Winter Harbor Police log week of Nov. 28

WINTER HARBOR — Police are investigating a case of stolen identity.

A Winter Harbor resident reported Oct. 21 that his identity had been used to open a credit card account. Police said the investigation revealed that the man’s ex-girlfriend had opened the account in his name but not activated it.

Police advised the man to report the fraudulent activity to the credit card company and close the account. He also was advised to check the three credit bureaus for any additional fraudulent activity.


Police responded to a report of a rollover Nov. 8.

A white passenger van was severely damaged after rolling over and coming to rest in a ditch along Route 1.

The four passengers refused treatment for their minor injuries. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Citizen assist

Police responded to a call Nov. 7 about a suicidal person walking along West Bay Road.

Police and first responders convinced the man to allow them to transport him to the hospital.


Police arrested a man on Newman Street Oct. 22 after he allegedly head-butted another person in the face. Police also arrested the same man on an active warrant. He was transported to Hancock County Jail.

Shots fired

An officer assisted Gouldsboro police in responding to a report of shots fired from Corea Road Oct. 26.

While investigating, police heard shots nearby. Officers found a local man and his son had just shot a deer near several buildings. The case was turned over to the Maine Warden Service for further investigation.

Vehicle sought

Police were asked Nov. 4 to assist in locating a vehicle that was possibly headed through Winter Harbor.

The caller reported the driver appeared to be intoxicated. Police were unable to locate the vehicle, however.

Firefighter assist

Police from Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro assisted firefighters from Sullivan Oct. 19 in responding to a report of a fire in a trailer.

It was reported that a bedridden resident may have needed assistance evacuating the premises. Officials determined the problem was an electrical issue in a back room.

Bail violation

On Oct. 20, national park rangers asked police to respond to the park to handle a bail violation.

Storm damage

Police and firefighters from both Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro worked Oct. 17 to secure areas where high winds and rain had caused fallen trees and power outages.

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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