Ellsworth Police log week of January 13

ELLSWORTH — Police were called to city motels and one in a neighboring town in recent days.

On Jan. 5, an officer spoke with a local resident regarding issues at a local motel.

Later that same day, the Colonial Inn staff requested that officers remove a man and woman from the motel. The woman left. The man, transient Dewayne Tincher, 33, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass.

Police arrested Dylan Norwood, 27, of Ellsworth at a local motel Jan. 8 on a charge of violation of bail, following an investigation.

And, on Jan. 9, officers responded to a Hancock motel to help the Hancock Fire Department and Northern Light Medical Transport with an intoxicated woman who was reported to be combative. She was eventually taken to the hospital.

Running car

Officers turned off a running car at a local automobile dealership and secured the key at about 5:20 p.m. on Jan. 8.

Returned child

A child at a friend’s house was brought home by officers on Jan. 4 after they helped a local resident find the child.

Threats and harassments

Officers warned a local resident for harassment following a complaint on Jan. 7. Police are also investigating a separate harassment report on Jan. 9 and a complaint of threats reported on Jan. 8.

Agency assists

A Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital patient there for mental health reasons attempted to leave on Jan. 8. Staff requested police assistance. “The patient was escorted back to a room and sedated before officers left,” police reported.

Officers also helped calm down an unruly patient there on Jan. 6. Police also assisted with getting emergency involuntarily admission papers signed for psychiatric treatment of a patient on Jan. 6.

Officers helped Northern Light Medical Transport with a suicidal person on Jan. 9.

Thefts and fraud

Police are investigating the theft of $16 in goods taken from a local store. The incident was reported on Jan. 8.
Officers fielded a report of a stolen wallet on Jan. 6 and are investigating the theft. Officers are also investigating a theft complaint from a local resident that was reported on Jan. 9.

Police are investigating a fraud incident that was reported on Jan. 6.


Derek Connor, 34, of Bucksport was arrested on charges of violation of bail, harassment and criminal trespass on Jan. 3 and was taken to Hancock County Jail.


Icy roadways and driver mishaps were behind several small-scale accidents.

Robert D. Broussard, 94, of Lamoine pulled into a Walmart parking space on Dec. 24, but when he backed out to better angle in his 2021 Chevrolet accidentally pulled off the bumper of 44-year-old Ellsworth resident Jeremy D. Tanis’s 2014 Toyota.

On Jan. 1 at Friends & Family Market, Jordan J. Carter, 28, of Ellsworth forgot to put his 2021 GMC truck in park before going into the store. While he was shopping, the truck rolled into the store, damaging the building.

The post office exterior was scraped on Jan. 4 when Sullivan resident Cecily P. Judd’s foot slipped on the gas pedal of her 2014 Subaru, causing it to accelerate over the curb and into the post office building wall.

Lawrence J. Chattley, 43, of Fletchers Landing lost control of his 2005 Kia on Mariaville Road on Jan. 7 and drove into a ditch. Chattley was able to drive back onto the road with only minor damage. Also on Jan. 7, Brandon Barnett, 30, of Ellsworth was driving south on State Street in his 2014 Jeep when he lost control on snowy roads and drove into a fire hydrant.

A driver sideswiped a 2013 Kia driven by Alice Grindle, 61, of Ellsworth at the Main Street intersection with High and Oak streets on Dec. 28, then drove away. Grindle was stopped at the traffic light when the unknown vehicle scraped the Kia’s driver’s side. The damage was minor, and Grindle was able to drive from the scene.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

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