BUCKSPORT — Youth problems, ranging from schoolhouse fights to out of control children at home, took up a chunk of police time last week.
Bucksport Police School Resource Office Eric Marcel handled an incident involving two girls at the high school the afternoon of March 7. No serious injuries reported.
“It is under investigation,” said Sgt. David Winchester. “Charges are pending.”
Meanwhile, a girl at the middle school was assaulted by another student March 6, police reported.
Winchester said no action would be taken. The girl’s parent reported the assault to police to have the incident documented.
Meanwhile, officers were called to a few incidents of young people being out of control in their respective households.
One such call, on March 7, involved a 12-year-old boy.
Winchester said when an officer arrived, the boy’s grandfather had already taken him to school and calmed him down.
Police got two calls a few hours apart on Friday concerning a boy, 16, who was “out of control.”
The first call for help came just after 4 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m., Winchester said. After the second call, the boy was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for an evaluation, the sergeant said.
Calls to the police for parenting help vary depending on the situation and the parents or caregivers involved.
Winchester said “a lot of times” parents have no parenting skills so the solution is to call for help.
Police took a call about a possible break-in at an empty residence on Jacob Buck Pond Road March 6.
Winchester said the house had a broken window on the front door. Officers searched the residence but didn’t find anyone inside.
Police assisted the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on March 7.
Officer Gerald Lowe summoned Clifford Winchester, 27, of Bucksport on a charge of operating after suspension March 6.