Winter Harbor Police: Connecticut Man Arrested After Traffic Stop

WINTER HARBOR — Dante Perleche, 18, of New Britain, Conn., was arrested on a charge of operating without a license during a routine traffic stop, police said.


Perleche is to appear in Ellsworth District Court Aug. 18.

Store Theft

Daniel Richards, 19, of Hancock, was charged with theft July 28 for allegedly stealing money from the cash register at Winter Harbor IGA, where he was employed, police said.

Richards is to appear in Ellsworth District Court Oct. 20.

Bones Found

A woman called police July 2 saying she had found “suspicious bones” one of which looked like a human knee joint, alongside the shore of Henry’s Cove in the village area.

Police said the bones did not appear to be human remains but that they were being examined by a laboratory.


Police received a report July 2 that three of the flag signs were stolen from in front of homes on Grindstone Neck and several mailboxes were vandalized on Summer Harbor Road.

Police said they recovered the three signs — one on Summer Harbor Road, one on a lawn in the Gouldsboro village of Prospect Harbor and the third was turned in to the Gouldsboro town office.

Roommate Argument

Police received a call in the middle of the night July 3 about a dispute between roommates who were arguing over whether to have a third roommate move in.

Camping in Car

Police on July 3 checked on the well-being of a woman sleeping in her car in Greenwood Cemetery.

Police said the woman had left her home and did not want to go back.

Smoke Smell

A call was made to police July 4 about a strong smoke smell on Summer Harbor Road.

Police said they traced the odor to an authorized bonfire taking place along the shore.

Dog Bites

A worker on Grindstone Neck reported being bitten by a long-haired dachshund in the course of his job.

Police said the employee was treated at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and the dog was quarantined for 10 days.

In a separate incident, a 33-year-old man visiting his family called police July 25 to report that his family’s English springer spaniel dog had bitten him on the hand.

The man was treated at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital and released.

Peninsula School Vandalism

A janitor at the Peninsula School called police July 15 to report that someone had fired at a window with an air gun.

Party Call

Local police assisted Gouldsboro police July 18 after police received a complaint about a loud party in the Gouldsboro village of Prospect Harbor.

Police told the revelers to keep the noise down.

Horse Frightened

A woman who was riding a horse on Main Street called police to report that her horse had been frightened by a pickup truck, fell and rolled over onto a grassy area.

The woman told police the driver of the truck had not done anything wrong and neither she nor her horse was injured.

She said she just wanted the incident on record.

Spray-painting Building

Police said a juvenile was summoned July 21 for spray-painting graffiti on the Verizon building in town.

Porcupine Demise

Police were called to the Grindstone Neck area July 30 about a porcupine that had been struck by a vehicle and was lying in the road injured.

Police said they put the animal out of its misery.

Child Trouble

Police received a call July 30 from a family complaining that their son was out of control.

Police said they referred the family to social service agencies for assistance.


For more police news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.



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