2010-06-16 / Community & Local News

Rangeley joins crime report

Mountain Misbehavior
By Laura Dunham Special to the Irregular

WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Following are summaries of some of the local law enforcement agencies’ and emergency services’ activities last week.

Rangeley Police Department

In keeping with our weekly report on crime in Franklin County, Police Chief Dennis Leahy joins us with his report on crime in that community since June 1.

Members of the Rangeley Police Department stopped a total of 14 vehicles on Main Street for speed violations said Leahy. Twelve of the operators were issued warnings by the officers and two were issued tickets for speeding 15 miles per hour over a posted limit.

Four of the vehicles were stopped for equipment violations and issued warnings.

On June 3 Police Officer Wood investigated an accident on Route 4 involving a car/deer with no injuries.

On June 4 Officer Bonnell arrested a male subject who was wanted in another jurisdiction. Officer Bonnell also responded to an assault on the Carry Pond Road in Oquossoc which is still under investigation.

On June 6 police officers assisted with a car/ moose accident on Route 4. Also on June 6 the officers were called to Allen Street with a report of a prowler. When Officer Bonnell arrived he found the door damaged from an attempt to break in. With the assistance of the Franklin County Sheriff’s officers, they found the person a short distance away and charged him with burglary, criminal mischief and burglary of an auto.

On June 7 Officer Wood stopped a vehicle on the Dallas Hill Road and found the operator to be driving while his license was suspended. The operator was summoned and released.

On June 8 Rangeley Police Officers responded to a report of vandalism to a boat on the Rumford Road in Oquossoc.

On June 9 Officer Wood responded to a door being left open on the Loon Lake Road. Nothing was out of place and it was assumed that the door had been left unlocked and had just blown open.

On June 11 Officer Austin was conducting a Park and Walk on Main Street when he found a business door unlocked. Austin contacted the business owner who came to the scene and secured the building.

During this time, said Chief Leahy, 33 businesses were checked by the Rangeley Police during the early morning hours with police department check cards left in the door.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department dispatchers were busy last week sending deputies to many locations throughout Franklin County.

On June 4 deputies responded to a structure fire on Number 6 Road in Phillips, investigated a motor vehicle accident on the Rangeley Road in Avon, issued a summons on Route 4 in Strong, issued a summons on the Norton Hill Road in Strong, assisted another agency on Maple Street in Kingfield, investigated a traffic offense on Main Street in Kingfield, responded to a criminal trespass complaint on the New Vineyard Road in New Vineyard and investigated a motor vehicle complaint on Route 27 in New Sharon.

On June 5 deputies were called to a loud party on High Street in Farmington, assisted the Maine State Police on the Mt. Blue Pond Road in Avon, served papers on the Norton Hill Road in Strong, investigated a complaint of fraud on Main Street in Farmington, investigated trees down on the Stratton Brook Pond Road in Wyman Township, made a prisoner transport on County Way in Farmington, responded to a report of smoke on Hare Road in Avon, made a welfare check on the Norton Hill Road in Strong, investigated a theft on the Wilton Road in Farmington, made a warrant arrest on the Weld Road in Phillips and responded with a K9 unit to the Weld Road in Phillips.

On June 7 deputies responded to an accident on Route 27 in Chain of Ponds Township, served papers on Main Street in Stratton, investigated a drug possession on Main Street in Stratton, responded to a domestic incident complaint on Summer Street in Kingfield, investigated an accident on Route 27 in Eustis, a theft on Main Street in Kingfield and issued a summons on the West Kingfield Road in Kingfield.

On June 8 deputies responded to a complaint of an assault on the Morrison Hill Road in Farmington, inves- tigated a suspicious incident on the Pinkham Hill Road in Phillips, a complaint of threatening on the Blake Hill Road in Phillips and an accident on Route 16 in Coplin Plantation.

On June 9 deputies responded to Coburn Gore on Route 27 with a K9 unit, investigated a complaint of threatening on Perham Street in Farmington, assisted another agency on the New Vineyard Road in New Vineyard, a traffic offense on the Farmington Road in Strong, a traffic offense on Route 145 in Strong, made an arrest on the Salem Road in Kingfield and assisted another agency on the Basin Road in New Vineyard.

On June 10 officers responded to a domestic call on Depot Street in Wilton and an accident on Soules Hill Road in Jay.

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