Ellsworth Police Log Week of Nov. 25

ELLSWORTH — Staff from a local church asked police to remove a person found sleeping on the church’s sidewalk at about 7 a.m. on Nov. 21.

“I woke him up and moved him along,” the responding officer reported.

Death notification

Officers notified the stepmother of a person who died in a fatal car accident in Hampden on Nov. 19. Police also contacted the North Conway Police Department in New Hampshire for notification to the father of the deceased.

Intoxication calls

A local bar contacted police on Nov. 21 concerning a disruptive customer. He had been drinking, and staff members were concerned he would drive. When police arrived, the customer was gone but his truck was still parked by the bar.

Police were called to a local business on Nov. 16 for a man outside who staff said didn’t look well. Officers found the man to be heavily intoxicated. He was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Damaged doors

Damage to the entry doors of a home was reported on Nov. 18.


Police are investigating a harassment issue a local man reported on Nov. 21.

Officers received a complaint on Nov. 20 regarding threats and are investigating the case.

Agency assists

Police assisted Bar Harbor Police Department in looking for two men on Nov. 20. The men were found in Bar Harbor.

Officers assisted the Ellsworth Fire Department with a man complaining of chest pain on Nov. 20. He was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Trespassing and disorderly

A local business called police Nov. 15 over a man making rude comments. The business wanted the man removed for trespassing. Officers wrote him a notice for trespassing.

Three people loudly arguing in the woods behind a local residence Nov. 16 drew police to the scene. The argument was not physical, and officers verbally warned those involved for disorderly conduct and told them to separate for the night. “They agreed and did,” police reported.

A local business called over a disorderly man on Nov. 19, but he was gone when officers arrived.

Police warned an Otis man for criminal trespassing on Nov. 17, after he parked his vehicle on posted property to hunt at a different location.

Officers warned a man for criminal trespassing and harassment stemming from an incident at a local pizza place on Nov. 17.


Police responded to a burglary on North Street on Nov. 18.

Officers are investigating a theft from Ellsworth Market Place on Nov. 17.

Police are investigating a theft case from NAPA that was referred from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 17.

Officers investigated a reported theft and recovered the property on Nov. 21. The owner did not want to press charges.

A local business reported a theft to police on Nov. 21. The investigation is ongoing.

Fraudulent activity on a resident’s bank account was reported on Nov. 18.

Marden’s reported a shoplifting theft on Nov. 19. Police had no immediate suspects.


Ellsworth driver Albert R. Scott’s 2008 Subaru sedan made a popping sound while he was traveling on Bangor Road on Nov. 17. He lost all power and pulled over. After he stepped out of his car, it caught fire and completely burned. The car was then towed from the scene.

Richard H. Young, 28, of Old Town struck a moose while driving his 2004 Toyota sedan on High Street on Nov. 18 at 4:40 p.m. The car was damaged, but airbags did not deploy. Young was able to drive away from the scene.

Mary E. Swan, 34, of Kenduskeag, a Door Dash delivery person, looked down at a text while traveling north on State Street on Nov. 12 and ran her 2019 Chrylser sedan into a 2016 GMC pickup traveling in front of her. No one was injured. The GMC was undamaged, and Swan was able to drive her damaged car from the scene.

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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