Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 9

ELLSWORTH — Local citizens reported suspicious behavior to police recently, although in both cases their suspicions were unfounded.

A tote bag left by a woman in Harbor Park was viewed as suspicious by the person who called officers to the park on Sept. 5. The bag contained two household items. And on Sept. 2, after police responded to a report of suspicious people and cars on Bridge Hill, they found a minor accident had occurred and the cars and people were in the process of leaving.

Road rage

Police received a report of one person threatening another following a road rage incident on Sept. 1.

Officers responded Aug. 31 to a person walking in the road and charging toward cars. The person told police a car had almost struck him on the side of the road.

Unfounded reports

Police received a telephone message Sept. 1 from a man reporting abuse of a child. After locating the family, officers determined no abuse had taken place.

Officers also checked on children following an Aug. 31 call reporting abuse and found none had occurred.

Sobriety checks

Officers conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Sept. 3. They asked two drivers to perform field sobriety tests, issued a couple of traffic citations and found no impaired drivers.


Police issue a warning after receiving a trespassing complaint on Sept. 2.

Dairy Queen called in a trespassing complaint to police on Sept. 1.

Officers moved along a man from Home Depot Sept. 6 after he was reported as trespassing.

Police received a trespassing report from Maine Smoke Shop on Sept. 6.

Police responding to a trespassing complaint on Sept. 5 found it was a misunderstanding and that the people had permission to be on the property.


Police received a vandalism complaint regarding the former Burger King property on High Street on Sept. 3.

Well-being check

Officers responded to a well-being check request on Sept. 6 and found the person was deceased.


Officers responded to Oriole Way on Sept. 4 for a harassment complaint.

A dispute between neighbors brought police to one local residence. Those involved had already been separated. However, officers are investigating an item taken without permission, and a harassment notice was issued to one involved person on Sept. 4.

Officers spoke with a local man and a local woman about harassment on Sept. 4 and warned them to stay away from each other.

Youth issue

Officers responded to a report of a domestic incident on Sept. 4. The incident turned out to be a youth having issues coping with discipline, and nothing criminal had occurred.


Two Pennsylvania men were issued summonses on charges of disorderly conduct after officers responded to the Maine Coast Mall on Sept. 2. Earl Ebert, 49, of Kunkletown, Pa., and Brett Rehrig, 30, of Allentown, Pa., both have court dates of Oct. 19.

Police responded to a report of an intoxicated man yelling at a vehicle in the parking lot of a local business on Sept. 1. Everyone had left before officers arrived.

Agency assists

Officers assisted the Mount Desert Police Department in looking for a car involved in a domestic dispute on Aug. 31.

Police helped the Bucksport Police Department with an intoxication test on Sept. 5 for a person arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while impaired.

Officers assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in locating a vehicle on Sept. 6.

Bottles not returned

Police received a complaint from a local resident on Aug. 31. The resident reported regularly finding beer bottles in the yard.


Police investigated a bicycle reported stolen from a local resident’s property on Aug. 31. The bicycle was found and returned it to its owner, who did not want to press charges.

Police received a report of a license plate stolen somewhere between Boston and Ellsworth, with no current suspects, on Sept. 5.

Arrests and summonses

Vanessa J. Grey, no age listed, of Ellsworth was summoned on a charge of operating a vehicle without a license following an accident on Aug. 31.

Andrea McDonough, 47, of Hancock was summoned on a charge of attaching false plates on Sept. 2.

Christopher Maxwell, 25, of Bar Harbor was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failure to notify police by quickest means on Aug. 31.

Russell Poors, 48, no town listed, was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in court following a traffic stop on Aug. 31.

Abdualazize Younes, 18, of Bucksport was summoned on a theft charge on Aug. 31.

Anne Berleant

Anne Berleant

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