From the Freeport ME police log of 1979
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 1000 PM: A barking dog was reported on Bow Street. Officer Gillespie asked the owner to quiet the dog and she said she would do her best.
THURSDAY, JUNE 15 1150 AM: Officer Shorey sanded the hull of the town boat . . . 1008 PM: Officer Sloat received a report of a woman screaming on Pine Street. He found it was a lovers' spat.
FR1DAY,JUNE I6 900 AM. Officer Shorey finished sanding the hull and applied one boat of bottom paint to the town boat . . . 950AM. A streaker was reported at the town dump. The man was described as wearing a mask. Officer Fusselman checked the area without success.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17 930 AM: Officer Shorey applied a second coat of bottom paint to the town boat . . . 230 PM: Officer Walker attempted to locate an 8O-year-old woman on 1-95. She had had a quarrel with her husband and decided to walk . . . 300 PM: Officer Walker located the woman and assisted with the reunion.
MONDAY, JUNE 26 1205: A Poland Road resident alleged that two youths in a blue vehicle attempted to steal a bag of chicken feed from his driveway. The man said he warned the youth. and then fired two rounds from his .32 special into a tree to scare them away. Officer Carter examined the holes in the tree, took two spent cartridges as evidence and warned the man about the potential consequences of injuring anyone. . TUESDAY, JUNE 27 720 PM: A possible drunk driver was reported at the Rail Tavern. Officer Fulmer found the man sitting in his truck on Main Street. The man did not appear drunk. Fulmer advised him to wait a reasonable period of time and then drive straight home very carefully.
THURSDAY, JULY 6 952 AM: Officer Shorey removed a California man from the Falcon Restaurant at the owner's request. Shorey and Officer Roberts later gave the man a ride to Yarmouth on his way to Chebeague Island . . . 315 PM. Officer Shorey met with Archie Ross to discuss boat maintenance.
FRIDAY, JULY 7 1055 PM: A possible assault was reported at Mario's Restaurant. Officers Fulmer, Fusselman and Gillespie found it was only a family disagreement and advised the subjects to return to Yarmouth.
TUESDAY, JULY 18 1150 AM: A Brunswick Road woman reported seeing a hitchhiker deposit a white envelope in the bushes off 1-95. Officer Sloat found a white styrofoam coffee cup . . .
TUESDAY, JULY 25 1230 PM. A High View woman reported that her father had let someone from the Clam Festival borrow his truck and she would like to have it returned. She said her father didn't know who had the truck and didn't seem worried about it. Office Whitehouse said he would try to find the truck but could do nothing to recover it unless the father filed a complaint.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6 530 PM: Officer Carter warned two subjects about picking blueberries on the Murch Road . . . 750 PM. Officer Fulmer requested a juvenile to get off the mail box at the corner of Mechanic and Main Streets. He did.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 8 550 PM. On the request of Brunswick police Officer Gillespie stopped a car with Massachusetts license plates regarding the theft of some gas. The subjects made good on their debt . . . 1200 midnight Officer Gillespie investigated a suspicious vehicle reported on Flying Point Road and Wolfe's Neck Road. He discovered the subjects, who were lost, and gave them directions.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 145 AM. A man crawling around the door at the laundromat was questioned by Officer Sloat. The man said he had permission to be there and was looking for money. Sloat planned to check on the permission . . . 1113 AM A Mass. resident was warned about driving on the sidewalk.
SUNDAY , SEPTEMBER 3 420 PM. Kids moved their bikes from the sidewalk in front of Freeport Variety in order to make room for pedestrians, at the request of Officer Fulmer . . . 1010 PM. While investigating a suspicious person at the Middle School, Officer Walker was relieved to learn it was only Clayton Carkin, science teacher, feeding his spiders . . . 1020 PM. Officers Fulmer and Gillespie joined forces to battle a trash can blaze at the corner of Main and Mechanic Streets.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 1105 AM- Officer Shorey on patrol took a holiday cruise around Williams Island, French Island and Royal River
WEDNESDAY,SEPTEMBER6 630 PM; Officers Shorey, Walker and Fulmer found themselves with some free time on their hands when their Drug Abuse class at Brunswick High School was cancelled.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 1245 AM. A cow was secured by Officers Carter and Fulmer at the Fogg residence from its afternoon escape from the pasture . . . 330 PM. A family problem at a local motel was reported and Officer Fulmer officiated . . . 845 PM; Officer Sloat repaired blown fuse in a cruiser's rear lights and dash. The fuses were made available by the fire department.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 810 AM. Officer Carter responded to a call at the Brogan residence for a dog unable to get out a pool. In the process of getting the dog out of the pool, the dog bit Officer Carter. . . . 855 AM Officer Carter went back on duty after changing his trousers at home.