It Smelled Like Pot, But it Was Not

BUCKSPORT — Area residents reported smelling marijuana in two separate incidents over the past week.

In both cases, police determined the smells were coming from burning brush piles.

Arrests and Summonses

Dennis Fongeallaz, 26, Bangor, warrant.

Katelynn Cole, 18, Bucksport, operating without a license.

Ian Orchard, 37, Penobscot, operating after suspension and possession of scheduled drugs.

Heidi Greenlaw, 37, Stonington, operating after suspension.


A local motel reported a guest left without paying Sept. 2.

A crosswalk sign and traffic reflector were reported missing from Main Street Sept. 1.

A man reported medication was stolen from his vehicle on Route 1 Aug. 31. There was no sign of forced entry.


About $2,000 in damage was reported in an accident in the Rite Aid parking lot Sept. 4.

According to police, Brittany Bowden, 19, of Bucksport backed a Ford Explorer into a Mercury Sable driven by Scott Murray, 57, of Bucksport.

There were no injuries in an accident in front of Dunkin’ Donuts Aug. 30.

Police said Christopher Chaffee, 16, of Bucksport rear-ended a vehicle driven by Joan Mercer, 81, of Bucksport.

Animal Bites

A woman was transported to the hospital after being bitten by a dog in the Hannaford parking lot Sept. 4.

A man was reportedly bitten by a cat at Wenbelle Apartments Aug. 30.


A local man reported receiving a suspicious call Sept. 2 from someone claiming to be from the federal government.

The man said the caller told him he could receive grant money if he provided his bank account information. The man provided some of the information before becoming suspicious.

The victim contacted his bank, which moved his money into a different account.

Speeding Tickets

Danielle Smith, 28, Bucksport, summoned for speeding, 54 miles per hour in a 35-mph zone on Millvale Road.

Dustin Pelletier, 25, Millinocket, summoned for speeding, 63 mph in a 45-mph zone on Route 46.

Carrie Peterson, 53, Blue Hill, summoned for speeding, 54 mph in a 35-mph zone on River Road.

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

Cyndi Wood

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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