Winter Harbor Police Log Week of July 8

WINTER HARBOR — Police Chief Danny Mitchell Jr. responded June 22 to a crash with possible personal injury involving a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler commercial vehicle. Police assisted with traffic control on Route 1 while the jurisdictional law enforcement agency handled the crash.

A New Hampshire man operating a 2018 Chevy Silverado that was towing a camper unknowingly struck a 2017 Jeep Cherokee June 27. The driver from New Hampshire overshot the turn onto Sargent Street and backed up to make the corner, hitting the vehicle behind him, causing cosmetic damage to the vehicle and the rear of his camper. No charges were filed.

Officers received reports of frequent and excessive speeding on Main Street June 30. Officers are conducting more speed patrols.

Officer Ken Schuurman responded to a motor vehicle accident July 3 on the Pond Road in Gouldsboro along with Gouldsboro Police and the Maine State Police. The driver was released at the scene with minor bumps and bruises. The vehicle was pulled from a ditch and was deemed OK to drive, as the owner lived almost in sight of the incident.

Police assisted the Winter Harbor Fire Department with traffic control on School Street while the Fire Department performed its annual hose testing June 23.


Mitchell responded to a call June 21 regarding shouting at a Main Street residence. Mitchell checked in at the location and determined that no physical abuse or damage had occurred. No further action was taken.


Mitchell summoned Scott Knowles, 28, of Winter Harbor June 30 on a charge of failure to license dogs after several verbal reminders.

Mental health crisis

Schuurman responded to a mental health crisis July 3 on the South Gouldsboro Road and assisted Gouldsboro Police. The individual was placed into protective custody and transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

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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