Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 20



ELLSWORTH — Run-ins with animals in the roadway resulted in the death of a dog and a deer this week.

A dog without a collar died after being hit by a car on the Bangor Road around 10 p.m. on June 15, according to a police report.

The pit bull reportedly ran into the road and was hit by a car driven by a 17-year-old Ellsworth resident. The dog had died by the time police arrived on scene and the car had to be towed because of what police said was “significant front-end damage.”

A deer was killed on the Bangor Road on June 16 after being hit by a car driven by 49-year-old Millinocket resident Ronald Buffington, who escaped injury.

Buffington told police he’d been unable to avoid hitting the animal when it ran out from the side of the road. The car was damaged but drivable.

Car rolls off dolly

A car being towed slid off its dolly on June 15 and rolled into the truck behind it, according to a police report of the incident.

The truck sustained a chip in the bumper but no injuries were reported and the car being towed was not damaged.

Cash payment

Police were unable to locate a “suspicious person who had attempted to pay for a room with cash” at a local inn on June 11.

Transformer startles resident

A loud bang reported by a woman on June 14 turned out to be a transformer blowing, according to police.

Officers aid hospital staff, respond to domestic incidents and intoxicated man

Officers were called to a local residence on June 13 for a report of a domestic violence incident but found that the parties had already separated and that the argument was only verbal in nature, according to a report. The man left for the night and the woman returned home.

Police responded to High Street on June 15 for a report of a man who was intoxicated and had hit his head, according to a report. An ambulance brought him to the hospital.

A man who told police he’d been assaulted in the early morning hours of June 15 decided not to press charges or pursue the case, according to a police report.

Police were called to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital on June 16 to aid the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office with “an unruly individual they had arrested,” according to a report.

Officers also responded to the hospital on June 10 to help staff deal with “an angry patient,” according to a report.

Arrests

Richard Gately, 63, of Ellsworth was arrested on June 14 on a charge of operating a vehicle after a habitual offender revocation, according to police.

Jacqueline Capitina, 63, of Addison was arrested on June 14 on a charge of operating under the influence. She was also charged with unlawful possession of Schedule Z drugs.

Anna Rinaldi, 23, of Otis was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence after a traffic stop on June 14.

Seth Clewley, 29, of Ellsworth was arrested on charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of release after a traffic stop on June 12. Clewley also was summoned on charges of failure to provide valid proof of insurance and operating with an expired inspection sticker.

Pat Vanzura, 56, of Trenton was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence following a traffic stop on June 13.

Summonses

Shellie McNeil, 29, of Hancock was summoned on a charge of failing to give notice of an accident by the quickest means after a hit-and-run was reported on June 15.

McNeil reportedly backed into an unoccupied parked car in a lot on Water Street around 10 p.m. but did not immediately report the crash, according to a police report of the incident.

Roger Innes, 67, of Bar Harbor was summoned on June 16 on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident.

Megan Burgess, 37, of Ellsworth was charged with operating after suspension following a traffic stop on June 13.

Randy Spencer, 25, of Lamoine was charged with operating without a license following a traffic stop on June 14.

Traffic violations

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

Stephanie Norton, 57, of Addison, operating with studded tires out of season following a traffic stop on High Street on June 14.

Paul Rave, 37, of Detroit, Maine, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on Main Street on June 14.

James Richardson, 32, of Franklin, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Christian Ridge Road on June 14.

Christopher Whitmore, 25, of Ellsworth, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Christian Ridge Road on June 14.

William Malcolm, 58, of Trenton, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Bayside Road on June 14.

Gary Graham, 68, of Dixmont, speeding 34 mph in a 25-mph-zone on the Bucksport Road on June 13.

Brittney Greatorex, 19, of Dedham, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Beechland Road on June 12.

Kevin Blais, 33, of Sedgwick, speeding 52 mph in a 25-mph-zone on Maine Street on June 12.

Llewellyn Dwyer, 36, of Trenton, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Downeast Highway on June 9.

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