Maine State Police Log Week of Aug. 6

ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a Hancock man Saturday who allegedly had been going into buildings and vehicles without permission.

Trooper Owen Reed arrested David Mraz, 43, on a charge of criminal trespass.

Cpl. Chris Smith and his police dog Winger, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Marine Patrol assisted.

More arrests

Trooper Dana Austin arrested Charles Skovgarrd, 72, of Surry on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant July 29 in Ellsworth. The Ellsworth Police Department assisted.

Sgt. Jeff Ingemi arrested James Lewis, 41, of Charlotte on a charge of OUI (drugs) after responding to a crash in Charlotte on Sunday. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Baileyville Police Department assisted.

Motor vehicle infractions

Trooper Caleb McGary summoned Steven Welsch, 65, of Robbinston on a charge of criminal speed after a traffic stop in Amherst Friday. Police said Welsch had been traveling 86 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone.

Sgt. Timothy Varney summoned Darryl Ogden, 49, of Hancock on a charge of operating after suspension on Route 1A in Ellsworth July 27.

Steven Bailey, 61, of Ellsworth was summoned on a charge of operating after habitual offender revocation on July 27 in Ellsworth.

James Leach, 32, of Blue Hill was summoned on a charge of operating after habitual offender revocation on July 27 in Hancock.

McGary responded to Osborn for a report of a vehicle that had crashed Friday. As a result of the investigation, James Sweeney, 36, of Aurora and Matthew Unger, 26, of Starks were each summoned on one count of leaving the scene of a property damage crash.


Austin summoned Timothy Allen, 32, of Guildford on charges of violating conditions of his release and possession of hypodermic apparatuses after a traffic stop in Ellsworth July 28.

Sgt. Jason Sattler and deputies assisted.

Phone harassment

McGary responded to a phone harassment complaint in Dedham July 29 where an obscene voicemail was allegedly left on an answering machine. As a result of the investigation, Charles Adams, 53, of Holden was summoned on a charge of phone harassment.

Criminal mischief

Trooper Owen Reed responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Stonington where damage was done to town property July 29. The investigation is continuing.


Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.

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