Ellsworth Police Log Week of May 28

ELLSWORTH — A Franklin man was arrested on May 19 after a woman reportedly drove to a bank teller’s window and mouthed “Help me,” according to a police report. Police tracked the woman down and arrested Justin Gross, 41, who had bail conditions prohibiting him from contacting her. Gross was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release.

Underage drinking incident

A Fletchers Landing man was arrested and a Bar Harbor teenager summoned after police conducted an underage drinking detail at a local residence on May 23, according to a report. Nathaniel Isaacson, 27, of Fletchers Landing was arrested on a charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor and Ashley Tapley, 19, of Bar Harbor was summoned on a charge of illegal transportation of alcohol by a minor.

Citizen assists

Officers helped the Maine State Police look for a person on May 17 who had “eluded them and then ditched a motorcycle” and taken off on foot, according to a report. The person was later found by the state police.

Officers responded to a city parking lot on Water Street for a report of an intoxicated woman on May 22. Police called a cab to take her and her husband to a local hotel.

A man hanging around a closed business on May 25 around 11:15 p.m. was found to be charging his phone and was asked to leave, according to a report.

Officers checked on a report of possible gunshots heard near Taylor Way on May 23 around 9:45 p.m. but found that the noises were fireworks.


Amy Utley, 46, of Ellsworth was arrested on May 25 on a warrant after officers were called to her residence for a different matter.

Isaiah Lawley, 20, of Ellsworth was arrested on May 24 on a warrant.


Neil Salisbury, 69, of Lamoine was summoned on a charge of criminal trespass on May 19.

Thefts and other losses

Officers spoke with a woman on May 19 who told them she had given $417 to someone she didn’t know online to “fix” her computer. Police advised her to cancel her debit cards, which she said she had already done.

Police directed a report of a fraudulent unemployment claim made on May 21 to the Maine Department of Labor.

Traffic violations

The following residents were summoned for alleged speeding violations this week:

William Graves, 58, of Bangor, speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on May 25.

Jack Giger, 31, of Otis, speeding 55 mph in a 35-mph zone on Myrick Street on May 25.

Lindsay Whitman, 29, of Dover-Foxcroft, speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on May 25.

Rylee Knox, 24, of August, speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on May 25.

Daeshawn McMorrin, 32, of Bangor, speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on May 25.

Timothy Mellinnod, 25, of Ellsworth, speeding 39 mph in a 30-mph zone on State Street on May 23.

Colten Vanetten, 23, of Boston, Mass., speeding 44 mph in a 25-mph zone on High Street on May 21.

John McDaniel, 67, of Bar Harbor, speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on May 21.

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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