Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rt. 1 Crash in Warren - July 17, 2017

Just after 5 p.m. on Monday, July 17th, Deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a two vehicle head-on crash on Rt. 1(Atlantic Highway) in Warren near Sandy Shores Rd. 

According to witness statements, Joseph Kennedy, was in his vehicle stopped facing northbound waiting to turn left in traffic when April Pease, 28 of Pittston operating a 2006 Chevrolet sedan was unable to stop in time travelling in the same direction.  Pease swerved to the right to avoid hitting Kennedy from behind and lost control of her vehicle.  She swerved towards the ditch and apparently over-corrected, going around Kennedy’s vehicle and proceeded in to the southbound lane striking a 2011 Honda sedan almost head-on.  Richard Zauft, 63, of Sudbury, Massachusetts was travelling southbound and could not react in time to avoid being hit by Pease. 

Zauft and a passenger in Zauft’s car along with April Pease sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Pen-Bay Medical Center.  Pease was issued a summons for an illegal pass. 

Assistance was provided by Knox County Regional Communications Center, Warren Fire and Ambulance Dept., Waldoboro Ambulance, and Thomaston Ambulance.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Route 17 Fatality - July 16, 2017

Just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, Deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a two vehicle crash on Heald Highway (Rt. 17) in Union at the intersection of Town House Rd. 

The Deputies arrived and found that a 1968 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by Ronald Moon, 64, of Waldoboro had struck the back of a 2016 Audi SUV, driven by Chaturvedi Alok, 57 of New Delhi, as it was pulling onto Heald Highway from Town House Road. 

The passenger on the back of the motorcycle, Felicity Davidson, 63, of Rockport was not wearing a helmet and was ejected from the motorcycle.  Ms. Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene. Moon suffered broken bones and was transported to Penobscot Bay Medical Center.  There were no injuries sustained to people in the Audi. 

Apparently, Alok pulled out onto Heald Highway not seeing the motorcycle as it crested the hill travelling eastbound.  Neither speed nor any impairment is believed to be contributing factors.  The investigation will be continued by Deputy Daniel Landers. 

This is the 6th fatality on Knox County roads since May 1st.  Please stay alert, avoid distractions, wear your seatbelts and watch your speed. 

Assistance was provided by Knox County Regional Communications Center, Union Fire and Ambulance Dept., and the Knox County District Attorney’s Office.  

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Two Fatalities in Head-on Collision in Union - July 12, 2017

Just before 5 p.m. on July 12, Deputies from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a two vehicle head-on crash on Rt. 17 in Union, just east of Shepard Hill Rd. 

Sherry Cloutier, 52, of Augusta, operating a 2011 Ford Sedan, was driving west on Rt. 17. For some unknown reason, Cloutier crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Saab sedan operated by Angela Knight-Boege, 49, of Warren, who had been travelling eastbound, head-on. 

Both Cloutier and Knight-Boege were pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other passengers in either vehicle. Rt.17 was shut down to traffic for nearly 3 hours before crews were able to clear the road. 

Assistance was provided by Knox County Regional Communications Center, Union Fire and Ambulance Dept., Northeast Ambulance, and Washington Fire Dept.  

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Three Knox County Sheriff's Office Employees Recognized for Service June 30, 2017

Sheriff Donna Dennison recognized three Knox County Deputies at their last patrol meeting held on June 30, 2017. 

Deputy Nathaniel Jack was given a life saving award for his efforts on May 18th. While on his way home, Deputy Jack came across an accident involving a truck and a motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle struck the back end of the truck and was thrown from his bike, receiving a severe laceration to his leg. Deputy Jack used his training and experience from the military and law enforcement to apply a tourniquet. Medical professionals from EMS and the hospital stated that Deputy Jack’s actions very likely saved the man’s life.

Deputy John Hansen has decided to retire after 25 years in law enforcement. Along with agencies in other states, he served the Knox County Sheriff’s Office from 1992-1996 and again from 2010 to current. Sheriff Dennison thanked him for his service. Deputy Hansen will stay on in a part-time capacity. 

Lieutenant Reginald Walker was recognized for his anniversary date of June 6th, 2017 being his 30th year with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office.  Lt. Walker has served in almost every capacity with the Sheriff’s Office in his 30 years. He has been a dispatcher, patrol deputy, patrol supervisor, patrol administrator, detective and currently serves as the Detective Supervisor. Lt. Walker is also the agency’s polygraph examiner. His institutional knowledge is invaluable. He has been a great mentor and friend to everyone in the Sheriff’s Office, past and present. We do expect him to stay around to receive recognition for a 50th year of service as well…..he wasn’t so sure of that.