Ellsworth Police Log Week of Nov. 30

ELLSWORTH — Threats and throwing a plant pot that resulted in a woman being injured led to a man’s arrest last week, according to police.

Corey Reynolds, 32, of Ellsworth was arrested Nov. 20 after an incident on the Bangor Road that evening.

Police said Reynolds was intoxicated and threatened to kill multiple people. He allegedly threw a plant pot at a woman and though it missed, it broke and the pieces hit her and scratched her.

That led to Reynolds being charged with domestic violence criminal threatening and domestic violence assault. He also was charged with refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

Not what it seems

On Thanksgiving afternoon, police received a report of what sounded like a domestic dispute behind the Maine Coast Mall. A woman was reportedly screaming at a man.

Police arrived and found that what had apparently happened was that the man “did a karate chop in the air and it scared” the woman. Police said beyond that, the man and woman “denied even being in an argument.”

Slippery roadway leads to smash-up

A Pembroke woman was unhurt Nov. 16 after her car went off the road and into a fence and rocks.

Police said Madeline A. Hilyard, 31, was headed south on the Happytown Road around 5:30 a.m. when she hit a patch of ice and went off the road.

Her 1991 Ford SUV went off the road and collided with a log fence and a rock pile. It had to be towed due to the amount of damage, though Hilyard reported no injuries.

Police said she was likely driving too fast for the conditions at the time.

Cars vs. deer

Police responded to three car vs. deer crashes recently: two on Nov. 18 (one on the Bangor Road and one on the Christian Ridge Road) and the other Thanksgiving Day on the Bayside Road.

No humans were injured in any of the crashes.

Thefts and other losses

On Nov. 20, police received a report of a customer driving off and not paying for $10 worth of gas at the Ellsworth Car Wash. As of Nov. 28, the man had still not come back to pay for the gas.

Mariah Larsson, 30, of Tremont was arrested and charged with theft and violation of bail after she allegedly stole a pulse oximeter from Walmart on Nov. 21.

On the afternoon of Nov. 22, an employee at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School reported missing some money.

On Nov. 25, a High Street business reported the theft of a payroll debit card with $70 on it.

Amanda Bragg, 30, of Ellsworth was charged with theft and violation of bail after she allegedly stole baby items and clothing from Walmart on Nov. 26.

Laura Burbank, 52, of Bucksport was summoned on a charge of theft after “concealing merchandise totaling $197” at Walmart on Nov. 27. Police said the merchandise included toys, clothing, makeup, body spray and candles.

On the afternoon of Nov. 27, a woman reported that she left her wallet on the counter at McDonald’s on High Street and that there was money missing from it later.

On Nov. 27, Emera Maine reported a theft of services in which an Ellsworth resident reportedly illegally hooked power back up to a home after it had been cut off. The matter remains under investigation.


Kevin Wiseman, 32, of Ellsworth was arrested Nov. 24 on North Street on a warrant out of Hancock County.

Justin Swedberg, 24, of Ellsworth was arrested Nov. 27 on Oak Street on a warrant charging him with an unpaid fine. He also was charged with operating after suspension.

Theresa Murphy, 48, of Bucksport, operating after suspension and possession of a Schedule Y drug (methadone) following a traffic stop on Downeast Highway Nov. 27.


Travis Nighman, 27, of Mount Desert, operating after suspension on State Street Nov. 19.

Justin Swedberg, 24, of Ellsworth, operating after suspension on the Christian Ridge Road Nov. 20.

Carol Paul, 50, of Hancock, operating without a license on Main Street Nov. 20. Paul was initially stopped for speeding, police said.

Alicia A. Abram, 30, of Mariaville, operating after suspension and violation of bail conditions, both on Bridge Hill Nov. 24.

Speeding tickets

Joel A. Isaacson, 28, of Ellsworth, 54 mph in a 40-mph zone on the Bangor Road Nov. 25.

Austin W. Randall, 23, of Bradford, 77 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 1A Nov. 27.

Domenick J. Barnes, 31, of Seal Cove, 83 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 1A Nov. 27.

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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