Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 - Union Burglaries - Public Assistance Requested

Early this morning, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m., two burglaries occurred at the Union True Value and Come Spring Café in Union.

Knox County Detective Don Murray believes that the suspect had a vehicle close by, possibly on or near the side of the road on Route 17.

Anyone that may have seen something unusual or a car in that area around that time frame is encouraged to call the Knox County Sheriff's Office at 207-594-0677.

Investigators are still on scene gathering evidence at this time. These burglaries are not believed to be related to the recent rash of commercial burglaries.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Stolen Puppies Returned

Knox County Sheriff's Office Sergeant John Palmer and Detective Lieutenant Reggie Walker aid in the recovery of three puppies stolen from Sukee Kennels in Warren. For more details, check out the news articles on Village Soup and Bangor Daily News.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Need to Get Rid of Your Old Prescriptions?

Don't forget, you don't have to wait for the annual Drug Take-back Day if you have old or unwanted medications lying around. You can drop them off in the lobby of the Knox County Sheriff's Department Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Blast from the Past - Old Jail on Union Street in Rockland

This is an old post card that shows the old County Jail and Sheriff's residence that used to sit right next to the Knox County Courthouse in Rockland. The building was demolished after the new jail was constructed at 327 Park Street in 1991. There is now a parking lot where the building once stood behind the Courthouse.

Friday, September 11, 2015


This year marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. We encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect on the lives lost and others that were changed forever.

The view of destruction has been replaced by a beautiful new building with two memorial pools where the original twin towers stood.

9/11 will likely always be a moment in time we will never forget. Do you remember what you were doing when you learned of the attacks? Did you know anyone who died in the attacks or in the aftermath?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Blast from the Past - 1994

This news clipping is from the November 3, 1994 edition of the Courier-Gazette. Former Sergeant Truppa has since retired from the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Knox County K-9's, Past and Present

Knox County has had a variety of K-9's over the years. Here are the most recent K-9's to work with Knox County Deputies:

Current Sergeant John Palmer with K-9 Jake.

K-9 Jake is a drug sniffing dog.
Deputy Jeremy Joslyn and K-9 Gunner not long after Gunner
first came to Knox County as a puppy before learning to be a tracking K-9.
K-9 Gunner is now all grown up and trained to track.
Former Deputy Danielle Welch and K-9 Boomer.
Former Sergeant Steve Burns and K-9 Irko.

 Irko was a skilled police dog and tracker. Irko unfortunately passed away while Sgt. Burns was deployed to Iraq.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Knox County burglaries - Public asked to remain vigilant

The Knox County Sheriff's Department and the Police Departments for Thomaston, Rockport, Camden, and Rockland, are working together on burglaries that took place at three different Knox County businesses in the last 10 days. These businesses were broken into and their safes were cleaned out by the thieves.

With this weekend being a holiday weekend, it is fairly common for businesses to have extra cash on hand, and thieves are looking to take advantage of that. Businesses are strongly encouraged to make nightly deposits to limit the amount of cash at the business. If you are concerned about your safety when making your night depository, contact your local law enforcement agency to provide an escort.

We encourage the public to call 9-1-1 if you see any suspicious activity, especially if it is within the vicinity of businesses. If you hear an alarm going off, do not assume law enforcement has already been notified; please call 9-1-1 so law enforcement can check it out. If you see or hear something, say something.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Part-time Corrections Officers

Have you thought about starting a career in Corrections?

The Knox County Sheriff's Office is still looking for some motivated individuals interested in working as part-time corrections officers at the Knox County Jail. No experience necessary because we will train the right people. Is that you?

If you would like to see the job description and/or the job application to apply, click on this link to go directly to the County's employment page.

Mail your completed application to:
County Administrative Office
62 Union Street
Rockland, ME 04841

Or drop it off in person at the same address. You will find the County Administrative Office on the ground floor of the courthouse.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How do I get a copy of a police/accident report?

There are three ways to get a copy of the report:
  1. Go online to
  2. Mail your request along with a self-addressed envelope and a $10 payment to the Sheriff's Office at 301 Park Street in Rockland, ME 04841, or
  3. Come in person to the Sheriff's Office, also at 301 Park Street (the Knox County Public Safety Building).