Ellsworth Police Log Week of Feb. 25

ELLSWORTH — Police officers honored requests from several outside agencies last week, ranging from locating a person another police department wanted to speak with to sharing information on a sexual assault investigation. This is not unusual — neighboring police departments and other agencies regularly request assistance from the Ellsworth Police Department when needed.

This past week, Officer John Stanley served a summons to a local resident at the request of the Holden Police Department on Feb. 17.

Officer Robert Angelo passed information to the Bangor Police Department after locating a man the BPD wanted to speak with on Feb. 17.

On Feb. 16, police received information regarding a sexual assault and are helping the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Mount Desert Police Department in their ongoing investigation into the incident.

And, on Feb. 20, Sgt. Chad Wilmot escorted a patient experiencing mental health issues into a local hospital emergency room.


Police received a report from a local man who was scammed out of $3,500 by purchasing gift cards and relaying the card digits to someone over the telephone on Feb. 20.

Disorderly and harassment complaints

Police received a report from a local resident about an ongoing harassment issue on Feb. 21.

Police warned a local person for harassment after receiving a report of a dog roaming at large on Feb. 20.

Police warned a local person for disorderly conduct following a noise complaint on Feb. 21.

Wilmot separated a local father and son for the night and issued both a warning for disorderly conduct following a report of a domestic incident on Feb. 16.

Police issued a 43-year-old resident a cease harassment notice on Feb. 14.

Youth issues

Police received a report of an incident between a child and an adult, with an investigation revealing the child was being disciplined, on Feb. 21.

Well-being checks

Police responded to a request for a well-being check on an elderly woman on Feb. 20. The woman was found to be resting and fine.

Stanley responded to a report of a person lying on the side of the road on Feb. 18. After finding the person uninjured, Stanley helped him into his home.


Police are investigating a report of a drill taken from a building being remodeled on Feb. 20.

Officer Amie Torrey is investigating a report of shoplifting from Marden’s on Feb. 17.

Police received a report on Feb. 15 of two electronic items taken from a local woman’s home by her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend. The items were recovered, with help from the Holden Police Department, and returned. No charges were filed.

Arrests and summonses

Theresa L. Graham, 35, of Ellsworth was summoned on a theft charge following an incident at a local convenience store and arrested on a probation hold at the request of her probation officer on Feb. 21.

Frederick T. King, 32, of Northeast Harbor was arrested on a charge of Class C theft by unauthorized taking or transfer after officers investigated a report of a $32 pair of shoes stolen from Marden’s on Feb. 19.

Alfred Lanpher, 51, of Mount Desert was arrested on a probation hold and taken to Hancock County Jail on Feb. 18.

Guy Mitchell, 38, of Charleston was summoned on charges of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and failure to report an accident by quickest means in Ellsworth on Feb. 20.

Dean Sinclair, 62, of Ellsworth was charged with OUI (drugs) on Feb. 19, following a crash that occurred in December 2020.

Christopher Shelmerdine, 21, of Warren was summoned on an OUI charge on Feb. 20 at the request of Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Harlan, who was on a call outside of the city limits.

Brennan Spofford, 41, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a probation hold on Feb. 18 and taken to Hancock County Jail.

Katie Willey, 33, of Surry was summoned on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer following a report of theft from a local business on Dec. 12. Items valued at $26 were recovered.

Traffic violation

Devon M. McDevitt, 24, of Eastbrook, for allegedly speeding 84 mph in a 55-mph zone on Feb. 21.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Anne Berleant covers news and features in Ellsworth, Mariaville, Otis, Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond and Osborn. When not reporting, find her hiking local trails, reading or watching professional tennis. Email her at [email protected]

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