Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 10

Police called over intoxication reports

ELLSWORTH — Police were called three times in the past week over reports of intoxicated men. Each response netted different results.

On June 7, Officer Zackery Kline responded to a High Street restaurant for a report of a drunken man. Employees told police that the man, who left before the officers arrived, was not driving.

A June 6 report of an intoxicated man brought police to a local residence. After investigation, they arrested Robert Davis, 51, of Ellsworth on a violation of bail charge. He was taken to Hancock County Jail without incident.

Sgt. Shawn Merchant checked on a local intoxicated man following a call on June 2. The man was taken to the hospital.

Police were also asked to respond to two intoxicated men on Main Street on June 6, but the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office resolved the issue prior to the officers’ arrival by giving the two men a ride.

Threats, harassments and trespassing

Police are investigating a threatening incident following a report on June 7.

Kline received a report of a man making threats to The Ellsworth American on June 2. The investigation continues.

Police received a request from a local woman on June 1 that a neighbor be warned for criminal trespassing.

Protection order issue

Officer James Hassard took a report of a woman violating a protection order on June 2. Hassard informed the caller that the order had not yet been served.

Misconduct warning

Police responded on June 6 to a report of a suspicious man at Walmart who was approaching children. He was warned.

“Stolen” wallet found

Kline fielded a call from a woman reporting that her wallet was stolen while at a local business on June 2. Kline spoke to the business staff, who stated the wallet was in the business’s lost and found.

No underage alcohol violations

An underage drinking detail monitoring stores on June 3 found no violations.

Agency assists

Officers assisted the Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital emergency department with a patient on June 6.

Officer Robert Angelo assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office with a traffic stop on Water Street June 1. Two people were arrested by the Sheriff’s Office.

Kline assisted the Bar Harbor Police Department by issuing a trespass warning to an Ellsworth resident on June 3.

Police were requested to back up a Hancock County Sheriff’s deputy during a car stop on Bucksport Road on June 1.

Unfounded report

Detective Christopher Smith received a report on June 2 of a sexual offense. The report was determined to be unfounded.

Well-being check

Officers responded June 6 to a well-being check request for a local man, who was then taken to the hospital.

Peace keeping

Officers stood by to keep the peace while tenants moved belongings out of a residence on June 6.

Thefts and fraud

Police are investigating a fraud complaint received on June 5.

Officers received a report from a resident on June 4 that her bank account had been compromised.

Arrests and summonses

Ayla Allen 27, of Little Deer Isle turned herself in on a warrant charging failure to appear and was booked into Hancock County Jail without incident on June 2.

Thomas Crim 32, of Ellsworth was summoned on charges of operating a vehicle with a suspended license and failure to produce evidence of insurance following a property damage accident on June 7.

Elaine Dow, 80, of Ellsworth was summoned on a charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended license on June 2.

David Lawry, 39, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault following a report of a domestic problem at a local residence on June 4. Lawry was taken to Hancock County Jail.

Daniel Tice, 41, a transient, was arrested on charges of failure to stop for an officer and violation of conditions of release following a report of a man trespassing at a local residence on June 5.

Manuel Valencia, 36, was charged with assault following an incident on Parcher Street on June 5.


A single-vehicle accident on Bangor Road occurred on May 27 when Lawrence J. Chattley, 43, of Fletchers Landing swerved to avoid an animal on the road. His Toyota pickup skidded off the road, down an embankment and into the woods, where it landed on its passenger side. Chattley’s arm was broken in the crash and he was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. No airbags were deployed. Chattley was wearing a seat belt.

A deer turned around after running into the woods and re-entered Bangor Road, striking a 2012 Unifirst cargo van driven by David J. Mcdonald, 34, of Bangor on June 2. Mcdonald told Officer McKay McLean that he had slowed to allow the deer to safely cross the road but could not brake in time when it darted back in front of his van, causing minor damage to the van.

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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