Ellsworth Police Log Week of August 1



ELLSWORTH — Police are looking for a silver Ford Taurus that may have been involved in a hit-and-run crash in the Hannaford parking lot on July 23.

A witness reported seeing the Taurus hit a green Subaru Impreza around 3:45 p.m. then drive off. The witness described the car and driver to police. The Subaru had roughly $700 in damage to its driver’s side rear fender, according to a police report.

Golf carters warned

Police warned four boys after they were found driving a golf cart up and down the road, according to a police report. The parents of the boys were notified.

Suspicious activity

Police were called to a local residence around 9:15 p.m. on July 23 for a report that someone was knocking on the door and then disappeared. Officers searched but concluded there was nothing suspicious, according to a police report.

On July 24 around noon, officers were called to the Christian Ridge Road to investigate a report of a man and woman walking on the road and looking in mailboxes. Police did not locate the pair.

That same day, around 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to check in on a van parked behind Dairy Queen. They found that the owner was doing business in the area and would be leaving shortly.

Several days later, on July 29, police checked on a car at a local campground that had reportedly been left there for three days. Officers were unable to contact the owner of the vehicle. The campground owner said that if the car was still there in the morning, it would be moved.

Road rage

Police are investigating a road rage incident reported on July 23 in which one of the people involved was allegedly assaulted, according to a report. The case has been referred to the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Well-being checks

A woman who was at a local medical facility and reported having suicidal thoughts on July 23 was transported to the hospital.

Officers checked on a local transient man at the request of his mother on July 28. Police “located him and advised him to call his mother,” according to the report.

Arrests

Michael Johnson, 37, of Franklin was arrested on July 24 on an alleged bail violation.

Damion Hooper, 33, of Union was arrested and charged with violating conditions of release, leaving the scene of a crash and operating after suspension after a crash on the Bucksport Road on July 23.

Hooper was reportedly driving a red passenger car around 10 p.m. when he swerved to avoid a deer near the intersection with Hagans Elbow and went into the ditch, hitting a mailbox and an embankment.

Police found the car at a local motel the next morning and noted that it had sustained heavy damage to its undercarriage.

Monte Woods, 29, of Ellsworth was arrested on July 26 on a warrant out of Hancock County.

John Freeman, 62, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant on July 26 after police received a report of an erratic driver.

Justin Barnard, 22, was arrested on July 28 on a warrant.

Summonses

Nicole Fraser, 26, of Ellsworth was summoned on charges of failing to give notice of an accident by quickest means and leaving the scene of an unattended vehicle accident after she reportedly hit an unoccupied car parked in the City Hall lot on July 24.

Casey Harmon, 21, of Bar Harbor was summoned on a charge of criminal mischief after a verbal argument was reported at a local residence on July 29.

Thefts and other losses

Officers received a tip on July 24 that property stolen from a vehicle in Massachusetts was now in the possession of an Ellsworth resident. The victim of the theft didn’t want to pursue charges but asked police to help get the property back.

Traffic violations

The following residents were charged with alleged traffic violations this week:

Tiffany Leadbetter, 27, of Bangor, speeding 71 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on July 27.

Rosanne Oyer, 65, of Lancaster, Pa., speeding 79 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 1A on July 27.

Stephen Leonard, 24, of Lowell, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Beechland Road on July 26.

John Ziehm, 59, of Lisbon, 78 mph in a 55-mph zone on Route 1A on July 27.

Alison Schafer, 56, of Washington, D.C., 64 mph in a 55-mph-zone on the Bangor Road on July 26.

Stephen Grant, 36, of Jonesport, failure to provide valid proof of insurance following a traffic stop on Route 1A on July 25.

Jared Sandstrom, 36, of Gouldsboro, 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on July 25.

Elliot Posner, 45, of Long Beach, N.Y., 39 mph in a 30-mph zone on State Street on July 24.

Jamie Hicks, 32, of Ellsworth, failure to maintain control and imprudent speed following a traffic stop on the Happytown Road on July 19.

Robin Barron, 65, of Farmington, operating with out-of-season studded tires following a traffic stop on July 21 on the Downeast Highway.

Daren Wing, 20, of Dover-Foxcroft, operating with a child under 8 years old unsecured following a traffic stop on the Bangor Road on July 20.

Uriah Hon, 30, of Ellsworth, failure to provide valid proof of registration following a traffic stop on the Beechland Road on July 19.

Yasin Khan, 24 of Queens Village, N.Y., improper passing on State Street on July 18.

Paul Leary, 29, of Scarborough, speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on July 18.

Leah Stevens, 31, of Ellsworth, speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on July 18.

George Cody, 71, of New Canaan, Conn., operating after suspension following a traffic stop on the Bangor Road on July 18.

Christina Vaillancourt, 66, of Beddington, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on Main Street on July 18.

Jackyln Trust, 27, of Franklin, failure to provide valid proof of insurance following a traffic stop on Main Street on July 18.

Nicole Lyons, 38, of Ellsworth, operating after suspension following a traffic stop on the Christian Ridge Road on July 17.

Quinn Underwood, 19, of Bath, speeding 70 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bucksport Road on July 14.

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