Friday, September 12, 2014

Weekly Report 8/27/14 to 9/2/14

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has received several complaints and calls of concern regarding telephone phishing scams. The callers may claim to be from an official organization, such as the FBI or the IRS. They may tempt residents with a prize, or threaten them with legal action. In either case, money or personal information is requested. The Sheriff’s Office considers these complaints to be serious. Anyone who receives a call that sounds suspicious should first ensure that the caller is from a legitimate organization. Neither the FBI nor the IRS will ask for money or personal information, such as social security numbers or bank account information. If you receive a suspicious call, please safeguard your personal information and report the call to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office received and responded to 95 calls for service this week.

Sgt. Brandon Parker responded to a complaint of a dispute between neighbors on the Shore Road in Perry. The matter was a civil issue, and Sgt. Parker advised the parties of that fact.

A complaint of illegally parked vehicles on the Chase’s Mill Road in East Machias as investigated by Deputy Timothy Carter. Upon Deputy Carter’s arrival, he found no vehicles at the spot.

Deputy Blaine Silk issued a summons and complaint to an individual who was operating after suspension on the Pigeon Hill Road in Steuben.

Cpl. Christopher Donahue performed a routine drug court check on an individual on Toll Bridge Lane in Eastport. No action was necessary.

A report of a two-car crash on Route 189 in Lubec was investigated by Sgt. Brandon Parker, with assistance from Deputy Timothy Carter and Game Warden Joe McBrine. Two individuals were transported to Downeast Community Hospital for possible injuries. The driver of the second vehicle was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked on charges of domestic reckless conduct. Officer Richard Moore of the Machias Police Department also assisted with the call.

Deputy Timothy Carter investigated a possible domestic violence assault on Route 1 in Jonesboro. Deputy Carter spoke with both individuals involved. No further action was necessary.

A single-vehicle accident in Harrington was investigated by Deputy Blaine Silk. When Deputy Silk arrived on the scene, no occupants were located. The vehicle was towed.

A juvenile complaint in Lubec was investigated by Sgt. Ralph Pineo. Sgt. Pineo spoke to both parties. No further action was necessary.

Deputy Blaine Silk, with assistance from Officer Greg Smith of the Eastport Police Department and Officer Lewis Evans of the Pleasant Point Police Department, investigated possible criminal mischief on Water Street in Eastport. The investigation remains open.

Deputy Blaine Silk recovered some property that appears to match a former report of stolen property. The investigation continues.
A report of domestic violence assault and criminal threatening on Route 1 in Pembroke was investigated by Deputy Timothy Carter. An individual was transported to the Washington County Jail and booked on charges of domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal threatening.

Lt. Travis Willey, Sgt. Brandon Parker, and Deputy Blaine Silk worked in conjunction with officers from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency to arrest two men for unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs on the Tibbettstown Road in Columbia Falls.

An individual who was operating after suspension was stopped by Deputy Timothy Carter on the Great Cove Road in Jonesboro. The individual was issued a summons and complaint.

Deputy Timothy Carter pulled over a vehicle on Crow’s Neck Road in Lubec. The individual was transported to Washington County Jail and booked on OUI and OAS.