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Law enforcement officials with Troop D of the Maine State Police responded to the following recent incidents in Waldo County. Anyone with information regarding ongoing investigations is asked to call 1-800-452-4664.

June 26

Trooper Corey Smith received a report of the theft of two fishing poles, a small tackle box and worms from Tyler Lane, near Mount Waldo. There are no suspects.

Trooper Smith mediated a civil complaint in Monroe. The two parties were unable to reach a solution to a property transfer dispute without police assistance.

June 27

Trooper Luke Cunningham investigated a burglary on Cross Road in Swanville. The homeowner was at home when her residence was burglarized. The offenders stole a Nintendo Wii and a bottle of alcohol. Trooper Smith responded to the residence and conducted a K-9 track. It is believed the suspect(s) was/were picked up, possibly by a motorcycle, just up the road from the scene. The homeowners also reported receiving several pick-up/hang-up calls in the early evening hours in the days preceding the offense. The investigation is ongoing.

Trooper Jonah O’Roak responded to a burglary at the Leroy Smith School in Winterport. A garage had been broken into and two gas cans had been stolen.

Trooper O’Roak responded to Park Drive in Winterport for a criminal mischief complaint. Town Manager Philip Pitula reported that the town recreational building had been vandalized. Several exterior lights were damaged.

June 28

Trooper O’Roak responded to a crash on Route 139 in Monroe. Investigation revealed that a juvenile driver had crashed his vehicle and left the scene. From there he reportedly stole a vehicle from West Main Street in Monroe. He went off the road with this vehicle as well. Trooper O’Roak located the stolen vehicle, abandoned a short distance from the juvenile’s home. He allegedly confessed to Trooper O’Roak and was summoned for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

June 29

Lt. David Tripp and Trooper Shawn Porter responded to Upper Oak Hill Road in Swanville for a burglary complaint. Trooper Porter and his certified K9 partner Tex searched the area for the suspect. Taken from the house was a PlayStation 3 with unique controllers that looked like baseballs.

Trooper Porter responded to South Main Street in Winterport (Leroy Smith School) for several juveniles reportedly on the school’s roof with a skateboard. Trooper Porter searched the area and located the juveniles on Main Street in Winterport. The parents were called and advised of the complaint and the juvenile boys were warned not to return to the school unless school was in session.

Sgt. James Greely of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office and Trooper Porter located Benjamin Staples, 18, walking on Robbins School House Road in Morrill. Staples was served a summons for a possession of marijuana violation, then released.

Sgt. Greeley and deputies Dan Thompson and Arthur Smith of the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office arrested Benjamin L. Thompson, 27, in Searsmont with the assistance of Trooper Porter and his K9 Tex. Thompson had charges for criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, threatening display of a weapon, keeping a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, operating under the influence (with one prior conviction) and failure to stop for a police officer.

June 30

Trooper Porter located an active warrant for Dennis Doherty, 53, of Winterport. Doherty was arrested on the outstanding warrant and taken to the Waldo County Jail.

Trooper Bethany Couturier stopper Ray Miner, 25, another male, and Thomas Scott, 19, all of Knox, on Pleasant Street in Freedom for a seatbelt violation. Both Thomas and Ray had conditions not to be in contact with one another. Thomas and Ray were arrested for violating conditions of release.

July 1

Trooper Couturier responded to a complaint of a suspicious male on Main Street in Winterport.

Trooper Porter and his certified K-9 partner Tex responded to Lucas Drive in Searsmont for a protection order violation, where a suspect — 57-year-old John Davis — had fled into the woods. When Trooper Porter arrived he utilized Tex to locate the track. Davis was located hiding in the woods and was taken into custody without incident.

Trooper Smith investigated a criminal mischief complaint in Prospect involving the side window on a dump truck that was damaged sometime over the last month. The investigation continues.

July 2

Trooper Smith investigated a criminal mischief complaint on East Main Street in Monroe. Trooper Smith found the damage to the vehicle was the result of a crash two years ago.

Trooper Smith responded to Townhouse Road in Swanville for a burglary complaint. Valuables taken were limited to jewelry. The case remains under investigation.

Trooper Porter located active warrants for Robert Sabins, 46, of Winterport. Sabins was arrested on the outstanding warrants and taken to the Waldo County Jail.

Trooper Porter stopped a vehicle on Murray Road in Frankfort for a plate light and exhaust violation. The passenger in the vehicle, 37-year-old Ralph Leathers, had current bail conditions not to be in possession of alcohol, according to police, and a liter of Allen’s Coffee Brandy and a 12-pack of Coors Light bottles were reportedly found in the vehicle. Leathers was arrested for violation of conditional release and taken to the Waldo County Jail.

Trooper Couturier and Trooper Scott Quintero arrested John Morton, 44, of Union after he had an altercation with a woman in Searsport.

July 3

Trooper Elisha Fowlie stopped a vehicle on Route 131 in Swanville for an improper turn. The operator, 28-year-old Travis Curtis, was reportedly in possession of an open alcoholic container and allegedly admitted to consuming while driving. Curtis was issued a summons for operator consuming alcohol while operating a motor vehicle.

Trooper O’Roak responded to Stevens Road for a criminal mischief complaint. The complainant reported that a male subject in a maroon-colored Ford Taurus pulled into the driveway and struck a truck that was parked there. The offending vehicle backed out and took off toward Swan Lake Grocery. Trooper O’Roak sent out an attempt to locate file on the vehicle and checked the area, but was unsuccessful in finding the vehicle.

July 4

Trooper O’Roak responded to an assault complaint in Winterport on Park Drive. Both parties were warned for criminal trespass.

Trooper Smith received a report of a missing juvenile from Swanville. The mother stated her 15-year-old went camping with his girlfriend’s family in northern Maine, and he had not checked in or returned as agreed. Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office made contact with the family and advised the complainant they were returning later in the day.

July 5

Trooper Couturier met with Craig Ashey, 37, of Frankfort regarding a domestic incident. Craig was summoned for assault, driving to endanger and terrorizing.

Trooper Porter located an active warrant for Robert Bruso, 42, of Palermo. Trooper Porter located Bruso driving into his driveway. Bruso’s license is suspended and the registration on the vehicle he was driving ran out about a year ago, according to police. Bruso was arrested on the warrant and taken to Waldo County Jail. Bruso was summoned for the other violations.

July 6

Trooper Patrick Hood investigated a telephone harassment case on Station Street in Stockton Springs. Warnings were issued to the parties involved.

July 9

Trooper Jeremiah Wesbrock responded to a shots fired complaint in the town of Monroe. Christopher Giggie, 29, was charged with hunting without a license by Warden Mark Merrifield. Giggie was also charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to have an Inspection sticker by Trooper Wesbrock.

Trooper O’Roak and Trooper Jonathan Russell responded to a domestic dispute on Partridge Lane in Prospect. Joel Swift, 38, was arrested by Trooper O’Roak for domestic violence assault.

Trooper Russell learned that Paul Bacon, 44 of Winterport had an active warrant for his arrest. Bacon was arrested at his residence and taken to Waldo County Jail without incident.

July 10

Trooper Russell stopped a vehicle on Route 139 in Unity for an inspection violation. Investigation revealed that the operator, 29-year-old Wayne Penney, had a suspended driver’s license. Penney was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension.

Trooper O’Roak warned several people for camping overnight at Knights Pond in Northport.

Trooper Jason Madore responded to the area of New England Road in Searsmont for a traffic complaint. Michael Wilson, 50, was arrested and charged with violating conditions of release.

‘Click It Or Ticket’ results

Between May 23 and June 5, members of Troop D conducted nine seatbelt enforcement details as part of the “Click It Or Ticket” campaign. In the two-week period, troopers issued a total of 106 summonses for seatbelt violations, and 22 warnings for seatbelt offenses. The following two details were conducted in Waldo County:

Tuesday, May 24 — routes 1A and 69 in Winterport, from 2-6 p.m.: 13 seatbelt summonses and one non-moving violation.

Wednesday, June 1 — routes 3 and 131 in Belmont, from 2-6 p.m.: Eight seatbelt summonses, one seatbelt warning and one arrest for operating after suspension.