Bucksport Police Log Week of May 21

BUCKSPORT — A police pursuit ended with an overturned vehicle after a motorist refused to stop for an officer on Route 1 Friday, according to police.

Deputy Police Chief David Winchester said Officer Chris Woodman tried to stop the vehicle after seeing it leave a Route 1 business and drive over a curb.

Woodman had tried to get the vehicle to stop at the intersection of Route 1 and Hinks Street, across from Hannaford, but the vehicle sped away and turned right at the top of Hinks Street, heading toward Wenbelle Apartments, the chief said.

“He struck a bush, a shrub and a fairly large rock, which caused the vehicle to overturn and come to rest on its roof,” said Winchester. The driver got out and fled on foot.

Woodman caught up to the motorist, at which point “a physical altercation ensued,” Winchester said.

Woodman ultimately arrested the motorist, Corey Crowley, 28, of Bucksport, on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, operating after revocation, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest, assault, failure to stop for a law enforcement officer and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Sgt. Darrin Moody and Officer Ryan Welch assisted.

More arrests

Police made a second arrest on Friday in connection with a May 7 shooting on Dalton’s Way, Winchester said.

Moody arrested Timothy Woodard, 62, of Bucksport on a warrant charging reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.

“He also discharged a firearm during the incident,” Winchester said.

Renee M. Swann, 53, of Bucksport was arrested on a charge of OUI Saturday.

Officer Steve Bishop arrested Joshua Archer, 18, of Bucksport on a charge of domestic violence assault May 13.


Officer Gerald Lowe summoned Devon Ryder, 35, of Bucksport on a charge of operating after suspension Saturday.

Moody summoned Stephanie McKinnon, 29, of Bucksport on a charge of operating after suspension May 12.

Neighborhood disputes

Police handled a number of complaints that neighbors called in on each other during the past week. At issue was one resident mowing grass into the roadway on Friday. Later Friday, there was a similar complaint only concerning leaves being blown into the roadway. Another caller was angry about flowers being pulled up at an apartment complex.

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