Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 4

ELLSWORTH — A local man was charged with domestic assault after he allegedly held a woman down with his hands around her neck, according to a police report of the incident.

Police arrested Jorge Rosa, 50, of Ellsworth on March 29 and charged him with domestic assault. The woman reportedly did not require medical attention.

The next day, officers responded to another local residence for a report of a domestic disturbance, but when they arrived on scene the resident of the house “refused to open the door and did not allow officers in the residence,” police wrote in a report.

Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier said “there wasn’t any indication anyone was injured or in imminent danger” or officers would have entered.

Police aid hospital staff

On March 26, officers were called to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital to assist clinicians “as they provided some information to an individual and they thought the information might upset the person,” according to a police report.

The same day, police helped a woman in getting an 18-year-old man from Steuben started with the mental health process, according to a report.

On March 29, police helped Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital staff deal with a patient who was “combative,” according to the report. Police also delivered a prescription to a local resident at the request of a city employee.

Eels for sale?

A local resident called police to report that a suspicious man had come to his house on March 28 asking “if he had any glass eels for sale,” according to a report.

Officers were unable to locate anyone of the man’s description in the area.

Man lying on sidewalk

is “fine”

An officer driving on High Street on March 30 spotted a man “lying on the sidewalk,” according to a police report.

The officer spoke with the man, who said “he was just walking home and was fine.”

Police pick up man carrying baseball bat

A man walking down the road on March 29 and carrying a baseball bat was taken into protective custody and transported to the hospital for “crisis help,” according to a police report.

Police check on residents in cars

In separate incidents on March 30, officers checked in on a toddler left in a car and a man who appeared to be sleeping in his vehicle at a local business.

The toddler “was fine,” police wrote, and the man was intoxicated. Police helped the man secure the car and brought him home, according to a report.

Bright light reported

A “bright flash of light” coming from an area business on March 30 turned out to be a transformer that had blown following a crash on the Downeast Highway, according to a police report.


Christopher Smith, 32, of Fletchers Landing was arrested on March 31 and charged with operating after suspension, violating conditions of release and three counts of unlawful drug possession. He was also summoned on a fourth drug possession charge.

On March 28, as a result of an enforcement detail of the multi-agency Hancock County Violent Offender Task Force, Calandra Fitzgerald, 38, of Blue Hill and Ian Bickford, 36, of Deer Isle were arrested.

Fitzgerald was arrested on several outstanding warrants and Bickford on an alleged probation violation, according to a police report. Officers conducted several other checks and found the subjects to be in compliance.

Matthew Milliken, 32, of Ellsworth was arrested on March 26 on a charge of violating conditions of release.

Matthew W. Briggs, 32, of Ellsworth was arrested on March 27 on a charge of violating conditions of release.


Police issued a summons to a Seal Cove woman on March 23 for allegedly displaying nude images of another woman on Facebook, according to police.

Maygen O’Rourke, 35, was summoned on a charge of unauthorized dissemination of private images.

Thefts and other losses

On March 26, police charged Edward J. Fox II, 30, of Bangor with theft after Fox allegedly was caught on video stealing a generator valued at $700 from Home Depot, according to a report of the incident.

Terrianne Reini, 46, of Ellsworth was summoned on a theft charge on March 25 after a local business reported several items stolen, according to a police report.

On March 18, officers summoned David Boone, 27, of Franklin on a charge of criminal mischief after he allegedly broke a business window that cost $700 to repair.

Jeffrey E. Russell, 37, of Tremont was summoned on charges of theft and violation of conditions of release after allegedly stealing a pair of Nike sneakers valued at $40 from Marden’s on March 1.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

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