Ellsworth Police Log Week of May 14

ELLSWORTH — Police responded to a report of an overturned kayak spotted in Leonard Lake on May 10 around 11:15 a.m. While emergency responders were getting ready to conduct a search, the man who had been kayaking was found safe. He was able to swim to shore without assistance, according to a report.

Lost at Birdsacre

Officers from several local law enforcement agencies, including the Police Department, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police, searched the trails on the Birdsacre property on May 7 around 2:30 p.m. after a woman reported that her 9- and 6-year-old sons were walking on the trails but not responding as she was calling for them. While officers were searching for the boys, a local resident who lives nearby found them and brought them back to Birdsacre, according to a report.

Crash at Home Depot

Police responded to the Home Depot parking lot May 6 after a man reportedly had a medical event that caused him to lose control of his Jeep Cherokee, go over a curb and hit a tree. The vehicle had roughly $800 in damage, but no injuries were reported.

Family arguments, child visitations

Police stood by while two parents exchanged children on May 7.

Three people were warned not to return to a local residence after a “child visitation turned into an argument” on May 10, according to a report.

Officers spoke with a couple who reportedly got into an argument during a 911 call on May 8 around 1:30 p.m. “Nothing physical happened,” according to a police report, and the man left the residence for the night.

Police responded to a report of a family fight on May 9. By the time officers arrived the mother reportedly had left and the daughter “packed her belongings and moved out.” No charges were filed.


Starr A. Smith, 58, of Ellsworth was arrested on May 9 on a charge of violating bail.


Adriana Cast, 23, of Lawton, Okla., was summoned on May 6 around 3:30 a.m. on a charge of criminal speeding.

Thefts and other losses

On May 5, a Winkumpaugh Road resident reported that his mailbox had been smashed sometime over the weekend.

A child’s green mountain bike was reported stolen from a local residence on May 11.

Traffic violations

Russano Salvatore, 49, of Hancock, speeding 34 mph in a 25-mph zone on High Street on May 11.

Veawdao Napapornpipat, 41, of Blue Hill, speeding 39 mph in a 25-mph zone on High Street on May 11.

Gary Henneberry, 66, of Bangor, failure to provide valid proof of insurance and expired registration following a traffic stop on Route 1A on May 9.

Bruce A. Wilbur Jr., 29, of Ellsworth, operating a defective vehicle following a traffic stop on Route 1 on May 8.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

Kate covers the city of Ellsworth, including the Ellsworth School Department and the city police beat, as well as the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Mariaville, Osborn, Otis and Waltham. She lives in Bar Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]
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