Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 17

Businesses cited for alcohol violations

ELLSWORTH — During a compliance check of local stores for sales of alcohol to minors on June 10, the Cigaret Shopper, at 27 Downeast Highway, was observed selling alcohol to an underaged youth. Police received help during the compliance checks from a person under the legal drinking age. Once the alleged violation was observed, police were assisted by Maine Liquor Enforcement from the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Sales. The agency issued a summons to the store and the clerk on duty charging “various violations,” Sgt. Chad Wilmot reported. The charges include sales of alcohol to a minor.

Another business was warned for a license violation after police observed two adults drinking alcohol in public on June 11. The two adults were also issued warnings.

And, during an underage drinking detail conducted by police June 11, officers spoke with a local bar regarding license violations. Officers also issued summonses to two youths, one for illegal transportation of liquor by a minor and one for illegal possession of liquor by a minor.


Officer Josh Steward responded to a report of an overdose at a local business on June 13. The person was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Youth issues

Wilmot received a report of a “juvenile problem” on June 13 and spoke with those involved.

Officer Toni Ryan contacted the mother of two children who were dropped off at their home without an adult, after a resident reported this to police on June 10. The mother arrived home after being contacted.

Detective Christopher Smith responded to a local residence on June 11 over a report of a suicidal youth. The youth was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for treatment.

Moved along

Police moved along two people from Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital following a complaint on June 14.

Officer Robert Angelo asked two men to leave the Comfort Inn on High Street on June 12. Both men complied without issues.

Agency assists

Police assisted with a disorderly patient in the emergency room of Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital on June 11. The patient assaulted an officer who was trying to subdue him. No charges were filed, Wilmot reported.

Officer Jon Mahon checked on the well-being of a local woman at the request of Northern Light Medical Transport on June 12. The woman was found to be “all set.”

Wilmot responded to the Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital emergency room to help with a disorderly patient on June 12. The patient calmed down after speaking with Wilmot.

Keys taken

Angelo fielded a call from a woman June 13 reporting that her keys had been stolen. The keys were found with a family member, who had taken them to prevent the woman from driving.

ATV crash

Officers responded to the area of an ATV crash June 12, to assist the Warden Service, but could not find the vehicle or the driver at the crash scene.

In crisis

Steward responded to a complaint of a disorderly person on June 11. The incident involved someone in crisis, Steward reported, and he escorted the person inside the local emergency department for evaluation.

Cpl. Kelvin Mote responded to a report of a woman out of control who was hurting herself on June 11. Mote took her to the local emergency room.

Arrests and summonses

Tracy Buzzle, 56, a transient, was arrested on a charge of violation of bail following a report of a woman drinking at a local grocery store “and making customers feel uncomfortable,” Ryan reported on June 13.

Troy Cleaver, 53, of Hancock was summoned on a charge of violation of bail June 12 after officers responded to a call of a man who fell over and hit his head.

Carson Crocker, 25, of Dixmont turned himself in to police on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. He was arrested and taken to Hancock County Jail on June 13.

Joseph Jamison, 20, of Eddington was summoned on a charge of operating a vehicle without a license on June 11.

Josiah Estabrook, 26, of Sorrento was arrested on a charge of violation of bail and summoned on a charge of operating a vehicle after license suspension on June 11.

Kayla Languerand, 25, of Ellsworth was arrested on June 13 on a charge of domestic violence assault following a call to 911 and a subsequent investigation.

Kris Nelson, 63, of Ellsworth was issued a summons for the civil offense dog at large after police received a complaint about a dog roaming on North Street on June 11.

Gage Pinkham, 22, no town of residence provided, was summoned on a charge of furnishing liquor to a minor during an underage drinking detail by police on June 11.

Martin White, 50, of Ellsworth was arrested June 11 on a warrant for failure to appear in court. White was taken to Hancock County Jail without incident.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Anne Berleant covers news and features in Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. When not reporting, find her hiking local trails, reading or watching professional tennis. Email her at [email protected]

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