Ellsworth Police log week of Oct. 3



ELLSWORTH — A 50-year-old Hancock man who mistakenly entered a local residence without realizing that a new tenant had recently moved in was arrested on unrelated warrants on Sept. 25, according to a police report.

Stephen Cowles reportedly entered the residence around 11 a.m. “believ[ing] he had been welcome there at the time and not realizing a new tenant took over residency,” according to police.

Cowles was taken into custody on two warrants, one out of Washington County for failure to appear and another out of Penobscot County for violating conditions of release.

Domestic violence warrant

Police have put out an arrest warrant for a transient man, Emmanuel McGoogan, 34, after he reportedly assaulted a woman with whom he had a relationship on Sept. 22, according to a police report.

Revelers moved along

Officers moved along several individuals who were reportedly drinking in the parking lot of a local business on Sept. 28.

Police check on children

A student who was reported missing on Sept. 26 around 5 p.m. was located shortly after, according to a police report.

On Sept. 27, School Resource Officer Amie Torrey accompanied the principal of Ellsworth High School to check on a student around noon, according to a police report.

Officers stood by on Sept. 27 while representatives from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services interviewed a mother in reference to her children, according to a report.

At the request of an anonymous caller, officers checked on a baby outside a local business on Sept. 30 but “did not find any issues,” according to a report.

Neighborhood watch

Two men seen carrying someone into a local residence on Sept. 25 around 8 p.m. turned out to be two friends carrying an intoxicated man home.

Officers checked on several reports of children being left alone in vehicles this week. The first came in on Sept. 27, when police were called to the parking lot near a local grocery store for a “young child” left alone. The child was determined to be “of appropriate age,” according to a report.

Two days later, officers were called to another local business for a report of children left alone in the car, but the car was gone before officers arrived.

Mental health issues

Police spoke with several residents who were reportedly struggling with mental health issues this week.

On Sept. 29, officers spoke with a man who was having thoughts of suicide; he was voluntarily admitted to the hospital.

Arrests

Devon Ryder, 34, of Bucksport turned himself in on Sept. 25 on a warrant for failure to appear.

Carlton Mitchell, 39, of Bucksport turned himself in on a warrant on Sept. 26.

Summonses

Christopher Rivers, 45, of Ellsworth was summoned on Sept. 29 on a charge of attaching false plates and was issued a vehicular summons for reportedly operating with a license expired for more than 90 days.

Steven Boyer, 56, of New Hampshire (no town given) was summoned following a traffic stop on Oct. 1 on charges of operating without a license and operating a motor vehicle with a registration that had been expired for more than 150 days.

Thefts and other losses

An antique wood stove valued at around $900 was reportedly taken from a location on High Street on Sept. 25.

A car reported stolen from a local auto body shop on Sept. 27 around 4 p.m. was later located several miles away. Police are looking into the incident.

A phone reported stolen from a local dry cleaning company on Sept. 13 turned out to have been misplaced and was returned to its owner.

Officers are looking into the reported theft of returnable cans taken from a local bar on Sept. 24

Police are investigating a theft of cash that reportedly occurred at Walmart on Sept. 25.

Traffic violations

The following residents were recently summoned for alleged traffic violations:

Ernest Geiger, 45, of Bar Harbor was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop on Sept. 27.

Tina Gilbert, 47, of Hancock was summoned on a charge of failing to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Downeast Highway on Sept. 28.

Barbara Durkin, 52, of Green Lane, Pa., speeding 39 mph in a 25-mph zone on the Bucksport Road on Sept. 25.

Brandon Clay, 32, of Garland, speeding 64 mph in a 55-mph zone on the Bangor Road on Sept. 9.

Elizabeth Hendrison, 36, of Orlando, Fla., speeding 34 mph in a 25-mph-zone on High Street on Sept. 27.

Dustin Hall, 21, of Swanville, operator not properly secured on High Street on Sept. 27.

Ellen Osborn, 25, of Washington, D.C., speeding 39 mph in a 25-mph zone on High Street on Sept. 3.

Shauna Duffin, 32, of Blue Ball, Pa., speeding 39 mph in a 25-mph zone on State Street on Sept. 3.

Dhananjay Kelkar, 47, of Parsippany, N.J., speeding 54 mph in a 34-mph zone on High Street on Sept. 2.

John Martucci, 30, of Cambridge, Mass., speeding 44 mph in a 25-mph zone on High Street on Sept. 2.

Lewis Moore, 69, of Bar Harbor, unsecured load on High Street on Sept. 24.

Mark Dougherty, 41, of Bangor, failure to provide valid proof of inspection following a traffic stop on the Bangor Road on Aug. 31.

Patricia Keenan, 38, of Ellsworth, failure to provide valid proof of insurance following a traffic stop on the Bayside Road on Sept. 21.

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]
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