Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 26

BUCKSPORT — Police and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services investigated an incident involving an adult allegedly assaulting a youth on Aug. 15.

Deputy Police Chief David Winchester said no charges are being brought at this time.


Officer Robert Findlay arrested Steven Kane, 58, of Bucksport on a warrant Aug. 17.

Findlay arrested Brandon Scherer, 29, of Ellsworth on a warrant Saturday.


Robert J. Smith, 45, of Bucksport was charged with operating after suspension and unlawful drug possession (methamphetamine) Aug. 19.

Winchester summoned Autumn Leighton, 18, of Perry on a charge of speeding Aug. 19.

Officer Matt Schmidt summoned Jessica Astbury, 34, of Blue Hill on a charge of reading while driving Aug. 19.

Dog problems

Bucksport’s dog population has been especially vocal of late.

During the past week, police took multiple complaints about barking dogs, including one complaint from a child who advised there were dogs barking down the road from him.

Dispatchers also took reports of stray dogs, a black dog running loose and a dog attacking another dog. The dog attack was handled by the animal control officer.

Winchester said when barking dog complaints come in, sometimes a patrol officer will go to the area in question and listen for barking.

If the dog is barking inside the house and the owner is at work or away, there isn’t much officers can do, the deputy chief said. “If the owner is away, it’s a tough situation.”

“Our goal is to get compliance with the owner to address the dog,” he said. “We try to exhaust every means before we go to court.”

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