Gouldsboro Police Log: Striking mailboxes with his Tahoe brings charges

GOULDSBORO — Jeremy Abbott, 39, of Franklin was charged May 19 with multiple offenses after allegedly striking a series of mailboxes and damaging a passing vehicle with the resulting debris, police said.

Police said Abbott was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage crash, failure to notify the owner of a property damage crash and failure to give notice of crash by quickest means.

Several witnesses told police they saw Abbott, who was driving a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, strike several mailboxes while southbound on Route 1.

Bail violations

Kevin Nelson, 56, of Harrington was arrested May 22 and charged with operating a motor vehicle after license suspension and violating conditions of release, police said.

Police said Nelson also was summoned on charges of failure to provide proof of insurance and for providing proof of insurance not in effect.

Police said Nelson was stopped on Route 1 when a police officer saw him driving.

James White, 30, of Cherryfield was charged May 10 with operating a motor vehicle after license suspension and violating conditions of release, police said.

Police said White was observed driving on West Bay Road on April 20.

Criminal mischief

Randy Bunker, 47, of Penobscot, was charged with criminal mischief May 20 in connection with an incident that occurred in Gouldsboro in November 2015, police said.

Police said Bunker’s vehicle damaged a pump at Young’s Market, causing about $380 in damage.

Bunker had not paid for the damages and was served a summons in Penobscot by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, police said.

Police are investigating an estimated $8,000 worth of damage to a card reader on a gasoline pump at Young’s Market on Route 1, police said.

Police said a passer-by shown on the store video May 6 is believed to have damaged the card reader by repeatedly striking it.

Police are investigating.

Off-road accident

A young woman operating a 2007 Chevrolet Impala went off the road into West Bay Stream May 12, police said.

Police said neither the driver nor a young female occupant was injured in the crash.

The accident occurred when the young woman was headed eastbound on Guzzle Road and failed to negotiate a turn at the intersection of Hackmatack Road.

The vehicle was towed, police said.

Close encounter

A Milford man who was trying to avoid hitting a deer while northbound on Route 1 swerved off the road and hit a utility police, police said.

Police said the incident occurred May 11 while Dennis Hoskins, 31, was driving a GMC pickup truck owned by his company.

Police said Hoskins swerved to the left onto the soft shoulder on the southbound side of Route 1, went down into a ditch and hit a utility pole.

Police said Route 1 was shut down until the utility company arrived to repair the pole.

Hoskins was not injured and the vehicle was towed from the scene, police said.

Helped in chase

Police on May 6 assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in capturing Nathaniel Sargent, 27, of Sullivan, following a high-speed pursuit with the Sheriff’s Department, police said.

Trespass warning

A man on Meadow Road was issued a criminal trespass warning May 13 after allegedly assaulting a Gouldsboro woman on Meadow Road earlier in the day, police said.

Police said the woman declined to press charges.

Suicidal man

Police assisted Maine State Police in Franklin May 14 with a suicidal man who ingested a large quantity of drugs and ran into the woods.

Police said the man was located shortly after they arrived and he was transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Upset man

On May 19, police received a report of a man with mental health issues who was intoxicated, not taking his medication and who assaulted a family member, police said.

Police said when they arrived at the home on West Bay Road the man was unconscious due to inebriation, was taken into protective custody and transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

Police said the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office assisted local police.

Noise complaint

An officer investigated a noise complaint next to Young’s Market on Route 1 May 6 and discovered the noise was caused by construction activity, police said.

Police said the party involved agreed to shut down the work site for the time being.

Motorcycle noise

An anonymous caller May 6 complained to police that a motorcycle was speeding on Paul Bunyan Road in Corea and creating loud exhaust sounds.

Police said they were unable to locate the motorcycle.

False alarm

On May 14, police responded to a burglar alarm at a home on Grand Marsh Bay Road.

Police said they checked the building, found nothing awry and reset the alarm.

911 call

A toddler playing with a family member’s cell phone accidentally dialed 911 on May 6, police said.

Police said they spoke with an adult at the home and deduced everything was OK.

Police had no contact number to call back a woman who, on a 911 call on May 7, was heard to say she was calling 911.

Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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