Ellsworth Police Log Week of Nov. 18

ELLSWORTH — It was sometime around 4 a.m. when police arrived at a city apartment complex Nov. 12. The Fire Department asked for assistance with an unknown medical issue that brought a resident out into the hallway. It turned out the man had sleepwalked out of his apartment and into the complex hall, locking his door behind him. Building maintenance was called to let him back in.

Men fighting

Officers issued a summons for disorderly conduct to one man and summonses for assault and disorderly conduct to another man after responding to a report of two men fighting in a local store on Nov. 11.

Douglas Schoenberg, 70, of Milbridge will respond to the disorderly conduct charge, while Daniel Fairbrother, 71, of Ellsworth will respond to the assault and disorderly conduct charges.

Drug problems

A person reported to be trashing a room and acting erratically because of drug use on Nov. 15 voluntarily left the room.

Police were called to a report of a drug overdose at a local motel on Nov. 14. Officers administered two doses of the anti-opiate overdose drug Narcan to the man, which revived him. Emergency medical technicians then arrived and attended to him.

Gunshots legal

A local woman complained about gunfire to police on Nov. 13 but was told the gunshots were legal.

A resident reported hearing gunshots from a Shore Road property on Nov. 9. Police told him there is a nearby firing range and that the shooting was legal.


An officer is working on a harassment issue with two local students, police reported on Nov. 10. Police also spoke with two students about fighting the same day.

Police issued verbal warnings to two residents to have no contact with each other after one called police to file a harassment complaint against the other on Nov. 9.

A local man requested that police warn his ex-partner for harassment, which an officer did on Nov. 11.

Medication withheld

A resident called police Nov. 11 to report that her medication was being kept from her after she moved out of a household.


Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home reported vandalism to police on Nov. 9.

Agency assists

Officers assisted the Fire Department and ambulance service on a medical call on Nov. 12.

Police issued a no trespass warning for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 12.

Police located a man for the Newport Police Department on Nov. 11.

A K9 agent assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in tracking a suspect on Nov. 9.

Officers on Nov. 10 helped the Bar Harbor Police Department find a woman involved in a physical domestic incident.

Trespassing and disorderly

People fighting at a local business on Nov. 13 brought a police response. Police issued disorderly conduct warnings to those involved and asked them to leave the business.

Officers spoke to a group about a disorderly conduct complaint on Nov. 13. No one wanted to pursue charges.

Police took a client from a group home to the Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital emergency room after responding to a complaint of disorderly conduct on Nov. 13.

Officers “moved along” a man after receiving a trespassing complaint on Nov. 13.

A local motel called police Nov. 11 about a homeless man sitting behind the building. Officers gave him a ride to a local restaurant after issuing him a written notice for trespassing.

Officers “moved along” a couple parked at a local cemetery on Nov. 10.

A local business called police Nov. 9, concerned about homeless people camping on the property. Officers found no one at the campsite.


A theft of $21 worth of goods from Marden’s on Nov. 5 and Nov. 8 resulted in two people being charged with theft after loss prevention officers dropped off video and reports to police.

After investigation, Jade Wood, 26, of Whitneyville and Randy Millay, 54, of Machiasport were charged with theft on Nov. 10.

A local resident reported a theft of approximately $275 in cash on Nov. 10.

A resident reported that a street sign at the end of his driveway was stolen on Nov. 15.

Arrests and summonses

Seth Clewley, 31, of Ellsworth was arrested on charges of violation of bail and criminal mischief and taken to the Hancock County Jail on Nov. 14.

Phillip Fanto, 22, of Hancock was charged with operating a vehicle without a license after a traffic stop on Nov. 7.

Jason French, 49, of Sullivan was arrested Nov. 14 on a warrant for failure to appear in court.

Anthony Gage, 32, of Penobscot was summoned Nov. 9 on a charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended license.

Austin Hamilton, 25, no town listed, was arrested on charges of violation of conditional release, Class C, and criminal mischief domestic violence, Class D, on Nov. 8.

Jason Lydem, 45, of Holden was summoned on charges of illegal attachment of plates and no insurance after a traffic stop for an expired registration on Nov. 13.

John McGhent, 24, no town listed, was charged with criminal speeding. Police stopped him for driving at 111 mph on Nov. 14.

Brandy Mylen, 36, no town listed, was charged with attaching false plates following a traffic stop, on Nov. 8.

Shaylee Overlock, 20, of Ellsworth was arrested on charges of violation of bail, falsifying physical evidence and unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug (lysergic acid) on Nov. 12. She was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Thomas Pinter, 38, of Hancock was charged with operating a vehicle without a license and attaching false plates on Nov. 8.

Ryan Pickard, 38, of Ellsworth summoned on a charge of dog roaming at large after police received a complaint on Nov. 10. Pickard had previously received a summons for a dog at large on Nov. 8.

Alexander Smith, 20, of Surry was arrested on an outstanding warrant Nov. 11. He was taken to Hancock County Jail.


Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

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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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