Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 8

 ELLSWORTH — As the election season heats up, police report a rash of vandalism to campaign and other “political” signs last weekend.

A rainbow flag and a flagpole were stolen from a residential property, the owner reported, with a Trump/ Pence sign left in its place during the early morning hours of Oct. 3.

Police received a report of campaign signs cut in half in the vicinity of State Street, Bangor Road and the intersection of High and Main streets on Oct. 3.

The office of a political party reported receiving multiple complaints of stolen signs on Oct. 3, while four residents reported political signs stolen or vandalized.

Police received another report of damaged political signs from a resident on Oct. 4.


A Lamoine woman driving south on High Street crossed two lanes of traffic and landed on the sidewalk on Sept. 14 after suffering a seizure, according to police. Sixty-year-old Jean M. Donovan’s 2019 Chevrolet was stopped by two small trees. Witnesses smashed the front and rear passenger windows, trying to provide medical attention. The car was towed from the scene, with Donovan receiving medical assistance.

An Ellsworth driver was unable to avoid a deer crossing Bucksport Road on Sept. 13. Richard Emerson, 56, of Ellsworth was not injured as the deer struck the driver’s side of his 2014 Dodge. The deer died at the scene and was picked up by a local resident.

Trespassing, disorderly conduct Police responded to a reported domestic incident on Sept. 29, and separated the parties, with one person removed from the property for trespassing.

A local business reported two people trespassing on business property on Oct. 1, with police issuing warnings to the individuals.

Police responded to a local hotel for a report of disorderly people on Oct. 2. While an altercation had occurred, according to police, no one present wished to press charges.

A disorderly customer at WalMart was issued a trespass warning on Oct. 2.

Police separated neighbors after responding to a report of a dispute on the evening of Oct. 2.

A local resident reported her windows had been broken on Oct. 2.

Police warned a woman on Oct. 3 for harassment and criminal threatening.

Animal issues

Police responded to Happytown Road on Oct. 1 for a report of suspicious vehicles. The vehicle owners were in the area raccoon hunting.

Police investigated a report of a flashing beacon in the middle of Graham Lake on Oct. 1 that turned out to be a duck decoy.

Well-being checks

Police responded to a request from a resident concerned over not seeing their neighbor that day, Oct. 1. Upon arrival, the officer saw through a window the resident lying on the floor and trying to get up. The Fire Department gained entry and the man was taken to a local hospital.

Police responded to a report of a suicidal woman on Oct. 4. She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.


Police responded to a reported assault on Sept. 29, charging a 16-year-old Ellsworth teen with Class D assault.

Traffic violations

Juvenile, of Ellsworth, failure to stop, violation of learner’s permit after reportedly fleeing from a traffic stop on Sept. 29.

Juvenile, 16, of Ellsworth, learner’s permit violation on Sept. 30.

Amanda M. Hellett, 35, of Bucksport, speeding 49 mph in a 40-mph zone on Bangor Road Oct. 1.

Molly McCarthy, 20, of Ellsworth, operating after license suspension on October 1.

Stephanie M. Thornley, 29, of Bucksport, failure to provide proof of insurance on Oct. 3.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
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