Maine State Police blotter
Augusta — Law enforcement officials with Troop D of the Maine State Police responded to the following incidents in Waldo County between June 12 and June 16. Anyone with information regarding ongoing investigations is asked to call 800-452-4664.
Trooper Bethany Robinson received a report of a criminal mischief on Rocky Road in Northport. The incident is still under investigation.
Lieutenant Donald Tripp stopped a vehicle on Route 3 in Searsmont. Bill Jo Sherman, 31, of Liberty was summoned for illegal attachment of registration plates and possession of drug paraphernalia. Erica Judkins, 23, a passenger in the vehicle was also summoned for theft by receiving stolen property and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Trooper Robinson observed emaciated horses in a pasture on Trues Pond Road in Montville. Robinson made contact with the owner who claimed he was feeding his horses and that one of them was sick. Animal Welfare in Augusta was contacted and is trying to work with the owner.
Trooper Benjamin Sweeney responded to the Living Word Fellowship Church in Montville for a burglary complaint involving three individuals who were seen stripping copper out of the basement. The incident is still under investigation.
Police investigated a theft complaint on Higgins Road in Searsmont after the victim reported her family heirloom gold ring was stolen from her residence. A suspect was developed but the victim refused to cooperate further.
Troopers responded to Borough Road in Searsmont for a report of someone cutting down a power line. Raymond Porter, 34, was arrested for aggravated criminal mischief and transported to the Waldo County Jail.
Sgt. Patrick Hood stopped Shawna Farrell, 33, on Route 17 in Liberty after she was reported to have gone off the road by Peavey’s Store where she struck a Fair Point communications phone pedestal before leaving the scene. She was charged with operating under the influence of drugs and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.
Readers are reminded that 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 in court