Maine State Police: Dead skunk thrown at town employee

ELLSWORTH — An intoxicated Stonington resident threw a dead skunk at a Stonington town employee last week, but no charges resulted from the incident, the Maine State Police reported.

Trooper Owen Reed said the resident wanted the town employee to pick up the dead skunk, which was lying in the roadway, and take it away in his truck, but the employee refused.

The resident threw the skunk at the worker, who eventually removed the carcass from the roadway.


A seasonal residence in Stonington was burglarized last week. Thieves broke in through a window and stole a heater. Reed is investigating.

Trooper David Barnard is investigating a burglary at a Bald Mountain Road house in Dedham. The burglary was reported Nov. 4.

“The house has been vacant for several years and has been broken into several times,” police said.

Alcohol violations

Reed charged a handful of Maine Maritime Academy students after conducting a traffic stop in Castine Saturday.

The trooper summoned Benjamin Swan, 20, of Pennsylvania on a charge of illegal transportation of liquor by a minor.

Reed also summoned the following with one count each possession of liquor by a minor: Michael Mahon, 18, of Mars Hill, Leo Heptig, 18, of Wells and Jacob Skinacos, 19, of Florida.


Reed is investigating a theft of money from a purse in Castine. The incident was reported on Nov. 2.


Trooper Josh Lander summoned Cody Austin, 23, of Hancock on a charge of passing a stopped school bus Nov. 3 in Trenton.

Police summoned Deven Harley-Michaud, 19, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating after suspension in Deer Isle Nov. 2.

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