Bucksport Police Log: Accidents keep officers busy



BUCKSPORT — On Aug. 15, police said Richard Sparks, 77, of Bucksport ran out of gas while driving his 1967 Ford Mustang on Town Farm Road. He pulled off the road and called for a tow truck, but the tow truck allegedly caused damage to the vehicle.

That same day, police said Christopher Candage, 32, of Bucksport backed his 2014 Dodge pickup truck out of his parking spot at Hannaford only to collide with a 2006 Hyundai driven by Jordan Emery, 19, of Prospect.

Nobody was injured, but the the vehicles sustained $1,000 in damage.

Later that night, police said Henry Dow, 33, of Searsmont struck a parked Dodge with his 2001 Mercury Utility in the Family Dollar parking lot. Nobody was injured, though Dow’s vehicle sustained $900 in damage. The parked car sustained $100 in damage.

In an accident that occurred on Aug. 19, police said Belinda Harriman, 57, of Orland backed out of her parking spot at Dunkin’ Donuts only to hit a vehicle driven by Kathleen Coogan, 67, of Verona Island.

Nobody was injured, though there was $1,000 worth of damage to the vehicles involved.

Police said Benjamin Silvernail, 48, of Orrington collided with Nicholas Smith, 38, of Surry at a traffic light on Route 1 on Aug. 20, causing $5,000 worth of damage.

Speeding tickets

Kristy Ash, 22 of Bucksport, 59 mph in a 50-mph zone on River Road Aug. 16.

Justin Boober, 32, of Brewer, 65 mph in a 45-mph zone on Route 46 Aug. 17.

Sharon Dalzell, 55, of Little Rock, Ark., 48 mph in a 25-mph zone on Main Street Aug. 22.

Lucy Benjamin, 54, of Blue Hill, 65 mph in a 45-mph zone on Route 46 Aug. 23.

Chelsi Leach, 27, of Bangor, driving over 20 mph over the speed limit on Mast Hill Road Aug. 27.

Christine Walsh, 26, of Brewer, 49 mph in a 35-mph zone on River Road Aug. 28.

Animal incidents

On Aug. 16, Officer Matthew Schmidt responded to a call that a deer was stuck in the mud about 6 feet from shore in Silver Lake.

Schmidt called the Warden Service but could see that the deer was struggling, so he waded into the water to help it escape. The deer was freed and pulled ashore, but it died of exhaustion shortly afterward.

On Aug. 26, Officer Robert Findlay pursued a 2004 Chevy pick-up traveling northbound at excessive speed on Route 46. The Chevy accelerated away and Findlay found the vehicle had left the road and collided with the fence of a horse corral.

No animals were injured, and officers from the Bucksport Police Department, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police arrived to help search for the missing driver. The Sheriff’s Office brought a dog to help search, but after several hours the driver was still missing. Officer Findlay is investigating.

Other incidents

Margaret Souza, 29, of Bucksport, was stopped for speeding by Officer Eze VanBuckley and was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension.

A small strong box was stolen from a residence on Tuffs Road Aug. 26. Findlay is investigating.

Margaret McIninch, 41, of Verona Island was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension on Aug. 27.

David Roza

David Roza

Former reporter, David Roza grew up in Washington County, Maryland, has reported in Washington County, Oregon, and covered news in Hancock County and Washington County, Maine for The American and Out & About.

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