Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 18

ELLSWORTH — Police are investigating a report by a 22-year-old Ellsworth woman who said she was raped twice by a 31-year-old man from Bangor whom she’d met on the internet, according to a report made on Oct. 10.

Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier said the incidents allegedly occurred that same day but that after investigating police found that “it was clearly not a rape.”

The case remains open. No charges have been filed.

Man “possibly barricaded” during domestic incident

Officers assisted with a domestic incident in Lamoine on Oct. 11 in which a man had “possibly barricaded himself inside the residence,” according to a report.

The issue was resolved before Ellsworth officers arrived. A woman needed assistance getting an ambulance to take her to the hospital for her injuries.

Puppies for sale

On Oct. 13, officers responded to the Walmart parking lot for a report of “people from out of state selling Boston terrier puppies,” according to a report of the incident.

Police found a man and a woman trying to sell four or five puppies and asked them to move along.

Report of gun turns out to be pocket knife

A report of a “suspicious” young man walking near Happytown Road with a gun on Oct. 14 turned out to be a man in possession of a pocket knife, according to police.

Police respond to medical calls

Officers responded to a medical facility on Oct. 11 for a report of “a dementia patient becoming angry,” according to a report.

The patient was transported to the hospital without incident.

The same day, police responded to a local residence for a “medical emergency.” A 68-year-old man whose name was not given was found to have died of natural causes, according to a report.

Thefts and other losses

The Blueberry Hill Dairy Bar was reportedly vandalized on Oct. 13. Officers found that windows at the dairy bar had been shot out with a BB gun “sometime during last night.” Repairs will cost around $250.

Police responded to a local residence on Oct. 11 after a man called to say that the door of a camp he was delivering propane to was ajar.

Officers got in touch with the owner of the camp, who said he had smelled propane and left the door open, according to a report of the incident.


Christopher Ryder, 29, of Ellsworth was arrested on Oct. 9 on a warrant out of Ellsworth District Court.

Corey McMillan, 24, of Ellsworth was arrested on Oct. 12 on a warrant out of Washington County.

Matthew Leise, 40, of Sullivan was arrested on Oct. 15 on a charge of violating conditions of release.

Several residents were arrested on Oct. 10 as a result of a detail by the Hancock County Violent Offender Task Force.

The task force, started in August by Sgt. David Winchester of the Bucksport Police Department in partnership with The Next Step Domestic Violence Project, conducts bail checks on residents charged with domestic violence to ensure that “they don’t harass or reinjure” their partners, according to a post on The Next Step website.

The following residents were arrested as part of the recent detail:

  • Leslie Perry, 36, of Milbridge was arrested on warrants for operating after revocation, eluding an officer and driving to endanger.
  • Ryan Miller, 36, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of violation of conditions of release.
  • Dylan Eldridge, 32, of Orland was arrested on a warrant and on a charge of violating conditions of release.
  • James Innes, 24, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of release.


A 17-year-old boy from Hancock was charged with terrorizing after reportedly threatening a school shooting at Ellsworth High School on Oct. 10.

Police investigated but determined the threat was “not viable,” according to a letter sent to parents by Ellsworth School Superintendent Dan Higgins.

In a separate incident, a 14-year-old boy from Ellsworth was charged with criminal use of explosives after he reportedly set off a firecracker at Ellsworth High School on Oct. 11.

No one was injured in the incident, according to police. Neither of the boys’ names was released, as both are under 18.

Speeding tickets

Sieran Mantin, 35, of New York, N.Y., 54 mph in a 25-mph-zone on High Street on Oct. 13.

Adebayu Abisoye, 24, of Staten Island, N.Y., 50 mph in a 30-mph-zone on Oak Street on Oct. 9.

Kate Cough

Kate Cough

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Kate is the paper's Digital Media Strategist, responsible for all things social, and the occasional story too! She's a former reporter for the paper and can be reached at: [email protected]
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