Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 12



ELLSWORTH — Brewer resident Jordan Hilms was charged with failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle after the car he was operating cut in front of another vehicle on Myrick Street on July 2, causing the second car to hit the car Hilms was driving, damaging both vehicles, according to a police report of the incident.

The charge carries a fine of $124. Hilms reportedly told officers that he was “mad when following the vehicle.” A witness told police that Hilms had been “driving aggressively and did not have control.” No injuries were reported.

Officers respond to suicide threats

Police responded to two threats of suicide this past week. In the first, which occurred on July 2, officers were unable to locate a resident who reportedly made a “suicidal statement” in a group text message to family and friends on July 2.

Several days later, on July 8, police were able to connect with a man reportedly threatening to kill himself. Police brought him to the hospital for treatment.

Unwanted photographs

A woman called police to report a man she knew in Knowlton Park had taken “six or seven” pictures of her daughter on June 23 and recently emailed her two of them. The woman told police she had not asked for the photos and only wanted the incident documented.

Thefts and other losses

Police have issued a warrant for a man suspected of being involved in several thefts at Walmart on July 2. All three events were caught on video and later reported to police. The first incident occurred around 9 a.m., when a man walked out of the store pushing a cart with two vacuum cleaners that had not been paid for, according to a police report.

In the second incident, which occurred two hours later, the same man walked out of the store with two HP computers valued at $1,018.

The man allegedly returned a third time with another man, and the two left the store around 1 p.m. with $1,955 worth of electronics, including two pairs of headphones, two Blu-ray players, speakers and two computers, according to police. None of the items had been paid for.

Officers have put out warrants for both men, at least one of whom is a transient. Police are not releasing the names until charges have been filed.

Richard Brown, 29, of Blue Hill was arrested and issued a summons for theft following an alleged shoplifting incident at Walmart on July 5.

Police are investigating an incident at Marden’s on July 9 of a man changing the sticker on a pair of sunglasses from $26.99 to $1.99.

On July 9, a Walmart employee reported that her debit card had been stolen and used to purchase $635 worth of merchandise, according to a police report. The case is under investigation.

Officers responded to a reported burglary at a local business in the early morning hours of July 5. According to a report, entry was made through a window and between $150 and $200 in cash was taken from the register. The incident was reported on July 7. Police are investigating.

Arrests

Danielle King, 36, of Milford was arrested and issued a summons for reported unlawful possession of a Schedule D drug following a traffic stop on June 29.

Joseph Bradley, 35, was arrested for allegedly violating conditions of release and operating after suspension following a traffic stop on July 3.

Corey Sargent, 35, of Mariaville was arrested on July 6 on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay restitution.

Craig Strout-Desmond, 31, of Ellsworth was arrested and issued a summons for unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug as a result of a traffic stop on July 6. Strout-Desmond was also issued a summons for allegedly operating a defective motor vehicle.

Clayton Foss, 57, of Ellsworth was arrested on July 6 and charged with domestic violence criminal threatening after he allegedly threatened to kill his partner with a knife, according to a report of the incident.

52-year-old transient resident James Grindel was arrested on July 7 for alleged unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug.

Harold Pottle, 43, of Sullivan was arrested on July 8 and issued a summons for alleged violation of conditions of release and unlawful possession of a Schedule Z drug.

Angie Grindle, 23, of Ellsworth was arrested on July 8 on a warrant for failure to appear.

Jared Kjenstad, 33, a transient resident was arrested on July 9 at the Open Door Recovery Center on a warrant out of Penobscot County. Staff reportedly called police after Kjenstad made them aware of the outstanding warrant. Police Chief Glenn Moshier said it is not standard practice for officers to frequent recovery centers looking for residents with outstanding warrants.

Matthew Milliken, 31, of Ellsworth was arrested for domestic violence criminal threatening after officers observed him having a “verbal altercation” on State Street on July 9.

Milliken allegedly told the woman he was with that he was going to “punch her in the face,” said Moshier. “In the weeks leading up to this he made other threats,” said Moshier, “to slice her up, punch her up and kill her.”

Summons

44-year-old Prospect resident Arthur E. Maguire was issued a summons for allegedly operating under the influence following a crash on the Bucksport Road on July 4. According to a police report of the incident, the car Maguire was operating made a wide right turn onto the Bucksport Road from the Happytown Road, crossing the centerline into the eastbound lane and striking a car driven by Marcel Busque. Both vehicles were towed from the scene, each with damage to the front. Maguire and Busque reported non-incapacitating injuries; Jeffrey Long, a passenger in the car driven by Maguire, reported possible injuries. The crash occurred around 5 p.m.

Matthew Flood, 22, of Sullivan was charged with operating without a license following a traffic stop on July 3.

Tessa Hauser, 32, of Hampden was issued a summons for alleged violation of bail following a well-being check by officers on June 29.

Joshua Cobb, 30, of Ellsworth was issued a summons for reportedly operating after suspension following a late-night crash in front of the Mill Mall on July 5 in which Cobb rear-ended another vehicle.

Traffic violations

John Arseneau, 20, of Ellsworth was issued a summons for allegedly failing to provide proof of insurance following a traffic stop on Myrick Street on July 8.

Michael McNeill, 56, of Sullivan was issued a summons for reportedly failing to provide proof of inspection following a traffic stop on Franklin Street on July 7.

The following motorists were issued summons for alleged speeding:

William Wall, 57, of Corinth, 84 mph in a 55-mph-zone following a traffic stop on Route 1A on July 9.

Taylor Thompson, 22, of Cherryfield, 74 mph in a 55-mph-zone following a traffic stop on the Bangor Road on July 9.

Dylan Taplin, 18, of Ellsworth, 74 mph in a 55-mph-zone following a traffic stop on Route 1 on July 8.

Montell Gosmon, 37, of Baldwinville, Mass., 50 mph in a 25-mph-zone following a traffic stop on High Street on July 7.

Leonard Clow, 68, of Old Orchard, 64 mph in a 55-mph-zone following a traffic stop on Route 1A on July 7.

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]