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.
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.
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.
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.
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.