ITEMS OF INTEREST:
The Sheriff’s Office would like to take a moment to recognize the importance of cooperation in public safety. Assists by local police departments and the State Police help us to better and more fully serve the citizens of Washington County. The well-being of the citizens also takes up a huge amount of the Sheriff’s Office’s resources. EMTs and ambulance crews, firefighters, our two hospitals, and community agencies, such as The Next Step, help us to keep citizens safe. Our deputies are the ones out on patrol, and you see their names here weekly. They are the most visible part of the Sheriff’s Office. We’d also like to recognize the members of our agency who work behind the scenes. The Washington County Regional Communications Center (RCC) receives all the 9-1-1 calls and dispatches them to the appropriate agency. Our correctional officers take care of inmates in the jail. Each part of this system is integral, and we appreciate the work and support of the employees from every agency.
The Sheriff’s Office received and responded to 117 calls for service this week.
Deputy Timothy Carter responded to a report of threatening on Main Street in East Machias. The investigation is ongoing.
Sgt. Ralph Pineo investigated a report of attempted theft on Main Street in Princeton. Sgt. Pineo warned the subject regarding this behavior.
A single-vehicle accident on Route 191 in Cathance Twp was investigated by Deputy Blaine Silk. The operator of the vehicle was transported to the hospital for possible injuries. A drug and alcohol blood test was also administered.
Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a call regarding potential domestic violence and suicidal tendencies on the Ridge Road in Cherryfield. The individual was transported to the hospital without incident.
A report of theft on North Duck Cove Road in Roque Bluffs was investigated by Sgt. Ralph Pineo. The investigation remains open.
Deputy Timothy Carter, assisted by Officer Harris of the Calais Police Department, summonsed an individual for OUI on South Street in Calais.
A report of domestic disturbance on Main Street in Harrington was investigated by Lt. Timothy Tabbutt. Upon Lt. Tabbutt’s arrival, the parties had stopped arguing. Lt. Tabbutt suggested the parties cool down before trying to work out their differences.
Sgt. Brandon Parker responded to a report of mailbox vandalism on Milbridge Road in Cherryfield. Sgt. Parker arrested the individual, who was brought to the Washington County Jail and booked on charges of criminal mischief.
A report of theft on the Hanscom Road in Whitneyville was investigated by Deputy Timothy Carter. The investigation remains ongoing.
A report of burglary on Ferry Street in Jonesport was investigated by Sgt. Brandon Parker. One individual was arrested on charges of burglary and forgery. The investigation remains open.
Cpl. Christopher Donahue responded to a report of an out-of-control individual on the Houlton Road in Waite. All parties calmed down, and Cpl. Donahue cleared the scene without incident.
Deputy Timothy Carter investigated a report of theft on Eastside Road in Machiasport. The investigation is ongoing.
An individual was arrested by Deputy Timothy Carter on the Shipyard Road in Dennsyville. The individual was taken to the Washington County Jail and booked on charges of criminal threatening and violating conditions of release.