Ellsworth Police log week of Oct. 10

ELLSWORTH — Police arrested three Sullivan men following a fight at a local bar on Oct. 4, just before 11 p.m.

William Butler-Lagasse, 21, and Brian Lagasse, 42, were charged with disorderly conduct (fighting) and assault, while a third man, Devin Riley, 21, was charged with disorderly conduct (fighting).

Car-deer collisions

Jeffery Nicholas reportedly walked away with no major injuries after the van he was driving hit a guardrail and flipped over on the Bangor Road on Oct. 5 around 2 a.m.

The 44-year-old Presque Isle man told police he swerved to avoid a deer when the crash occurred. The van was towed from the scene.

Cynthia Fishburn also escaped injury on Oct. 5 after the Jeep she was driving reportedly hit a deer that ran into the Mariaville Road. The deer died at the scene and was collected by a family member.

A piece of plastic molding disconnected from the passenger side fender, according to police, but the Jeep was otherwise undamaged.

Neighborhood watch

A suspicious package at the door of a local business on Oct. 7 turned out to be “just magazines,” according to a police report.

Police checked on a Bucksport Road apartment on Oct. 3 for a report of possible abuse and loud noise. Officers found the abuse complaint to be “unfounded,” according to a report.

A suspicious man walking on High Street on Oct. 4 was reportedly intoxicated and on his way home, according to a police report.

Officers spoke to another intoxicated man on Bridge Hill that evening. They warned him to stay out of the roadway; he declined a ride home, according to a police report.

Police warned two individuals for drinking in public on Oct. 1 around 1:15 p.m.

Non-emergency 911 calls

Two youths were spoken to on Oct. 3 for reportedly calling 911 for non-emergency purposes, according to a police report.

Suicidal thoughts

Police responded to a local residential facility on Oct. 4 for a report of a girl struggling with thoughts of suicide, according to a report. They helped staff get her to the emergency department at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.


Michael Caiccia, 27, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of violating the conditions of his release following an incident on Oct. 7.

Ryan Miller, 37, of Ellsworth was arrested on Oct. 7 on an outstanding warrant out of Ellsworth for alleged violation of bail.

Harold Pottle, 44, of Ellsworth was arrested on Oct. 7 on three outstanding warrants for alleged violation of bail.

Misty Courchaine, 34, of Lamoine was arrested on Oct. 6 and charged with operating under the influence following a traffic stop just after midnight.

Bernard Alley, 38, of Prospect was charged on Oct. 1 with violating a protection order and criminal trespass.


Ali Gray, 27, of Ellsworth was charged with operating with a suspended registration following a traffic stop on Oct. 3.

Thefts and other losses

Police are investigating the possible theft of chickens from a local residence. The theft was reported on Oct. 4.

Traffic violations

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

Ahmed Aisdalla, 33, of Lawrence, Mass., speeding 45 mph in a 25-mph zone on High Street on Oct. 6.

Tiffany Gaspar, 36, of Surry, speeding 62 mph in a 40-mph zone on the Bayside Road on Oct. 3.

Cristal Stockbridge, 35, of Trenton, license expired for less than 90 days following a traffic stop on Water Street on Oct. 5.

Tulas Weaver, 52, of Surry, speeding 42 mph in a 25-mph zone on Main Street on Oct. 3.

Kate Cough

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