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Franklin County Sheriff’s weekly report

Franklin County Sheriff’s weekly report for Nov. 22 – Nov. 29, 2013:

11/22/2013 Deputy Colt Sleaster investigated a car vs. deer accident on the Salem Road in Phillips. Deer died at the scene, damage to the car.

11/22/2013 Deputy Sandy Burke investigated a single vehicle accident located on the Rumford Road in Rangeley Plt. No injuries.

11/23/2013 Lt. David Rackliffe investigated a report of alleged farm animal abuse in Weld.

11/23/2013 Deputy Burke responded to a false 911 call on the Wheeler Hill Road in Phillips.

11/23/2013 Deputy Sleaster investigated a car accident at the intersection of Dutch Gap and Zion’s Hill Road in Chesterville. The driver was charged with speeding 30-plus over the limit, failure to wear a seat belt and possession of marijuana.

11/23/2913 Corporal Chris Chase investigated a report of a suicidal male in Madrid, who is being counseled by crises workers.

11/24/2013 Deputy Matt Brann responded to a single vehicle accident on north Main Street in Strong where a tree fell on top of a moving vehicle. No injuries.

11/25/2013 Deputy Brann responded to Lambert Hill Road in Strong for a report that a person had been beaten up - the report was found to be false.

11/25/2013 Deputy Rhinhart conducted a welfare check on the Hovey Road in New Sharon.

11/25/2013 Deputy Burke investigated a car vs. deer accident on Main Street in Kingfield. Damage to the car, deer died at the scene.

11/25/2013 Deputy Burke responded to an alarm at Soper Road in Chesterville, all secure.

11/25/2013 Deputy Burke responded to a car vs. deer accident on Route 4 in Strong. Deer died at the scene, damage to the car.

11/25/2013 Deputy Sleaster responded to the Intervale Road in Temple regarding a complaint of harassment.

11/26/2013 Deputy Burke responded to a car vs. deer accident on Route 4 in Sandy River Plt. Deer died at the scene, damage to car.

11/26/2013 Corporal Nate Reid responded to an alarm on Church Street in Industry.

11/26/2013 Corporal Chase responded to West Freeman Road in Strong for a life alert call. An elderly woman thought somebody was knocking on her door. After a search of the area, nothing was found. A second call was reported later on that evening at the same residence that Deputy Sleaster investigated, with the same results.

11/26/2013 Corporal Reid investigated a report of ID theft in Avon.

11/26/2013 Corporal Reid assisted Trooper Reid Bond at a domestic dispute located on the Weld Road in Phillips.

11/26/2013 Deputy Burke responded to a car vs. deer accident on the Pond Road in Strong. Deer died at the scene, damage to the car.

11/26/2013 Corporal Reid conducted a welfare check on Cohoon Road in Chesterville, while en route he was called off.

11/26/2013 Corporal Chase responded with his K-9, Abby, to the East Road in Chesterville regarding a report of shots being fired near a residence.

11/26/2013 Corporal Chase received a late report of a motor vehicle accident which occurred on Zion’s Hill Road in Chesterville.

11/26/2013 Deputy Kevin Hartley responded to what originally was reported as a theft on the West Freeman Road, but further investigation revealed that the insurance company wanted a police report for an alleged theft that occurred five months before.

11/27/2013 Deputy Nicholas Zecher responded to Zion’s Hill Road in Chesterville for a report of that an unknown person had driven their vehicle over the lawn of the complainant.

11/27/2013 Deputy Zecher assisted Farmington police with a harassment investigation.

11/27/2013 Lt. Rackliffe responded with Farmington police Officer Darin Gilbert to the report of an unknown male firing his rifle on Smiling Goat Lane in Farmington from a burgundy-colored pick-up truck with gray or silver lower door panels.

11/27/2013 Corporal Reid responded to the South Strong Road in Strong regarding a car that had run off the road. No injuries, no damage.

11/27/2013 Deputy Zecher assisted a stranded motorist on Route 2 in Farmington Falls.

11/27/2013 Deputy Sleaster investigated a single vehicle accident on Foster Hill Road Freeman Twp. No injuries.

11/27/2013 Deputy Hartley investigated a civil dispute on the Lane Road in New Sharon.

11/27/2013 Deputy Sleaster responded to Main Street in Jay for a report of an assault alleged between a former Jay employee and a second person. Jay police requested the county conduct the investigation to avoid a potential conflict of interest.

11/27/2013 Corporal Chase responded to the Lane Road in New Sharon for a civil dispute over property.

11/27/2013 Corporal Chase responded to a report of a red Chevy Cavalier traveling on Route 2 in New Sharon in a reportedly erratic manner.

11/28/2013 Deputy Hartley responded to West Mills Road in Industry for a dispute between family members.

11/28/2013 Deputy Zecher arrested a 30-year-old woman, on warrants after a traffic stop for speeding on Route 2 in New Sharon.

11/28/2013 Deputy Sleaster responded to a car vs. deer accident on School Street in Weld. Damage to the car, deer died at the scene

11/28/2013 Corporal Reid conducted an escort on the Lane Road in New Sharon.

11/29/2013 Deputy Sleaster responded to the Brahmer Road in New Vineyard regarding a welfare check. Tri-County Mental Health made the call and requested assistance.

11/29/2013 Deputy Sleaster responded to the River Street in Strong for a report of unknown persons knocking on the door of the complainant.

11/29/2013 Deputy Zecher responded to a car vs. deer accident on the South Strong Road in Strong. No damage to the car, deer died at the scene.

Deputies conducted 48 building checks during this reporting period, all were secure.
Transport Deputies traveled 533 miles during this reporting period transporting prisoners in central Maine.

- Submitted by Sheriff Scott Nichols

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4 Responses »

  1. Thank you Sheriff Nichols for adding the K9's names to your weekly reports!

  2. Thanksgiving morning I had my service line brought down by a big spruce. I had no idea whether the line draping by my front porch was "live" and called the sheriffs. The officer who answered told me to stay inside and promised to call CMP immediately. Just a few moments later he called me back to let me know they were on the way. CMP was at my home and everything was restored within 2 hours! On such a busy holiday, I was and remain thankful for the quick response and going the extra mile to reassure me, since he knew I was home alone. Thank you FCSD!

  3. Greatly appreciate FCSD!

  4. Great work as always FCSD!

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