May 24, 2018
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Police seek information in Rockland cafe burglary

By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff

At 6:40 a.m. Thursday, Rockland police received a burglary complaint from Home Kitchen Cafe on Route 1. Someone broke through the window and stole an undisclosed amount of money from a cash register, according to Rockland Deputy Chief Wally Tower. No other details were available. Anyone with information can call the Rockland Police Department at 594-0316.


According to an e-mail Thursday from Coast Guard Station Rockland Commanding Officer Sebastian Arnsdorf, the station received a call around 8 p.m. Tuesday that a woman aboard a 56-foot windjammer had a bad case of food poisoning.

The caller asked for assistance because the boat would have taken about five hours to reach North Haven’s harbor, according to the e-mail. By 9 p.m. the Coast Guard arrived and transferred the woman to North Haven, where she was met by emergency medical staff.

“The EMTs determined that the patient’s condition was severe, and that she needed to be taken to the hospital on the mainland,” Arnsdorf wrote.

The Coast Guard took her to an ambulance in Rockland by 10:20 p.m.


On Monday, the Coast Guard received a call from a boat that ran aground at about 4:40 p.m. The boat had four people aboard.

The Coast Guard launched a ship to check the situation. When the crew arrived, they found the boat “completely out of the water on dry land,” according to Station Rockland’s Commanding Officer Sebastian Arnsdorf.

The crew headed back to Rockland to discuss the situation. Because the boat was undamaged, the crew decided it would be safe for the boat and its passengers to wait until the next high tide to float away.

Around midnight the boat had returned to North Haven and moored safely, according to Arnsdorf.


CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story had a headline that characterized the cafe incident as a robbery. Police report the incident was a burglary.

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