Ellsworth Police log week of May 19

ELLSWORTH — A distracted driving detail on May 10 resulted in more than just a few tickets for cellphone use.

The officer conducting the detail observed a vehicle rocketing down Bangor Road, traveling 82 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone. When the officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver reportedly fled down a dirt road.

Eventually, a gate across the road blocked the vehicle’s path and ended the chase. The driver, Aaron A. Robshaw, 46, of Bangor, was taken into custody. Robshaw was summoned on charges of failing to stop for a law enforcement officer and violation of bail conditions. He also was issued a traffic ticket for alleged speeding and driving without insurance.

The detail also resulted in four stopped vehicles and two tickets for cellphone use.

A second distracted driving detail on May 10 resulted in one summons and five warnings.

Trespassing and disorderly

An officer received a report on May 10 of a woman being harassed. The case is under investigation.

An employee at Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery on High Street requested that officers move along an individual who had been hanging around the building. The officers obliged.

On May 14, officers received a harassment complaint from a local resident. Police issued a written cease harassment notice.

Suspicious activity

Police are investigating a report of suspicious activity at a local store. The report was received on May 9.

Residents reported a suspicious woman walking around taking pictures of people’s houses on May 10. After police spoke with the woman, they found that she was from out of state and taking photos of people’s flowers while out on a walk.

Police received a report of a person acting suspiciously by the side of the road on May 14. Officers found that the person was trying to get a ride home.


A 16-year-old Ellsworth resident was summoned on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer on May 9. The youth allegedly stole over $800 worth of toys and clothing from a local establishment according to police.

Arrests and summonses

Officers arrested Robert Goulet, 48, of Ellsworth on May 10. Goulet was wanted on a charge of failure to appear on burglary and theft charges.

Nathan Christian, 52, of Franklin was charged with theft by unauthorized taking on May 14.

As a result of a motor vehicle complaint on May 15, Melton Tilley, 35, of Mississippi was arrested and summoned on charges of eluding an officer and exceeding the speed limit by 30 miles per hour or more.

Trisha Murphy, 35, of Hancock was charged with drug trafficking, operating a vehicle after her license was revoked and violation of conditions of release on May 15.

Traffic violation

Police located a vehicle on May 14 that they had been asked to keep an eye out for. After police initiated a traffic stop, the vehicle took off at high speed. The driver was later arrested in another town.

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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