Ellsworth Police Log Week of Feb. 15

ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth police responded to a report on Feb. 11 of a resident in an apartment complex off the Bangor Road taking a small trampoline that belonged to a neighbor inside the building without permission from the trampoline’s owner.

Officers said the trampoline had been returned to its original location before they arrived.

“Missing” boy found next door

A mother called police to report that her teenage son was missing after he failed to return home from school on Feb. 7. Officers said she called back a short time later to say that she’d found him at the neighbor’s house.

Trash day

Local residents assisted in cleaning up “household trash” on the Bucksport Road on Feb. 11.

“Due to the amount, the Ellsworth Fire Department came and swept it to the side of the road,” police wrote in a report, at which point the residents picked it up. Officers did not know where the trash had come from.

Thefts and other losses

Staff at the Ellsworth Tennis Center arrived on the morning of Feb. 6 to find $465 in cash missing but no evidence of a break-in, police said. Officers are investigating.

Around noon on Feb. 10 a resident reported that somebody had removed five bags of groceries valued at around $50 from the caller’s unlocked car while it was parked at a local grocery store. Police said they do not have any suspects in the incident.


Linda J. Thurlow, 66, of Penobscot was arrested and charged with theft and violation of bail after allegedly taking $140 worth of items from Hannaford on Feb. 6. Police said the items included $120 worth of groceries, $4 in dog food and greeting cards valued at $16.

Carlton Mitchell, 37, of Ellsworth was arrested on Feb. 6 on three outstanding warrants, all for unpaid fines.

Nicholas Stanley, 32, of Ellsworth was arrested on Feb. 6 on three outstanding warrants, all for failure to appear.

Mark Correia, 52, of Waltham was arrested at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital on Feb. 7 after being admitted and “causing a problem,” according to a police report.

Correia was intoxicated at the time he was arrested, police said, and was charged with violating conditions of release and taken to Hancock County Jail.

Gilbert Ogden, 35, of Hancock was arrested on Feb. 8 on a charge of violation of probation.

Tamara Strout, 48, of Ellsworth was arrested on Feb. 9 on two outstanding warrants out of Penobscot County.


Amy Trafton, 57, of Tremont was summoned on a theft charge after she allegedly stole a beauty mirror from Marden’s valued at $28 on Jan. 26.

Clifton Frost, 59, of Surry was issued a summons charging him with OUI after he was involved in a crash on the Bayside Road on Feb. 5.

Robert E. Jones, 31, of Stonington was issued a summons charging him with operating without a license following a traffic stop on Main Street in Ellsworth on Feb. 8.

Michael Luchini, 32, of Ellsworth was issued a summons on behalf of the Brewer Police Department charging him with illegal trafficking in a Schedule W drug on Feb. 10.

Leslie F. Ricker, 56, of Seal Harbor was summoned on charges of failure to give notice of an accident and failure to provide proof of insurance after she was involved in a crash on Route 172 on Feb. 11. Ricker was not injured. The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Tracy L. Crossman, 42, of Ellsworth was summoned on charges of operating after suspension and operating an unregistered vehicle over 150 days following a traffic stop on Main Street in Ellsworth on Feb. 12.

Speeding tickets

Sheri Lynn Mandella, 31, of California, Md., 64 mph in a 55-mph-zone on Route 1A on Feb. 6.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate covers 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. She lives in Southwest Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]

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