Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 11

BUCKSPORT — Detective Sgt. David Winchester said Maine State Police troopers, acting at the request of the Bucksport Police Department, arrested David Noble, 37, of Dedham in Dedham on Sunday night on a charge of domestic assault.

Winchester said the alleged assault took place against a woman in Bucksport earlier that morning. Noble was taken first to the Bucksport Public Safety Building and then to the Hancock County Jail.

Police said they arrested David Appleby, 48, of Bucksport at his residence on River Road on Jan. 3. The arrest came at the end of an investigation of an unauthorized withdrawal of $2,500 from a local credit union account in early December, Winchester said.

Appleby was charged with felony theft and felony forgery and was transported to the Hancock County Jail soon afterward, Winchester said.

Police said they arrested Adam Staples, 48, of Bucksport on Main Street on Jan. 5 on a charge of operating with a suspended registration.


Police said Diane Brann, 53, of Bucksport was driving on Central Street on Jan. 1 when she struck a deer, causing $2,500 worth of damage to her vehicle.

According to police, Constance Gonzales, 80, of Orland was parking at the Family Dollar on Route 1 on Jan. 2 when she drove through the store’s entrance, causing an estimated $15,000 worth of damage to the building and $2,500 worth of damage to her vehicle.

Police said Samuel Verrill, 24, of Bucksport was turning into Bucksport True Value on Route 1 when he slid off the road and struck a pole, causing over $1,000 worth of damage to his vehicle.

According to police, Jacob Wilson, 17, of Bucksport left the nozzle attached to his car when he drove away from the pump at the Irving on Route 1, causing minor damage to the pump.

Police had to contend with multiple incidents where snowplows were obstructed by parked vehicles. Winchester said after every storm the town highway department’s effort to plow snow off the roads is slowed down by vehicles parked in the roadway instead of in a parking lot.

“We have to go out, run the plate, try to find out who the owner is and make an attempt to find them,” Winchester said. If the owner doesn’t turn up, the vehicle gets towed, he said.

“That’s why we have the winter parking ban,” he said. “A lot of times people will just park on the road to go to a house for a visit or to check on somebody. In the meantime, a plow truck needs the route.”

Winchester said the majority of the reported obstructions occurred on smaller roads in town, where the road is narrow for plows.

David Roza

David Roza

David grew up in Washington County, Maryland, has reported in Washington County, Oregon, and now covers news in Hancock County and Washington County, Maine for The American and Out & About.

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