Ellsworth Police Log Week of May 17



ELLSWORTH — Two people were treated and released from Maine Coast Memorial Hospital following a head-on collision on Route 180 on May 9, according to a police report of the incident.

Michael Joyce was traveling south when the vehicle he was driving crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a car driven by Robert Hand around 1 p.m.

The car driven by Hand came to rest in a ditch on the opposite side of the road. Joyce was not injured in the accident; Hand and his passenger were transported to the hospital, where they were treated and released.

Joyce, 61, of Ellsworth, was summoned on a charge of failure to keep right. Hand, 70, of Lamoine, was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension.

Gunshots reported

Police spoke to a man who was reportedly shooting a gun at a residence on the Seavey Road on May 8.

There was “nothing illegal” about the man’s actions, said Police Chief Glenn Moshier, but he was warned of the dangers in a neighborhood where children were present.

Overdose report unfounded

On May 9, police responded to a report of an overdose of two people in a parking lot at the Maine Coast Mall.

When they arrived, however, officers found “one person on the phone and one person sleeping,” according to a report of the incident.

Missing girl reunited with guardian

A 17-year-old girl who was reported missing by her foster mother after she did not arrive at school on May 11 was contacted by police over the phone, according to a report of the incident.

The girl agreed to come to the police station, where she was reunited with her foster mother. She had been missing for several hours.

Thefts and other losses

Charges may be forthcoming in the theft of an iPhone 7 plus that was taken from the bathroom at an Irving station and turned in at Walmart on May 14, according to police.

Officers tracked the phone, valued at around $1,000, after it was reported missing and located it at the lost and found in Walmart. The phone was returned to its owner.

Officers received a report of a vintage 1970s bicycle that went missing from a local rental property on May 10. The bicycle is green with a banana-style seat.

Reported “vandalism” of a van parked at the Washington-Hancock Community Agency on the Bangor Road was likely due to a “rock thrown by a weed whacker,” according to a police report of the incident.

The van’s window was broken, police said, but “no other vehicles in the area were damaged.”

The incident occurred on May 12.

Police received a complaint of a theft of $200 in petty cash from a local store on May 10. The incident is under investigation.

A local man reported that his medication was stolen from his backpack while at work on May 8. Police are investigating.

Arrests

Christina Richards, 40, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of violation of probation following a 911 call made on May 8 “which ended up with mother and daughter arguing and fighting,” according to a report of the incident.

Scott Martin, 55, of Tremont was arrested on a warrant charging him with theft and negotiating a worthless instrument after turning himself in to police on May 13.

Summons

Amanda Thibodeau, 31, of Orland was summoned on a theft charge after allegedly taking a “pet item” worth $28 from a local pet store on April 27.

Peter Hasty, 32, of Sullivan was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop on High Street on May 8.

Tyra Bacon, 20, of Hermon was charged with theft after allegedly shoplifting items from Friends & Family Market on May 9, according to a report of the incident.

Joseph Bradley, 35, of Ellsworth was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop on May 9.

Danny Goodrich, 18, of Surry was arrested on May 11 on a warrant out of Hancock County charging him with failure to appear.

Allan Crabtree, 33, of Ellsworth was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop on May 12.

Mairi Maring, 20, of Bar Harbor was summoned on a charge of illegal transportation of liquor by a minor following a traffic stop on May 12.

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 Southwest Harbor and welcomes story tips and ideas. She can be reached at [email protected]
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