Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 7

WINTER HARBOR — Police received multiple 911 calls in recent weeks. Ten accidental or abandoned emergency calls were reported between Sept. 12 and Oct. 2.

Suspicious activity

Officer Eli Brown received a report Sept. 28 that somebody was behind the IGA with a flashlight. Brown responded and determined it to be the resident who lives behind the IGA who was outside with his flashlight.


Chief Danny Mitchell Jr. took a report of items missing from a moving truck, with a total value of about $5,000, on Sept. 28. It is believed that the items were removed before the truck arrived in Winter Harbor. Mitchell referred the complainant to the law enforcement agency where the truck originated.

Background and well-being checks

Mitchell conducted a background check Sept. 15 on an individual who applied to the Maine State Police for a concealed weapons permit.

Mitchell performed a well-being check on a resident Sept. 22. The individual had been sick and had not been out in a while.

Mitchell responded to a well-being call at a residence on Main Street Sept. 28. Mitchell made entry and found the person he was checking on was deceased. The body was transferred to funeral home representatives.


Officer Ken Schuurman arrested James Thompson, 41, of Sullivan Oct. 2 on a charge of possession of Schedule W drugs, which police said were discovered during a traffic stop. Thompson also was summonsed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.


Schuurman assisted a Winter Harbor resident whose vehicle had broken down Sept. 23 on South Gouldsboro Road. Someone from D.C. Air assisted as well.

Sgt. Philip Sargent responded to a vehicle-deer collision Sept. 28. No visible damage was done to the vehicle and no injuries were sustained.

A deer collided with the side of a car Sept. 29. The deer ran off and the car sustained cosmetic damage.

Mitchell served a protection order to a Steuben resident on Sept. 22.

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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