Winter Harbor Police Log Week of June 24

Burglaries reported on Hillcrest Drive

WINTER HARBOR — Police Chief Danny Mitchell Jr. was called to a possible burglary on Hillcrest Drive June 17. Damage was caused to a back door for entry. Police are following up on leads. 

Officer Eli Brown received a report from a Hillcrest Drive resident on June 17 who reported that over time, her belongings have been disappearing and things around her property have been tampered with. A possible suspect has been identified.

Medical calls

Mitchell was stopped while on Grindstone Avenue June 8 by a driver in a white sedan. The driver told Mitchell that her friend had fallen on the rocks and hit her head and was bleeding profusely. Mitchell provided immediate medical support and escorted the patient to the clinic in Gouldsboro since the patient refused to be seen by an ambulance.

Mitchell was called to the scene of a man threatening suicide June 9. Police arrived and escorted the man to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth for treatment.

Officer Ken Schuurman responded to a call of a woman who was having a mental health issue and being combative June 11. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office also responded. The woman refused to go to the hospital. No further action was taken. 

Schuurman responded to a possible overdose in Gouldsboro June 19 where CPR was in progress. EMS arrived and assisted with CPR. Medication was administered to the patient, who started breathing on his own. He was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital in Ellsworth by ambulance.

Traffic issues

Brown received a complaint from a man June 17 who said a vehicle was speeding and nearly hit him while he was trying to pull out of his road onto Main Street. The man provided a description of the vehicle, which had Florida license plates. Brown found a vehicle that matched the description and located the owner. Brown spoke to the vehicle’s owner about the incident. 

Storm damage

Police assisted the Winter Harbor Fire Department with flooded roads in numerous locations June 9. Due to that morning’s heavy rainfall, the towns of Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro experienced flooding that led to washouts, debris and in some locations, sections of the road that were washed away. Officers assisted the Fire Department with clearing debris, road closures, closing off unsafe areas and directing traffic.


Brown received information of plans for a youth boxing match June 13. The fight happened three hours after the expected time. Brown intervened. Parents were notified of the concerns and are taking care of the issue at home. 

Suspicious activity

Brown responded to an area on South Gouldsboro Road June 16 for a report of a man who was lying on the side of the road, who then got up and started walking toward Winter Harbor. The person who called in the report believed the man was “out of it.” Brown located the man and determined he was sober. The man continued on his way. 

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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