Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 9

ELLSWORTH — Two out-of-state residents were arrested and another was summoned on July 4 after a fight erupted in the parking lot of the Maine Coast Mall over a “road rage” incident, according to police.

Officers were called to the parking lot around 3:15 p.m. after having been told that six people were fighting. By the time they arrived, some of those involved in the fight had left, according to a police report, but officers arrested a 53-year-old Massachusetts woman, Irene Lima, along with New Hampshire resident Kyle Lima, 21.

Irene was charged with assault, Class D, and obstructing a government administration, Class D. Kyle was arrested on a charge of refusing to submit to detention, Class D, and summoned on a charge of assault, Class D. Another New Hampshire resident, 24-year-old Lauren Morse, was summoned on a charge of terrorizing, Class D.

Incidents at hospital

Officers were called to the woods off Main Street on July 1 around 3:30 p.m. after a man seeking crisis help at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital reportedly injured a worker and fled. Police, accompanied by members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine State Police, the Maine Warden Service and the Maine Forestry Air Wing Unit, searched the woods but failed to find him.

The next morning, around 7:30, the man was spotted at the White Birches golf course and taken into protective custody “without incident.” Officers brought the man back to the hospital to get help. Police are investigating the reported assault of hospital staff and “charges may be filed.”

Officers had already been called to the hospital earlier that same day, just past midnight, to help with an unruly patient but did not need to take any action, as the patient was under control by the time they arrived. They also were called for help twice on June 30, once on June 29 and twice on June 28 for various issues, including help with unruly patients, signing paperwork and standing by while patients received medication.

Rifle sighting unfounded

A report of two men, one carrying a rifle and possibly arguing, in the area of the Downeast Highway and Myrick Street on July 2 turned out to be two men carrying skateboards. They weren’t arguing and there were no issues, according to police.

Hit-and-run reported

A hit-and-run in the Hannaford parking lot on July 2 reportedly caused roughly $750 worth of damage to an SUV owned by Beals resident Patricia Carver, according to a report. Carver found the broken taillight and damage to the vehicle’s rear bumper after roughly 40 minutes inside the store. There are no witnesses and police have no clues as to the identity of the offending vehicle, according to a report.

Residents warned for fireworks

Officers warned three residents who were setting off fireworks in the area of Chapel Street and the Surry Road on July 4 just before 9 p.m. The three stopped and no other issues were reported. Police warned another individual for allegedly setting off fireworks in the urban core on July 3 around 9:35 p.m.

Unattended death

There were no signs of foul play after a report of an unattended death on July 6, according to police.

Car-deer crash

A Florida resident was not injured after the SUV he was driving hit a deer on Route 1A heading north. The car was damaged on the passenger side. The deer ran off into the woods, according to a report.

Arrow found in driveway

Police were called about an arrow found in a resident’s driveway on June 29. They found the arrow but nothing that seemed suspicious, according to a report.


Joseph F. Lamoureux, 24, of Winter Harbor was arrested on June 29 on a charge of operating under the influence after police conducted an underage drinking enforcement detail.

Samantha Polchies, 31, of Sullivan was arrested on June 30 on a probation hold and was also charged with operating under the influence after a traffic stop.

Bevis Grassi, 26, of Texas was arrested on July 3 on a charge of operating without a license.


Jeffrey Mishou, 33, of Bangor was summoned on a charge of violating conditions of release on July 6.

A 16-year-old Ellsworth boy was summoned on July 5 on a charge of criminal mischief.

Bridget McNeill, 32, no town given, was summoned on a charge of operating without a license on July 2 after a traffic stop.

Donald McMahon, 32, of Jonesport was summoned on June 30 on a charge of operating after suspension.

Thefts and other losses

Mckenzie Stanhope, 27, of Franklin was summoned on a theft charge on July 4 after an incident at a local business.

A business owner opted not to pursue charges after a man reportedly stole a backpack from a local store but returned and paid for it on June 29.

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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