Winter Harbor Police Log Week of July 18

WINTER HARBOR Two men received summonses for alleged motor vehicle violations in separate incidents.

The criminal summonses were issued to Gary Howe, 63, of Winter Harbor and Trung Pham, 47, of Ellsworth.

Police stopped Howe on July 5 and charged him with operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

On July 13, police stopped Pham, whose inspection sticker had expired in November 2017. Pham was charged with operating an uninspected motor vehicle. Police had his vehicle towed from the scene.


On July 6, police assisted multiple fire departments at a structure fire at Gouldsboro Point Road and Route 1. The state Fire Marshal’s Office was notified because officials believed the fire to be suspicious in nature.

Police were called July 6 to assist the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Milbridge, where a man was reported to be smashing and throwing things inside a home. It was also reported that he had a firearm.

Police arrived but stood down as the sheriff’s deputies arrived and spoke to the parties involved.

Police responded July 13 to a report of a vehicle crash on Dyer Bay Road in Steuben, where the driver was unconscious after striking a telephone pole head on.


Police responded July 13 to an alarm near Jordan Harbor. It was determined that the family dog set it off while escaping its room when the owners were away.

Found property

On July 6, a Winter Harbor resident found a purse on the side of the road and turned it in to police. The officer on duty contacted the owner to retrieve the purse.


On July 1, police served a protection order on a Winter Harbor resident. The action stemmed from a verbal confrontation a couple days before.

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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