WESTERN MOUNTAINS — Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols Sr. recently released the department’s Weekly Report for June 18 to 24. The following is a summary of some of the local incidents deputies responded to based on that report. The Sheriff emphasizes that all persons charged are innocent until proven guilty.
June 18 — Deputy Cusson investigated a disturbance call at the Transfer Station on Park Street in Phillips.
Deputy Cusson conducted a traffic stop on the Farmington Road in Strong. As a result of the stop Shawn Mills, 51, of Windsor was summonsed for operating without a license.
June 19 — Sgt. Richards received a dog at large complaint on the Swan Road in New Sharon.
Deputy Gray received a complaint of a dead deer on Foster Hill Road in Freeman Twp.
June 20 — Deputy Morgan investigated a catalytic converter complaint from a truck at a residence on the Intervale Road in Temple.
Deputy Morgan investigated a report of theft of catalytic converter at a residence on the Intervale Road in Temple.
Deputy Morgan received a 911 call at a residence on the Phillips Road in Weld, this was an accidental dial.
Deputy Morgan investigated a vandalism complaint at a residence on Taylor Hill Road in New Vineyard where it was reported that the windshield of a Toyota Rav 4 was smashed.
Det. Davol received two complaints of theft from mailbox at different residences on the Chandler Road in Strong.
Deputy Gray received a 911 call at a residence on Manor Drive in Rangeley. This was an accidental dial.
Deputy Gray received a fraud complaint at a residence on Seward Ave in Phillips. The complainant stated that a company was going out of business and wanted to give the caller a refund to their bank account. The caller gave them their bank account information thinking it was legitimate. The caller reported the activity to their bank who closed the account.
June 21 — Sgt. Close responded to a car vs. deer accident on the Farmington Road in Strong. Burchard Sweetser, 70, of Phillips was driving a 2007 Subaru southbound when the collision occurred.
Sgt. Richards responded to a trespassing complaint on Wing Flat Road in Phillips.
Sgt. Richards spoke with a concerned citizen in Temple regarding the welfare of an adult child.
Sgt. Richards responded to the Rangeley Road in Phillips where it was reported that a moose was acting strangely on the side of the road. The moose was gone upon arrival.
Sgt. Bean investigated a report of two separate mail theft complaints from a residence on the Chandler Road in Strong.
Deputy Gray responded to a single vehicle accident on Route 27 in Kingfield. Michelle Koenig, 48, of Coplin Plt. was driving a 2019 Subaru Outback northbound when according to the driver, a tractor trailer forced the driver to the right into a guardrail to avoid striking the southbound unit.
Sgt. Richards responded to a car vs. deer accident on the Farmington Road in Strong. Justin Cantin, 23, of Peru was driving a 2016 Subaru northbound when the collision occurred. No injuries were reported, DEW recovered the deer carcass.
June 22 — Sgt. Close received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle on the Farmington Road in Strong.
Det. Davol assisted Somerset SO with a car vs. deer accident on Route 26 in New Portland.
Deputy Gray received a 911 call at a residence on Herrick Mountain Road in New Vineyard. This was an accidental dial.
Det. Davol summonsed William Grondin, 40, of Madison for Indecent Conduct regarding an incident that occurred on May 7 in Kingfield north of town at the turn out.
June 23 — Sgt. Close received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle at the ball park in Phillips.
Deputy Elmes received a 911 call at a residence on West Kingfield Road in Kingfield. This was an accidental dial.
Deputy Elmes, Chief Lowell responded to a report of a body in the river near Angel Falls in Letter D Twp. This turned out to be a moose carcass.
Deputy Gray received a complaint about construction flaggers at a road construction site on Route 27 in Wyman Twp.
Sgt. Bean & K-9 Bain responded to a request for a K-9 at a traffic stop on Reeds Mill Road in Phillips.
Deputy Gray responded to two complaints of a loose cow on the Salem Road in Salem Twp.
Deputy Gray responded to a car vs. raccoon accident on the Farmington Road in Strong. Christian Richards, 28, of Strong was driving a 2017 Ford explorer when the collision occurred.
June 24 — Sgt. Close conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Honda Civic traveling north bound on the Farmington Road in Strong at criminal speed. The vehicle was stopped and the juvenile driver who had an intermediate license and had other juvenile passengers was charged with criminal speed and operating beyond license restriction.
Sgt. Close received a welfare check complaint on a person on the Temple Road in Temple. The person to be checked on did not want to have contact with the complainant.
Chief Lowell investigated a phone line fraud complaint at a residence on the Farmington Road in Strong.
Deputy Cusson investigated a complaint of assault in the trucker parking lot behind the Poland Spring building in Kingfield. As a result of the investigation, Timothy Moment, 30, of Philadelphia, PA was charged with assault.
Deputy Cusson investigated a vandalism complaint at a camp on Silverspring Road in Eustis. It was reported that a water line was cut and that a video of the event exists. The case is still under investigation.
Sgt. Richards received a complaint of a disturbance at a camp on Drakes Camp Road on the way to Grand Falls from Long Falls Dam Road. This was a Somerset County complaint and turned over to them.
Sgt. Richards investigated a report of suspicious activity on Winslow Pond Road in Madrid.
Sgt. Richards investigated a domestic disturbance call on Tory Hill Road in Phillips between a man and woman at a residence. No charges were filed, the woman was given a ride back to her home because of her state of intoxication, and the male did not want to interact with police.
Deputies conducted 27 building checks. Deputies also conducted six elder checks and responded to five false 911 calls.