Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 15

ELLSWORTH — A handful of charges were filed against Benjamin Boscia, 44, of Ellsworth, with arson and burglary the most serious. Police were first called to a local apartment house on July 4 for “ongoing issues with Boscia,” officers reported. Boscia had already been charged with disorderly conduct the day before. On that day, Boscia had allegedly set fire to a clothesline at the apartment complex. In addition to the arson charge, Boscia was charged with disorderly conduct and violation of conditions of release.

Nearly a week later, Boscia was arrested again, this time after trespassing complaints were called in to police on July 10. After investigation, Boscia was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and violation of conditions of release and taken to Hancock County Jail. Jail administrators confirmed he was still incarcerated as of the morning of July 13.

Well-being checks

Police responded after a neighbor reported hearing a man yell at a child on July 9. Officers found the child safe and reported that nothing physical had occurred.

After officers responded to a possible drug overdose on July 8, one person was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Police responding to a possible overdose on July 7 found the person sleeping in a vehicle and having no medical issues.

Officers on July 8 assisted emergency medical services with a local man who might have overdosed. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Police checked on the well-being of man waiting by the Department of Health and Human Services doors on July 6. He was waiting for services when the department opened.

A person who walked out of a local emergency room was found to be “all set” after police checked on his well-being on July 11.

Agency assists

Police assisted the Marine Patrol with a possible domestic incident on July 10. The incident turned out to be a verbal dispute.

Locked in

Police on July 7 received a complaint about a child locked in a car by accident. A wrecker arrived and unlocked the vehicle.

Confetti shots

Officers investigating a report of gunshots on Main Street July 7 discovered the sounds came from a confetti popper that had been thrown in a campfire.

Trespassing and disorderly

Police warned a man for trespassing and disorderly conduct after he caused a scene at a local store on July 9.

A report of a customer assaulting an employee at Ellsworth Tractor Supply brought officers to the store on July 8. They found that the incident fell under disorderly conduct.

Police moved along a person sleeping in a vehicle in the Ramada Inn parking lot on July 7.

A local resident said a neighbor was showing “unusual behavior” in a complaint to police on July 5. Officers issued the neighbor a trespass notice to stay off the caller’s property.

Police issued a no trespass notice to a man following a trespassing complaint on North Street on July 7.


Officers are investigating a theft of a check from a local resident on July 9.

Police received a report of a possible theft from a local business on June 28. Several vehicle inspection stickers were found to be missing.

Arrests and summonses

Madison Alley, 18, of Ellsworth was charged with transportation of liquor by a minor following a traffic stop on July 10.

David Hopkins, 40, no town of residence given, was arrested on a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant following an accident on High Street on July 8.

Jacob Lovejoy, 39, a transient, was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct following an incident at Hannaford on July 8.

Harvey Springer, 25, of Ellsworth was arrested and charged with violation of bail on July 8.

A 17-year-old youth from Ellsworth was issued two summonses for domestic violence assault on July 7. The youth will appear in court on Oct. 8.


Police said Portland resident Scott Lewis, 20, was tired and driving on Bangor Road at 5:20 p.m. on July 2 when he drove off the road and hit a utility pole. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. Airbags in his 2015 Subaru deployed, and Lewis said he felt pain in his chest and stomach area. He was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. His Subaru was towed from the scene.

Grace A. High, 20, of Ellsworth was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Bucksport Road near Hagans Elbow on July 3. She told police she swerved to avoid an animal on the road and ended up off the road, where she hit a utility pole. High’s leg was broken, and the pole was severed. High was taken by ambulance to the hospital. The 2012 Toyota sedan was towed.

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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