Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 22

ELLSWORTH — A man involved in a July 16 High Street accident near the Myrick Street and Kingsland Crossing intersection told police the driver of the car he struck approached him allegedly wanting to fight.

Dylan Sieber of Ellsworth struck a 1995 Saturn driven by Joseph Richartz of Hancock after Richartz allegedly stopped in the middle of the road, Sieber told police. Sieber was driving a 2015 Ford Transit van and said he initially stopped after the fender-bender but drove off upon seeing Richartz approach his van. He then pulled into the Walmart parking lot.

Richartz told Cpl. Shawn Merchant, the responding officer, that Sieber allegedly had been weaving in and out of traffic before the accident. Sieber alleged Richartz was weaving in and out of traffic, coming to a stop twice in the middle of the road. He stated that Richartz had passed him on the hill before the intersection and then stopped in the middle of the road, where Sieber could not avoid hitting his car. Damage to both vehicles was minimal, no one was injured and no charges were filed.

Harassment complaints

A local resident reported being harassed by two people on Facebook on July 16. Officer Adam Kline contacted the two people and notified them to stop communication. They agreed.

Police warned a local man for harassment on July 17.

A local resident requested a harassment notice be given to a Sullivan resident on July 13. Police advised both parties not to communicate with each other.

Agency assists

Officers assisted the Fire Department with a man suffering from seizures on July 15. He was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Police assisted the Bucksport Police Department by serving a no-trespass notice to a local resident on July 14.

Officers assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office with a call in Lamoine on July 13.

Police assisted the Bar Harbor Police Department in issuing a harassment and trespass notice to a local resident on July 13.

Police helped the Winthrop Police Department by serving a cease harassment notice to a local resident on July 12.

Domestic incidents

Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on July 15 and spoke to both parties, who denied anything had occurred.

Officers responded to an anonymous report of a domestic incident on July 13. Police found it to be only verbal in nature.

Officers responding to a domestic incident on July 13 found no assault had taken place. One party decided to leave the premises.


Officers responded with emergency medical technicians and the Fire Department to assist a man who had overdosed at Jordan Homestead Preserve on July 16. The man was administered Narcan and then taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Tire slashed

A report of a cut tire on July 16 did not provide enough evidence to charge anyone, police reported on July 16.


Police on July 16 warned someone to not to return to a city property where the resident had reported trespassing.

Officers responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a local business on July 15 determined the people inside had permission to be there.

A local business requested a person be “moved along” from the property on July 14. Police moved the person along.


Police are investigating a case of someone spray-painting the Church Street railroad crossing on July 15.

Assault reported

Officers are investigating a report of an assault on July 13.

Noise complaint

Officers responded to a report of gunshots or fireworks on July 15 but found no indication of either in the area reported.

Extortion reported

A local man reported an attempt by a woman to extort money from him on July 13 after he sent nude photos to her over the internet. The woman has no known location or identity.


Police are investigating the theft of a canoe, valued at $150, that was taken from a local residence on July 15.

Officers are investigating a report of a stolen 2007 blue Honda Accord on July 10, with a stated value of $5,000.

Police received a report of theft, where items totaling $650 were taken, on July 19.

Arrests and summonses

Ronald Asa Jordan, 22, of Ellsworth was arrested July 14 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on one felony and two misdemeanor charges.

Brittany Lee, 20, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant July 13, after someone reported a vehicle driving erratically on East Main Street.

Scott Lymburner, 61, of Brooksville was arrested on a probation hold on July 12.

Samantha Wark, 20, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault on July 18.


Correction: An earlier version of this article contained an error in the first entry. The description of a July 16 traffic incident on High Street misstated the drivers’ ages and partially confused the drivers’ accounts of what happened.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

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