Ellsworth Police Log Week of Feb. 7

ELLSWORTH — A Hermon resident suffered cuts and bruises on his head after the truck he was driving hit a snowbank, went airborne and rolled over on the Bucksport Road on Jan. 30, according to a police report of the incident.

Anthony Hamlin, 25, was heading east on the Bucksport Road just before 10 a.m. when he reportedly lost control of the brand new 2019 Dodge pickup truck on slushy roads.

The truck crossed the centerline, hit a snowbank and rolled over after going airborne, according to police, who said the vehicle had been traveling “too fast for conditions.”

The truck was towed from the scene.

Domestic incidents

Officers responded to several domestic incidents this week, arresting one man on a charge of domestic violence assault.

Police took 30-year-old Daniel Whitney of Ellsworth into custody on Feb. 2 after he allegedly punched a car and slapped the glasses from his girlfriend’s face, according to a report.

The incident occurred at a local residence just past 1 a.m. The woman did not suffer visible injuries, according to police, and did not require medical attention.

Police were called to a local apartment after receiving a report that a man was attempting to enter his ex-girlfriend’s apartment against her wishes on Jan. 30.

Officers warned the man for trespassing and escorted him out, according to a report. No charges were filed.

Officers responded to another reported domestic incident on Feb. 3 at a residence on North Street.

The argument was not physical, according to a report, and the parties involved were separated for the night.

Facebook harassment

A local resident reported being harassed via Facebook “over an item they were selling,” according to a report of the incident made on Feb. 1.

“The resident did not know who this person was,” officers wrote, “and just wanted the Police Department to know about it.”

Suspicious vehicle

A suspicious vehicle at a local business just past midnight on Jan. 30 turned out to be delivering newspapers, according to a police report.


Justin Chipman, 23, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of violation of conditions of release after police received a noise complaint around midnight on Feb. 2.

Nikolaus Robbins, 41, of Trenton was arrested on Feb. 4 and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and operating an unregistered motor vehicle for more than 150 days following a traffic complaint, according to a police report.


On Jan. 29, Marissa Ouellette, 33, of Fort Kent was summoned on a charge of violation of conditions of release.

Zachary Emerson, 19, of Stetson was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension on Jan. 28.

Police charged a 15-year-old boy from Ellsworth with assault after a fight was reported at Ellsworth High School on Jan. 28.

Thefts and other losses

Police are looking for tools that were reportedly stolen from Marden’s on Jan. 29.

That same day, a woman reported items missing from a storage unit on the Bangor Road.

Officers looked into the matter but found that the woman did not know what (or if) anything had been taken because she had been locked out of the unit by the company, according to police.

Officers are investigating a theft of boots from Marden’s that was reported on Feb. 4.

Traffic violations

Andrea Ames, 53, of Lamoine was charged with failure to provide proof of insurance following a traffic stop on State Street on Feb. 4.

Timothy Pumneo, 19, of Ellsworth was charged with failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle following a traffic stop on Main Street on Feb. 4.

Speeding tickets

Evelyn Hodgdon-Wehrfritz, 58, of Seal Cove, 54 mph in a 25-mph-zone on the Bucksport Road on Feb. 2.

Lisa Reilich, 49, of Steuben, 35 mph in a 25-mph-zone on High Street on Feb. 2.

Kari Pops, 26, of New York, N.Y., 35 mph in a 25-mph-zone on High Street on Feb. 2.

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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