Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Dec. 7

WINTER HARBOR — Police charged two people following a Nov. 17 traffic stop.

The driver, Meagan Patten, 27, of Bucksport, was arrested on charges of operating after suspension and violation of conditions of release.

A passenger, Adam Staples, 48, of Bucksport, was arrested on a charge of possession of a Schedule W drug.

Maine State Police assisted at the scene.

Health calls

On Nov. 21, police arrived at a medical call for a 28-year-old man who was having a seizure in Birch Harbor. Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor first responders attended to the man.

Vehicle issues

Police responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on Nov. 28. The black 2011 Ford F250 was at the Schoodic Marina with its engine on and door left open for about two hours.

The owner of the vehicle, a man from Swanville, returned from doing maintenance work on a local fishing boat to discover that he’d left the car that way.

On Nov. 24, police were called to investigate a silver Toyota that was weaving on the road from Ellsworth to Winter Harbor. The driver was stopped on Route 1 in Gouldsboro. The driver told officers she’d been shopping all day and was tired.

On Nov. 29, police were called to an accident where a car hit a deer on Schoodic Loop Road. Megan Moshier, 44, of Winter Harbor hit the deer with her 2016 Jeep, which sustained some damage. There were no injuries, other than the deer.

On Nov. 3, a Hancock woman was stopped on South Gouldsboro Road after an officer noticed her crossing the yellow lines in the road. An officer spoke to her and administered a field sobriety test. The woman was then released.


On Nov. 28, Gregory Bush, 68, of Blue Hill, was given a ticket for traveling 54 miles per hour in a 35 mile-per-hour zone on Newman Street.

On Nov. 28, Dereck Smith, 35, of Bangor was given a ticket for traveling 44 miles per hour in a 25 mile-per-hour zone on Newman Street.

On Nov. 29, Brooke McDonald, 32 of Ellsworth, was given a ticket for traveling 44 miles per hour in a 25 mile-per-hour zone on Newman Street.

Unwanted guests

A West Bay Road resident called police on Nov. 8, requesting that a woman be removed because she was in possession of drug paraphernalia on the resident’s property.

Fire alarms

On Nov. 17, an officer responded to an address on Prospect Point Road for a fire call. The officer saw flames coming from a Dumpster next to a house under construction. The Gouldsboro Fire Department arrived and extinguished the flame.

False alarms

There were false alarms in Winter Harbor on Nov. 16, Nov. 18 and Nov. 30.

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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