Winter Harbor Police Log Week of April 29

Wandering dog returned to owner

WINTER HARBOR — Officer Eli Brown found a dog wandering on Main Street on April 23. The dog was captured and is likely the same one from earlier complaints of a dog at large. The owner, who was actively looking for the dog, was told that the animal needs to be contained.

In a separate issue involving different dogs, Police Chief Danny Mitchell Jr. and emergency medical services were called to Forest Avenue on April 15 in response to a report of a dog bite. When police and EMS arrived, they observed that a woman had sustained serious injury to her arms and legs trying to break up two of her dogs that were fighting. She was evaluated by medical personnel and transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. 


Brown noticed while on patrol April 11 that a portion of Summer Harbor Road had collapsed just south of the town line. Cones were placed to warn motorists and the issue was reported to the road commissioner. 

Traffic stop

On April 15, as a result of further investigation from an April 4 traffic stop, Susan Morrill, 57, of Winter Harbor and Steuben was charged with fraud, falsity on documents and material misstatement of fact.


Brown received a report of vandalism at a building on Main Street on April 19.

Rescue assistance

Officer Ken Schuurman assisted the Fire Department in transporting equipment that was requested for a multi-agency rescue in Sullivan.

Rebecca Alley

Rebecca Alley

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Rebecca is the Schoodic-area reporter and covers the towns of Eastbrook, Franklin, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan, Waltham, Winter Harbor and Trenton. She lives in Ellsworth with her husband and baby boy who was joyously welcomed in June 2020. Feel free to send tips and story ideas to [email protected]

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