Law enforcement officials with the Searsport Police Department reported the following recent activity:

Aug. 14

Rebecca Sawyer, 33, of Old Town, unauthorized use of property.

Police are investigating a complaint of a vandalized mailbox and vehicle at a residence on Black Road North. Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the homeowner reported their mailbox was “bashed in” and a substance that appeared to be some kind of soft drink was dumped on the hood of a vehicle that was parked in the nearby driveway.

Aug. 18

A 17-year-old juvenile male from Stockton Springs was charged with failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and texting while driving following a traffic accident that occurred on Route 1. The youth, who LaHaye said was operating a BMW, was driving erratically in the area of Moose Point State Park. LaHaye said witnesses reported the BMW nearly went off the road and struck the guardrails on two separate occasions, and at one point, the young driver crossed the centerline and nearly missed striking an oncoming vehicle. As the BMW drew closer to the area near Seaview Terrace, LaHaye said the youth struck the back end of a tow-behind camper before he went off the road. The driver of the pickup truck that was towing the camper, Dan Dempey of New Hampshire, was not seriously injured in the accident, nor was the 17-year-old driver of the BMW. LaHaye estimated the camper sustained about $1,000 worth of damage to its exterior, and the BMW had about $1,500 worth of damage.

Aug. 19

Officer Mike Larrivee is investigating a residential burglary in which the complainant reported jewelry and other assorted items missing from their home. LaHaye said police have yet to determine the value of the missing items. LaHaye said the homeowners had left the residence for the day and when they returned home they found the door open. LaHaye said the break-in did not result in any reportable damage to the home. The case remains under investigation.

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 criminal proceedings.