Ellsworth Police Log: Florida man charged twice on the same day

ELLSWORTH — A Florida man was charged with two separate offenses less than seven hours apart last week.

On June 10, just after 1 p.m., 24-year-old Nicholas Beal of Fort Pierce, Fla. was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop on State Street.

His passenger, 34-year-old Daniel Beal, also of Fort Pierce, Fla., was arrested on two outstanding Maine warrants charging him with failure to pay fines.

Later that evening, just before 8 p.m., police received a complaint of two men smoking marijuana on State Street.

Nicholas Beal was summoned, this time charged with sale or use of drug paraphernalia.

Matthew Seavey, 25, of Hancock was summoned on a charge of violation of duty to notify law enforcement.

Lt. Harold Page said that under Maine’s gun laws, which now allow citizens to carry handguns without a permit, an individual who is carrying a handgun without a permit must notify police if they are stopped by police.

State police confirm this on their website: “If an individual is carrying a concealed handgun without a permit, he/she has a duty, when coming into contact with any law enforcement officer during a routine stop, detention or arrest, to immediately inform the law enforcement officer that the individual is carrying a concealed handgun.”

Ellsworth police said Seavey failed to do so.

Assault reported

An assault was reported in the parking lot of McDonald’s on the evening of June 9. Police said this week they are awaiting statements from those who were allegedly involved in the incident.

There’s no drinking in softball

On the evening of June 12, police received a report of drinking taking place at Demeyer Field on the Boggy Brook Road.

Police said “several members of an adult softball league were warned for drinking in public.”

Thefts and other losses

A lawn mower trailer was reported stolen from a Red Bridge Road residence on June 8.

Jonah D. Cook, 20, a transient, was arrested and charged with theft after he allegedly stole $14.82 worth of merchandise (including a wrench, screwdriver and sandpaper) from Walmart on June 11.


Richard Fass, 47, of Jonesport, operating after suspension on Main Street June 7. Fass also was charged with attaching false plates.

Alicia Bell, 36, of Ellsworth, domestic assault at a Fairground Road residence on June 11. Police said Bell allegedly assaulted an estranged boyfriend.


Thomas Kessler, 52, of Winter Harbor, unlawful use of possession of inhalants. Police said Kessler came to their attention after they received a report of a man sitting in a vehicle, “huffing” and then passing out in the parking lot of Maine Coast Mall on High Street.

Traffic violations

Anna Rinaldi, 20, of Ellsworth, violation of learner’s permit on Oak Street May 31.

Jared B. Reed, 23, of Bangor, texting while driving on Oak Street June 2.

Ariana E. Wycoff, 26, of Franklin, texting while driving on High Street June 3.

Shasta J. Newenham, 37, of Steuben, texting while driving June 3 on Main Street.

Ansel D. Smith, 31, of Ellsworth, alteration of vehicle after inspection on High Street June 7.

Kenneth Estey, 72, of Hancock, failing to stop for a stopped school bus with its light flashing on State Street June 8.

Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller

Reporter at The Ellsworth American,
Steve Fuller worked at The Ellsworth American from 2012 to early 2018. He covered the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. A native of Waldo County, he served as editor of Belfast's Republican Journal prior to joining the American. He lives in Orland.

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