Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Feb. 15



WINTER HARBOR — A missing 10-year-old child was found following a search on Friday.

The child was reported missing from a home on Summer Harbor Road. Officers found the child, who had wandered into the woods and gotten lost after playing outside, about a quarter-mile from the home. The 10-year-old had no injuries.

The Winter Harbor Fire Department, Maine State Police, Maine Warden Service and a Search and Rescue dog named Drift assisted in the case.

Drug investigation

Police assisted in an investigation into suspected drug activity on West Bay Road in Gouldsboro Feb. 9.

An officer was allegedly assaulted during the investigation.

Wrong name, illegal registration plates

On Feb. 1, Codey Chandler, 27, of Sullivan was stopped by police and charged with operating a motor vehicle with illegally attached registration plates. He was summoned and released, and the car was towed.

Chandler was then arrested on Feb. 2 on an outstanding warrant and charged with operating after suspension, as well as failure to give the correct name the day before.

Motor vehicle forgery

Police received a report of a possible forgery of a motor vehicle title Feb. 2 that was presented while a resident was filing for registration at the Town Hall. The case remains under investigation.

Vehicle infractions

Alan Johnson, 55, of Winter Harbor was charged Feb. 1 with operating a motor vehicle beyond license restriction, failure to register a motor vehicle greater than 150 days, failure to show proof of insurance, towing an unregistered trailer and failure to display an inspection sticker.

Johnson was summoned and released.

Jack Dodson
Jack Dodson has worked for The Ellsworth American since 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.