Friday, May 31, 2013

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Report

May 17 – 23, 2013
Deputy John Peterson received a call regarding a possible fraud attempt in Danforth. The complainant’s sister in Florida had received a call from someone claiming to be a federal enforcement agent for the court system and stated that a family member had failed to appear for jury duty and therefore had to send them $500.00 or go to jail. Deputy Peterson informed the complainant that if this was a legitimate legal action an officer would visit her and serve her paperwork. Deputy Peterson informed the complainant about the Attorney General’s Office web site in case of further fraud attempts. The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind everyone that if you should receive a suspicious call, not to give out any financial or personal information and contact your local law enforcement agency.

Deputy Mary Zidalis investigated an inmate for possible trafficking in prison contraband. The inmate was trying to conceal 71 pills while being booked at the Washington County Jail. The pills were confiscated and the subject was arrested and charged with trafficking in prison contraband.

Deputy Gregory Sawyer responded to a report of a possible assault in Lambert Lake. After speaking with the individuals involved a summons was issued for assault.

Deputy Gregory Sawyer investigated a report of property damage in Princeton.

Cpl Ralph Pineo investigated a gun shot in Steuben. After a search of the area and speaking with the individuals involved it was determined not to be a gun shot.

Lt Timothy Tabbutt arrested a subject in Milbridge for criminal mischief. Subject was transported to Washington County Jail.

Lt Timothy Tabbutt investigated an assault complaint in Cherryfield. After speaking with several individuals involved the subject was issued a summons.

Deputy Ryan Allen investigated a possible harassment in Eastport. The reporting individual stated that he coaches a little league team and a mother has been harassing him. A notice to Stop Harassment was issued to the mother by Eastport Police Dept.

Cpl Ralph Pineo conducted a well-being check in Columbia Falls.

Deputy Gregory Sawyer served a protection order on an individual in Lubec.