The Maine Dept. of Public Safety issued on Jan. 21 the following report concerning arson charges.
On Jan. 11, investigators from the Fire Marshal’s Office arrested Douglas Knowlton, 59, of Troy, charging him with arson and attempted theft by deception. He was arrested at his residence and taken to the Waldo County Jail. The charges were filed as a result of an investigation involving a vehicle fire that occurred in March on Route 9 in Troy.
On Jan. 12, investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office charged Melissa Keller, 36, of Montville with arson, attempted theft by deception, two counts of negotiating a worthless instrument, perjury and forgery. The charges were filed as a result of an investigation involving a residential fire on the Hunter Road in Unity in September of 2018. Melissa is currently at the Knox County Jail.
On Jan. 13, investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office charged Mark Walston, 50, with arson, burglary and theft. The charges were filed as a result of a camp fire reported on January 12 on Ledge Drive in Long Pond Township in Somerset County. Walston is currently at the Somerset County Jail.