Gouldsboro Police: Good Samaritan Reports Harassment

GOULDSBORO — A 54-year-old man complained to police Jan. 23 that he had been receiving harassing telephone calls and text messages from an Ellsworth woman for several months.


The man told police he was introduced to the woman in August 2009. He said he gave her rides to see her mother in the hospital and to pick up groceries because he felt sorry for her.

He said the woman started calling and texting him in September 2009 at all hours of the day and night.

The messages included curses and a video showing a skeleton with the middle fingers on each hand held up.

Police called the woman and told her to stop calling the man and she said she understood.

Open Beer Bottle

Police Jan. 21 summoned Michael Soule, 31, of Sullivan, on a charge of operating a vehicle while in possession of an open alcohol container.

Police said they found Soule’s unoccupied black Chevrolet pickup truck stuck in a snowbank on Route 186 across from Summer Harbor Road and partially extending into one lane.

Police said there was an open bottle of beer in the truck that was three-quarters full and an almost empty half-gallon bottle of vodka.

Soule said later he left to get his father’s truck to pull out his own. He said he had given a friend a ride and the liquor belonged to him.

Soule is due to appear in Ellsworth District Court April 20.

Cheerleader Convoy

Police Feb. 6 joined fire departments from Gouldsboro, Sorrento, Sullivan and Winter Harbor in escorting victorious cheerleaders from Sumner Memorial High School.

The convoy went from the Hancock/Sullivan Bridge to the high school in celebration of the cheerleaders’ victory in the Maine state cheering competition in Augusta.

Police joined in a similar escort when the cheerleaders won the Eastern Maine cheering contest in Bangor Jan. 23.

Man Dies

Police were called to a home on Route 1 Jan. 26 when a woman found her husband collapsed over the kitchen table.

The Fire Department administered CPR, but were unable to revive the 62-year-old man, police said.

The woman told police her husband had not been feeling well and collapsed while she left the room for 10-15 minutes.

Theft at Smoke Shop

At the request of the Ellsworth Police Department police Jan. 8 summoned Jacob Gardner, 19, and Ashlie Webber, 18, at a West Bay Road home on charges of theft for an alleged theft at the Maine Smoke Shop in Ellsworth.

Police said the two, both from Ellsworth, were identified on surveillance tapes.

Gardner and Webber are due to appear in Ellsworth District Court March 16.

No Registration

Police summoned Elizabeth Bright, 24, of Fayetteville, N.C., Jan. 17 for driving with an expired registration.

Police said they stopped Bright because the exhaust system on her Ford Explorer was making a great deal of noise.

Intervention Request

A Winter Harbor man called police Jan. 26 requesting that they tell his ex-wife, who lives in Gouldsboro, to let him see his children.

Police said they went to the woman’s home, but no one would come to the door.

Vandalism Report

A man on old Route 1 called police Feb. 1 to complain that sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. on Jan. 28 two tires on his Ford pickup truck were slashed.

Police said there was a puncture in each tire and footprints leading from Route 1 to the truck and back.

The matter is under investigation.

Milbridge Fight

Police were called Jan. 30 to help Milbridge police break up a fight at the 44 Degrees North restaurant and pub on Main Street.

Police said by the time they arrived the fight had broken up and no one wanted to file charges.

Erratic Driving

Police received a complaint Jan. 13 that a woman in a white Chevrolet pickup truck was driving erratically on Route 1.

Police said they stopped the woman on the Pond Road and she told them her 2-month-old puppy was jumping around in the front of the cab and caused her to swerve several times.

Harassing Messages

A woman from the village of Birch Harbor complained to police Jan. 16 that she was getting harassing telephone calls from a Milbridge woman.

Police advised her to take out an order of protection against the woman.

A 28-year-old Prospect Harbor man complained to police Jan. 27 that his former girlfriend and her new boyfriend, both in Lincoln, were sending him harassing phone text messages.

The man just wanted the complaint on file for the moment, police said.

Irate Dad

A 32-year-old man called police Jan. 26 to complain that a man was sitting outside his house and blowing his car horn.

Police said the man in the car was attempting to bring his son home after the youth had a fight with his mother, but the youth wouldn’t come outside.

Police talked to the youth and said he reluctantly agreed to go home with his father.

Passing Complaint

A Winter Harbor man called police Jan. 17 to complain that someone had passed him at a high rate of speed on Route 1 between Gouldsboro and Sullivan and had almost hit the front of his car.

Police said they located the driver at Jones Pond, where he was setting up an ice house.

Police issued a verbal warning to the driver.

No Emergency

A Gouldsboro Point Road woman dialed 911 on Jan. 19 saying she needed help getting upstairs, but there was no emergency.

Police told her not to call 911 unless it was an emergency.

Remove Man

A 32-year-old man called police Jan. 19 asking that they remove a 43-year-old man from his home.

Police said the older man asked police to stop by his house on Ashville Road on his way to another house in Sullivan, but then insisted upon staying at his house despite the fact it was unheated and the pipes had burst.

Order of Protection

Police on Jan. 25 issued an order of protection against a 66-year-old woman in South Gouldsboro.

Hit Sign

A 40-year-old Gouldsboro man lost control of his vehicle Jan. 28 and hit a speed limit sign in the village of Birch Harbor, police said.

Disabled Vehicle

Police received a call from a woman Jan. 9 saying her son’s vehicle was broken down on Route 1 and she was worried because the vehicle was unheated.

Police assisted and the mother and son were reunited at Young’s Market.

Sheriff Assist

Police assisted a Hancock County deputy sheriff Jan. 27 in calling on a theft subject on Dead End Lane in Sullivan.

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