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Lincoln County Sheriff's Report

The national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" High Visibility impaired driving two week crackdown period began Aug. 16 and will continue through Sept. 2. During this period, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office will be conducting at least one sobriety check point in the county.

Sheriff Brackett would like to remind citizens to designate a sober driver and help to keep the roads safe for Maine citizens and visitors.

On Aug. 15, Deputy Matthew Day took a report of a burglary/theft to a motor vehicle in the South Bristol area. The complainant stated that someone went into his vehicle while he was working and stole his wallet, which contained his driver's license and approximately $500 in cash. Further investigation to follow if leads develop.

On Aug. 17, Reserve Deputy Jennifer Sherman and Deputy Kevin Dennison responded to a report of a burglary/theft to a residence in the Dresden area. This is currently under investigation.

On Aug. 18, Deputy Brian Collamore was dispatched to a report of burglary/theft in the Bristol area. The complainant stated that someone(s) had entered the building and a safe containing approximately $1700 in cash was stolen. Further investigation to follow.

Recent summonses
Aug. 5, Robert L. Bell, 32, of Gray was issued two summonses for trafficking in prison contraband and unlawful furnishing of scheduled drug, at Two Bridges Regional Jail, Wiscasset, by Det. Scott Hayden.

Aug. 15, Roger M. Williams, 64, of Bremen was issued a summons for cultivating marijuana, on Turner Road, Bremen, by Det. Scott Hayden.

Recent arrests
Aug. 1, Jacob Graffam-Conners, 29, of Searsport was arrested for trafficking in prison contraband, at Two Bridges Regional Jail, Wiscasset, by Det. Scott Hayden.

Aug. 15, Gary W. Joslyn, 38, of Wiscasset was arrested on a Cumberland County District Court warrant for failure to pay fine, at the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, Wiscasset, by Transport Sgt. Aaron Mortensen.

Aug. 17, Matthew Thomas, 26, of Lisbon was arrested for operating under the influence, on Route 1, Edgecomb, by Deputy Justin Drake.

Recent accidents
On Aug. 15, an accident occurred on East Old County Road in Newcastle involving Israel J. Daiute, 18, of Newcastle. Daiute was operating his 1994 Mazda southbound and reached for his coffee. This caused his vehicle to drive off the roadway and strike a tree. Deputy Chad Gilbert was the investigating officer.

On Aug. 15, an accident occurred on Beath Road in Boothbay involving Stephanie E. Bryer, 17, of Boothbay and a parked 2002 Ford Explorer owned by David Bryer of Dresden. Bryer was operating her 1991 Toyota Camry southbound when she stated she was distracted by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. As a result, her vehicle left the roadway on the right hand side and struck Bryer's vehicle, which was parked on the dirt shoulder and lawn of a residence on Beath Road. Deputy Aaron Beck was the investigating officer.

On Aug. 16, an accident occurred on Route 1 in Newcastle involving Ronna I. Lugosch, 58, of Round Pond. Lugosch was operating her 2005 Subaru Outback southbound when she stated that an unknown black Saab, which was traveling northbound, came into the southbound lane and caused her to swerve to the right into the southbound breakdown lane, then into the southbound grass area where she struck a no parking post. The other vehicle continued northbound. Deputy Brian Collamore was the investigating officer.

On Aug. 16, an accident occurred on Molly's Point Road on Southport Island involving Carole J. McCarthy, 75, of Southport. McCarthy was backing her 2003 Acura down the road and misjudged the edge of the road and backed down an embankment, coming to rest against a tree. Deputy Brian Collamore was the investigating officer.

On Aug. 16, an accident occurred on Bunker Hill Road in Jefferson involving Raegan M. Crowell, 22, of Augusta. Crowell was operating her 2000 Volvo 70 northbound when she stated she went onto the soft shoulder while going around the corner, over corrected, and due to excessive speed was unable to maintain control of her vehicle. Her vehicle then crossed the center line and left the roadway, where she stuck several small trees and rolled over, coming to rest on the hood of the vehicle. Deputy Justin Drake was the investigating officer.

On Aug. 17, an accident occurred on US Route 1 in Nobleboro involving Edgar J. Pittenger, 70, of Hackettstown, NJ. Pittenger was operating his 2011 Subaru Impreza northbound when an unknown object struck the top center of the windshield. Deputy Brian Collamore was the investigating officer.

On Aug. 17, an accident occurred on Middle Road in Dresden involving Anna Morkeski, 26, of Damariscotta. Morkeski was operating her 2003 Ford Focus eastbound when she failed to stop at a stop sign. As a result, her vehicle crossed Route 27, left the roadway and struck a utility pole support wire. Sgt. Brendan Kane was the investigating officer.

On Aug. 18, an accident occurred on Route 1 in Edgecomb involving Patricia A. Maloney, 68, of Topsham and Merve Zabci, 28, of Chicago, IL. Maloney, who was operating her 2009 Honda Fit, was following Zabci, who was operating her 2010 Jeep, on Route 27 in Edgecomb as they came to a stop at the intersection of US Route 1. Zabci was stopped at the stop sign and Maloney struck Zabci's vehicle in the rear bumper area. Deputy Justin Drake was the investigating officer.



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