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Law enforcement officials with the Searsport Police Department reported the following activity between May 5 and May 18.

May 7
Tarik A. Gilbert, 35, of Belfast was summoned for speeding 61 mph in a 35 mph zone on Route 1.

May 9
Patricia A. McGowan, 51, of Rockport was summoned for an inspection sticker violation.

Betsy L. Bradley, 38 of Stockton Springs was summoned for speeding 54 mph in a 35 mph zone on West Main Street and for failing to show proof of insurance.

James R. Knight, 34, of Stonington was summoned for an inspection sticker violation.

Russell Lancaster, 45, of Searsport was summoned for speeding 44 mph in a 25 mph zone on Mt. Ephraim Road and for failing to show proof of insurance.

Colin H. Kennedy, 21, of Belfast was summoned for speeding 39 mph in a 25 mph zone on Mt. Ephraim Road and for failing to show proof of insurance.

Kelly J. Walter, 39, of Benton was summoned for an inspection sticker violation, failing to show proof of insurance and failing to produce a driver’s license, and was arrested for attaching false plates to a motor vehicle.

Dawn M. Dinsmore, 19, of Freedom was summoned for operating after suspension.

May 11

Benjamin L. Smith, 39, of Orland was summoned for an inspection sticker violation.

May 13

Daniel Morse, 41, of Waldoboro was arrested for operating under the influence and charged with possession of a useable amount of marijuana, possession of a schedule W drug, and aggravated operating after revocation (habitual offender), which is a Class C felony. Morse had been driving in Belfast, where he hit a Pizza Hut sign with his Corvette and left the scene. According to Police Chief Richard LaHaye, Morse traveled along Route 1 in Searsport, where witnesses say he was passing cars on the right side of the road and was allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed (in the vicinity of 100 mph). Police stopped Morse at Rollie’s in Searsport.

May 14

Carl J. Robbins, 44, of Bangor was summoned for an inspection sticker violation.

May 16

Richard Durand, 35, of Mattawamkeag, was summoned for speeding 62 mph in a 50 mph zone on East Main Street.

General news

Police investigated an abandoned vehicle left at Irving Maritime on East Main Street. The trailer has been there for about a week. Police attempts to contact with the owner have not been successful.

Police assisted other agencies on several occasions.

On May 10, police investigated a criminal mischief complaint at Searsport Elementary School. Damage was done to the school lawn after someone drove donuts on it. Police have no suspects in the case, but they are continuing their investigation.

On May 11, police investigated another criminal mischief complaint on Brock Road in Searsport. A family at one residence was hitting golf balls that landed on someone else’s property. Chief LaHaye investigated the incident and asked the family to stop hitting the golf balls onto other people’s property.

Police conducted welfare checks on May 15 and May 16.

In total, police responded to 82 calls for service.