ITEMS OF INTEREST:
A marked increase in traffic accidents has occurred over the past couple of weeks. Because of large game animals, summer visitors to our county, and foggy conditions due to varying temperatures and precipitation, all drivers need to remember to drive defensively. The Sheriff’s Office reminds drivers to be alert and undistracted.
The Sheriff’s Office received and responded to 106 calls for service this week.
Sgt. Ralph Pineo investigated a report of theft on the Cutler Road in Machiasport. The investigation is ongoing.
A second report of theft was responded to by Deputy Blaine Silk. The alleged theft, off the Wyman Road in Milbridge, remains under investigation.
A car-moose accident on Route 9 in Alexander was attended to by Cpl. Christopher Donahue. No injuries were reported.
A personal-injury, two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Routes 1 and 6 in Topsfield. Fire trucks from Indian Township, Princeton, and Baileyville attended the scene. Calais Rescue units 2 and 3, as well as an ambulance from Downeast EMS were also called upon.
Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a complaint of suspicious activity on Pleasant Street in Addison. The suspect was removed from the property of the complainant and given a verbal criminal trespass warning. The complainant was given instructions on how to obtain a protection order.
A hit-and-run accident was reported at the Hannaford parking lot in Columbia. Deputy Blaine Silk answered the call. No injuries were reported.
Deputy Blaine Silk investigated an event of suspicious activity on East Main Street in Harrington. A group of juveniles were playing near the guard rails and advised Deputy Silk that they were “twerking.” Deputy Silk warned the group that it was an unsafe area to play, particularly in the dark with vehicles travelling at high speeds.
A two-vehicle accident on the Ray’s Point Road in Milbridge was investigated by Deputy Blaine Silk. No injuries were reported.
Deputy Timothy Carter attended a car-deer accident on the County Road in Trescott. No injuries were reported.
A single-vehicle accident on Route 189 in Lubec was investigated by Sgt. Brandon Parker. The operator of the vehicle was given a blood alcohol test.
Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a complaint of a fight on the Indian River Road in Addison. Upon investigation of the matter, an individual was arrested for assault and taken to the Washington County Jail.
An individual was stopped for erratic driving on Route 1 in Columbia by Deputy Timothy Carter. Deputy Carter performed a field sobriety test and then transported the suspect to Downeast Community Hospital for a blood test. The individual was then taken to the Washington County Jail and booked on OUI.