Ellsworth Police log week of June 30

ELLSWORTH — Ahead of Fourth of July weekend, the Police Department posted a reminder of the city’s rules regarding the use of fireworks.

During the year, consumer fireworks are permitted on Fridays and Saturdays between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m. On July 4, however, the window for consumer fireworks is extended from 9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. the following day.

Fireworks are also permitted from 6 to 10 every night from the Sunday immediately before July 4 through to the Thursday immediately after.

The department also wanted to remind people that consumer fireworks can only be used on personal property, or a property owned by a person who consented to the use of fireworks with written permission.

The full written ordinance on fireworks, and a map of areas in which fireworks are completely banned, can be found in Chapter 59 of the Ellsworth City Ordinances and Codes page of the city’s website.


On June 22, officers responded to a report of an overdose. The individual was transported to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for further treatment.

Police received a report of a possible overdose on June 24. When officers arrived, they administered Narcan and the person was brought to the hospital for further treatment.

Officers responded to a medical call on June 27 and a man was transported to the hospital for a possible overdose.

Suspicious activity

On June 21, officers responded to a complaint of a broken car window.

Police received a report of a man acting strange on the Mariaville Road on June 21. Officers were able to locate the man and found he was from out of state and intoxicated. They returned him safely to his rental.

An officer took a complaint involving gunshots on June 22. After an investigation it was found that the gunshots were due to target shooting in an area where that is permitted.

Trespassing and disorderly

On June 20, officers received a complaint of vandalism that involved someone writing on a piece of equipment at a local park.

On June 22, proprietors of a local business requested that officers issue a trespass warning to a man they allege had attempted to shoplift from their store on numerous occasions. A written trespass notice was issued.

Officers received a report of trespassers launching a boat from a restricted area on June 25. The group was warned to not do so again and directed toward an actual boat launch.


On June 21, officers received a complaint regarding a bottle of perfume that was allegedly stolen from a backpack at a local establishment.

Police received a fraud complaint on June 22. There was no money exchanged, according to the department, but the complainant’s personal information may have been compromised. Officers instructed the man on how to proceed.

A theft totaling $109 was reported on June 26. The incident is under investigation.

On June 27, officers received information regarding a scam on Facebook. The person who reported it was advised to block the person messaging them. Police say no money was lost.

Arrests and summonses

Kimberly Bouchard, 57, of Brewer was summoned on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant on June 20 following a motor vehicle complaint.

Deborah Hanson-Mornaeult, 39, of Gouldsboro was arrested on June 20 and charged with theft following an incident at Walmart.

Bethany Dimmock, 20, of Ellsworth was arrested on June 20 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on a drug possession charge.

Ronald Bean, 52, of Ellsworth was arrested on June 23 on an active warrant out of Penobscot County for failure to appear in court. Bean had previously been charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license.

Isabella Freeman, 18, of Verona, N.Y., and Chase Benton, 18, of Johnstown, N.Y., were each summoned on a theft charge after allegedly stealing miscellaneous food items and paper products worth a total of $127.13 from Walmart on June 25.

Nicole Tufo, 35, of Bangor was arrested on June 27 on three active warrants out of Penobscot County. Tufo was wanted on charges of failure to appear in court on drug charges, theft and criminal trespass. She was also charged with two counts of drug possession.

Jennifer Bishop, 40, of Brownsville was charged with theft on June 27. The items that Bishop allegedly stole totaled $107 in value.

Traffic violations

A two-hour distracted driving detail on June 20, sponsored by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, resulted in five traffic stops, two tickets for cellphone use, one ticket for passing in a no-passing zone, three warnings for speed and a warning for a defective exhaust pipe.

A subsequent distracted driving detail on June 21 resulted in seven cars being stopped and six summons being issued.

A third distracted driving detail on June 22 resulted in five stops with three summonses issued and two warnings given.

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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