Tire Trouble Leads to Crash



GOULDSBORO — A Steuben man lost control of his 1999 Oldsmobile July 6 when the tire on the right front passenger side suddenly fell off, police said.

Police said Michael Ganz, 43, was headed east on Route 1 when his car went into a ditch.

Police said there was $1,500 in damage to the car.

Intoxicated Man

A Sullivan woman told police July 8 that there was an intoxicated man staggering in the road near the Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor town line on Route 186.

Police said they combed the area but were unable to find the man, who was said to be wearing jeans but no shirt.

Possible Speeder

A Gouldsboro woman complained to police July 3 that the driver of a small black pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed on Main Street in Prospect Harbor.

Police said they located the truck, but the driver told them the woman who called had been tailgating him and he was trying to get away from her.

Loud Party

A Prospect Harbor woman complained to police July 14 that there had been a loud party next door to her home on Main Street.

Police said they told the woman to call them if the festivities started up again.

Dog Complaint

A Gouldsboro Point Road man called police July 13 and said his neighbor’s dog was in his yard again.

Police said they spent an hour looking for the dog, but didn’t find it.

Police said the neighbor did not want to write a statement but did want police to record the incident.

Erratic Drivers

Police received a call July 3 that a white box truck heading west on Route 1 from Gouldsboro was weaving all over the road.

Police said they spotted the truck and stopped it and found the driver was not impaired but was carrying an overload of lobster in the truck.

On July 11, police failed to locate a motorist who was reportedly driving all over Route 1 and headed from Gouldsboro to Ellsworth.

False Report

Police responded July 14 to a report of a 35-year-old man possibly having a heart attack, police said.

Police said when they arrived at the home, which was in the village of Corea, a family friend was there and said everything was OK.

Well-being Check

A Birch Harbor man who said he was worried that he had not heard from his wife asked police July 6 to check on her.

Police said the woman was fine.

False Alarm

Police responded to a burglar alarm on Lighthouse Point Road July 5 but found the alarm was triggered accidently by the caretaker and his crew.

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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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