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ELLSWORTH Police Department Reports

The following incidents were reported to Ellsworth Police Department July 25-31.

Monday, July 25

At 9:08 a.m., a caller reported a sign post snapped off below the ground at 430 N. Main St. The highway department was notified.

Kayla Loverude, 34, Durand, was cited for operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance after a traffic stop for speeding at 670th Street and 580th Avenue.

A stolen bicycle was reported at 5:23 p.m. at 126 Evergreen Estates St. The bike was returned.

At 6:49 p.m., a resident at 811 N. Grant St. reported $2,700 missing from her home. She said the only people in the home over the weekend were her son’s friends.

Officers responded to a domestic not in progress at 9:37 p.m. at 132 Evergreen Estates St. Both parties declined to make statements.

Tuesday, July 26

At 12:33 p.m., a man trying to clear a drain at 133 Evergreen Estates St. called police because he believed the drain was plugged with a plastic bag that smelled like marijuana. They called management to take care of the issue.

A BP (101 N. Maple St.) employee reported at 3:40 p.m. a yellow Lab running around the parking lot. They were worried it might get hit by a car. When police arrived, the dog was bothering two young kids. Police took it to the police kennel, where its owner claimed it at 9:15 a.m. July 28. He was also cited.

Kelly Holmes, 48, Holmen, was cited for speeding after a traffic stop at 6:02 p.m. in the 400 block of North Maple Street. Holmes asked for a warning since been cited for speeding the day before.

Wednesday, July 27

A woman called police at 4:49 p.m. to report a local man known to police for digging through a flower pot in front of 353 W. Main St. It looked like he pulled out some rocks. She reported it because of the odd behavior.

Thursday, July 28 Chace Williams, 27, Ellsworth, was arrested for nine counts of misdemeanor bail jumping at 3:34 a.m. at 191 Evergreen Estates St A resident reported a sick-looking fox in his backyard at 10:25 a.m. at 212 W. Kinne St. The fox went into the woods.

At 7:37 p.m., police received a complaint about unsupervised kids screaming in the road at 263 E. Summit Ave. A woman there said she was watching her grandkids and when she went upstairs, they got worried and went outside to look for help.

Friday, July 29

At 6:50 a.m., a caller saw a confused deer running into the windows at Ellsworth Elementary (445 S. Piety St.) When police arrived, the deer was in the fenced area of the children’s playground. It eventually ran off.

Police saw a vehicle parked after hours at 10:44 p.m. at Summit Park (101 W. Grove St.) The occupants were inside eating pizza. They were reminded of park hours.

Saturday, July 30

At 4:37 a.m., a complainant reported a skunk stuck in a fenced-in area at 1034 Southgate Drive. The officer scared the skunk away.

At 7:54 a.m., a man approached an officer and said there have been people looking into vehicle’s windows in the area (252 N. Broadway) and messing with the door handle of his house. He also believes he’s seen people doing drugs. He was told to call police when he sees anything suspicious happen.

At 10:36 a.m., a man said a woman at 235 N. Maple St. had stolen his vapes and wallet and destroyed his food stamp card. Police responded to the residence and retrieved his vapes. The woman said she didn’t know where the wallet is and police didn’t locate it. She said she’d bring it to the police station if she found it.

At 1 p.m., a caller at 334 W. Overlook Drive said she’d been receiving calls from a 904 area code stating that they were going to “come get her.” She was advised it was probably a scam caller and not to answer numbers she doesn’t recognize. Police performed a security check of her home.

Jefferson Lozano Pullaguari, 25, Ellsworth, was cited for operating a motor vehicle without insurance and operate without license after a traffic stop at 2:02 p.m. at Bay and Main streets.

Police responded at 7:52 p.m. to 401 W. Cairns St. for a senior citizen who couldn’t get out of her chair. When EMS arrived, she wasn’t breathing and had no pulse. She was pronounced deceased.

Sunday, July 31

A complainant called police at 12:04 a.m. because they heard arguing and things being thrown at 706 S. Dana St. When police arrived, the residents opened the garage door and said they were arguing, but nothing physical had occurred.

At 11:47 a.m., a Family Dollar (181 E. Main St.) employee reported juveniles stealing lighters. Police made contact with the juveniles under the Pleasant Avenue bridge. Both juveniles admitted to the thefts and were trespassed from Family Dollar for one month. A parent picked them up and paid for the stolen lighters.

Miguel Sanchez Favela,

46, Ellsworth, was arrested at 2:05 p.m. for misdemeanor bail jumping and operating after revocation (alcohol related) after a traffic stop at 670th Street and 570th Avenue.

At 7:17 p.m., police were informed of a man unloading property in the Eastender (252 N. Broadway) parking lot. Police told him he’d be towed if he didn’t move soon and the bar owner may trespass him. He said he’d be gone in a little bit.

A complainant approached police at 9:46 p.m. to report two suspicious-acting men at BP (101 N. Maple St.) One of the men was an employee and nothing suspicious was happening.

August 2, 2022