Ellsworth Police log week of Oct. 17

ELLSWORTH — Officer Josh Steward issued a verbal trespass warning to a local resident “following a disagreement over the color of toenails,” according to a police report on Oct. 8.

Concerning Facebook posts

Steward issued a trespass warning to a Bar Harbor resident on Oct. 8 following “some concerning posts” on Facebook, according to a police report.

Police aid residents in distress

Officer Brian Smith took a local man who was reportedly intoxicated and suffering from suicidal thoughts into protective custody on Oct. 14.

Smith checked on a local resident who was “extremely intoxicated” in the parking lot of a local bar on Oct. 12. A friend came and took care of the man, according to a police report.

Officer Adam Bouchard checked on a man who had fallen off his bike on Oct. 12. The man refused medical attention but Bouchard walked him home.

A resident reported that a tow truck had mistakenly attempted to take his vehicle on Oct. 14. Officer Steven Mahon helped clear up the miscommunication.


Officer John Stanley arrested Stephenie Conway, 32, of Deer Isle on Oct. 9 on charges of criminal speeding (75 mph in a 40-mph zone on the Surry Road) and unsworn falsification, according to a police report. Conway also was issued criminal traffic tickets for allegedly attaching false plates and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Smith arrested Staphne Foster, 30, of Stonington on Oct. 11 on an outstanding warrant.

Steward took 33-year-old Nicholas Stanley of Ellsworth into custody on Oct. 11 on charges of theft and bail violation after an incident at Global Beverage Warehouse.

Felicia Warford, 33, of Hancock was arrested by Steward on Oct. 11 on charges of possession of a hypodermic apparatus and operating after suspension following a traffic stop.

Warford also was issued civil summonses charging failure to provide valid proof of insurance and inspection as well as for reportedly driving a car with an inadequate tire.

While performing a bail check at a residence on Main Street, Smith arrested David Foss, 38, of Mount Desert on two outstanding warrants.


On Oct. 8, Officer Levi Soper summoned Michael Daniel, 28, of Gouldsboro on a charge of violating conditions of release.

On Oct. 10, Steward stopped a car driven by Nicholas Rivers, 29, of Ellsworth. Rivers was charged with operating after suspension, operating with a suspended registration and violation of bail.

Thefts and other losses

A woman was reportedly scammed out of $600 after buying Google Play gift cards and providing the code number for the cards to a scammer via email, according to an Oct. 7 report written by Detective Andrew Weatherbee.

Traffic violations

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

Mitchell Paisker, 24, of Orono, improper passing on the Bangor Road on Oct. 9.

Gregory Faloon, 55, of Albion, vehicle registration expired for between 30 and 150 days following a traffic stop on State Street on Oct. 8.

Jean Swaney, 50, of Ellsworth, failure to provide valid proof of insurance following a traffic stop on Washington Street on Oct. 8.

Avery Levy, 18, of Daytona Beach, Fla., speeding 84 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on Oct. 9.

Rhonda Sawyer, 57, of Trenton, speeding 49 mph in a 40-mph zone on the Bayside Road on Oct. 13.

Jordan Schmidt, 20, of Hermon, speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on Oct. 12.

Anthony Soter, 67, of Carlton, Ore., speeding 49 mph in a 35-mph zone on the Bucksport Road on Oct. 14.

Rebecca Stanton, 25, of Ellsworth, speeding 76 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on Oct. 14.

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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