Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 11



ELLSWORTH — Officers helped the public stay safe over the holiday weekend, mostly by warning local residents not to consume alcohol in public.

On July 2, officers warned a group for drinking in public at a local swimming hole.

Later on, police went out looking for a man who was reportedly intoxicated and stumbling in the roadway but failed to locate anyone matching his description.

The next day, officers moved along a group of five residents who were reportedly drinking on property belonging to Walgreens.

On July 5, one group of residents was warned for disorderly conduct and consuming alcohol in a posted area while another was warned for using fireworks in the urban area.

Sexual assault investigation

Detectives are looking into a report from the Department of Health and Human Services on July 2 that a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a local residential facility.

Possible identity theft

Police are looking into a possible case of identity theft in which a resident’s information was used to open an account with Verizon Wireless in 2016. The reportedly fraudulent account racked up charges of $579.

Police practice persuasion

Police spoke to a girl on July 1 “regarding her not wanting to go to camp,” according to a report.

Medical assistance

Officers assisted several residents in need of medical aid this week, including a man with “an altered mental status and some medical issues” who was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital on July 2.

An hour later, officers were called in for a report that a man was lying face down and having seizures; he was transported to the hospital.

Police assisted Northern Light Medical Transport staff in responding to an incident in which a man fell at a local inn on July 3 and was bleeding from his head.

On July 6, police were called to check on a man who was reportedly suffering from heat stroke. The man refused treatment and didn’t want to go to the hospital, according to a report.

Officers were on hand at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital on July 7 for a patient who was refusing to stay in his room; they also responded to another call that day for a man who was reportedly having thoughts of suicide. He was transported to the hospital.

Arrests

Felicia Warford, 33, of Hancock was arrested on July 3 on a charge of possession of a Schedule W drug and possession of a hypodermic apparatus.

Nadina P. Carter, 57, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault after officers were called to a residence on Patten Way just before 11 p.m. on July 1.

Tiffany Paige, 38, of Searsport was arrested on July 1 on a warrant out of Belfast District Court.

Thomas Minns, 90, of Windham was arrested on a warrant out of Penobscot County on July 6.

Summonses

Police charged 37-year-old Derek Hughes of Ellsworth with misuse of 911 on July 5 after having warned him not to call 911 unless there was an emergency.

Hughes reportedly called 911 several times for non-emergencies the day before.

Officers summoned Scott A. Senechal, 30, of Eddington on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop on July 3.

Officers summoned a 17-year-old boy from Otis on a charge of operating after suspension on July 1.

Karley Perkins, 27, of Hancock was charged with operating after suspension following a crash on High Street on July 7.

Orlando Watson, 29, of Bar Harbor, was charged with operating after suspension following a traffic stop on High Street on July 7.

Thefts and other losses

Shannon Smith, 49, of Hancock was arrested on charges of theft and unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug after a shoplifting incident on July 7. Officers alleged that Smith took clothing items valued at $98 from a local store.

Traffic violations

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

William Wellman, 32, of Hancock, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on Grant Street on July 8.

Mark Webber, 21, of Ellsworth, operating after suspension following a traffic stop on State Street on July 4.

Michael O’Halloran, 36, of Ellsworth, failure to provide valid proof of insurance following a traffic stop on High Street on July 5.

Valerie Seavey, 49, of Orland, failure to provide valid proof of insurance following a traffic stop on the Bucksport Road on July 6.

Carole Stanley, 76, of Hancock, vehicle registration expired for between 30 and 150 days following a traffic stop on High Street on July 3.

Matthew Butler, 40, of Trenton, vehicle registration expired for between 30 and 150 days following a traffic stop on High Street on July 4.

Brian Reed, 33, of Prospect, vehicle registration expired for between 30 and 150 days following a traffic stop on Water Street on July 3.

Noah Kinney, 21, of Perry, failure to provide valid proof of insurance following a traffic stop on Myrick Street on July 3.

Travis Beem, 23, of Corinth, speeding 64 mph in a 35-mph-zone on High Street on July 3.

Jacqueline Foster, 21, of Otis, texting while driving on the Downeast Highway on July 3.

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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