Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 29

Assault reported

Police responded to a call regarding a woman being assaulted in the Home Depot parking lot on April 22. When they arrived, no assault was found to have occurred.


Officer Amie Torrey received a report that someone broke the windshield of a vehicle belonging to a local resident on April 22.


Officer James Hassard fielded a harassment complaint from a local woman on April 19. He issued a cease harassment order to the man reported as harassing her.

No underage drinking

Deputy Chief Troy Bires conducted an underage drinking detail on April 22, walking one young woman through a field sobriety test and reporting no violations.

New number

A local woman reported to police that her phone number was changed without her knowledge. Police advised her of her correct number and to contact her telephone service provider.

Identity theft

Police received information April 23 on an ongoing investigation of alleged fraud involving identity theft.

“Work it out”

Officer Toni Ryan fielded a complaint from two tenants arguing over the ownership of a rocker on April 21. Ryan told them it was a civil, not criminal, issue and the two should “work it out amongst themselves.”

A dispute over a dog reported to police on April 18 was also civil in nature. Detective Andrew Weatherbee fielded complaints on the dog, the seller of the dog and the buyer of the dog from both people involved. 

Agency assists

Police on April 20 were asked to assist another agency in an investigation of a possible sexual assault that occurred out of state.

Officers assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on April 25 with an animal problem that started in Trenton and made its way to Ellsworth.

Trespassing and disorderly

Police responded to a local store on April 19 when a female customer turned disorderly when told she had to wear a face mask. The woman left before an officer arrived.

Officers investigated a harassment case on April 24 and issued a cease trespass notice on behalf of a local business as a result.


Officer Jon Mahon investigated a possible theft at a local store on April 16. Investigation showed that the item was still inside the store and no theft had occurred.

Arrests and summonses

Christopher Bryan, 53, of Orono was summoned on a charge of operating a vehicle after license suspension, Class E, after a traffic stop on April 24.

Timothy Ciarcia, 27, of Gouldsboro was arrested April 25 on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

Sebastian Moore, 51, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on a charge of violation of conditions of release after officers responded to Harbor Park on April 17 for a report of an unconscious man.

Arman Pazmino, 24, of Ellsworth, was arrested on charges of violation of bail, Class E, and operating a vehicle while license revoked, Class D, on April 18.

Matthew Pike, 30, a transient, was arrested April 23 on a Washington County warrant charging failure to appear in court.

Traffic violations

Michael Bonneau, 49, of Old Town, failure to show proof of insurance on April 25.

Mark J. Burby, 49, of Bucksport, speeding 75 mph in a 55-mph zone on April 23.

Shiann E. Closson, 26, of Brooksville, expired inspection sticker on April 20.

Aaron M. Hinckley, 28, of Bernard, expired inspection sticker on April 26.

Trevor Hurd, 50, of Surry, speeding 48 mph in a 25-mph zone on April 25.

Carolyn Leslie, 44, of Natick, Mass., speeding 59 mph in a 35-mph zone on April 25.

Justin Osgood, 43, of Veazie, failure to register vehicle on April 17.

Donald J. Pierce, 72, of Hancock, failure show proof of insurance, failure to register vehicle on April 21.

Gwendolyn Rickmeyer, 24, of Ellsworth, speeding 43 mph in a 25-mph zone on April 25.

Madison L. St. Marine-Brown, 25, of Blue Hill, failure to register vehicle on April 26.

Joshua Scott, 40, of Ellsworth, speeding 44 mph in a 25-mph zone on April 25.

Hugh Douglas Wight, 55, of Sudbury, Mass., speeding 51 mph in a 30-mph zone on April 17.

Benjamin C. Winkler, 48, of Gorham, speeding 50 mph in a 25-mph zone on April 21.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Anne Berleant covers news and features in Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. When not reporting, find her hiking local trails, reading or watching professional tennis. Email her at [email protected]

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