Ellsworth Police: Driver Cited in Truck Trouble on 1A

ELLSWORTH — Kenneth Battle, 61, of Woodbridge, Va., was issued a citation April 15 for improper turning after attempting to make a U-turn with his tractor-trailer truck on Route 1A heading north, police said.


Police said the truck became “high centered” during the attempted turn, causing the trailer to break off and block both lanes of traffic.

A local construction company brought a front end loader to the scene and lifted the trailer back onto the tractor, police said.

OUI and OAS Charges

Vicki Smith, 37, of Surry, was arrested April 19 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant while driving on the Bucksport Road.

Richard Burrill, 24, of Brewer, was summoned April 15 on a charge of operating after suspension.

Bail Conditions

Chad Leavitt, 25, of Surry, was arrested April 14 on a charge of violating his bail conditions for allegedly having Internet access, possessing compact discs containing pornography and not residing at the correct address.

Theft Charges

Michelle Robair, 37, of Winter Harbor, was arrested on a charge of theft April 14.

Police said she allegedly stole a $39.88 coffee maker, $5.48 in spices and $27.94 worth of books from Walmart.

Lybra Cousins, 21, of Brewer, was arrested and summoned April 16 on a charge of theft for allegedly taking a coat at Marden’s, police said.

A 16-year-old was arrested on a charge of shoplifting for allegedly taking a $20 bathing suit and an $8 shirt from Renys Department Store.

Police said the girl was released to her parents, who live in Southwest Harbor.

Peter Valencia, 29, of Gouldsboro was arrested April 17 for an alleged theft at a High Street department store.


A two-car collision at the intersection of Pine and Franklin streets April 14 caused $4,000 in damage to a vehicle owned by James Norris Jr., 63, of Lamoine.

Police said Patricia Rummill, 62, of Ellsworth did not see Norris’s car and hit it with her 2007 Chevrolet pickup truck.

Police said her truck had $3,000 in damage.

Possible Assault

A woman called police April 18 to say that a female friend had been assaulted by her son, who is a juvenile.

Police said the case was sent to the district attorney’s office for investigation.

Juvenile Complaints

Police received a report April 15 from a coach at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School complaining that eight children were jumping on athletic mats at the school and the coach was worried they would destroy the $700 mats.

Police told the children to stay off the mats.

Police responded to a report April 16 that a group of teenagers was standing outside State Street Market and then running toward passing cars.

A 16-year-old Ellsworth juvenile was summoned on a charge of unlawful possession of fireworks behind the Knowlton School.

Police said the investigation was continuing and it was likely another juvenile would be charged on the fireworks offense as well.

Failure to Appear

Dean Fernald, 31, of Ellsworth, was arrested April 16 on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Ellsworth District Court for disclosure or a contempt hearing.


A homeowner on Northeast Cove Way reported to police April 18 that a chainsaw was stolen from a shed on his property.

A homeowner on Hanson Landing Road reported April 14 that a bedspread had been stolen from a clothesline.

A student at Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School told police April 15 her laptop computer was either lost or stolen from the school.

An Ellsworth High School student April 18 reported that her iPod was stolen from her bag in the locker room at the high school.


An Ellsworth man told police April 14 he was being harassed by his girlfriend’s father.

Police said they told the girlfriend she should take out an order of protection against her father.

Erratic Driving

A caller reported April 14 that a white car with Florida license plates was weaving all over Route 1A just past North Winds Stove.

Police said they failed to locate the car or driver, who was said to be wearing a baseball cap.

Police received a report April 15 of a blue Honda Civic speeding across the bridge on the Mariaville Road and headed toward downtown Ellsworth.

Police failed to locate the vehicle.

Police received a report April 17 of a red Volvo weaving all over the road.

Police said they found the car and driver, who told them she pulled over to rest.

Domestic Incident

Police received a report of a domestic incident April 15 on Happytown Road.

The case was referred to the district attorney’s office for review.

Noise Complaint

Police stood by in the area of Douglas Highway April 15 when two state troopers went to the home of a Lamoine man who was out on bail and reportedly playing music very loudly.

Police said the troopers were unable to get anyone to come to the door.

Bar Fight

Police received a report April 17 of fight in a bar on High Street.

Police said the parties involved were questioned and told to go home.

Sheep on the Run

Police received a report April 14 that black sheep were running loose on the Bucksport Road near the Sunset Motel in Ellsworth.

The caller told police they were worried the sheep would get hit by passing traffic.

Police said the owner was notified and corralled the sheep.

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