Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 18

ELLSWORTH — A local man was warned on July 13 after police said he approached the window of a car in the parking lot of a local department store and propositioned the car’s occupant for oral sex, according to a police report.

Boat hits traffic light

An Addison man was not injured but a boat he was towing was damaged when it reportedly struck a traffic light on July 11, according to a police report.

A vehicle driven by 55-year-old Adam Thompson was towing the boat and turning onto the Surry Road when the boat, which police said was 15 feet tall, hit the traffic light.

Thompson was summoned on a charge of operating beyond maximum load height.

Man bitten by own dog

Police warned a man for having a dangerous dog after he was bitten by his own dog during a fight between two dogs at Home Depot on July 9.

Domestic incidents

A 56-year-old Ellsworth man was arrested on charges of assault and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant on July 12 after he showed up at a woman’s house intoxicated and got into a fight with her son, according to police.

Albert Dow allegedly arrived at the home off the North Bend Road just after 7 p.m. The police were called and Dow reportedly left the scene; officers found him shortly thereafter at a local store and arrested him.

An off-duty law enforcement officer from another agency reported to Ellsworth Police that there was a possible domestic incident unfolding with a couple in Walmart on July 12. The agent told police the incident he witnessed was verbal; the couple had left the store by the time Ellsworth police arrived.

Police check on local residents

Officers spent much of this week checking in to make sure local residents were alright.

On July 10, police were asked to check on a local family. Officers reportedly found the family waiting for a relative to pick them up.

Later that afternoon, police were dispatched to find a man on High Street who was reportedly intoxicated but were unable to locate him.

The next day, a man brought his 13-year-old daughter into the department “because she was having issues.” The girl was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital to speak with the crisis team.

That same day, police got a call from a concerned family member asking that an officer check on her niece. Police spoke to the niece, who said her phone was broken and she couldn’t make calls but that she was otherwise fine.

Also on July 11, officers assisted staff from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services while they contacted a local resident in regards to a child protective case. No issues were reported.

On July 12, a man asked officers to check in with him. He was later brought to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Patient refusing to leave hospital is warned

Police were called to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for a report of a patient who had been discharged but refused to leave. The man was warned for trespassing and told to leave. Officers wrote in a report that he left without issue.


Officers arrested 24-year-old Gretchen Springer and 23-year-old Harvey Springer, both of Ellsworth, on July 10 on charges of criminal trespass at Walmart around 9:30 p.m.

Thefts and other losses

On the morning of July 9, police received a report that several items had been stolen from a local resident’s garage.

Later in the evening, around 7, another resident called police to report the theft of a package.

Calandra Fitzgerald, 38, of Blue Hill was summoned this week after police allege she stole a pack of cigarettes valued at $8 from a local smoke shop on June 18.

Traffic violations

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

Corey Matthews, 48, of Ellsworth, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Downeast highway on July 9.

Jeremy Reid, 25, of Monroe Township, N.J., speeding 50 mph in a 25-mph-zone on High Street on July 10.

John Graham, 40, of Ellsworth, failure to provide valid proof of registration following a traffic stop on the Bayside Road on July 10.

Bruce Dieter, 16, of Ellsworth, operating a bicycle without a headlight on School Street on July 10.

Cole Gardner, 17, of Ellsworth, operating a bicycle without a headlight on School Street on July 10.

Devon Sinclair, 17, of Lamoine, speeding 44 mph in a 35-mph-zone on the Christian Ridge Road on July 11.

Madison Fadley, 21, of Dover-Foxcroft, failure to provide valid proof of registration following a traffic stop on the Bangor Road on July 12.

Evan Bland, 36, of Eastbrook, failure to provide valid proof of insurance following a traffic stop on the Surry Road on July 12.

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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