Gouldsboro Police log week of Oct. 24



GOULDSBORO — Police attended to issues related to the wind and rain storm Oct. 17.

In the morning, police assisted the Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro fire departments with diverting traffic so that downed trees could be removed from roadways. Winter Harbor police also assisted.

Shortly before 1 p.m. the same day, police responded to a report of a broken window at a residence on Route 1. The caller, who was unsure if a burglary had taken place, said curtains were flapping through the broken window.

Police determined the damage had been caused by high winds. Winter Harbor police assisted.

School safety

Police responded to a 911 call Oct. 2 at the Peninsula School. After investigating, it was determined to be a false alarm.

Police were called to the school again Oct. 7 for a report that a teacher heard gunshots during recess.

After investigating, police determined the sound had come from a nearby sand pit and was not a safety issue for the school.

Fire call

Police responded Oct. 19 to a report of a fire on Ashville Road in Sullivan, just across the Gouldsboro line. A caller had reported smoke in a residence with a bedbound resident inside.

An officer entered the building preparing to evacuate the residents when the Sullivan Fire Department arrived and began to look for the cause of the smoke. Winter Harbor police also assisted.

Trespass complaint

Police received a trespass complaint Oct. 5 from a resident of West Bay Road. The incident was unfounded and part of an ongoing issue.

Community service

A concerned husband in Massachusetts requested that an officer check on his wife after he was unable to reach her Oct. 12. Officers located the woman at their cottage in Corea. She then made contact with her husband.

Police were called Oct. 14 about a dog lost on Round Barn Road. The dog was located and returned the next day.

While on patrol Oct. 20, an officer found a boat in Corea with its lights on. Police notified the owner.

False alarm

On Oct. 8, an officer responded to West Bay Road following a 911 call.

An investigation revealed the call had been made by a child playing with the phone.

Johanna S. Billings

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Johanna S. Billings covers eastern Hancock County and western Washington County. An avid photographer, she lives in Steuben with her husband and several cats. She welcomes tips and story ideas. Email her at [email protected]

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