Knox County Criminal Docket closed cases

Posted:  Monday, June 4, 2018 - 7:30am
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ROCKLAND — The following cases were closed in Knox County Unified Court from May 21-25.

Shane Anderson, 27, of Union, operating under the influence (alcohol), one prior, $700 fine, 90 days in jail with all but seven days suspended, probation one year, license suspended three years, registration suspended.

Michael J. Beal, 32, of Rockland, operating under the influence (alcohol), $500 fine, license suspended 150 days.

Randall Butler, 54, of St. George, theft by deception, 45 days in jail.

Brian J. Caggiano, 35, of Veazie, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, $400 fine, four years in prison with all but 16 months suspended, probation three years; unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, dismissed; theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, 30 days in jail, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, two counts, dismissed; failing to stop for an officer, 30 days in jail.

On Monday, April 16, at about 4:59 p.m., Rockland Police Officers received a complaint from a clerk at the Maritime Farms Store on Route 1 in Rockland, regarding a male who had just left the store after stealing DVDs, according to a news release issued by the police department. 

Caggiano attempted to conceal them in his pants but was spotted by store employees. 

When the man was confronted by store employees, he fled the store with the DVDs. It was reported that he had fled the scene in a silver Jeep and was last seen traveling into Rockland on Route 1. The store clerk making the complaint was able to provide responding officers with the registration number on the jeep and also advised that the incident occurred about five minutes prior to the complaint being made. 

Just after receiving the complaint, a Rockland Police Officer observed the vehicle traveling north on Camden Street (Route 1). The officer attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his emergency lights and siren but the operator refused to stop and was observed moving around inside the vehicle. After traveling approximately half a mile at speeds below the posted speed limit, the vehicle turned into a shopping plaza where it eventually came to a stop. 

Police said that Caggiano was compliant with the officers’ instructions and just before exiting the vehicle, officers observed a DVD case fall out his pant leg and onto the floor of the vehicle. Police also observed other DVDs in the backseat of the vehicle. 

Caggiano exited the vehicle and was taken into custody at this time. After securing him in the backseat of a cruiser, officers returned to the vehicle and found two baggies on the ground where the man had been standing prior to being taken into custody. Both of these baggies contained a white powdery substance.

Police determined that one of the baggies contained approximately 5 grams of heroin and the other baggie contained approximately 3 grams of crack cocaine. 

Christopher Clark, 31, of Friendship, operating under the influence (alcohol), $500 fine; license suspended 150 days.

Jessica Elwell, 27, of Owls Head, operating while license suspended or revoked, $500 fine; operating after registration suspended, $150 fine.

Samuel J. Elwell, 20, of South Thomaston, attaching false plates, $100 fine.

Kayla M. Faller, 20, Thomaston, domestic violence assault, dismissed; disorderly conduct, offensive words, gestures, $250 fine.

Joseph B. Flynn, 36, of Camden, failure to register vehicle, $250 fine.

Brian D. Gasser, 62, of Camden, operating vehicle without license-conditions/restrictions, fine $150.

Matthew R. Gerry, 28, of Rockland, failing to license dog, $50 fine.

Devon Gross, 21, of Rockland, failure to register vehicle, two counts, $300 fine.

Paul Heino, 42, of Waldoboro, operating after habitual offender revocation, $500 fine; 90 days in jail; violating condition of release, 90 days in jail; theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, priors, six months in jail; operating after habitual offender revocation 30 days in jail; violating condition of release, 30 days in jail.

Alan P. Lane, 52, of Cushing, shooting from motor vehicle, $200 fine.

Charles Libby, 27, of Rockland, operating after habitual offender revocation, $1000 fine, six months in jail; driving to endanger, $575 fine, license suspended 30 days. Libby was indicted the Knox County grand jury in April, 2017,

for operating after revocation and driving to endanger on Sept. 26, 2016. Libby has two convictions of operating after habitual offender revocation in 2015 in Rockland District Court, according to the indictment.

Breana E. Little, 30, of Rockland, failing to license dog, $100 fine.

Catherine Mank, 47, of Cushing, failure to register vehicle, $150 fine.

Ruben Martinez, 18, of Cushing, minor consuming liquor, $200 fine.

Duane G. Natale, 39, of Rockland, unlawful furnishing of scheduled drug, $400 fine, two years in jail with all but 14 days suspended, probation one year, six months; unlawful possession of scheduled drug, two counts, dismissed; violating condition of release, dismissed.

Zachary Philip, 31, of Owls Head, operating while license suspended or revoked, $500 fine.

Justin Podrasky, 33, of Waldoboro, violating condition of release, four days in jail; domestic violence assault, 364 days in jail with all but three days suspended, probation one year; criminal mischief, three days in jail.

Robin Snell, 46, of Warren, theft by deception, dismissed; aggravated forgery, two counts, dismissed; theft by deception, nine months in jail, restitution $229, 157; unsworn falsification, 364 days in jail, all suspended, probation one year, restitution $229, 157; 100 hours of community service.

Snell was indicted in September 2016 by the grand jury on charges of felony theft by deception and felony aggravated forgery. 

The Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, Mary Mayhew, said during an interview Oct. 2, on WCSH 6, that it was the largest case of welfare fraud the department has ever investigated. 

According to the grand jury indictment filed in Knox County Unified Court, Snell intentionally created the impression her husband was not living with her and that he was not contributing income to the household. The state said Snell falsely represented that she did not have assets of more than $2,000 and only made between $161 and $315 per week.  

The indictment further stated that the fraud occurred between 2002 and 2013. Snell was accused of stealing money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, MaineCare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, the Additional Support for People in Retraining and Employment Program, and the Parents as Scholars Program. 

The indictment included two letters dated in June 2011 and July 2012 written by a woman stating that Snell was providing her with private duty nursing care in her home. Snell’s weekly pay was stated as $315 in the first letter and $336 in the second letter. The indictment states that Snell forged the letters that were filed with DHHS. 

Alisha R. Spaulding, 32, of Winthrop, operating under the influence (alcohol)-no test, dismissed; operating under the influence (alcohol), $750 fine, license suspended 150 days.

Charles Stone, 46, of Waldoboro, illegal transportation of animal or bird, $100 fine.

Chelsea R. Thompson, 27, of Rockland, violating condition of release, two counts, dismissed.

Chase Wadleigh, 19, of Vinalhaven, false registration of deer, $300 fine.

Damian A. Winchenbach, 23, of Thomaston, failure to register motor vehicle, $100 fine.

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