Alleged Hammer Assault, Reported Thefts Under Investigation

BUCKSPORT — On Sept. 9, shortly after 9 p.m., a Moosehorn Drive resident called police to report a “person has been assaulted with a hammer.”

Detective Sgt. David Winchester said police are investigating the incident.

Theft Reports

A Main Street resident reported the theft of medication Sept. 4. Winchester said police have investigated the matter and that it doesn’t appear a crime was committed.

On Sept. 5, a Brookview Drive resident reported the theft of an iPhone. Police investigated the matter, Winchester said, and found it to be a civil matter rather than a criminal one. The incident apparently involved a couple who had split up.

Land Dispute

On Sept. 6, an S+L Way resident requested an officer because “someone was cutting trees on her property.” Winchester said the incident was a land dispute, and police found no crime had taken place.

Warnings Issued

After a Main Street resident called police around 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 5 to file a complaint, officers responded and issued harassment and no-contact warnings to four individuals.

Rabid Raccoon

A Bucksmills Road resident reported observing a rabid raccoon around 1 p.m. on Sept. 9.

Old Ammo

On Sept. 8, a person came in to the Public Safety Building to drop off a bag of old ammunition.

While the department disposed of that ammunition, Winchester said police would rather not have people drop such material off at the station for safety reasons.

Runaway Wash

Around 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, someone at a laundry business on Main Street called police to report that “their laundry was stuck in the machine and it won’t stop.”

In the Road

A number of animals and other items were reported seen or found on various roadways around town in the past week.

On the morning of Sept. 6, a caller reported “a raccoon was standing in the middle of the road” on Millvale Road.

About an hour later, a caller reported that someone had lost a vehicle battery and that its contents had spilled all over the roadway. The Fire Department was dispatched to clean up the acid.

The next day, it was Millvale Road again, where a caller reported that three horses were loose in the road.

On the night of Sept. 7, around 10, a caller reported seeing someone “standing in the roadway” on River Road.

Finally, on Sept. 9, an officer on patrol discovered a bag of trash in the middle of the road on Central Street around 9:30 a.m.


After being summoned for an offense involving alcohol on Aug. 30 on the waterfront, 22-year-old Shawn M. Sawyer of Bucksport was arrested Sept. 7 on Middle Street on an unspecified warrant.

On Sept. 1, Derek A. Pomeroy of Stockton Springs was arrested on a charge of violation of conditional release, after police responded to the report of a fight and possible assault at Tozier’s II Bar and Grill on Route 1.

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.
Steve Fuller

Latest posts by Steve Fuller (see all)