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 at some later criminal proceeding.

The Lincolnville Police Department reported the following activity for the period ending Aug. 23:

Aug. 8

Chief Ron Young responded to a reported traffic hazard accident on Atlantic Highway involving hay being strewn across the roadway. The Department of Transportation was contacted to clear the road.

Young conducted a welfare check on a resident on Atlantic Highway. The person was not at home.

Young responded to a reported traffic hazard complaint on Belfast Road involving logging trucks blocking the road. No trucks were observed.

Aug. 9

Young conducted a welfare check on Heal Road. The citizen was fine.

Following a traffic offense on Atlantic Highway and a subsequent search of a vehicle belonging to male subject under bail conditions, Ashley O’Brien, 22, of Camden was arrested for possession of a scheduled W drug (suboxone) and summoned for possession of drug paraphernalia. O’Brien was transported to Waldo County Jail.

Aug. 10

Young conducted an agency assist transporting a subject for Belfast Police Department.

Young received a criminal mischief complaint regarding an incident that occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. A motorist reported driving through Lincolnville Beach and had encountered plastic wrap being strung across the roadway, which became entangled on the passing vehicle. The complaint is under investigation.

Young responded to Atlantic Highway for a property damage accident at Lincolnville Beach. There were no injuries and minor damage was reported to a vehicle in the parking lot.

Young conducted a public assist on Martin Corner Road.

Aug. 11

Young responded to a motor vehicle complaint of a tractor-trailer truck that had been tailgating a vehicle from Camden. Young made contact with the driver and warned them for following too close.

Young conducted a welfare check on Atlantic Highway. The citizen was fine.

Aug. 14

Young conducted a special traffic enforcement detail for a private party on Atlantic Highway. No violations were incurred.

Aug. 15

Young conducted a radar detail on Atlantic Highway. No violations reported.

Officer Brian Lunt received a motor vehicle complaint of an erratic vehicle on Belfast Road. No contact was made with the vehicle.

Lunt conducted radar details on Beach Road, Hope Road and Main Street. Three written warnings were issued for speeding and defects.

Young conducted a radar detail on Hope Road. One warning was issued for speeding.

Aug. 17

Young conducted a public assist installing signs at Lincolnville Beach.

Young conducted a motorist assist on Atlantic Highway by jump starting a disabled vehicle.

Adam Durkee, 48, of Lincolnville was summoned by Young for operating after suspension on Beach Road.

Aug. 19

Young conducted a welfare check on Atlantic Highway. The person was fine.

Young and Officer Curt Andrick responded to Atlantic Highway for a report of persons jumping from the Ducktrap Bridge into the ocean. The officers spoke with a family that had been swimming in the area and the complaint was unfounded.

Andrick responded to Tuckerbrook Road for paperwork service.

Andrick and a Maine State Police trooper responded to Devine Drive to attempt contact with a subject. The person was not at the residence and the complaint remains under investigation.

Andrick responded to assist a motorist on Belfast Road who lost a front tire. Totman’s Wrecker responded and towed the vehicle.

Andrick responded to a reported car/pole accident on Camden Road.

Andrick observed a Dodge van on its side in the northbound lane of Route 52. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Jill Artkop, 34, of Searsmont had crawled out of the vehicle and reported not being injured. Camden First Aid responded for evaluation. Andrick allegedly detected the smell of alcohol on the driver and after Artkop allegedly failed standard field sobriety checks, Andrick transported Artkop to Camden Police Department for further tests. Artkop was subsequently summoned for operating under the influence.

Aug. 22

Young responded to Beach Road for a 911 hang up. The call had been placed in error by a young child.

Young responded to Main Street and Atlantic Highway for paperwork service.

Young conducted a public assist, aiding a tourist family at Norton Pond.

Aug. 23

Young is investigating a reported burglary complaint on True Road in which several items of jewelry were reported stolen. Anyone with information is urged to contact Young at 763-3555.

Lincolnville police responded to five animal control complaints for the reported activity period. Young also reminds motorists that school resumes on Monday, Aug. 29 and cautions drivers to slow down and be cautious of children walking and bicycling to school. The posted speed limit on Hope Road is 15 mph prior to school commencing and closing.