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 criminal proceedings.

Law enforcement officials with the Searsport Police Department reported the following activity between March 1 and March 8.

Feb. 17 (late entry)
Jacob Moulton, 19, of Stockton Springs was summoned for a seatbelt violation.

Feb. 18 (late entry)
Chad E. Fitzherbert, 35, of Searsport was arrested for violating condition of release and operating after habitual offender revocation.

March 1
Anita Murphy, 31, of Belfast was not seriously injured after she crossed the center line on East Main Street and crashed down an embankment on the opposite side of the road at about 8:30 a.m. Murphy was taken by ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital. The van was totaled, with damage estimated at $6,500.

March 2
Police responded to a burglary call on Steamboat Avenue. After investigation, the culprit turned out to be a squirrel. The critter ate DeCon poison and drank the toilet bowl dry of antifreeze.

March 3
Sandra Matsuo, 56, of Foster City, Calif., was summoned for speeding 44 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Chase Morin, 22, of Stockton Springs was summoned for driving to endanger after police were called to a criminal mischief complaint at Andy’s Auto Repair on Back Searsport Road.

March 4
Police responded to a medical assist call on Sanborn Valley Road, located off Harris Road. Stockton Ambulance transported a 45-year-old.

Police responded to a call for a missing 4-year-old child. The boy had walked into a neighboring back yard and the parents had located him.

Police responded to Searsport District High School for an out-of-control juvenile. The school ultimately dealt with the student.

March 5
Jerrold D. Bradstreet, 32, of Searsport was arrested for operating under the influence.

March 6
Gerald Merry, 19, of Monroe was summoned for an inspection sticker violation.

Grayling Cunningham, 55, of Searsport was summoned for burning without a permit on Savory Road.

Police responded to parking problems on Sears Island Road and violations of the town’s ordinance were issued.

Police are investigating the theft of a motor vehicle from Deer Run Lane. The case remains open.

March 7
Peter King, 38, of Searsport was summoned for an inspection violation.

Susan Coe, 55, of Belfast was summoned for operating under the influence, operating an unregistered motor vehicle more than 150 days past-due and failure to show proof of insurance.

Reminder
Chief Dick LaHaye reminds people that the winter parking ban is in effect through April 1. The department has continued to deal with parking problems, he said. The ban prohibits overnight parking and applies to all downtown streets and outlying public roads.