Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 13

ELLSWORTH — Officers responded to several residents in need of aid this week.

On Dec. 9, police were called to two separate residences to speak with men who were having thoughts of suicide, according to a report.

Officers brought one of the men to the hospital and confirmed that a crisis worker was on the way to speak with the other.

Missing child found safe

A child reported missing on Dec. 8 was found “safe at his father’s house,” according to police.

Officers offer lift, life advice

A call about a “suspicious” man on the side of the Bangor Road on Dec. 6 turned out to be a resident needing a ride into town. Police gave the man a lift.

Police also responded to a call that day from a man who wanted officers “to speak with his son about the consequences of his behavior.”


James Doe, 28, of Ellsworth was arrested on Dec. 7 for reportedly refusing to sign a summons related to a theft case he had been summoned for.

Michael Johnson, 36, of Ellsworth was arrested on Dec. 4 and charged with violating conditions of release.

Joseph DeBeck, 22, of Ellsworth was arrested on Dec. 5 and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, violation of conditions of release and leaving the scene of an accident following a crash, according to a police report.

Courtney Jolin, 28, of Ellsworth was arrested on a warrant on Dec. 6.


Two Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School students, a 14-year-old girl from Ellsworth and a 15-year-old boy from Sullivan, were charged with terrorizing on Dec. 5 after the two were overhead threatening to “shoot and blow up the school” that afternoon.

“Sooner or later the hope is that they’ll learn you can’t make these statements because we can’t in good conscience ignore them,” said Police Chief Glenn Moshier. “We have to take every one as though it’s serious.”

Moshier said law enforcement officials realize that children may often not think through what they’re saying but that all threats, whether or not they’re made in jest, must be taken seriously.

Lorraine Leach, 33, of Orland was summoned on Dec. 7 on a charge of operating after suspension after a car crash, according to a police report.

Normand Jacques, 57, of Bucksport was summoned on Dec. 5 on a charge of violating conditions of release after he “made faces and waved” at a man with whom he was not supposed to have contact, according to a police report.

Thefts and other losses

A purse containing credit cards and cash was lost and found again in the Hannaford parking lot on Dec. 9.

A woman called police to report the theft of the purse but later called back and said she had found it in her car, according to a report.

Officers are investigating potential vandalism at a residence on Amanda Lane. The incident was reported on Dec. 10.

Officers are investigating a case in which a local man reported on Dec. 5 that he paid for a construction service but the work was never done, according to police.

Officers are investigating a theft that reportedly occurred at a local store on Nov. 28.

Speeding tickets

Felicia Davis, 41, of Ellsworth, 83 mph in a 55-mph-zone on the Bucksport Road on Dec. 10.

Renju Nair, 39, of Ellsworth, 61 mph in a 40-mph-zone on the Bayside Road on Dec. 10.

David Jordan, 52, of Gouldsboro, 35 mph in a 25-mph-zone on the Bucksport Road on Dec. 6.

Traffic violation

Colton McPhail, 21, of Hancock, failure to provide proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Christian Ridge Road on Dec. 5.

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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