Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Nov. 19

WINTER HARBOR Chief Danny Mitchell received a report on Nov. 11 that a resident had been contacted by a suspected scammer via phone call. 

The caller claimed to be from the Internal Revenue Service and said the resident would face arrest unless an outstanding debt was paid.

Mitchell advised the resident that this type of call is a scam and to not further communicate with the caller. The resident had not lost any money or given any personal information.

Mitchell received another call on Nov. 5 from a resident on Sargent Street who reported that she had received phone calls from a person who claimed to be from Publishers Clearing House. The potential scammer claimed that the resident had won $5 million.

The callers asked the resident if she had received anything in the mail and she confirmed that she had not. The callers then called back and stated the resident had won $10,000 and a new car. A subsequent call stated she had now won $2.5 million. 

Mitchell advised the resident to hang up and not communicate with the callers any further.

Mysterious envelope

Mitchell was advised Nov. 5 that someone had talked to a person who had reportedly found some envelopes that may have had an undisclosed amount of money in them. When police arrived at the location, there was no one present and nothing was found.


Officer Ken Schuurman responded to a motor vehicle crash on Nov. 6 on Schoodic Loop Road in Acadia National Park. 

Schuurman assisted Acadia National Park rangers with the incident. The driver and passenger were transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. 

The vehicle was towed from the scene and appears to be a total loss.

Traffic issues

Officer Eli Brown was called after a vehicle got stuck on Seaview Lane on Nov. 1. 

The road was gravel and very soft on the sides. The vehicle became stuck and was unable to move. Brown called for vehicle assistance. There was no damage to the vehicle.

Brown found an unregistered trailer parked in the roadway on West Oval Drive Nov. 1. He could not find anyone around the area.

The trailer was a traffic hazard, especially after dark, and was towed away.

Lost hiker

Brown responded to a report of a lost hiker on Nov. 8. 

Brown reported to Mountain Road and Ranger Cabin Road in Acadia National Park just after dark. While Brown was walking to locate the person, it was learned that the hiker had made it back out safely.

Rebecca Alley

Rebecca Alley

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Rebecca is the Schoodic-area reporter and covers the towns of Eastbrook, Franklin, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, Waltham, Winter Harbor and Trenton. She lives in Ellsworth with her husband and baby boy who was joyously welcomed in June 2020. Feel free to send tips and story ideas to [email protected]
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