Ellsworth Police: Probation Check-in Leads to OUI Charge

ELLSWORTH — A Gouldsboro man’s blood alcohol content was more than four times the legal limit when he crashed into a tree on the way to see his probation officer last week, according to police.

Bradley Wilkinson, 43, of Gouldsboro was traveling north on Christian Ridge Road shortly before 1 p.m. Sept. 18, when he went to pull into Anderson Road and crashed his pickup into a tree near the entrance.

Wilkinson then continued on to the Maine Corrections Probation & Parole Office.

“He was heading in to do his check-in,” said Lt. Harold Page.

Officer Chris Smith observed bark and leaves in the truck’s damaged front end and a partially full bottle of Fleischmann’s raspberry-flavored vodka on the passenger side floor, according to court records. Wilkinson’s blood alcohol content was .39, according to police. The legal limit is .08. He was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence of an intoxicant.

Wilkinson in 2010 pleaded guilty to a charge of arson in connection with a 2008 boat fire.

He is being held at Hancock County Jail pending a probation revocation hearing.

Underage Drinking Party

Police broke up an underage age drinking party at a State Street apartment Sept. 20.

John Fitzgerald, 26, of Ellsworth was summoned on a charge of furnishing a place for minors to consume/possess alcohol. Bryan Hudson, 20, and Charlene Jordan, 18, of Ellsworth were summoned on a charge of illegal possession/consumption of liquor by a minor. Four 17-year-olds were summoned on the same charge.

Arrests and Summonses

Leslie Perry, 30, Milbridge, operating after suspension, unlawful possession of schedule Y drugs (Xanax).

Girl, 17, warrants.

Amy Turner, 32, Ellsworth, operating without a license, violation of bail.

Carolyn Corro, 39, Hancock, unsafe lane change.

Cynthia Boucher, 21, Ellsworth, harassment by telephone, violating conditions of release.

Rosa Cotto Centeno, 33, Milbridge, operating without a license.

Brittany Kearns, 23, Seal Cove, attaching false plates.

Unsecured Load

Kevin Sellars, 33, of Burlington was summoned on a charge of unsecured load on a vehicle Sunday after a mud truck rolled off the flatbed trailer he was hauling on State Street.

Unattended Child

Police warned a parent for leaving a young child unattended in a vehicle on High Street Sept. 17. The incident was reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Child Bitten

A woman reported a teacher bit her son at daycare Sept. 22. The case was reported to DHHS.


A ladder valued at $400 was reported stolen from a Central Street residence Sept. 12.

Used windows were reported stolen from Main Street Sept. 19.

A woman stole two bottle of alcohol valued at $41 from Hannaford Sept. 23.

An iPad was reported stolen Sept. 23.

Money was reported stolen from a wallet on High Street Sept. 20.


A fistfight reported at Edaco Court had broken up by the time officers arrived Sunday. The alleged combatants were warned for disorderly conduct.


A Pleasant Street resident reported she was concerned about homeless people living in the woods near her residence Sept. 20. Police spoke with the landowner, who said he was unaware of any problems but would walk through the property.

You Were Warned

A woman brought her young daughter to the Police Department Sept. 21 for a lecture on the perils of shoplifting.

Speeding Tickets

Ian Weiss, 18, Ellsworth, 69 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone on 1A Sept. 22.

Nicole Sabella, 21, Staten Island, NY, 49 mph in a 35-mph zone on High Street Sept. 23.

William Yanniello, 29, Ellsworth, 47 mph in a 25-mph zone on Bucksport Road Sept. 21.

David Coston, 33, Bar Harbor, 74 mph in a 55-mph zone on Bangor Road Sept. 21.

Deborah Grindle, 23, Orland, 59 mph in a 40-mph zone on Route 230 Sept. 20.

Jeanne Brass, 43, Surry, 44 mph in a 35-mph zone on Christian Ridge Sept. 19.

For more police & court news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

Cyndi Wood

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Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter.
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