Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 3

Four charged with underage drinking

ELLSWORTH — Officers conducting an underage drinking detail on May 29 found a 17-year-old Bar Harbor girl and an 18-year-old man who had been drinking alcohol. The 17-year-old was released to a parent, after receiving a summons to appear in court for illegal possession of alcohol by a minor. Garret Rodgers, 18, of Ellsworth was arrested and charged with furnishing liquor to a minor, providing a place for a minor to consume liquor and illegal possession of liquor by a minor. Two additional 17-year-olds were issued summonses for possession of liquor by a minor, and a fifth person was arrested on charges of driving after license suspension.

Under investigation

Officer Toni Ryan responded to an attempted assault complaint on May 29 but found the incident to involve criminal threatening. The incident is being investigated.

Police are investigating a report of possible child abuse received on May 28. 

Police are investigating a child custody exchange issue after receiving a complaint on May 30.

Mental health crises

Officers responded to a May 28 report of a local man threatening to harm himself in his home. They convinced him to seek help.

Officers responded to a local restaurant on May 25 after a man said he wanted to kill himself. After speaking with the man, he agreed to get medical help.

Agency assists

Officers stood by May 29 as the Ellsworth Fire Department responded to a scene off Main Street. 

Police helped state police clear the Boggy Brook Road soccer field on May 29 so a Maine Forestry helicopter could safely land.

Officer John Stanley assisted the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office with an ongoing case on May 26.

Well-being checks

Sgt. Chad Wilmot followed up on a request to check a local resident’s well-being. After speaking with him, the resident was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for treatment on May 27.

Officers responded to a local store for a well-being check May 26, following a report of two men the caller described as very intoxicated who left in a pickup truck with a young boy, heading for the Downeast Highway. Police were not able to locate the truck.


Officers are investigating a theft report on May 27 in which $40 worth of items were taken from a local store.

Arrests and summonses

Linda Miller, 70, of Cherryfield was arrested May 28 on an active warrant for theft.

A.E. Simmonds, 25, of Ellsworth was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle after license suspension and violation of bail conditions on May 29. 

Eric Stanley, 47, of Ellsworth was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to Hancock County Jail on May 28.

Tracy Worster, 48, of Hermon was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant following a traffic top on May 27.

Traffic violations

Emily Mahoney, 21, of Franklin, Mass., speeding 44 mph in a 25-mph zone on May 29.

Kwong J. Na, 48, of Edgewater, N.J., speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on May 31.

Stanley J. Pelletier, 52, of Ellsworth, speeding 45 mph in a 25-mph zone on May 26.

Jose Mauricio Ramosiepeda, 25, of Worcester, Mass., speeding 64 mph in a 45-mph zone on May 29.

Fryuesh D. Shah, 27, of Harrison, N.J., speeding 53 mph in a 25-mph zone on May 29.


Cell phone use was allegedly behind a May 18 accident on Oak Street. Police said Nolan Domalaga, 17, of Ellsworth was talking on his hand-held device while following a 2019 Chevy van too closely in his 2006 Audi. Jeffrey D. Nelson, 65, of Hampden was behind the wheel of the van. Neither driver was injured. Both vehicles sustained damage but were able to be driven from the accident scene. 

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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