Gouldsboro Police Log Week of March 14

GOULDSBORO — On March 2, officers from the Gouldsboro Police Department, Winter Harbor Police Department and the Maine Marine Patrol responded to an abandoned 911 call on Morton Emerson Lane.

Upon arrival, an officer determined that there had been a domestic dispute at the residence.

While police attempted to engage with a Gouldsboro man at the home, the man sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

He was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth, where he was later pronounced dead. The Maine Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to release the official cause of death.

The Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor fire departments, Maine Marine Patrol, the Winter Harbor Police Department and the Schoodic Ambulance Service assisted.


On Feb. 7, police arrested Eric Edwards, 23, of Gouldsboro on a failure to appear warrant from the Hancock County Court.

Youths charged

On Aug. 22, 2018, police located a property on the Corea Road that had been spray-painted in numerous places.

As a result of the investigation, Lindsey Tester, 18, of East Machias, a 16-year-old girl from Gouldsboro and an 18-year-old woman from Cherryfield, who was a juvenile at the time of the offense, were charged on March 6 and March 8 with criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

Traffic violations

As a result of a March 1 traffic stop on Route 1, Kent Hastings, 39, of Sorrento was charged with attaching false plates.

The investigation revealed that a clerical error from the town office caused the information to be incorrect.

The case is being forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office, with prosecution not recommended.

Black ice

On Feb. 25, Terry Geel, 63, of Ellsworth hit black ice on Route 1 and lost control of his vehicle, causing his blue 2002 Chevy Tracker to go off the road and roll over.

Geel sustained minor injuries, however there was extensive damage to his vehicle, which was taken from the scene on a flat bed truck.

On Feb. 25, the operator of a black Toyota Camry hit black ice while traveling on Route 1 near the Gouldsboro Self Storage.

The driver lost control and spun into a snowbank, causing functional damage to the vehicle and to a mailbox on Route 1 as well.

There were no injuries, and the vehicle was able to be driven from the scene.

On Feb. 28, police shut down the West Bay Road due to ice buildup. The Maine Department of Transportation was notified to resolve the issue.

Dog issues

On Feb. 26, 27 and 28, police warned residents on Route 1, the West Bay Road, Knowles Lane, Wally’s Way, Guzzle Road, Young’s Point Road, the Pond Road, South Gouldsboro Road, and Williams Brook Road for keeping unlicensed dogs.

The owners agreed to license their dogs in a timely manner.

On Feb. 25, police assisted a resident on South Gouldsboro Road with lifting her dog with medical problems back into her house.

Maxwell Hauptman

Maxwell Hauptman

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Maxwell Hauptman has been reporting for The Ellsworth American since 2018. He covers eastern Hancock and western Washington counties and welcomes story tips and ideas. He can be reached at [email protected]

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