Law enforcement officials with Troop D of the Maine State Police responded to the following incidents in Waldo County between April 30 and May 6. Anyone with information regarding ongoing investigations is asked to call 1-800-452-4664.

April 30

Trooper Jonathan Russell stopped a vehicle for traveling 71 mph in a posted 40 mph zone on Route 3 in Belmont. Wei Cen, 40, of Portland was summoned for criminal speed.

Trooper Russell responded to Chisholm Pond Road in Palermo after complainant reported she and her daughter heard what sounded like a female screaming for help in the woods across the street from their residence. Russell and Warden Michelle Merrifield searched the area and attempted to pick up a track of the subject using her K9. However, no one was located in the woods.

May 1

Trooper Bethany Robinson responded to Northport for a theft of copper piping from a seasonal residence. The homeowner was contacted and the incident is under investigation.

May 3

Police were traveling on Route 3 in Liberty when they observed a silver vehicle pass a pickup truck on the shoulder of the road. The driver, Aniket Vika Hajirnis, told police he was an international student from India attending school in Boston. He told police he didn’t know it was illegal to pass on the shoulder. He was summoned for driving to endanger.

Trooper Benjamin Sweeney responded to a report of a copper theft from a complainant in Northport who said her summer home had been broken into and copper piping was removed. The case is under investigation.

May 4

Trooper Christopher Smith arrested Duane Schwartz, 60, of Liberty for failing to pay fines. Schwartz was transported to Belfast and later released on bail.

Trooper Smith located Doris Dill, 62, at her residence in Montville and arrested her for an outstanding warrant issued by August District Court for failure to appear. She was transported to Belfast and later released on bail.

May 5

Trooper Smith and K9 Freyja were dispatched for a track in Winterport. Barry McCarthy, 36, fled on foot after his vehicle was stopped. McCarthy was tracked through the woods, brush, swamp and over a mile before he was located hiding in dense brush. He was arrested and escorted to a cruiser at the nearest road.

Police received a call about a motion alarm on Shore Road in Lincolnville. Nothing suspicious was found.

May 7

Trooper Robinson stopped Shannon Landrigan, 26, of Farmingdale on Route 3 in Palermo for littering. Contact was also made with Shane Baker, 23, of Palermo who was a passenger in the vehicle. Both Landrigan and Baker were found to be in possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Both were summoned for the offenses and released.

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.