Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Dec. 7

GOULDSBORO — On Nov. 23, an officer assisted the Maine State Police in responding to a robbery at the Harrington Irving.

The officer observed Route 1 traffic for the suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle was not located.


On Nov. 20, an officer received a complaint about threatening and warned the offending party. The officer provided resources on applying for protection from harassment and abuse to the resident who reported the behavior.

Gun problems

An officer received information on Nov. 20 that a prohibited person was in possession of a firearm. The investigation is continuing.

On Nov. 21, a homeowner called 911 to report gunshots close to the property. An officer checked the area, but didn’t find anything of interest. The person who called 911 was provided contact information for the Maine Warden Service.

Suspicious men

An officer received a complaint about three men walking on Main Street in Gouldsboro with household items. The person who called suspected them of theft. The officer located the men and determined the items were not stolen.

Relationship issues

A young man called 911 on Nov. 22 to report that his girlfriend had broken up with him and he wanted some of his property back. An officer found him on South Gouldsboro Road and explained the proper use of 911. He was placed in the care of his guardian, who will help resolve the property dispute.

Traffic issues

Elizabeth O’Toole of Gouldsboro was operating a 2017 VW Golf on Nov. 30 when she struck and killed a deer on South Gouldsboro Road. Her car received reportable damage, but she was not injured. She left the car to call in the accident. When an officer arrived, a separate person was given the deer.

On Nov. 22, an officer took a report of an erratic driver on Grand Marsh Bay Road. An officer made contact with the registered owner of the car and warned that person about erratic driving.

On Nov. 21, a 911 call indicated an erratic driver traveling north on Clinic Road in Gouldsboro. The car turned onto Route 1, traveling south toward Ellsworth. An officer was out of position to intercept, and the complaint was forwarded to the Maine State Police.

Roommate dispute

An officer received a burglary complaint on Nov. 30, but discovered that it was a civil issue between former roommates. The person who reported the issue was given information on how to resolve the problem.


On Nov. 21, an officer assisted the Gouldsboro Fire Department and County Ambulance with a medical call on South Gouldsboro Road.


On Nov. 24, a resident on Prospect Point Road reported finding two dogs. The resident later located the owners of the dogs, which were returned.

Civic duties

On Nov. 29, an officer delivered subpoenas to two witnesses in a criminal case.

On Nov. 20, an officer delivered packets to the Board of Selectmen.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson began working for The Ellsworth American in mid-2017, and covers eastern Hancock and western Washington counties. He grew up in the Mid-coast region before living in New York City for five years, where he freelanced in documentary filmmaking and journalism. He is particularly interested in criminal justice, environment and immigration reporting.