Ellsworth Police Log Week of May 16

ELLSWORTH — Police are continuing to search for a blue 2003 Dodge Durango that was stolen from Midas overnight on May 2, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page.

Residents under the influence

A woman near a local restaurant who police said “appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance” was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital by ambulance on May 11.

Police warned a man walking on Elm Street for reportedly urinating near a local residence on May 11. Officers spoke to the man, who was reportedly intoxicated, after finding him at a local restaurant around 7 p.m.

On May 6, police responded to a local business for a report of a man who was intoxicated leaving a local business around 6:30 p.m. They found the car at the man’s home, according to a police report.

Child protection cases

Police are investigating a possible case of child abuse that was referred to the department on May 12. In a separate case on the same day, an officer stood by while a social worker removed a child from a local residence.

“No issues arose,” according to police.

Late-night bike riders stopped

Officers responded to a report that two boys were riding bikes on the Mariaville Road heading toward Route 1A near midnight on May 11. Police spoke to the boys, who said they were “just heading home from a friend’s house,” according to a report.

Possible car fire reported

A report of a potential vehicle fire that was reported on May 8 turned out to be a car leaking fluid. It did not catch on fire, according to police.

Beware bail scammers

Officers are warning of a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be an attorney from out of state asking for money to allow a victim’s relative to be released on bail after a report of such a call came in on May 7. Residents are advised to disregard the call.


Meredith Wullen, 39, of Trenton was arrested on a charge of operating after suspension and two counts of unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug after she was stopped while driving on May 6.

Christopher Coombs, 25, of Ellsworth was arrested on May 12 on two outstanding warrants, one for failure to appear and another for violating conditions of release, according to a police report.

Nicholas Stanley, 33, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release after a complaint was made to police on May 7.

Matthew Murphy, 46, of Ellsworth was charged on May 9 with violating conditions of release and arrested on three warrants.

Thomas C. LaCrosse, 34, of Ellsworth was arrested on May 9 after officers conducted a probation check and found him to be in possession of hypodermic apparatuses, according to a police report.


Police charged several residents after conducting an underage drinking detail on May 11.

Reece Khan, 21, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of furnishing liquor to a minor. A 13-year-old boy whose residence was not immediately available was summoned on charges of failure to provide name, date of birth and address and refusing to submit to arrest or detention.

Logan Lord, 19, of Blue Hill was summoned on a charge of illegally transporting alcohol. Other charges, including attempted furnishing of liquor to a minor and transportation of liquor by a minor, were also filed, according to a police report, but details on those charges were not immediately available.

Thefts and other losses

Officers are investigating a report that medication was stolen from a local residence on May 13.

A generator listed for sale on Facebook had been loaned to the seller by his former employer, who hadn’t authorized it to be sold and wanted it returned, according to a May 7 police report.

Officers contacted the seller, who agreed to return the generator. No charges were filed.

An abandoned truck reported at a local residence on May 7 turned out to belong to the property’s caregiver.

Traffic violations

Police issued a number of summonses this week to residents who allegedly failed to provide valid proof of insurance after being stopped by officers. The following residents were summoned:

Nicholas Rivers, 29, of Ellsworth on High Street on May 12.

Jarrod Anderson, 34, of Sedgwick on the Surry Road on May 11.

Mary Mytar, 74, of Surry on High Street on May 11.

Perley Urquhart, 75, of Ellsworth on the Red Bridge Road on May 11.

Teena Colby, 57, of Hancock on Pine Street on May 11.

Katherine Mcgraw, 70, of Blue Hill on the Bayside Road on May 11.

Diane Kernmeier, 75, of Sargentville on the Surry Road on May 11.

Mark Arnold, 51, of Ellsworth on the Downeast Highway on May 11.

Ryan Murphy, 39, of Waltham on State Street on May 11.

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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