Ellsworth Police log week of January 27

ELLSWORTH — Police officers are available to lend a hand to neighboring agencies and often do. This past week, officers assisted with two medical calls and an issue at a health-care facility.

On Jan. 18, police were called to assist Northern Light Medical Transport with a possible overdose.

On Jan. 22, officers responded to an assistance request on a local medical call. When they were unable to revive the individual, medical personnel pronounced the person deceased.

And, on Jan. 23, police responded to a local health-care facility over a report of a disorderly employee. When officers arrived, they were told they were no longer needed, police reported, as “an internal meeting would be taking place.”

“Suspicious” coat rack

Officers were called to a “suspicious clothing rack” on Main Street on Jan. 23 and found a sign on the rack that the winter jackets hanging there were free to take.


Police fielded a call on Jan. 22 from a resident reporting harassing behavior from his ex-partner. Officers also heard from a person concerned over harassment on Jan. 23.

A resident on Jan. 20 reported feeling harassed by a former co-worker. Police issued a cease harassment order to the person when found.

Waiting for a friend

Two men waiting in a hallway for a friend to return home on Jan. 20 were “moved along without issue,” police reported.

Under investigation

Police are investigating suspicious information reported and a complaint for a civil problem on Jan. 18.

Well-being check

Officers on Jan. 23 responded to a request to check on a resident’s well-being and found the person to be “all set,” police reported.

Youth issues

Police helped a mother with a youth in crisis on Jan. 24.

Fifth-graders at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School learned about the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program from officers on Jan. 20.

Vehicle not found

Police checked on a suspicious vehicle report on North Street on Jan. 23 but did not find it.

Security detail

Officers provided security for an event at Constitution Hall in the Maine Coast Mall on Jan. 22.

Domestic call

Police responding to a local home over a report of a verbal argument on Jan. 22 had one person leave the residence.

Agency assists

Police helped Bucksport Police Department and Maine State Police by mapping a crash scene in Bucksport on Jan. 18.

Arrests and summonses

Ryan Lagassie, 24, of Orrington was arrested on an active warrant and charged with violation of conditions of release after police checked on a broken-down vehicle on Jan. 23.

Adrian McComb, 44, of Bangor was arrested on a Penobscot County warrant for failure to appear and charged with refusing to submit to arrest or detention and violation of conditions of release on Jan. 22.

Felix Mislang, 41, of Trenton was arrested on a warrant and taken to Hancock County Jail on Jan. 20.

Harold Pottle II, 46, of Ellsworth was summoned on a charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended license on Jan. 23.


Orland resident Paula N. Shute, 57, was headed south on High Street on Jan. 18 when she missed the turn into the Ellsworth Car Wash. So, she turned her 2009 Toyota sport utility vehicle left toward Short Street, not seeing a southbound 2005 Ford pickup in the left-hand lane. Michael K. Hardy, 36, of Deer Isle was driving the Ford, which struck the center driver’s side of the Toyota when it turned directly in front of him. Neither driver was injured. Both vehicles were functionally damaged but were able to be driven away from the scene.

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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