Ellsworth Police Log Week of Nov. 8



ELLSWORTH — A woman told police that she had been hit in the rib cage by the mirror of a moving car in the parking lot of Walmart on Nov. 3.

The incident was reported to police around 3 p.m. and had occurred an hour earlier, according to the woman.

She told officers she was in pain but had no visible marks, police wrote, and did not get the license plate number of the car that allegedly hit her.

Officers are checking surveillance tapes but have not charged anyone in the case.

Owl shatters windshield

A Franklin man was not injured but the windshield of the car he was driving shattered when an owl flew in front of him on the Mariaville Road on Oct. 30, according to a report.

The owl was unable to be found. Damage to the windshield is estimated at around $400.

Gun threat reported

A man told police on Nov. 4 that an older man “threatened to pull a gun on him then left in a white SUV,” according to a report.

Officers investigated but found that “there is not enough information to do anything else with this case.

Man “pointing gun” at building

Officers spoke to a man “pointing a gun at a residence” who then entered the building on Nov. 5, according to a police report.

The reported firearm turned out to be a pellet gun the man had just bought at Walmart. The man told police he was staying in the building and was just “testing” the gun.

Domestic incidents reported

Police responded to several domestic incidents this week, most of which were found to be verbal arguments.

A local pawn shop owner called police on Oct. 31 to report a woman who stopped in to buy a gun “looking to kill her husband,” according to a police report.

The shop owner knew the woman, 28-year-old transient Amanda Garnett, and alerted police, who charged Garnett with domestic violence terrorizing.

The shop owner did not sell her a gun.

On Nov. 2, several officers responded to a report of an assault at a local residence. A man told police his girlfriend’s brother had assaulted him and threatened him with a knife but said he did not want to press charges.

The brother was gone before police arrived. Officers spoke with him and the man’s girlfriend and issued a no trespass notice to the brother.

In another incident on Nov. 2, officers visited a residence for a report of a domestic disturbance but found the argument to be verbal.

“Both parties were separated for the night,” police wrote in a report.

On Nov. 4, police responded to a report of a vehicle parked in a ditch and a “possible verbal domestic problem” but did not find a car or “anyone involved” when officers arrived.

Officers also responded to a report of a domestic incident at a residence on Tracy’s Way on Nov. 1.

Police found that it was a verbal argument and that the couple had struggled over a cell phone, according to a report.

No charges were filed. The man left the house for the evening.

Police warned a couple reportedly fighting in the Walmart parking lot on Oct. 31 that “a public parking lot is not the place to be having an argument,” according to a report of the incident.

Thefts and other losses

Harold Pottle, 43, of Steuben was charged with theft and violation of conditions of release after he allegedly stole a woman’s purse from outside a local business on Oct. 25.

A local restaurant manager reported the theft of a money bag containing cash that went missing sometime between Oct. 28 and 31, according to a report. Officers are investigating.

Arrest

Tiffany Butler, 37, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of violating her bail conditions after police responded to a noise complaint in a local housing complex on Nov. 2.

Four residents were warned for disorderly conduct relating to the noise disturbance, and Butler was taken to Hancock County Jail.

Summons

Ryan Anderson, 40, of Jefferson was summoned on Oct. 31 on a charge of operating with a suspended registration after he reportedly was pulled over for driving a tractor-trailer “with its four-ways on.”

Speeding tickets

Madison Worcester, 17, Ellsworth, 70 mph in a 55-mph-zone on Route 1A on Oct. 31.

Heather Andrews, 35, Machiasport, 54 mph in a 25-mph-zone on the Bucksport Road on Nov. 5.

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]