Ellsworth Police log week of June 23

ELLSWORTH — On June 14, the police and fire departments provided an escort for the Ellsworth High School baseball team bus as it returned home from Orono after defeating Old Town 3-2 in the Class B Northern Regional Championship.

On June 19, police again provided an escort, this time escorting the 2022 MPA Class B State Champion Eagles’ team bus home from Gorham after they defeated Freeport 3-2.

Citizen assists

On June 16, officers helped a man get to the hospital for a mental health evaluation.

An officer assisted an individual on June 17 by providing a ride to a local motel.

The school resource officer took students on a trip to Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving to Create and Reinforce Dreams) on June 19.

Well-being checks

On June 11, police went to check on a man who was reportedly in his truck yelling and causing a scene. Officers located the man who, in turn, informed them of his dislike of law enforcement and drove away.

On June 17, a woman requested that police check on her brother, who had been in a recent accident. The man was located, and he informed police that he was fine.

Suspicious activity

On June 15, police received a report of a man digging underneath boulders near the roadway. After further investigation, officers discovered that the man was digging for crystals.

On June 20, police received reports of damage to several wooden sculptures that were part of the Pride Zoo exhibit in Knowlton Park. After reviewing video evidence, it was determined that children were involved and the case was given to School Resource Officer Shawn Merchant to investigate. According to police, the damage is believed to have been done by three young kids, between the ages of 5 and 6, who were playing on the sculpture. No further action was taken.

Agency assists

On June 13, police assisted Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital staff with a patient who was in crisis and “out of control.”

The department was also asked to assist the Maine State Police on June 13 with locating a man from a surrounding town who was traveling on foot. Officers located the man and detained him until the state police could arrive.

The prior day, on June 12, officers assisted the state police by reconstructing and mapping a fatal crash that occurred in Waltham.

Officers assisted an ambulance crew who were dealing with an intoxicated man on June 17.

Police received a request from the Hancock County Jail on June 19 to assist with an unruly inmate. Officers spoke with the man and were able to get him to comply without the use of force.

Trespassing and disorderly

On June 15, officers issued warnings for trespass and harassment following an incident at a local residence.

Officers were called to a local bar on June 17 to help handle a group of disorderly patrons. The individuals involved left before police could arrive.

A man was given a warning for trespassing on June 18 after a local store called police to report that the man had passed out on their furniture.


On June 14, police received and documented information regarding a possible case of unemployment fraud from 2012.

Officers received a complaint of theft from a local business on June 17. The subject of the complaint was given a warning and allowed back into the store to purchase the item in question.

A theft complaint on June 19 was determined to be a mistake at a self-checkout, not an actual theft.

Arrests and summonses

Jonathan Garland, 49, was arrested on June 15 on an active warrant after police received a call regarding a disorderly man at a local residence.

Wesley Hamor, 40, of Bar Harbor was arrested on June 16 on a warrant charging failure to appear on charges of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, two counts of operating a vehicle after habitual offender revocation, operating a vehicle without license and violation of conditions or release. Hamor was located and arrested while police were dealing with a dog-bite complaint.

Brent Hutchins, no age given, of Hancock was summoned on charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle after 150 days and improper passing after police responded to an accident on the Bangor Road on June 17.

Ethan Kohr, 21, of Ellsworth was summoned on a charge of driving on a suspended license following a traffic stop on June 18.

Theodore Provost, 45, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person after police received a report of a domestic dispute on June 19.

Allison Auday-Frisbie, 32, of Thousand Oaks, Calif., was arrested and charged with two counts of domestic violence assault after an incident at a local campground on June 19.

Nicole Lamphere, 40, of Deer Isle was arrested and charged with theft and violation of the conditions of her release after police received a report of a theft totaling $33.

Traffic violations

Police conducted a distracted driving detail on June 14. They stopped four cars and issued three summonses for driving with a handheld device.

On June 15, officers conducted a second distracted driving detail. They stopped six cars and issued two summonses for operating a vehicle while using a handheld device.

A third distracted driving detail was conducted on June 16, with three cars stopped and one summons issued.


Zachary Lanning

Zachary Lanning

News reporter Zach Lanning covers news and features in the Ellsworth area. He comes to Ellsworth by way of New Jersey, which he hopes you don't hold against him. Email him at [email protected].

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