Thursday, April 25, 2013

Weekly Report April 12 – April 18, 2013

Cpl John Peterson responded to a single vehicle crash on the Grand Lake Stream road in Grand Lake Stream. Driver lost control of her vehicle on ice/snow covered roads.

Deputy Steven Ramsey received a call for a possible criminal threatening that had occurred in Lubec. Matter referred to Next Step.

Deputy Steven Ramsey investigated a possible break-in at Roque Bluffs. Investigation continues.

Sgt Parker received a call about a phone scam. Matter referred to the AG’s office.

April 13, 2013

Cpl. John W. Peterson responded to an alarm at the Town of Princeton office building.

Cpl. John W. Peterson responded to a personal injury crash on the Woodland Road in Princeton. The driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Driver lost control on snow/ice covered roads, went off the road.

April 14, 2013

Cpl Ralph Pineo responded to a report of a suicidal female in Roque Bluffs. Female was compliant and voluntarily went to the hospital to be checked out.

Deputy Gregory J Sawyer responded to a vehicle accident on the Ridge Rd in Marshfield. Driver had run into a deer and caused damage to his vehicle. The deer was no longer at the scene.

Deputy Ryan J. Allen investigated a burglary in Pembroke.
Investigation continues.

Cpl. John W. Peterson was dispatched to a 911 abandoned call in Northfield. No contact at residence appeared vacant. Cleared, nothing further reported.

April 15, 2013

Deputy Steven Ramsey responded to a car accident in Robbinston. When Deputy Ramsey arrived Calais Ambulance had the driver inside checking her out. The driver was checked out to be unharmed.

Cpl. Ralph Pineo responded to a residence in Marshfield for a criminal mischief and assault complaint. Juvenile was out of control. Cpl Ralph Pineo facilitated in calming the juvenile to reach a peaceful resolution.

Dep. Allen and Cpl Ralph Pineo responded to Pembroke for a Burglary. Dep. Allen had a burglary in the area the night before. Photos of the damage were taken. Investigation continues.

April 16, 2013

Deputy Ryan J. Allen responded to Trescott for a possible burglary complaint. Deputy Ryan Allen spoke with the neighbor who checks on the property. After an investigation no burglary had taken place.

Deputy Rich Rolfe and K9 Stryker assisted the Down East Correctional Facility for a full search of the prison facilities.

April 18, 2013

Deputy Dennis Perry assisted Ranger Jasmine Hammond in trying to locate a fire that the aircraft observed between Addison and Cherryfield. The fire was located shortly thereafter and it turned out to be a control burn.

Deputy Steven L. Ramsey responded to Pembroke for a report of theft. A riding lawn mower and rototiller were missing from a garage. Investigation continues.

Sgt Brandon Parker and Deputy Steven Ramsey responded to a domestic call in Charlotte. Subject arrested for Domestic Violence Assault and Obstructing Report of a Crime.

Cpl. John W. Peterson was called to assist Indian Township Police, Sgt. Roger Newell. Sgt. Newell requested a K9 team to aid him in finding a suspect who had committed a domestic violence offense, and then ran from him into a wooded area when he attempted to apprehend him. The subject surrendered and was transported to WCJ.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Report

April 5
Sgt Brandon Parker responded to a report of a male subject slumped over in his car in Milbridge. Subject was transported by ambulance to Ellsworth hospital.

April 6
Deputy Steven Ramsey responded to the IGA parking lot in Lubec for a possible motor vehicle accident. Ambulance personnel were present when Deputy Ramsey arrived. The driver of the vehicle was not hurt. The driver was uncertain how his vehicle ended up at the IGA parking lot. There was no damage to the vehicle and no private property damage.
Deputy Steven Ramsey was asked to participate in a civil assist in Pembroke relative to personal possessions. After speaking to one of the parties no action was taken.
Sgt Randy Perry received a report of a vehicle traveling east on route 9 at a high rate of speed. Sgt Perry was too far away so MSP and MPD was contacted.
Sgt Randy Perry was contacted to assist a parent in Cherryfield in locating her son.
Cpl Ralph Pineo responded to a motor vehicle accident in Cherryfield with property damage only.

April 7
Sgt Randy Perry was requested by a resident of Addison to have a subject removed. Eviction in process. This is a civil matter. No further action taken.

April 8
Cpl Ralph Pineo responded to a car/ deer accident north of the Sprague Falls Road in Cherryfield. There was minimal damage to the car and the deer ran off.

Deputy Ryan Allen responded to a report of hypodermic needles at the Hadley’s Lake Boat Landing. After a search of the area no needles were found.

Deputy Ryan Allen was advised of a traffic complaint in Pembroke where the complainant said that there was a small car with a loud exhaust going in and out the Hersey Side Road. Deputy Allen attempted to locate a small car with a loud exhaust but could not find one.
About an hour later the complainant called back in and said the vehicle was back. Officer Ryan Murry located the vehicle however it was a red van not a small car. Deputy Allen spoke to all subjects involved and they advised that they were elver fishing and that they would use a different vehicle the next day.

April 9
Sgt Brandon Parker was dispatched to a disturbance type call in Pembroke. Officer Mike Crabtree of Pleasant Point Police Department assisted. Officer Crabtree advised that the witnesses were all standing by. After interviewing the witnesses the female was placed under arrest for domestic violence assault and transported to the Washington County Jail.

Sgt Brandon Parker received a call for a well check in East Machias. Before Cpl Parker could respond the reporting party called back and all was well. No further action was taken.

April 10

Deputy Ramsey was contacted to assist a resident of Lubec to help assist in retrieving his property.

Deputy Gregory Sawyer responded to Jonesport to assist in a juvenile matter.

Deputy Ryan Allen responded to Pembroke to assist in a juvenile matter.

April 11

Deputy Ramsey responded to a complaint of threatening with a firearm in Wesley.

Deputy Ramsey responded to a motor vehicle accident in Marion TWP.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Letter to the Editor -- gun control

The elected Sheriff is recognized throughout the United States as the chief local law Enforcement officer and is directly accountable to the people through the electoral process.

All sheriffs take an oath of office to enforce and defend the United States Constitution and state constitution and laws.

And a primary mission of sheriffs is to ensure public safety;

Gun safety is vitally important to our nation’s public health and safety.

And the cause of violence, including gun violence, must be addressed on many fronts, including improved mental health treatment, media violence, drugs, gangs and the breakdown of the

I believe in strengthening laws that prevent or reduce the access of legally prohibited persons to firearms and vigorous enforcement of existing laws;

And I as your sheriff represent the interests of all.

I am sworn to support and defend the United States Constitution.

As sheriff I strongly support our citizens’ protected right to bear arms under the Second Amendment and I do not support any laws that deprives any citizen of the rights provided under the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

And the doctrine of judicial review grants to the United States Supreme Court and the lower courts the power to determine the constitutionality of any law, and sheriffs do not possess the legal authority to interpret the constitutionality of any law.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, I Sheriff Donnie Smith supports the rights conferred by the Second Amendment and further recognizes the ultimate authority of the courts in interpreting the scope of those constitutional rights.

Thank You.
Sheriff Donnie Smith