Ellsworth Police Log Week of March 14

ELLSWORTH — Officers arrested a man after he reportedly kicked a policeman in the knee.

On March 5, police responded to a reported incident of domestic violence at a local residence to find that the issue had been “verbal in nature,” according to a report, and no charges needed to be filed.

While they were there, however, police wound up arresting Ellsworth resident Seth Clewley after he got into an altercation with the responding officer.

The 28-year-old man was charged with assault on an officer and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

Officers called to look for missing residents

Officers received a call from staff in the Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital emergency department on March 9 asking them to check on a man who had “left on foot before being seen by a medical professional.” Police looked around but couldn’t find the man.

On March 8, police received a report that a student from Ellsworth Elementary-Middle school was missing. The girl was later located and her family picked her up, according to a police report.

Students warned for harassment

On March 8, police warned two Ellsworth High School students for harassment.

Thefts and other losses

On March 8, police summoned a 29-year-old Ellsworth resident and Walmart employee Monte Woods for an alleged “ongoing theft of items” from the store.

Police are investigating an attempted identity theft that occurred on March 9. There was no monetary value lost, according to a report.

Officers spoke to a local resident about a reported jewelry theft on March 6. The item was recovered and no charges will be filed, according to a police report.

After finding a “baseball-sized dent with paint chipping” on the passenger side door of her parked car, a local woman reported to police that she suspected the car had been vandalized overnight by a man with whom she had had “an incident with the previous day.”

Officers wrote in a report that it was “clear that someone had backed into” the car, although they told the woman “it could have happened prior to yesterday” and advised her to call her insurance company. Police are investigating.

On March 11, officers received word of “false business cards being spread around,” according to a report.


Mallory Gommo, 21, of Auburn turned herself into Hancock County Jail on March 6 on two warrants out of Ellsworth.


Susan Campbell, 66, of Franklin was summoned on March 11 on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle for more than 150 days.

On March 8, officers stopped 31-year-old Trisha Murphy of Sullivan while she was driving on High Street in Ellsworth. As a result, Murphy was charged with operating after revocation, attaching false plates and violation of conditions of release.

Speeding tickets

Brandon Coombs, 19, of Orland, 34 mph in a 25-mph-zone on High Street on March 8.

Kenneth Holtman, 19, of Ellsworth, 35 mph in a 25-mph-zone on High Street on March 11.

Traffic violation

Jacob Sinclair, 31, of Ellsworth was charged with failure to provide proof of insurance following a traffic stop on State Street on March 11.

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