Gouldsboro Police Log Week of April 5

GOULDSBORO — Jason Lovely, 44, of Bucksport was driving a 2009 International tractor-trailer on South Gouldsboro Road March 27 when he fell asleep due to fatigue and struck a parked car and a tree, police said.

“The truck suffered functional damage and was towed from the scene,” a police report read. According to Police Chief Tyler Dunbar, the case is not under investigation.

“The driver indicated he fell asleep at the wheel; he was not charged with an offense,” Dunbar said. “The case is closed for us and we have nothing else pending at this time pertaining to the crash.”

Speeding and suspension

Following being stopped by police on Route 1 for speeding March 29, Dallas York, 28, of Addison was charged with exceeding the speed limit by at least 30 miles per hour and operating after suspension.

He was issued a summons and released.


On March 29, Katherine Doble, 41, of Steuben was issued a ticket for failing to provide evidence of insurance. She was stopped on Route 1.

On March 29, Della Willey, 30, of Steuben was ticketed for exceeding the speed limit by between 20 and 24 miles per hour. She was stopped on Route 1

On March 31, Arletta Daris, 60, of Milbridge was ticketed for operating a vehicle with an expired license. The license was overdue for renewal by between one and three months. She was stopped on Route 1.

On March 31, Danielle Brooks, 19, of Steuben was issued a ticket for speeding by between 25 and 29 miles per hour. She was stopped on Route 1.

On March 31, Patrick Hall, 30, of Gouldsboro was issued a ticket for exceeding the speed limit by at least 30 miles per hour. He was stopped on Route 1.

Keep the change

On March 29, a disagreement broke out between a resident and a hitchhiker that person had picked up. The driver had given the hitchhiker a ride to a local store and then provided $10 for a drink. When the hitchhiker refused to give the driver the change, a “civil dispute” followed, according to a police report.

By the time police arrived, the two individuals had left the store. The responding officer was unable to contact the person who called in the complaint.

Banging on a trash can

Police received a report March 29 that a vehicle had struck garbage cans at a South Gouldsboro residence and did not stop.

The location and description of the vehicle were not determined by police, and there were no injuries or further damage.

Domestic dispute

On March 25, an officer was requested to help the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office with a domestic dispute on Pond Road. The call was eventually canceled.

Snowed in

On March 31, a property owner wanted to have a camper trailer removed, but it was stuck behind a pile of snow.

After speaking with an officer, the person agreed to wait until a snowbank melted so that the trailer owner could get the camper out.


An officer received drug intelligence for a different town on March 29. The information was gathered and passed to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Civic duties

A resident on Grand Marsh Bay Road was warned for harassment on March 29.

On March 29, an officer fingerprinted a West Bay Road resident in compliance with sex offender registry requirements.

On March 26, an officer processed a concealed weapons permit application.

On March 27, an officer assisted a resident on South Gouldsboro Road with shoveling snow that was behind the resident’s vehicle.

Sleep-dialing 911

On March 28, an officer responded to a 911 call to find that a man had been sleeping on the couch with the phone in his pocket, and had apparently accidentally dialed 911.

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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