ELLSWORTH — Officers responded to citizens struggling with thoughts of suicide and reports of domestic incidents this week.
A man at local adult care facility attempted to harm himself on Oct. 27, according to a police report. Officers responded to a call from an employee of the facility and the man was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.
A man “banging on the entrance door” of a local housing complex on Oct. 26 was found to be having thoughts of suicide and looking for his keys, according to a police report. The man was brought to the hospital for an evaluation.
Police responded to a residence on Lincoln Street on Oct. 26 for a report of domestic violence in which a man claimed he had been hit by his girlfriend, according to a report.
Officers investigated but found “no proof that a physical altercation had happened.”
Police responded to a residence on the Surry Road for a report of a domestic incident on Oct. 28. Officers spoke to both parties, who claimed there had been no physical assault and it was “just a verbal argument,” according to a report. Both were warned for disorderly conduct.
Police found a place for a girl to stay after responding to a local residence for a report of a domestic incident on Oct. 26.
Officers found that “no assaults had taken place,” according to a report, but alerted staff at the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
A woman reported on Oct. 27 that her car had been “keyed” and she was “being harassed/bullied by a younger girl,” according to a report of the incident.
On Oct. 26, police warned a woman for allegedly harassing a man in a neighboring apartment via Facebook.
Unattended death not suspicious
Police responded to an unattended death on Oct. 27. There were “no suspicious circumstances” surrounding the death, according to a report.
Serious injuries avoided on slippery roads
Residents escaped serious injuries in several crashes around the city this week, although a dog was killed in one accident on the Surry Road.
No one was injured when a car heading south on the Mariaville Road went off the road, rolled over and came to rest on its roof on Saturday morning, according to a police report of the incident.
Police said Mark Webber was driving “too fast for conditions,” when the Ellsworth resident “failed to negotiate a turn” and the car went off the roadway to the right, rolling over onto its roof.
The crash occurred around 9:50 a.m. on Saturday. The car was towed from the scene.
April Dudley also escaped injury on Saturday morning when the car she was driving hit a tree on Happytown Road after swerving to avoid a deer, according to a police report.
The Dedham resident was headed south on Happytown Road when she saw a deer in the roadway around 8 a.m. Dudley avoided hitting the deer but her car went off the road and hit a tree. The car was towed from the scene.
A car driven by a woman from Massachusetts slid off a slippery section of the Bucksport Road on Oct. 27, resulting in scratches on the passenger side and around $500 in damage, according to a police report of the incident.
The woman, Goldie Flavelle of Sherborn, Mass., was not injured.
A car driven by New York resident Kerry Ann McKim struck and killed a dog on the Surry Road on Oct. 26, according to a police report of the incident.
McKim was not injured in the accident.
Officers escort jubilant runners
Police escorted the bus carrying members of the Ellsworth girls’ cross-country team after they won the state championship on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Officers stayed with the bus from the Big Chicken Barn Antiques to Ellsworth High School.
Thefts and other losses
Officers investigated a reported burglary at a residence on the Bangor Road on Oct. 27.
“A window was broken,” police wrote in a report. “A cell phone charger was the only thing missing.”
Police also are looking into a theft that reportedly occurred at Cards Court on Oct. 29 as well as an incident of vandalism at Dunkin’ Donuts on Oct. 27.
Adam Grasso, 48, of Surry was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant following a traffic complaint on Oct. 28.
A woman was arrested and a man issued a verbal trespass notice following a domestic violence incident on Oct. 28.
Christina Woodward, 27, of Ellsworth was taken to Hancock County Jail and charged with domestic assault.
Tessa Hauser, 33, of Hampden was arrested and summoned on charges of OUI (drugs) and violation of conditions of release after she allegedly left the scene of a property damage crash on Oct. 25.
Bruce Merchant, 52, of Prospect Harbor, 84 mph in a 55-mph-zone on the Bangor Road on Oct. 28.
Isaac Boucher, 26, of Northeast Harbor, failure to obey traffic control device and failure to provide proof of insurance on Route 1 on Oct. 28.