Gouldsboro Police log week of July 21

GOULDSBORO — A Corea Road resident, who had listed a chair for sale on Craigslist, became wary when the buyer sent her a check far exceeding the selling price last week. Her suspicions proved correct and kept her from cashing the fraudulent check and having any further interaction with the scammer.

Sgt. Adam Brackett handled the July 13 call in which the Corea resident reported receiving a $1,700 check from the alleged buyer for the chair being sold for $100 on Craigslist. The complainant also relayed her exchange of texts with the buyers purportedly from Texas. Upon close examination, the check was found to be fake. Further investigation revealed that the so-called seller was actually in Brooklyn, N.Y.

“The lesson is buyer beware. Seller beware,” Gouldsboro Police Chief Pat McNulty said Tuesday. To learn more about common scams, and how to detect and avoid them, visit www.consumerreports.org/scams-fraud/how-to-protect-yourself-from-common-scams/.

Violating bail conditions

Jeffery Lynn, 39, Gouldsboro on July 11 was summoned by Officer Landan Scott on a charge of violation of bail conditions (possession of alcohol) while leaving a convenience store in town.

In search of big waves

Last Tuesday’s gusty winds sent some surfers and their boards the next day down to Prospect Harbor in search of big waves. A Prospect Point Road resident, however, complained that the boarders had trespassed on private property. Responding to the complaint, Sgt. Brackett learned that the surfers already had left the area.

Route 1 patrol

Last Friday, July 15, Sgt. Brackett and Officer Scott monitored Route 1 for distracted drivers. Several vehicles were stopped and warned. Scott stopped and cited one driver for excessive speed.

Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]