Police Notes

The Sanford Police are looking for the owner of a dog, described as a dark bulldog, that bit an elderly woman on William Oscar Emery Drive near the dog park on Saturday around 4:00 p.m. They need to ascertain if the dog is up to date on vaccinations, otherwise the bite victim will need to undergo a series of painful rabies shots. Contact the Police Department or Animal Control Officer if you have any information.

Sanford Police also responded to an incident on the Rail Trail Saturday involving an ATV rider who allegedly trespassed on private property, harassed the resident and struck his pickup truck. The Sanford ATV Club’s Facebook posts about the incident were shared widely, and a spokesman for the club posted Saturday night that the individual had been located and the ATV impounded. Unfortunately, the landowner subsequently decided to close the trail through their property to ATVs, but the club is hoping to work with the landowner to reverse that decision.

Seacoast Online reported Wednesday that Chace Bellefountaine, pictured above, of Sanford has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of robbery, aggravated criminal trespassing, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief, and assault. The charges stem from an incident in June, when he allegedly entered a home, threatened a woman with a knife, assaulted her, and damaged her property. The most serious charge carries a sentence of up to 30 years imprisonment. Mr. Bellefountaine will be arraigned in York County Superior Court on October 14. He is currently being held at the York County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.