Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Sept. 16



WINTER HARBOR — Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro police responded to an apartment on Main Street Sept. 1 following a report that someone had pulled a knife on the apartment’s occupants. Police determined that a knife was not used in a threatening manner and that the neighbors involved were having a dispute. They had varying stories of the incident and no charges were filed.

Both police departments also investigated a case Sept. 3 in which one person was sending threatening text messages to another. That person was warned by police, as the complainant did not want to press charges.

Summonses and arrests

As the result of a traffic stop Aug. 31, Officer Eli Brown charged Corey Skeate, 36, of Winter Harbor with operating after suspension or revocation.

Officer Ken Schuurman arrested Sherman Merchant III, 36, of Otis Sept. 4 on charges of violation of bail conditions and illegal attachment of license plates.

Leaving school

Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro police responded Sept. 2 to a report of a child who had left the Peninsula School in Prospect Harbor to walk home after being warned by school staff not to. Police located the child, who was safely at home.

Warden assist

A Maine warden requested that Schuurman check on an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) that had been driving on South Gouldsboro Road Sept. 3. Schuurman found the ATV and spoke to the driver, who was from a state where riding ATVs on some roads is allowed. Schuurman warned the driver and gave information on how to register the ATV with the state of Maine.

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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