your local postmaster. The Sheriff’s Office would also like to remind all citizens that mailboxes are considered to be federal property, and mailbox vandals can be fined up to $250,000 or sentenced to three years in jail for each violation.

06/26/2014:
Deputy Tim Carter responded to a complaint in Robbinston involving the possible violation of a protection order. Upon investigation, it was determined that no violation had taken place.

Deputy Blaine Silk received a report from a Perry merchant regarding an out-of-state purchase with a stolen credit card. Deputy Silk is working with agencies in the state where the merchandise was delivered in an on-going investigation of the case.

Sgt. Ralph Pineo investigated a two-vehicle accident near the intersection of Route One and Route 190 in Perry. No one was injured, but the two vehicles sustained minor damage.

06/27/2014:
Sgt. Ralph Pineo attended the scene of a single-car accident on Route One in Whiting. The driver, the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead on the scene.

06/29/2014:
Deputy Steven Ramsey investigated a report of suspicious vehicles on the Nineteen Road in Berry Township. The caller was concerned about the possibility of break-ins. The scene was investigated and no criminal activity was observed.

Sgt. Brandon Parker investigated a report of a possible drug transaction in a parking lot at the Four Corners in Columbia. When Sgt. Parker arrived, the suspects were gone.

Sgt. Ralph Pineo investigated a complaint of possible drinking and drug use on the Ridge Road in Pembroke. The caller was also concerned about what sounded like a firearm being discharged.

06/30/2014:
Sgt. Ralph Pineo performed a routine urine test per Drug Court sanctions. The individual was at home and the test came back negative.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Weekly Report June 13, 2014 to June 25, 2014

During this time the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to 197 calls for service. The following notable complaints were received:

Deputy Adam Davis responded to a complaint in Cooper where it was reported that items had been taken from a residence. This investigation continues.

Lieutenant Timothy Tabbutt responded to a domestic dispute complaint in Milbridge. After interviewing all the parties involved, no charges were filed and the family members felt they could resolve their dispute.

Deputy Dennis Perry responded to a burglary complaint in Princeton where it was reported that a leather funeral book had been taken from a residence. Several individuals have been interviewed and the investigation continues.

Deputy Dennis Perry and Corporal Christopher Donahue responded to an assault complaint in Robbinston involving several family members. Interviews were conducted and evidence was recovered. No charges have been filed to date, as this case was turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

Corporal Christopher Donahue responded to a theft complaint in Robbinston. The complainant reported that an outboard motor gas tank which had just been filled with gas had been stolen from his boat that was docked on Boyden’s Lake. Corporal Donahue continues the investigation on this matter.

Deputy Adam Davis and Sergeant Brandon Parker are investigating a burglary complaint in Lubec. The residential owner stated that forced entry had been made into the structure and a generator had been stolen. This case continues to be investigated.

Sergeant Brandon Parker received a theft complaint in Whitneyville. The reporting party advised that money had been stolen from a purse at her residence. The investigation into the missing money continues.

During a routine traffic stop in Addison, Lieutenant Travis Willey conducted a search of vehicle and located a useable amount of marijuana. As a result, two male subjects were issued summons for Illegal Possession of a Useable Amount of Marijuana along with the driver receiving an additional summons for Illegal Transportation of Drugs.

Several deputies conducted bail compliance checks across the county. All subjects were in compliance except one female who resides in the Town of Cherryfield. The female subject was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail. She received a summons for Violating Condition of Release.

Sergeant Ralph Pineo received a theft of a lawn mower complaint in Edmunds. This case remains open and the investigation continues.

Lieutenant Travis Willey received a criminal threatening complaint. As a result of this complaint a male subject in Lubec was arrested on an outstanding warrant and transported to the Washington County Jail.

A complaint of a domestic violence assault was received in the Town of Danforth. Deputy Dennis Perry responded to a location where the injured female victim had sought protection. Upon arrival, Deputy Perry was advised that the male suspect was no longer at the residence as he had been taken to another residence close by. After interviewing the victim and witnesses Deputy Perry attempted to locate the male suspect. Numerous law enforcement officers and deputies responded to assist in locating the suspect. After several hours the male suspect was located and arrested. He was transported to the Washington County Jail and was charged with Aggravated Assault DV Strangulation, Terrorizing and Criminal Threatening.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Whiting -- Single motor vehicle fatal crash 6-27-2014

06/27/2014

At approximately 5:45 this morning R.C.C. took a call of a single motor vehicle crash
on Rt 1 in Whiting. A 2003 Buick Rendezvous was being operated by (47year old) Thomas Tibbs
of Calais.
Tibbs lost control of the vehicle after going off the shoulder, the vehicle struck an embankment
and rolled over several times. Tibbs was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the
scene.
Sgt. Ralph Pineo, Dep. Blain Silk and Dep. Dennis Perry were assisted at the scene by Machias Ambulance
and Whiting Fire dept.,

Monday, June 23, 2014

Press Release 6-23-2014 Domestic Assault

On 6-23-2014 Deputy Dennis Perry and Border Patrol responded to a domestic assault on Springfield Road in Danforth. David Boyington of Danforth 38 assaulted his girlfriend at their residence.

Boyington fled the scene and was believed to be armed with a firearm. Boyington was later apprehended after a brief standoff at the residence of David Cobb.

He was transported to Washington County Jail and charged with Domestic Violence Assault, Criminal Threatening and Terrorizing.

Several units from the Washington County Sheriffs Office and Border Patrol responded to the scene.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Weekly Report June 6, 2014 to June 12, 2014

During this time the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to 59 calls for service. The following notable complaints were received:

Deputy Blaine Silk was assisted by Lieutenant Timothy Tabbutt in the Town of Milbridge where a male subjected was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail. The male was charged with numerous offenses including Burglary, Aggravated Assault and Violating Condition of Release.

Sergeant Brandon Parker was assisted by Deputy Blaine Silk with a complaint in the Town of Lubec. As a result of this investigation, one male subject was arrested and transported to the Washington County Jail. He was charged with Burglary and Domestic Violence Assault. In addition to this arrest, one other male subject was issued a summons for Burglary. This investigation is continuing and additional charges may be brought.

Lieutenant Timothy Tabbutt responded to a complaint in Beddington. It was reported that some bee hives that had been placed on a blueberry field had been disturbed. It was further discovered that someone had placed a “pollen catcher” inside the hives which would collect the pollen off the bees. Lt. Tabbutt continues to investigate this matter.

A male subject having an active warrant for his arrest along with bail conditions was believed to be residing in the Town of Addison. Lt. Timothy Tabbutt stopped a vehicle in connection with locating the wanted subject. He was able to ascertain that moments earlier, the male had been dropped off in front of a residence and had run through a field into the woods. Lt. Tabbutt along with other assisting officers set up a perimeter of the area. A handler and K9 from the Maine State Police was contacted to assist with locating the wanted subject. The K9 was able to track the male subject to a beach area where the male was arrested and then transported to the Washington County Jail.

Deputy Steven Ramsey responded to a traffic accident in the Town of Danforth. This accident involved a fully loaded cement truck which had rolled over. The driver of the truck had to be extricated from the vehicle. Injuries received by the driver are unknown, but not believed to be life threatening.

Deputy Steven Ramsey is investigating a theft in the Town of Princeton. It was reported by a resident that several items had been stolen including a gun, generator and some torches. This investigation is continuing.