Searsport police blotter
Searsport — Law enforcement officials with the Searsport Police Department reported the following recent activity.
Jeffrey Dickey, 57, of Searsport, failure to register a motor vehicle for between 30 and 150 days, seat belt violation.
Shirley Hustus, 51, of Searsport, failure to provide proof of insurance.
Brett C. Steele, 48, of Belfast, operating an unregistered motor vehicle for greater than 150 days, failure to provide proof of insurance.
Gerald Gustafson Jr., 50, of Searsport, operating after revocation, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, probation violation.
Wendy G. Cassidy, 31, of Ellsworth, operating after suspension, violating conditions of release, failure to provide correct name, address or date of birth.
Lisa Gervaisi, 46, of Hampden, operating an unregistered motor vehicle for greater than 150 days.
Michael Aiguier, 38, of Frankfort, operating after suspension.
Maladoa Ba, 27, of Old Town, failure to provide proof of insurance, failure to register a motor vehicle for between 30 and 150 days.
Police responded to the report of a six-year-old child who apparently woke up and walked away from her home. Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye said the child, who had apparently dressed herself for the weather before she left home, was walking on Mortland Road when an adult in the community spotted her and immediately called police. LaHaye said simultaneously, he was responding to the report of the missing girl from the family, and he was in the process of following the girl's footprints in the snow. The child's parents and grandparents also helped with the search, which LaHaye said was relatively brief and brought a happy ending for the girl's family when she was located safe and unharmed.
Erin A. Nickerson, 38, of Searsport, inspection sticker violation.
Joseph E. Mace, 52, of Searsport, operating under the influence.
LaHaye extends his thanks to the citizens of Searsport for abiding by the town's winter parking ordinance, which bars motorists from parking street side for the purposes of snow removal. LaHaye said although March is the final month of the parking ban, he advised residents to stay up-to-date on the weather forecast in the coming weeks because it is not uncommon for the snowfall to continue into the early weeks of spring.
Readers are reminded that an arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings.