Ellsworth Police Log Week of March 7



ELLSWORTH — A woman involved in a crash at the intersection of the Downeast Highway and Myrick Street hit another car less than half an hour later, according to a police report, as she was moving out of the road after the first crash.

Police wrote that on Feb. 25, just before 9 a.m., 78-year-old Barbara Mccleave was heading west in a grey SUV when she ran a red light and hit an SUV driven by Trenton resident Tricia Roe. Neither Roe nor Mccleave was injured, although both cars were slightly damaged in the front, according to police.

Twenty minutes later, Mccleave was pulling into the parking lot of the NAPA Auto Parts store when her SUV struck a car driven by Ryan Buteau of Waltham, damaging the rear passenger side. The roads were wet but the weather was clear at the time of both crashes, according to police.

Driver looking at directions backs down the street

A man backed his SUV into the car behind him after stopping to look at his phone, according to a police report.

Sullivan resident Ronald Brown was reportedly traveling east on the Gary Moore Road on Feb. 28 when he “stopped in the middle of the road to look at his phone for directions,” wrote officers in a report. “He then put his vehicle in reverse without looking behind him” and hit a car driven by Milton Carter III of Ellsworth, denting its front bumper. No charges were filed and no one was injured, according to police.

Officers respond to Walgreens for threat of self-harm

Officers responded to Walgreens on March 4 after a local resident reported that “their friend is threatening to hurt” himself, according to a police report. Police brought the man to the hospital for an evaluation.

Thefts and other losses

A woman reported that she sent money to Arizona “for application for a grant” via a Walmart money gram but was “scammed out of her money,” according to a report made on Feb. 28. Officers are looking into the incident.

Police are looking into a vehicle abandoned in a driveway, according to report made on Feb. 27.

Police are also investigating a reported theft of $40 Nike sneakers from Mardens that occurred on March 1.

Wade Runnells, 33, of Hudson was summoned on a charge of theft after an incident at Shaw’s on Feb. 28, according to a police report.

Arrests

Elizabeth Grindle, 34, of Blue Hill was arrested on March 1 on a charge of unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug, according to a police report.

Francis Tuttle, 30, of Surry was arrested and charged with operating after suspension following a motor vehicle complaint on Feb. 26.

Ellen Somes, 51, of Ellsworth was arrested on Feb. 27 for allegedly violating conditions of release.

Candra Leckman, 30, of Ellsworth was arrested on a warrant following a motor vehicle complaint on March 3.

Theresa Graham, 33, of Ellsworth was arrested on Feb. 27 at the request of a probation officer after he put a probation hold on her, according to a police report.

David L. Robenolt, 29, of Steuben was arrested on March 4 for allegedly operating without a license and on a warrant for failure to appear.

Joseph Duquette, 27, of Ellsworth was arrested on Feb. 24 on a warrant for failure to appear and was also charged with passing a stopped school bus after a bus driver reportedly complained to police.

Summons

Matthew Farnsworth, 33, of Vermont was summoned for allegedly operating without a license following a traffic stop on Feb. 26.

Brendan Tenney, 25, of Ellsworth was charged with allegedly operating an unregistered motor vehicle following a traffic stop on State Street on Feb. 29.

Jordan Hanscom, 22, of Sullivan was summoned on March 4 for allegedly operating an unregistered motor vehicle for more than 150 days.

Traffic violations

Kristen Barbee, 36, of Ellsworth was issued a summons for alleged failure to register a motor vehicle following a traffic stop on State Street on March 1.

Kimberly Bennett, 32, of Hancock, alleged failure to provide proof of insurance following a traffic stop on the Down East Highway on March 2.

Kate Cough

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