Ellsworth Police log week of Dec. 5

ELLSWORTH — Sgt. Chad Wilmot was called to a report of a possible domestic incident at a local residence at around 1 a.m. on Nov. 27.

As a result, Dylan Knowlton, 25, Ellsworth was arrested on charges of furnishing liquor to a minor and furnishing a place for minors to consume liquor.

Neighborhood watch

Officer Brian Smith responded to a “crowd of screaming people” at a local bar on Dec. 1 at around 1 a.m. The crowd separated upon his arrival.

Officer Smith also responded to Douglas Highway on Nov. 24 for a report of gunshots but found that the shooter was in compliance with the law, according to a report.

School Resource Officer Amie Torrey spoke with a father who reported his daughter missing on Nov. 26. The girl was later located and returned home.

Officer John Stanley took a report on Nov. 26 of a local resident being harassed by “people driving by and squealing tires in front of his residence.”

At the request of a local landowner, Officer Jon Mahon warned a hunter not to hunt on a certain property.


Officer Stanley arrested Jayme Lawrence, 18, of Ellsworth on a charge of domestic violence assault on Nov. 27 at around 1 a.m. after neighbors called to report concerns.

Carolyn Dykeman, 39, of Ellsworth was arrested by Officer Josh Steward just past midnight on Dec. 2 for an alleged bail violation on the Red Bridge Road.

Officer Adam Bouchard arrested Zachary Brooks, 41, of Tremont on Nov. 25 on an active warrant.

Jonathan Garland, 46, of Ellsworth was arrested after a traffic stop by Officer Steward on Nov. 29 on a warrant out of Penobscot County.

Officer Torrey arrested Bruce Gustafson, 40, of Trenton on a theft charge on Nov. 29 for allegedly shoplifting from a local business.

Officer Steward arrested Clinton Banis, 36, of Bar Harbor on Nov. 26 on charges of driving to endanger and refusing to submit to arrest or detention after an incident in the parking lot of City Hall.


Officer Steward summoned Kenneth Gray, 51, of Hancock on Nov. 26 on a charge of violating a protection order after Gray allegedly sent messages to an individual with whom he was not supposed to have contact.

Amber St. Peter, 18, of Ellsworth was summoned by Sgt. Wilmot on a charge of criminal speeding on Nov. 26.

Thefts and other losses

Officer Stanley took a report from an individual who reported a package stolen from a residence on Branchview Drive on Nov. 25.

Officer Mahon summoned Eastbrook resident Tanya Cookson, 39, on a theft charge after a customer at a local business reported that he had money stolen on Nov. 29.

Detective Andrew Weatherbee summoned Brenda S. Conner, 61, of Bucksport on a theft charge this week in relation to a case in which cash was reportedly taken out of an individual’s wallet at a local business on Sept. 2.

Robert Coulombe, 65, of Milford was summoned on a theft charge after allegedly taking several bags of returnable bottles from a local redemption center on Oct. 27.

Officer Mahon summoned Elizabeth Garza, 39, of Trenton on a theft charge on Dec. 1 after a shoplifting complaint at a local business.

Ruth Rollins, 55, of Orland was summoned on a theft charge on Nov. 26 after an incident at Walmart.

Traffic violations

The following residents were summoned for alleged traffic violations this week:

Jessica Bunker, 26, of Cranberry Isles, failing to stop at a red light on High Street on Nov. 27.

Ashley Bragg, 31, of Gouldsboro, speeding 35 mph in a 25-mph zone on the Bucksport Road on Nov. 26.

Christopher Candage, 35, of Bucksport, failure to register a motor vehicle for between 30 and 150 days following a traffic stop on East Main Street on Nov. 21.

Gregorey Bryson, 37, of Ellsworth, failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle on Nov. 24 on Union Street.

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 Bar Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]

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