Ellsworth Police Log Week of Nov. 26

ELLSWORTH – Police naturally respond to and follow up every 911 call and burglar alarm that comes into their dispatcher. It is their quick response that can help avert or mitigate emergencies or allow for fresh evidence to be collected if it appears a crime has been committed. However, this responsibility includes those times when an accidental “butt-dial” or other unfounded calls come in on the 911 line or a faulty alarm is sounded from a business or residence. Sometimes a call resolves the issue, while other times an in-person check is required.

This past week, officers fielded several of such calls.

Officers received a report of a burglar alarm from Primary Health Ellsworth on Nov. 20, but it was false. So was an alarm at Acadia Provisions on Nov. 23.

Police received two 911 calls from Happytown Road on Nov. 17 that turned out be unfounded, along with “false” 911 calls from Dollard Farm Way and Friendship Way. Unfounded 911 call also came in from Colby Way and Nicolin Rd. on Nov. 22.

Police also fielded two complaints related to cars driving on Bangor Road on Nov. 17 and 20. 


Police responded to a burglary alarm at a local business on Nov. 18 and found a window pushed in, though no one was found at the location. After gathering evidence, they continue to investigate the incident.

Harassment complaints

Police responded to a harassment report on Nov. 18 and are investigating the complaint.

Officers spoke with two people concerning a harassment complaint and warned both not to contact each other on Nov. 17.

An officer received a harassment complaint from the High Street Circle K on Nov. 21.

Police received a complaint of harassment on Nov. 20, with both parties warned for their actions.

Youths seeking alcohol

Police received a report of “younger looking individuals” asking people to buy them alcohol on Nov. 22, Officer John Stanley reported, but the persons in question were not found.


Officers responded to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for a report of a disorderly patient on Nov. 18. After speaking with the patient “everything was all set,” Officer McLean reported.

Bail checks

Police visited a Bangor Road residence to check if a person living there was in violation of bail conditions on Nov. 20 and found no violations.

Officers received a complaint of a bail violation on Nov. 21 and is investigating the case.


Police responded to a report of a suspicious person who may have been trying to shoplift, but the person left before the officers arrived on Nov. 19.

An officer responded to a burglary at a local residence, where cash was reported as stolen on Nov. 18. The case is currently under investigation.

Police received a complaint from a local bank of a bad check written to them on Nov. 20.

Mental health issues

Police received a report of a suicidal man on Nov. 22, who was subsequently found by the Bangor Police Department.

Inter-agency assists

Police assisted the Bar Harbor Police Department following a request to look for a car “possibly traveling towards Ellsworth,” Officer John Stanley reported on Nov. 26, but did not find the vehicle.

Officers received a request from the Probation and Parole Division for assistance with a woman at Adult Drug Court on Nov. 20. 

Arrests and summons

Michael Church, 48, of Franklin, was arrested on a probation violation charge after a probation check on Nov. 20.

Jonathan Degiosfatto, 32, of Ellsworth, was arrested and charged with domestic violence assault on Nov. 22.

Kenneth Hatstat, 24, of Southwest Harbor was arrested and charged with violation of conditional release and assault following a report of a domestic incident on Nov. 19.

Sheldon Jordan, 32, of Waltham, was arrested and charged with OUI, Class D on Nov. 21.

Michael Lyons, 38, of Bangor was arrested and charged with violation of bail and unauthorized use of property after police investigated a report of a car stolen from the Ellsworth Highway Garage on Nov. 17.

Dierdre Roberts, 43, of Little Rock, Ark., was summonsed on a charge of operating an unregistered vehicle and receiving stolen property after a traffic stop on Nov. 20.

Traffic violation

William H. Keating, 27, of Orland, failure to show proof of insurance on Nov. 20.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Anne Berleant covers news and features in Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. When not reporting, find her hiking local trails, reading or watching professional tennis. Email her at [email protected]

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