Winter Harbor Police: Local man charged in North Carolina with truck theft



WINTER HARBOR — Michael Pierce, 43, of Winter Harbor was arrested in North Carolina and charged with the Sept. 7 theft of a 2013 GMC Sierra stolen from D.C. Air & Seafood, police said.

Police said they were told the keys were left in the vehicle and video footage led to the arrest warrant for Pierce, a former employee at D.C. Air.

A truck tire and two gallons of metal cleaner also were taken from the business, police said.

Police said Pierce was arrested and incarcerated in North Carolina on separate charges.

Attempts were being made to recover the vehicle, police said.

Camper fire

A 2011 camper trailer caught on fire on the side of the Schoodic Loop Road Sept. 11 and was destroyed, police said.

Police said the camper was owned by Luis Velasquez, 47, of Watertown, N.Y.

The Winter Harbor Fire Department extinguished the fire, which was so extensive the cause of the blaze could not be determined, police said.

Lost child

Police on Sept. 12 helped state police search for a lost child in Sorrento.

Police said the child was found.

Hit pole

Kirsten Tenney, 28, of South Gouldsboro struck a utility police Sept. 9 on West Oval Road in the Grindstone Neck area, police said.

Police said Tenney was not injured.

She was driving a Toyota Corolla, police said.

Order violation

A Winter Harbor woman notified police Sept. 13 that her husband was possibly violating an active protection order.

Police said they found no violation.

Identity theft

A local resident complained to police Sept. 13 that her identity was stolen by a relative.

Hauling assistance

Police on Sept. 14 provided an escort for a local resident hauling a float to a storage area for the winter.

Property retrieval

A woman who formerly lived in Winter Harbor contacted police Sept. 8 to find out how to retrieve property that was at a former friend’s home.

Police said they explained to the woman how to retrieve her property.

Suspicious truck

Police received a call Sept. 12 that there was a suspicious white pickup truck parked at the end of Forest Avenue, which is a dead end.

Police said the truck was then reported to have left the scene.

Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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