Prospect Harbor Man Summoned for Driving Without License

GOULDSBORO — Dallas Burke, 56, of the village of Prospect Harbor was summoned Sept. 9 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license.

Police said Burke was stopped in the village of Birch Harbor for driving 43 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone.

Burke produced his vehicle registration and proof of insurance, but said he had left his driver’s license at home.

Police followed him home, but said Burke was unable to find the license.

Police said motor vehicle records showed Burke’s driver’s license expired in 1985.

Burke is due to appear in Ellsworth District Court on Nov. 22.

Pot Plants

Police assisted officers from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Sept. 9 as they gathered more than 20 marijuana plants growing behind Fire Station 2 in South Gouldsboro, police said.

Dog Bite

A 71-year-old Lighthouse Point Road woman was bitten on the left hand and wrist Sept. 4 while visiting friends in the village of Prospect Harbor, police said.

The woman told police her dog and her friends’ dog were growling and barking at each other and their leashes ended up wrapped around her legs.

She said she was bitten while trying to separate the dogs. The woman went to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital (MCMH) for treatment, police said.

Police said the dog bite was reported as required by law by MCMH to the Hancock County Regional Communications Center.

The woman told police she was not filing a complaint and that both dogs were up to date on their rabies shots.

Keep the Peace

A 33-year-old Gouldsboro man asked police to stand by Sept. 9 while he retrieved his belongings from a home in Birch Harbor, police said.

Police said the man told them he was afraid the other man would assault him.

Woman with Shopping Cart

An Andover, Mass., woman called police at 9:45 p.m. Sept. 9 to say she was concerned about the safety of a woman she saw pushing a shopping cart on Route 1.

Police said they found the woman with the shopping cart in front of the Gouldsboro post office.

The woman told them she was going to Ellsworth, police said.

Police cautioned her that it was dangerous to be walking in the dark along Route 1.

Police said the woman then told them she had friends in Sullivan and would be staying there.

Horse Loose

A woman on Pond Road called police Sept. 10 to report that a horse was loose and running in the road.

Police said they contacted the animal’s owner, who came to retrieve the horse.

Erratic Driving

Police received a report Sept. 4 that a green, Chevy Blazer was being operated erratically on Route 1 in Hancock and was headed toward Sullivan and Gouldsboro.

Police said they looked for the vehicle but never spotted it.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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