Waldo County Sheriff's blotter

Dec 21, 2017

Law enforcement officials with Waldo County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent activity:

Dec. 18

Mark D. Reynolds, 49, of Bangor, alleged speed 74 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Dec. 16

Daniel R. Mailloux, 41, of Belfast, operating under the influence (one prior conviction), operating after suspension.

Dec. 15

Paul J. Zittle, 43, of Northport, arrested for domestic violence aggravated assault, aggravated criminal mischief, obstructing the report of a crime, disorderly conduct.

Police say the incident began with an argument between Zittle and his mother during which she allegedly asked him not to use the microwave while the toaster was running. Zittle's mother told police that the man, who shares the residence, flew into a rage and used a hammer to smash a piece off the kitchen counter, then began throwing and breaking things in the house, including his mother's phone after she tried to call 911. When his mother tried to leave the house, police say he pursued her with the hammer and smashed the windshield of her car, then threw the hammer, which hit her wrist as she was running to a friend's house to call for help.

Dec. 11

Steven Goedecke, 48, of Augusta went off North Palermo Road a mile east of Branch Mills Road in Palermo after reportedly trying to give a wide berth to an oncoming propane or oil truck that was hugging the center line. His vehicle was pulled off the road by slush and into trees. Goedecke reported leg pain and was taken to a medical facility by ambulance. He told police he was driving 45 to 50 mph in a 45 mph zone but should have been going slower because of driving conditions.

Abigail J. Howard, 21, of Highland Plantation, lost control of her car on Route 139 in Knox and rolled into a pond. Howard and her passenger, 31-year-old Bobbie S. Trask, were taken by ambulance to Waldo County General Hospital and treated for hypothermia. Police reported that Howard was driving too fast for the road conditions.

Dec. 10

David R. Bradstreet, 18 of Thorndike, was traveling north on North Horseback Road in Burnham when he hit slush and was pulled off the roadway to the right, where his car rolled over once and came to rest upright. Bradstreet reported possible injuries to his arm. A 15-year-old female passenger with the same last name and address was uninjured in the crash.

Nov. 24

Richard E. Robbins, 50, of Deer Isle, arrested for terrorizing and domestic violence criminal threatening.

Police received a call from Robbins' wife who allegedly said her husband was threatening to kill her and drive through the house. The incident took place at her brother's house on New England Road in Searsmont, where she allegedly had gone to get away from her husband. In interviews, police learned that Robbins arrived uninvited at the house, banged on the door, yelled insults and threatened his wife from outside that he would drive his vehicle through the house. Witnesses reported that Robbins drove around the house on the lawn and left. Police found tire tracks consistent with those accounts.

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.

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