Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 17

ELLSWORTH — Officers arrested a 26-year-old Ellsworth woman on a domestic assault charge after she allegedly assaulted her partner on Jan. 14, according to a police report of the incident.

A man told police Cheyenne Ranco had “hit him in the face and chest” and broken a candle in the kitchen.

He was not taken to the hospital.

Busy with well-being checks

Officers were kept busy checking on local residents who were reported missing or not answering their phones this week, as well as dealing with issues of disorderly conduct and returning children to their parents.

Police assisted a woman who reported her husband missing on Jan. 13.

“The wife later called back and was able to locate the husband,” officers wrote.

On Jan. 9, police checked on two elderly residents who could not be reached by phone. Both were found to be fine.

Police assisted medical personnel at a local facility with a patient who was “being disorderly” on Jan. 11 and transported the resident to a warming shelter in Bangor.

On Jan. 13, officers responded to a local residence after a man reported that his wife had assaulted him.

Police found “no sign that the assault had happened,” according to a report, and separated the parties for the night.

On Jan. 10, Ellsworth School Resource Officer Amie Torrey “dealt with an issue” regarding a “boy leaving and punching a wall,” according to a report.

Officers returned two girls to their parents after a woman called to say they had come to her door asking to use the phone on Jan. 13, according to a police report of the incident.

Unwanted campers

An employee at Home Depot notified police that “there were people camping out in the sheds that are for sale,” according to a report made on Jan. 10.

Officers responded and were unable to locate the alleged campers but told staff to “call when they are in there.”

Child abuse investigation dropped

An investigation into a potential case of child abuse was dropped after officers found that “the incident occurred in another jurisdiction,” according to a police report made on Jan. 10.


Police received a request to check on a resident and subsequently arrested her on a charge of violation of probation on Jan. 9.

Christina Richards, 41, of Ellsworth was arrested on a probation hold and taken to Hancock County Jail.

Dwan Knight, 26, of Boston was arrested on Jan. 9 for alleged possession of a Schedule W drug.

Officers arrested Zachary Eccleston, 23, of Unity on Jan. 7 on three warrants for violating condition of release and two for failure to appear, according to a police report of the incident.

Stephen M. Warren, 35, of Eastport was arrested on Jan. 1 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, illegal possession of a Schedule Z drug and violating conditions of release, according to a police report of the incident.

Harold Pottle, 43, of Steuben was arrested on charges of possession of a Schedule W drug and violation of conditions of release after he came in to the Police Department on Jan. 4.


On Jan. 13, officers were notified that a car had rolled over on Union Street but there was no one around, according to a report.

Police investigated the crash and summoned 20-year-old Adam Bradshaw of Surry on a charge of leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

On Jan. 10, officers summoned Alan Crocker, 48, of Ellsworth on a charge of perjury. Police wrote in a report that “this charge stems from testimony at a protection from abuse order hearing held in November of 2018.”

Thefts and other losses

Police were called to patrol the Bucksport Road at the request of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office late in the evening on Jan. 13 for a “suspected vehicle involved in a burglary,” according to a report.

“Later that evening they called it off due to confusion with the owner of the property thought to be stolen,” officers wrote.

On Jan. 9, a man reported that he had just purchased a car and a folder of papers had been stolen from inside the car while it was parked in his driveway, according to police.

Traffic violations

Ryan Hardison, 33, of Sullivan was summoned on a charge of failure to provide proof of insurance following a traffic stop on the Downeast Highway on Jan. 10.

Alexander Laidman, 32, of Hampden was summoned on charges of operating after suspension and failure to pay fine following a traffic stop on Myrick Street on Jan. 11.

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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