Ellsworth Police log week of Aug. 8

ELLSWORTH — A man who was reportedly “yelling and using rude language” while on the phone at the Ellsworth Public Library was found to be homeless and looking for a place to stay, according to police.

The man told officers he had “gotten upset while on the phone and did not mean to raise his voice.” He was warned for disorderly conduct and given information about a program to help the homeless, according to a report.

Noise in the woods

Police searched the woods in the Red Bridge Road area on Aug. 3 after a citizen reported hearing noises just after 11 p.m. but failed to locate anything out of the ordinary, according to a report.

Late report

A Penobscot resident reported to police on July 31 that he had hit a deer on the Bayside Road on July 28 that had damaged his vehicle, breaking the driver’s side headlight and significantly denting the front.

The man said he wasn’t aware that he was required to call the police.

Misplaced vehicle

On Aug. 2, officers helped a man from Virginia locate a vehicle he’d left at a local auto body shop for repairs. The body shop owner got in touch with the man.

Unattended death

Police were called to a report of an unattended death on Aug. 1. The deceased died of natural causes, according to a report.

Water in the tank

An Ellsworth man told police on Aug. 1 that someone has been putting water in his gas tank. Officers are investigating.

Police stood by to help Northern Light Maine Coast ambulance staff with a possibly combative patient on Aug. 1 but were ultimately not needed.

Revelers reported

A resident reported that a firework had been set off at Harbor Park and Marina and gave the plate number of the vehicle the suspects were driving. Officers looked for the vehicle but were unable to locate it.

Threatening phone calls

A local business reported on July 30 that one of its employees had received “threatening” phone calls while at work. Management is attempting to trace the calls.


Jason D. Carter, 45, of Ellsworth was arrested on Aug. 3 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.


Phillip Lawrence, 69, of Hancock was summoned on Aug. 1 on a charge of failure to give notice of an accident by the quickest means after an earlier crash.

Thefts and other losses

Laura Stewart, 33, of Franklin was arrested on Aug. 1 and charged with theft after a shoplifting incident at a local store.

Jacob Sukel, 23, of Lamoine was arrested on July 30 and charged with stealing $66 worth of groceries from a local store, according to a police report.

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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