Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 2

ELLSWORTH — A Wendy’s employee called police Aug. 30 over a “suspicious vehicle” in the parking lot. The employee found it odd that the car had been left for several hours unattended with the engine running.

“We were able to contact the owner, who told us who was using the car,” police said. The driver “said they accidentally left it running when they got picked up by another friend.”

Missing persons

On Aug. 31, a concerned relative called police from Cleveland, Ohio, because family members visiting the Ellsworth area had not returned home. Police contacted Cleveland law enforcement to let them know.

Mental health

Police assisted a local woman in crisis and spoke with an out-of-control child on Aug. 27.

Officers helped a suicidal person who was then taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital on Aug. 24.

Moved along

A driver parked in front of a local residence was asked to move along after the homeowner called police Aug. 24. The driver told police he was looking for a place to sleep for the night.

Random outages

A local resident complained to police that a resident in her apartment building was shutting off power to different apartments on Aug. 24.


Police issued a cease harassment order to a local woman, on behalf of another local woman and her daughter, on Aug. 27.

Police warned a man for harassment and disorderly conduct at Walmart on Aug. 30.

Wallet lost, not stolen

Officers took a report of a stolen wallet, that was later found in a parking lot and returned to the owner, on Aug. 25. No items were missing.

Officer assists

Police assisted a local resident “while she served papers” to a tenant on Aug. 27.

Trespassing and disorderly conduct

Police issued a disorderly warning and a trespassing notice to a man yelling in the parking lot of a local business on Aug. 24.

A man threw a cup of soda in a High Street store, but the manager told police she did not need police involvement on Aug. 23.

Police are investigating an open door at the Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School snack shack reported on Aug. 27.

Public intoxication

Officers spoke with a man who was in the road and intoxicated on Aug. 26.

Police responded to Circle K on High Street for a suspicious person, who was found to be intoxicated, on Aug. 27.


Officers are investigating a theft reported on Aug. 25.

A local business reported a theft on Aug. 25. The incident was taken care of with no criminal charges filed, police said.

A man tried to steal electronic equipment from an employee’s car at Walmart and then drove away, on Aug. 25, according to police.

Police are investigating the theft of electronics valued at $100 on Aug. 26.

A bicycle was reported stolen on Aug. 28.

Det. Christopher Smith took a theft report from Seaport Village on Aug. 30.

Arrests and summons

Julie Allen, 57, of Ellsworth, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault on Aug. 30.

Connor Dewall, 19, of Newport News, Virginia, was summonsed on charges of possession of liquor by a minor and furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol, following a well-being check at Harbor Park on Aug. 24.

Carl Lemoine, 39, of Swan’s Island, was arrested on a charge of violation of condition of release on Aug. 28.

Cassandra Marchut, 18, of Oakley, Calif., was issued a summons charging possession of liquor by a minor at Harbor Park on Aug. 24.

Holly McKechnie, 33, of Howland, was arrested on a charge of violation of bail conditions on Aug. 30.

Ruben Murillo, 37, of Trenton, was summonsed on a theft charge Aug. 27, after Marden’s reported a theft. The theft had allegedly occurred a day earlier.

Ryan Pickard, 37, of Ellsworth, was summonsed on a charge of having dogs at large after police were called to a residence on Aug. 29. Police said Pickard had received prior warnings.


A New Hampshire trailer-truck entering the Patten Pond Campground for a delivery caught low-lying electrical lines, breaking the Fairpoint cable that held the lines together, on Aug. 26. The driver, John A. Trapp, of Vermont, was not charged. The damage is estimated at $500.

Bonnie Cross, 64, of Hancock, was driving her 2015 Toyota Rav4 on State Street at 1:15 a.m. on Aug. 28, when two deer came out of the woods. “She avoided the first deer but could not avoid the second,” police reported.

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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