Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Feb. 15

GOULDSBORO — Cole Kennedy, 32, of Milbridge and Danielle Pinkham, 39, of Milbridge were arrested Friday and charged with assaulting an officer and obstructing government administration.

Pinkham also had an active warrant for her arrest and was charged with violating conditions of release.

Their arrests followed an investigation into “suspected drug activity,” according to a police report.

Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor police officers responded to a home on West Bay Road. The suspects allegedly assaulted a Winter Harbor police officer, and then one of them fled into the woods. Ultimately, both were apprehended and arrested.

The Maine Marine Patrol, Maine State Police K-9 Unit, County Ambulance and the Gouldsboro/Winter Harbor Fire Department all assisted on the call.

The pair was transported to the Hancock County Jail.

Cruelty to animals charges

A year and half — nearly to the day — after police opened an investigation into animal neglect, Robin Riggleman, 61, of Gouldsboro was charged with cruelty to animals.

On June 29, 2016, an officer responded to a report of animal neglect regarding several dogs on Haven Hill Road. Riggleman was charged on Feb. 3 as a result of that investigation. Maine’s animal welfare agency assisted.

On Jan. 30, officers received a report of an animal welfare issue on Main Street, and ended up seizing a rabbit after using a search warrant. Meagan Jordan, 33, of Franklin was charged with cruelty to animals.

Slushy accidents

Audra Colley, 22, of Gouldsboro was operating a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer on Pond Road Feb. 10 when she struck slush and went off the road into trees. She was not injured, but the vehicle was damaged enough to be disabled.

On Feb. 10, a young driver was traveling north on Newman Street in Winter Harbor when he lost control in slush and went off the road, destroying a mailbox and striking a fire hydrant that was connected to the town line. He was not injured.

The vehicle sustained functional damage, and it came to a rest on top of the town line between Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro. The damage to the hydrant was reported to the town’s water company.


On Jan. 29, a 16-year-old from Steuben was summoned on a charge of failure to display a current and valid inspection certificate as a result of a traffic stop on Route 1 in Gouldsboro.

On Feb. 3, Christine Craven, 54, of Milbridge was summoned on charges of failure to display a current and valid inspection certificate and failure to register a vehicle within 30-150 days. She was stopped on Route 1 in Gouldsboro.

Insufficient funds

Young’s Market reported a bounced check in the amount of $110 on Feb. 7. An officer is investigating.

911 calls

On Feb. 9, first responders received several 911 calls from a 911-only phone, according to police. Dispatchers couldn’t hear any distress on the line and the location didn’t immediately show up. After more calls, it was determined to be coming from Duck Pond Road in Winter Harbor.

“A dispatcher heard a voice, possibly of a child, talking about wanting a cheeseburger,” a police report of the incident reads. An officer patrolled the area and questioned nearby residents, but the caller was not found.

On Feb. 8, dispatchers received a 911 call from Crowley Island Road in Corea, but it was determined to be a mistake.

Escort assistance

On Feb. 6, an officer escorted an 18-wheeler boat transport truck from Gouldsboro to the Milbridge marina.

Concealed weapon

An officer fielded a concealed weapon permit application on Feb. 5.

Civic duties

An officer delivered selectmen packets on Feb. 8.

On Feb. 3, an officer attempted to serve a civil summons, but couldn’t.

On the same day, an officer served several subpoenas and one summons.

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.

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