Winter Harbor Police log week of May 12

WINTER HARBOR — Police Chief Danny Mitchell Jr. witnessed a vehicle pass a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing on Newman Street on April 28.

Michael B. Dewolf, 35, of Gouldsboro, was summonsed on a charge of being the registered owner of a vehicle that was illegally passing a stopped school bus.

Animal control

Police were called April 4 to help a citizen with a dog who had been accidentally locked in a vehicle.

Property check

Mitchell received a call regarding an interior burglar alarm at a residence on Newman Street on April 4. The owner had triggered the alarm. Police cleared the scene.

Phone issues

Mitchell received a call on April 8 about a resident who was receiving unsolicited text messages, some of which had been illicit in nature.

Mitchell received information from a resident that crank calls were taking place around 1 a.m. on April 25.


Mitchell assisted a bank on April 8 in notifying a resident that a foreclosure would be complete on April 15 and that the resident would have to vacate prior to that date.

Officer Ken Schuurman served a subpoena to a resident on April 8.

Possible structure fire

Schuurman responded to a report of a possible structure fire on Navy Drive on April 8. The fire was instead on Rand Lane and was a permitted burn.


Sgt. Philip Sargent assisted a resident on April 13 with retrieving and disposing of a few rounds of old ammunition.

Well-being check

Schuurman responded to a complaint from a parent who said that his children were not with the proper guardian on April 16 and wanted a well-being check done. Police checked and found that everything was fine.

Schuurman assisted the Gouldsboro Police Department with escorting a boy home from the hospital on April 15 after he had serious medical issues.


Schuurman received a report of a man who was trespassing on Deep Cove Road on April 21. It was determined the man had written permission to be on the property.

Sargent responded to a complaint on April 27 from a resident on Meadow Lane who said his neighbor was allowing his dog to defecate on the resident’s property. The dog owner was warned for trespassing and told not to have contact with his neighbor.


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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