Gouldsboro Police log week of September 22

GOULDSBORO — A Corea resident earlier this month was defrauded of $6,000 when an alleged Florida moving company asked her for $3,000 in cash after the business claimed that an earlier electronic bank transfer for an equivalent amount hadn’t gone through.

The victim had sought the Lauderhill, Fla.-based movers’ services to transport her belongings from Florida to Maine.

Gouldsboro Police Chief Pat McNulty is investigating the resident’s Sept. 12 complaint that the moving company informed her that the $3,000 electronic bank transfer had not gone through to its bank account and asked for a cash payment instead. The woman obliged and arranged for a cash payment. A week later, she learned from her bank that the transfer in fact had taken place.

So far, efforts to contact the movers have been unsuccessful, but the investigation is ongoing.

Bear fatality

Last Friday, April Seavey, 40, of Sullivan was unharmed after she was unable to avoid hitting a bear on Route 1. Seavey told Officer Landan Scott that a pack of bears had crossed in front of her 2016 Kia Sorento. One of the bears was killed. The vehicle sustained extensive front-end damage and was towed away by Rolfe’s Rowing.

Arrest warrant executed

On Friday, Sept. 16, Sgt. Adam Brackett and Officer Landan Scott arrested 29-year-old Christopher Whynott of Gouldsboro on a warrant for violation of probation conditions. Whynott was transported to the Hancock County Jail.

Missing person found

A Gouldsboro Point resident returned home Sept. 15 after having been reported missing from her residence. The woman was later spotted driving back to her house. Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor police chiefs Pat McNulty and Danny Mitchell Jr. and Sgt. Brackett responded and assisted in the search.

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]