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 proceedings.

Lincolnville police reported the following activity for the period ending Feb. 24:

Feb. 6

Chief Ron Young responded to a harassment complaint on Calderwood Lane. A male subject was warned for harassment.

Chief Young conducted a radar detail on Hope Road at Lincolnville Central School. One motorist was warned for speed.

Feb. 9

Chief Young investigated a reported theft complaint of scrap steel reported missing from Atlantic Highway.

Feb. 10

Chief Young conducted a radar detail on Hope Road at Lincolnville Central School. No violations were reported.

Chief Young conducted a traffic safety detail on Hope Road for Lincolnville Central School first-graders’ field trip to the post office.

Feb. 12

Officer Curt Andrick conducted an agency assist for Camden Police Department.

Feb. 14

Chief Young conducted a radar detail on Hope Road. Nathaniel Benner, 36, of Spruce Head was summoned for an inspection violation.

Feb. 15

Chief Young responded to a criminal mischief complaint of children throwing rocks at passing vehicles on Main Street. Young determined no vehicles had been hit by rocks by the children; the children were waving to motorists and no criminal activity had occurred.

Feb. 16

Chief Young responded to a harassment complaint on Belfast Road. A female subject was warned on phone harassment.

Feb. 18

Jonathan Ayer, 61, of Searsmont was summoned for an inspection violation (no sticker) on Main Street by Officer Merl Reed.

Officer Reed responded to a public assist on Thurlow Road.

Officer Reed conducted a radar detail on Main Street. Reed issued two summonses for inspection.

Adam Manley, 28, of Portland was summoned by Officer Reed on Hope Road for an inspection violation (no sticker).

Tiare Messing, 54, of Rockland was issued a citation for failure to register vehicle (30-150 days) by Officer Reed on Atlantic Highway.

Officer Reed responded to Beach Road for an agency assist to Lincolnville Fire Department involving a downed tree with electrical wires being dragged by a vehicle. Reed observed no vehicle and waited on scene until Central Maine Power responded.

Feb. 19

Officer Reed conducted a radar detail on Ducktrap Road. One summons was issued for inspection.

Joseph McLaughlin, 23, of Lincolnville was issued a citation for speeding (52 mph in a 30 mph posted zone) by Officer Reed while conducting a radar detail on Atlantic Highway following a request from a private citizen to monitor speed in the area.

Geoffrey Facey, 26, of Belfast was summoned for an inspection violation by Officer Reed on Ducktrap Road.

Feb. 20

Officer Reed conducted a radar detail on Main Street. No violations were reported.

Officer Reed responded to a reported burglary on Atlantic Highway. The complaint is under investigation.

Officer Reed conducted a radar detail on Atlantic Highway. One summons and one written warning were issued for speed.

Feb. 21

Officer Ryan Nickerson responded to an alarm activation complaint on Fernald’s Neck Road. While en route Nickerson was notified the alarm was set off in error by the homeowner and the complaint was cleared.

Officer Nickerson conducted a bail check detail on a subject on Hope Road. No violations were reported.

Officer Nickerson responded to an alarm activation at Lincolnville Central School. Nickerson determined the alarm had been activated in error and the school was secure.

Officer Nickerson conducted business checks on Atlantic Highway, McKay Road, Beach Road and Main Street. All business were secure.

Feb. 22

Chief Young responded to an alarm activation on Beach Road. Young was advised while en route the alarm and been set off in error by an employee.

Chief Young responded to a reported property damage accident on Slab City Road. Joseph Cellamare, 31, of Searsmont had lost control of his 2002 Subaru on the slippery road while exiting a private driveway and skidded into a fence on a neighbor’s lawn. Young reported no injuries were incurred.

Chief Young responded to Whitney Road for a reported fraud complaint of a subject trying to obtain a room by deception at a local business. Young spoke with the person in question who in turn left the premises. The complainants were informed this was a civil matter and referred to District Court for restitution.

Feb. 23

Officer Brian Lunt responded to Nyoka Lane for an alarm activation. Lunt determined the building to be secure and the alarm to have been activated by error.

Officer Lunt responded to Slab City Road for a complaint of a suspicious foul odor. Lunt determined the smell to be from a homeowner discarding shrimp shells onto a garden for mulch and cleared the complaint.

Feb. 24

Maggie McGaw, 21, of Lincolnville was issued two summons for allowing dogs to roam at large on Norton Pond after being issued several prior warnings.

Chief Young responded to the corner of Slab City and Ducktrap roads for a complaint of a suspicious smell. Young determined the odor to be coming from the same residence as a complaint received the previous day and cleared.

Chief Young responded a reported intoxicated driver complaint on Atlantic Highway. Young waited at the line and no contact was made with the driver. Young notified Camden Police Department of the driver and vehicle information.

Officer Curt Andrick responded to a property damage accident complaint at the intersection of Searsmont Road and Route 52. James Novak Jr., 43, of Lincolnville was operating a 2002 Nissan and was traveling down Route 173 when he lost control of the vehicle on the snow-covered road. When Andrick arrived he observed the Nissan was rolled on its side in the road. Novak was able to free himself from the vehicle along with a dog. Novak refused treatment from Camden First Aid, which had been dispatched to the accident.

Lincolnville Fire Department was on scene conducting traffic control. Following initial standard field sobriety testing conducted by Andrick, Novak was subsequently arrested by Andrick for operating under the influence and transported to Camden Police Department for an intoxilyzer test. Following booking, Novak was released and transported to his residence.

Animal control

Lincolnville police responded to eight animal control complaints during the reported activity period.

Ice safety

Chief Young reminds residents that local ponds and water bodies are not safe with the unpredictable weather conditions this winter. Young reports an 11-year-old child fell through the ice recently on Norton Pond and was rescued by a classmate. Parents need to warn their children of the dangers of the ice and to practice safety, and to supervise the children if they are on the ice and not leave them unattended.