Bucksport Police Log Week of Feb. 15

BUCKSPORT — Police charged a motorist with impaired driving Feb. 8.

Officer Chris Woodman arrested Walter Binger, 34, of Brooklin on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Woodman was released on bail at the police station.


A Bucksport woman reported Feb. 8 that someone stole $1,000 from her residence. Officer Steve Bishop is investigating.

A Newport woman was charged after she allegedly stayed at a local motel room and left without paying, Detective Sgt. David Winchester reported.

Bishop summoned Jasmine L. Franco, 34, on a charge of theft of services Jan. 31. Winchester said the motel bill totaled $350.

A store reported a shoplifter Feb. 8. Bishop summoned Maggie Hopkins, 24, of Bucksport on a charge of theft.


A Bucksmills Road resident reported a prowler just before 11 p.m. on Jan. 29.

Winchester said police didn’t find anyone but they did see a trail of footprints in the woods next to the house. However, it isn’t known if the footprints had been made that evening.


Police summoned Arthur Maguire, 43, of Bucksport on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia Jan. 29.

Citizen assist

A woman called police for help Friday after her daughter, 17, refused to go to school.

Animal problems

Police got a call about a goose on the loose on Route 46 Saturday.

Shortly afterward, another caller reported a horse in the middle of the roadway of Route 46. However, the owner retrieved the animal before police had a chance to respond.

A golden retriever was found wandering down Broadway Sunday. He was taken in for safekeeping until his owner could be found.

A concerned citizen found a dead deer in a snowbank Saturday.

A gaggle of geese was spotted in the Central Street roadway Feb. 4.

Animal Control Officer Dan Joy took in two cats last week.

A woman called Feb. 5 to report a dog hanging around her house.

Found property

A good Samaritan dropped off a toolbox at the police station after finding it Feb. 5.

Jennifer Osborn

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