Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 30

ELLSWORTH — Officers arrested two residents in separate domestic violence incidents this week.

On July 26, Russell Thompson, 50, of Ellsworth was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault, aggravated assault and criminal threatening after reportedly choking and punching a woman during an argument. The woman was treated for minor injuries at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital and released.

The woman had a cut on her chin and welts on her arms from attempting to protect herself, said Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier. An officer brought her to the hospital. Thompson is currently on probation for a previous domestic assault incident and was also placed on a probation hold.

On July 24, police responded to a local residence for a report of an argument around 3:30 a.m. A woman was found to have some minor cuts but did not require medical treatment.

As a result, Dwight Geel, 31, of Ellsworth was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault and refusing to submit to arrest or detention. Later that day, just before 4 p.m., Geel, who had been let out on bail, reportedly tried to contact the woman, who was at work.

Geel was arrested for allegedly violating his bail conditions and brought to Hancock County Jail.


A Hermon resident was charged in a hit-and-run accident on July 23 around 5 p.m. in which one person was transported to the hospital after experiencing chest pain.

The crash was a minor one with little damage, said Chief Moshier, but a passenger in a car that reportedly was rear-ended had recently undergone a medical procedure and went to the hospital with some chest pain. The next day, police charged Blake Fraser, 47, with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash and failure to give notice of an accident by quickest means.

Medical calls

Police assisted the Northern Light Medical Transport team with a “possibly combative patient” on July 26.

On July 23, officers were called to the field behind a local furniture store for a report of a man who had had a seizure and needed medical attention. Police helped ambulance crews locate the man, who was brought to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.


Reece Khan, 22, of Ellsworth was arrested on July 23 on a warrant for failure to appear.

Tammie Brogden, 59, of Bucksport was arrested on July 25 on a warrant for failure to appear.

Sherman Merchant, 35, of Ellsworth was arrested on July 23 on a probation hold.

Patrick Lynn, 33, of Ellsworth was arrested on July 23 for alleged failure to pay a fine.

Nathaniel S. Madore, 27, of Trenton was arrested after police pulled him over on July 25 on four outstanding warrants, including violation of bail, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and operating after habitual offender revocation.

Zachary A. Gellerson, 30, of Orland was arrested on July 21 for allegedly violating conditions of release and operating after suspension after police were called to check on a man who was “slumped over” and “parked partially in the roadway.”

Kaleem Adnan, 31, of Bucksport turned himself into Hancock County Jail on July 20 on a warrant for allegedly violating conditions of release.

Police were dispatched to North Street on July 25 for a report of a man lying on the side of the road. The man, identified as Ricky Skillings, 42, of Ellsworth, was reportedly intoxicated. He was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release.


Kailey Smith, 33, of Bar Harbor was charged with unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug after a bail check on July 25.

Brennan Spofford, 41, of Tremont was charged on July 25 with violating conditions of release.

Martin White, 49, of Ellsworth was charged with operating after suspension on July 24 after a traffic stop.


Police took a report on July 26 from a resident who allegedly had a wallet stolen from a vehicle parked overnight.

Two phones valued at a total of $2,120 were reportedly stolen from a local wireless store on July 21.

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 Bar Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]
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