Winter Harbor Police Log Week of June 10

Mystery crash investigated

WINTER HARBOR — Officer Ken Schuurman received a report on May 28 that a telephone pole near the town office had been struck. Police recovered video footage of the incident and are investigating.

Vehicle issues

While on patrol May 25, Schuurman stopped a vehicle towing a trailer with a blown tire. Schuurman followed the driver to a safe location where the tire could be changed.

Schuurman found a punt adrift by the town dock on May 25. The punt was recovered, secured and the owner was notified. 

Stolen and lost goods

Officer Eli Brown received information on May 31 about tools that had possibly been stolen. An investigation continues.

On May 31, Brown received a report of a theft on Newman Street. Police have identified a suspect and are working with the owner of the stolen goods.

Brown found lost property on Summer Harbor Road on June 3. 

Emergency calls

The Hancock County Regional Communications Center received several 911 calls from a 911-only phone in Winter Harbor on May 31. Brown located the caller, who was a 3-year-old child. The child’s parents did not realize that the old phone could call 911 and took the phone. 

Animal complaints

On June 1, Sgt. Philip Sargent responded to a complaint of an aggressive dog at large on Main Street. After investigating the complaint, the dog’s owner was served with a written warning and informed that any further incidents could result in summonses and fines. 

Traffic stops

As the result of a traffic stop on June 1, James Harden, 19, of Winter Harbor was summoned on a charge of attaching false plates.

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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