An arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.
Lincolnville Police reported the following activity for the period ending Feb. 7:
Chief Ron Young received a fraud complaint from a Beach Road business owner. The complaint remains under investigation.
Young responded to a reported property damage accident on Vancycle Road. Jeremy Howard, 34, of Hope was operating a 2004 Toyota Tundra when his vehicle slid off the private driveway due to slippery road conditions, striking a tree. Young reported no injuries were incurred and determined the vehicle to be a total loss.
Young received a complaint of an abandoned dirt bike on Atlantic Highway.
Chief Young assisted Concord, N.H., Police Department by attempting to locate a wanted person on Quarry Road. No contact was made.
Young and Maine State Police Detective Bryant Jacques are investing a reported sex offense on Hope Road.
Young received a report of a property damage accident on True Road. The incident occurred on private property and was determined non-reportable. There were no injuries.
Young received a civil complaint concerning ownership of a rifle on Beach Road. The complainant was advised it was a civil matter and should be addressed in district court.
Young responded to a reported disturbance complaint at Lincolnville Central School. The disturbance involving a student was resolved without further incident.
Chief Young responded to a traffic hazard complaint on North Cobbtown Road. A tree downed by heavy winds was blocking the roadway. The tree was removed.
Young responded to a report of a fire in a wooded area on Belfast Road. Lincolnville Fire Department extinguished and is investigating the fire.
Young responded to a criminal trespass complaint on Brodis Road. A utility worker was at the wrong address, no criminal activity was involved.
Young reports there still remain a number of unlicensed dogs in town. Dog owners should license dogs at the town office. As of Feb. 1, canines licensed after that date are subject to a state-mandated $25 late fee. Young also noted he has received several complaints of dogs being tied outside in extreme temperatures without shelter. He encourages pet owners to provide a warm, sheltered environment.