Gouldsboro Police Log Week of April 19

GOULDSBORO — Two Calais residents were charged on April 9 in connection with an apparent trespassing issue last fall.

On Nov. 15 of last year, police were told of suspicious activity at a home on Main Street. The caller told police two people were attempting to gain access to the home with power tools. When officers arrived, they confirmed that the men did not have permission to be on the property.

At the time, they were issued trespassing warnings, according to a police report. Now, after nearly five months, the District Attorney’s Office has decided to press charges.

On April 9, Donald Shain, 70, and Peter Magoon, 49, were both charged with criminal mischief, criminal trespass and theft by unauthorized taking.

Pauline Shain, 60, of Calais, already faced the same charges in connection with the incident. She was charged on March 12.

“The [District Attorney’s] office reviewed the case and initially declined to prosecute,” said Gouldsboro Police Chief Tyler Dunbar, explaining the delay in charges. “After further review, they reversed their decision.”

Bail violation

On April 12, Patrick Hall, 29, of Gouldsboro was arrested and charged with violating conditions of release. He was taken into custody following a bail check on West Bay Road. The Maine State Police and Maine Marine Patrol assisted in the arrest.

Speeding ticket

Kirsten Tenney, 29, of Gouldsboro, was ticketed for speeding for traveling 73 miles per hour in a 55-mile-per-hour zone on Route 1 April 15.

Missing child

On April 13, police assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department in searching for a lost child near Flanders Pond Road in Sullivan. The child was later located.

Mistaken threat at school

Police responded to Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor after a threat was reported on April 12. When they arrived, it was determined that there was no issue.

Working with kids

On April 13, an officer visited Peninsula School and “interacted with students across all of the grades,” a police report read.

Child neglect

An officer was alerted to a possible case of child neglect on April 13. The information was passed to Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services.

No cause for alarm

On April 10, an officer was dispatched in response to a residential burglary alarm on Paul Bunyan Road. The alarm was eventually canceled by the homeowner.

Animal regulation

On April 10, an officer warned “several Gouldsboro residents” for keeping unlicensed dogs, according to a police report.

Sloppy driving

A resident on Route 1 contacted police to report lawn damage on April 13. The previous night, a car had driven off the road. The driver is unknown, according to police.

Landlord-tenant issues

An officer was dispatched to a landlord-tenant dispute on Corea Road April 13.

Civil duties

On April 15, an officer delivered road closure notices to residents on Gouldsboro Point Road.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *