FRANKLIN COUNTY — The following is the Franklin County Sheriff’s report for June 5-12:

6/5/2015: Deputy Hartley was called to West Kingfield Road in Kingfield regarding a report of a possible break in at trailer. There was no evidence of entry into the trailer

6/6/2015: Deputy Bernhardt stopped a car for a moving violation on the Wilton Road in Chesterville. During the stop he identified Tristan Ridlon as one of the passengers who was accompanying a female he was prohibited from seeing as a condition of release from jail. Ridlon was arrested for Violation of Conditions of release Class C Felony.

6/7/2015: Deputy Bernhardt investigated a vandalism complaint on Hill Top Road in Chesterville where someone had smashed a mailbox there.

6/7/2015: Corporal Reid responded to River Road in Madrid regarding a disturbance.

6/7/2015: Deputy Bernhardt investigated a second complaint of vandalism to a mailbox on East Road in Chesterville.


6/7/2015: Corporal Chase investigated a report of vandalism to headstones and US Flags at the Winter Hill Cemetery road on the Winter Hill Road in Carthage. Chase believes the vandalism had taken place sometime between Saturday night after dark on the 6th and was discovered early Sunday morning.

6/8/2015: At 2 a.m. early Monday morning Deputy Andrew Morgan stopped a vehicle for speeding on the Ridge Rd in Chesterville. During the stop he determined that the driver (and only occupant of the car), Dillian Burnham, 23, of Chesterville, may have been driving under the influence of alcohol.

Morgan conducted a field sobriety test which confirmed his suspicion. At that point Morgan attempted to take Burnham into custody when Burnham resisted arrest and escaped back into his vehicle (black 2002 Oldsmobile 2 door) and then fled the scene.

Morgan started to chase after Burnham who turned onto Norcross Hill road at a high rate of speed. Morgan lost sight of the vehicle at that point suspecting that Burnham had fled into the town of Fayette. At that point Morgan alerted State Police, Livermore Falls Police, Wilton and Jay Police to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

At 2:33 a.m. Livermore Falls Police Officer Vernon Stevens found the Burnham vehicle and attempted to stop it in town when the driver decided to continue to elude officers. At this point the driver fled through Jay up Jay Hill, onto the old Jay Hill Road, then the Woodman Hill road, onto Route 133 to North Jay, at which point the Livermore Falls officer broke off the pursuit but continued to look for the vehicle, which was eventually found crashed on the Borough Road in Chesterville.

The driver had to be extricated from his car by Chesterville Fire Department personnel. Once the driver was removed he was transported to FMH by Northstar for injuries he had received as a result of the accident. While at the hospital Deputy Morgan charged Burnham with six crimes:


Operating under the influence of Alcohol Class D

Refusing to Submit to Arrest or Detention Class D

Escape Class B

Eluding an Officer Class C

Driving to Endanger Class E

Violation Conditions of Release Class E


Further charges are pending from the Livermore Falls Police Department.

6/8/2015: Deputy Bernhardt investigated a report of vandalism to several mailboxes in the Main Street area in Chesterville.

6/8/2015 Deputy Morgan investigated a report of an alleged violation of a protection order on Farmington Road in Strong.

6/8/2015: Corporal Reid responded to a single vehicle personal injury accident which occurred on the West Freeman Road in Strong at 4:36 p.m. The investigation revealed that a blue 1990 Toyota Celica was being driven north bound on the West Freeman road by a Christopher Burnham of Farmington, accompanying Burnham was Amanda Race of Dexter.

The Burnham vehicle was traveling at what investigators believed to be a speed which was greater than reasonable and prudent for the conditions of the road thus losing control in the of the car as it drifted onto soft shoulder of the road, thus causing the vehicle to spin sideways and roll over several times. Investigators believe that neither occupant was wearing safety belts at the time which explained the seriousness of their injuries. They also believe that due to evidence at the scene and statements from witnesses and the driver, alcohol was also a factor in the crash.

Amanda Race was transported by life flight to CMMC because of her injuries. Detective Ken Charles and Deputy Kevin Hartley reconstructed the scene. Lieutenant David St. Laurent obtained a search warrant to search the vehicle for evidence alcohol. Charges are pending the results of a blood test.


6/9/2015: Corporal Reid responded to a 911 hang up complaint on Avon Valley Road in Avon. It was determined that a child was playing with the phone.

6/9/2015: Corporal Bean arrested Ryan Brann on a warrant.

6/9/2015: Deputy Morgan responded to a report of an alleged gas drive off at Sandy River Farm Supply in New Sharon. Morgan made contact with the reported offender who came back and paid for the fuel.

6/10/2015: Corporal Bean and K-9 Diesel responded to assist Oxford County Sheriff’s office to locate and autistic child who had run away from school. Bean & Diesel conducted the track, found the child in the woods and in turn was returned to parents.

6/10/2015: Corporal Bean responded to Locke Pond Road in Chesterville regarding a domestic disturbance between and out of control 13-year old. The child went to grandparents for the evening.

6/10/2015: Deputy Hartley conducted a welfare check on a five-year old child in New Sharon who was allegedly left alone by his parents. The report was false and there was a sitter there with the child.


6/10/2015: Deputy Morgan responded to Stanley Road in New Vineyard regarding a domestic disturbance, no charges were filed.

6/10/2015: Deputy Morgan responded to North Main Street in Strong regarding a report of several ATV’s riding in the road.

6/10/2015: Deputy Morgan investigated a report of threatening complaint on North Main Street in Strong.

6/11/2015: Deputy Morgan assisted Northstar rescue with a patient on Stinchfield Hill Road in Chesterville.

6/11/2015: Deputy Brann responded to Winter Hill Road in Carthage regarding an animal complaint. Complainant had found a dog that had been hit with porcupine quills; however the ACO for Carthage wasn’t available.

6/11/2015: Corporal Bean investigated a report of a disorderly conduct complaint on Route 2 in Carthage. A male pedestrian identified as Tony Dennie (56) of Memphis, Tenn. was waving and yelling at cars and people. Mr. Dennie, who has an extensive criminal history, was given a ride to the Oxford county line where he hitched a ride west.


6/11/2015: Deputy Morgan responded to Mile Hill Road in New Sharon regarding an out of control teenager.

6/11/2015: Corporal Bean investigated a complaint of a Violation of Protection Order on Farmington Road in Strong.

6/12/2015: Deputy Morgan received a call to remove a subject from a residence in Avon.

6/12/2015: Detective Ken Charles assisted DHHS with an investigation in Phillips.

6/12/2015: Deputy Brann responded to a 911 hang up complaint on North Main Street in Strong.

6/12/2015: Deputy Brann responded to a car vs. deer accident on Route 4 in Avon. There was reportable damage to the car, and the deer died at the scene.

6/12/2015: Deputy Zecher responded to Carthage Road in Carthage regarding a juvenile who had what looked like an assault rifle. Zecher found the kid had an airsoft rifle.

Deputies conducted 4 Elder Checks during this period. Deputies conducted 29 building checks during this reporting period; one was found unsecure.

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