ITEMS OF INTEREST:
We are having some of the hottest days of the year, but fall and winter are fast approaching. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office receives many requests for well-being checks during the winter. We are most often requested to check on the elderly and those who live alone. However, the majority of people of concern are checked on by relatives and neighbors. If you have neighbors or relatives who you check on during the winter, it may be a good idea to visit them now. Make sure they have batteries for flashlights and lanterns, as well as warm blankets and a supply of fresh water. Put together a list of supplies that need to be restocked or refreshed. Starting early will make you and your loved ones feel better when the first snow flies.
The Sheriff’s Office received and responded to 103 calls for service this week.
Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a single-vehicle accident on Route 191 in East Machias. The driver was transported to the Downeast Community Hospital for possible injuries.
A report of a possible assault on Route 1 in Whiting was investigated by Deputy Blaine Silk. The victim was transported to Downeast Community Hospital. The alleged assailant was arrested and taken to the Washington County Jail. Lt. Travis Willey assisted.
Deputy Adam Davis assisted Sgt. Walker, Officer Hinerman, and Officer Mace of the Machias Police Department with the arrest of an assault suspect on Route 1 in Machias.
A routine traffic stop by Deputy Timothy Carter on Main Street in East Machias resulted in the issuance of a summons for civil possession of a usable amount of marijuana. Sgt. Ralph Pineo and Deputy Blaine Silk assisted.
Deputy Timothy Carter responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Belyea Road in Emunds. The driver was given a field sobriety test and transported to the Washington County Jail. Once at the jail, the individual was given a breath alcohol test and booked on a charge of OUI. Deputy Carter was assisted in his investigation by Deputy Blaine Silk and by Officer Mike Donahe of the Pleasant Point Police Department.
A complaint of a domestic disturbance on Route 1 in Baring was investigated by Sgt. Ralph Pineo. Sgt. Pineo spoke with all the subjects and cleared the scene.
A report of burglary and criminal mischief at two separate residences on the Amazon Road in Grand Lake Stream was investigated by Cpl. Christopher Donahue. The investigation remains ongoing.
A car-deer crash on Route 1 in Harrington was investigated by Deputy Blaine Silk. The driver did not report any injuries.
Deputy Blaine Silk responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 1A in Harrington. The driver and passenger of the vehicle were transported to Downeast Community Hospital.
A complaint of a naked man on an ATV on the Sacarap Road in Columbia was investigated by Deputy Blaine Silk. Deputy Silk spoke with the individual who stated that underwear had been worn. Deputy Silk suggested to the individual that full clothing should be worn in the future.
Sgt. Ralph Pineo responded to a complaint of terrorizing on the Raft Cove Road in Trescott. Sgt. Pineo suggested that the victim obtain a protection order.
A report of domestic disturbance on Route 189 in Lubec was investigated by Sgt. Ralph Pineo. Sgt. Pineo interviewed all parties involved and placed an individual under arrest. The individual was transported to the Washington County Jail by Deputy Blaine Silk, who assisted with the call.