Stories about Maine Warden Service

Warden divers recovered the body of Jacob Caldwell last May after a canoe he was in with two other men capsized on Echo Lake.

Presque Isle man charged with furnishing alcohol to 19-year-old who drowned

By Kathy McCarty, Presque Isle Star-Herald on July 18, 2014, at 5:40 p.m.
Officials with the Maine Warden Service have charged a Presque Isle man in connection with a May 11 drowning at Echo Lake that claimed the life of Jacob Caldwell, 19. “Stephen Davenport, of 15 Pine Village Trailer Park, Presque Isle, was issued a summons for furnishing …

Tales from a Maine Game Warden: Excuse me, sir. Is that a Snoopy rod?

By Sgt. Dave Craven, Maine Warden Service on March 17, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.
While the work of a Maine Game Warden can certainly be fraught with its share of peril, and dolor, it is also not without moments of sheer hilarity. One summer while on patrol I decided to check a boat landing that is popular with shore anglers. Sure enough there were …

Wardens searching for missing man after boat collision on West Grand Lake

BDN staff reports on May 16, 2013, at 8:32 a.m.
GRAND LAKE STREAM | Maine Warden Service wardens, divers and a plane are searching for a missing man who was ejected from his boat Wednesday afternoon when it collided with another boat on West Grand Lake. Wardens were called late Wednesday afternoon to investigate the two-boat crash on the …
Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith pins an award marking his retirement on Lester Seeley, who died over the weekend.

Washington County mourns weekend death of longtime sheriff’s deputy Lester Seeley

By Tom Walsh on April 15, 2013, at 2:04 p.m.
DENNYSVILLE | Lester Seeley’s April 7 retirement party attracted nearly 200 people paying tribute to a man who Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith described Monday as a “true American hero.” With his son and four daughters at his bedside, Seeley, 74, died Saturday evening at his home in Dennysville …
Dan Carroll Jr. was named 2013 Maine Game Warden of the Year at Wednesday's annual recognition luncheon.

Carroll named Maine’s warden of the year

By John Holyoke on April 03, 2013, at 3:35 p.m.
WINSLOW | In the 1980s, while Dan Carroll Jr. was trying to gain entry into the very selective Maine Warden Service, he got some advice that he took to heart. “[The warden service major at the time] told me, ‘You have to ride with a game warden to see …
Yellow leaves are the dominant color along the Penobscot River in Winterport (left) and Orrington (right) on Oct. 17, 2012. The Penobscot Nation is seeking an injunction to stop Maine game wardens from policing the river and preventing tribal members from engaging in sustenance fishing.

Potential intervenors lined up in Penobscot Nation lawsuit over authority of river

By Dawn Gagnon on Feb. 19, 2013, at 1:13 p.m.
BANGOR | Eighteen municipalities, companies and sewer districts on the Penobscot River are seeking intervenor status in the Penobscot Nation’s lawsuit against the state ’s attorney general. Former Attorney General William Schneider originally was named in the federal lawsuit, filed last August. The lawsuit since has been amended to …
Maj. Gregory Sanborn of the Maine Warden Service marches with the service's color guard. Sanborn died on Tuesday, Feb. 5, after battling cancer for more than a year.

Deputy chief warden Gregg Sanborn remembered by colleagues

By John Holyoke on Feb. 08, 2013, at 5:39 a.m.
During a 23-year career with the Maine Warden Service, Maj. Gregory Sanborn established himself as a hardworking professional with a passion for traditional Maine outdoor activities, colleagues said this week. Sanborn, 47, died on Tuesday after a battle with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Calling hours are scheduled for Sunday, 4-6 p.m. …
Aerial photo of Milford Dam (foreground), Indian Island (in center), and Old Town Municipal Airport (in background) in April 2012.

Penobscot Nation lawsuit could have broad effects for river communities, businesses, says attorney

By Mario Moretto on Sept. 18, 2012, at 5:29 p.m.
ELLSWORTH | A Portland attorney is building a coalition of municipalities and businesses located on the Penobscot River to intervene in the Penobscot Nation’s lawsuit against Maine Attorney General William Schneider. In an Aug. 29 email, Matthew Manahan of Pierce Atwood LLP contacted 10 municipalities and six companies he …
A game warden leads a group of seachers down the LaGrange Road on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, to search a wooded area for Dean Levasseur.

Maine Warden Service, volunteers disagree on search protocols

By Nick Sambides Jr. on May 02, 2012, at 7:50 p.m.
HOWLAND | As far as Richard Bowie is concerned, the Maine Warden Service followed its protocols to the letter in its search in thick woods off Lagrange Road for missing Freeport resident Dean Levasseur early last week. The effort began, Bowie said, with a line search — searchers walking …

Officials investigating oversize salmon catch reportedly shared on Facebook

By Tom Walsh on Feb. 15, 2012, at 12:53 p.m.
MACHIAS | If you’re going to poach North Atlantic salmon, it’s probably wise not to boast about it on Facebook. The Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are jointly investigating a report that an oversize salmon was illegally taken by an ice fisherman on Second …
A tip-up sits on a freshly drilled ice hole on Pickerel Pond during Maine Youth and Fishing Association's annual ice fishing day off Stud Mill Road near Greenfield in January 2010.

Warm weather, rains put damper on kickoff of Maine’s ice fishing season

By Kevin Miller on Dec. 31, 2011, at 5:57 p.m.
The arrival of the new year also marks the official start of Maine’s ice fishing season. But December’s roller coaster-like weather means many Maine fishermen hoping to spend their holiday on the ice may have to travel considerable distances — or resort to smaller ponds — to find ice thick …

Hiker reported missing in Hancock County turns up wet but safe

By Kevin Miller on Oct. 04, 2011, at 6:31 p.m.
SORRENTO | A Pennsylvania man spent an unplanned night in the cool, wet woods of Hancock County before crossing paths Tuesday morning with a contingent of the large search party preparing to look for the missing hiker. A game warden said Tuesday that the man made the right decision …

Danforth man seriously hurt in bird hunting accident

on Oct. 04, 2011, at 6:19 p.m.
WESTON | A Danforth man suffered serious injuries in a bird hunting accident Tuesday morning in Weston. John Shaw, 35, suffered severe damage to his left leg when the shotgun being held by his uncle and hunting partner, Douglass Conklin, discharged unexpectedly shortly after 11 a.m., according to Travis …
Albert C. Roberti Jr.

For too many ATV riders, safety not a priority, wardens say

By Tony Reaves, Lewiston Sun Journal on Oct. 01, 2011, at 5:18 a.m.
PARIS | After two ATV deaths in Oxford County in the last week, officials are pushing for riders to observe safe riding practices and to take ATV safety classes. On Wednesday, 14-year-old Albert Roberti crashed into another rider on Elm Hill Road in Paris and was thrown from the …
A black bear photographed in June 2010 in Township 36.

Bear sighting in Topsham prompts police warning

By Darcie Moore, Times Record on Sept. 21, 2011, at 3:25 p.m.
Topsham police warn residents who encounter a black bear reportedly seen in the Bridge Street area not to approach or corner the animal. Lt. Christopher Lewis said a black bear sighting in the Bridge Street area was reported to police Monday night. A second sighting occurred Tuesday …
Adam Lynn

Monroe man facing pot cultivation charge, other charges may be filed

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 12, 2011, at 10:44 p.m.
A Waldo County man was arrested late last week after personnel from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Maine Warden Service found more than 100 mature marijuana plants and other drugs at his Pattee Road Extension home. Adam Lynn, 31, initially was charged with marijuana cultivation …
Charlie Flint

Body of missing Presque Isle man found

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 19, 2011, at 5:31 p.m.
The more than week-long search for a missing 58-year-old Presque Isle man has ended, but not as family, friends and authorities had hoped. The body of Charlie Flint, who last was seen on Aug. 9 in Washburn, was found Friday morning along a skidder trail off …
The Presque Isle Police Department said Tuesday, August 16, 2011, that this Jeep Wrangler is similar to the one owned by Charlie Flint, 58, who has been missing since last week. Detective Sgt. Wayne Selfridge of the PIPD said Tuesday that police received a tip that Flint was last seen in Washburn on Tuesday evening, and they have verified that sighting. Other than that, Flint has had no contact with anyone. This behavior is out of character for him, according to his family. Flint owns a gray Jeep Wrangler with a black top, and he may have a Pomeranian dog with his that answers to the name Rocky.

Police refocus efforts in search for missing Presque Isle man

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 16, 2011, at 6:47 p.m.
It has been more than a week since family and friends have heard anything from a missing 58-year-old Presque Isle man, and the local Police Department has no leads in the search for Charlie Flint. Flint is considered to be in peril because he has a …

Hiker dies after falling, hitting head on Appalachian Trail, wardens say

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 12, 2011, at 3:44 p.m.
CARRYING PLACE TOWNSHIP | The Maine Warden Service has recovered the body of a man believed to be from New York who died Friday morning after falling and hitting his head while hiking the Appalachian Trail in northern Franklin County. The man, who is in his 50s, had been …

Wardens recover body of missing Massachusetts swimmer

By Dawn Gagnon on Aug. 03, 2011, at 6:49 p.m.
HIRAM, Maine – Maine Warden Service divers have foiund and recovered the body of a Massachusetts woman who was reported missing after she failed to return from a swim on Stanley Pond. Kathleen Whitehouse, 47, of Malden, Mass., was found about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Edie Smith, spokeswoman for the Maine …