Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 7

ELLSWORTH — A three-vehicle collision on Route 1A on Sept. 27 that injured three people has now resulted in a fatality, according to Police Chief Glenn Moshier. Robert Gallant of Old Town died of his injuries Oct. 1 at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center after undergoing multiple surgeries, according to authorities.

Gallant, who was 80, was the driver of a pickup truck struck by a sedan that crossed the centerline near Christian Ridge Road. A passenger in the sedan was also taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center with serious injuries and was listed in stable condition. Gallant’s passenger was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital for minor injuries and released.

Mental health and well-being

Officers on Sept. 24 responded to a well-being check request on a local resident who had made “off statements” over the phone, police said. Officers found the person in Lamoine. The person was then taken by ambulance to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Police responded to an overdose on Sept. 29 and found those involved had already administered naloxone (NARCAN), an opioid overdose remedy. The person who overdosed refused to be taken to the emergency room.


Police are investigating an assault that was reported on Sept. 28.

Man eating dinner

Officers checked on a “suspicious male” at a local business Oct. 1. The man was just eating dinner.

Helping hand

Police on Sept. 23 checked on a woman walking on State Street with a suitcase who appeared to be under the influence of intoxicants. She reportedly did not have a ride to Bangor. Officers found her a ride and advised her to wait away from the roadway.


Police warned a man for harassment on Oct. 2.

Moved along

Officers on Sept. 27 spoke to the owner of a camper van parked at a local business that wanted it to “move along.” The driver was headed to Walmart to spend the evening.

Not car thefts

A vehicle towed after being abandoned was initially reported as theft, but is a civil issue, police stated on Sept. 25.

A local man reported his car stolen from his apartment building parking lot on Sept. 29. Later, he found his car up the road in a local business’s parking lot.

Police received a call from a person who thought he saw a car theft take place near KFC on Sept. 29. Police found that no car theft report came in from that location.


Police received a fraud case on Sept. 25, with the complainant deciding what steps to take next.

Agency assists

Police on Sept. 28 were asked to speak with a local resident regarding a fatal car accident in Glenburn but could not find the person.

Police were asked to conduct a bail check on a local man in the Adult Drug Court program on Sept. 27. No violations were found.

Inappropriate behaviors

Police are investigating information received regarding reported “inappropriate behavior” on Sept. 29.

Police on Oct. 1 checked a local business where a woman was reportedly having a problem with other shoppers. She was all set by the time officers arrived.

Officers responded to youths fighting at Knowlton Park on Oct. 1. The fight was broken up by the time officers arrived, and police told the youths to leave the park.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person lying on the ground on Oct. 1. There had been a verbal domestic incident, and the person lying on the ground was intoxicated, police discovered.


Police are investigating a stolen vehicle case that was reported on Sept. 29.

Police are investigating a report of clothing taken from a vehicle on Sept. 29.

Officers are investigating a Sept. 29 report of a vehicle burglary.

Police received a theft report from Walmart on Oct. 3.

Arrests and summonses

Vicki Ayotte, 47, of Dedham was arrested on a warrant on Sept. 30.

Amanda Fitzsimmons, 40, of Ellsworth was charged with operating a vehicle with a suspended license on Oct. 1.

Isaac Griffith, 45, of Hancock was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without a license on Oct. 1.

Devon Martin, 33, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault on Sept. 28.

Kimberly Martin, 58, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault on Sept. 28.

Heather O’Berne, 36, of Bangor was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of schedule drugs on Sept. 28.

Ricky Skillings, 44, of Steuben was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release and operating a motor vehicle after his license was revoked on Sept. 24.

Richard Ramp, 21, of Ellsworth was issued a summons for violation of a protective order on Sept. 23 and arrested on two warrants for failure to appear in court on Sept. 28.

Ashton Warf, 32, of Bangor was arrested on a charge of unlawful possession of schedule drugs on Sept. 28.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

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