Police looking for man, 28, missing since Christmas Eve

Police are looking for an Ellsworth man who has been missing since Christmas Eve.

Police say Jonathan Spinney, 28, was last seen at an ex-girlfriend’s house in Bangor.

Ellsworth Police Chief John DeLeo said a cellphone that Spinney was carrying has been disconnected.

DeLeo said Spinney has a history of drug abuse and was living recently at Sister Barbara Hance House for the long-term homeless in Ellsworth.

The Bangor Daily News reported that Spinney was last known to be driving a blue 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with license plate number 4290TB. He’s described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, with blond hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Ellsworth police at 667-2168.


Search finds brother, sister who got lost while sledding

A brother and sister from Ellsworth who got lost after sledding near their home have been found safe.

The pair, both younger than 10, took advantage of the season’s first heavy snowfall to have some fun, but their parents got concerned when they didn’t return home by 5 p.m. Thursday.

Their mother contacted a state trooper she knew, and a search began, involving state and local police, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and the Maine Warden Service.

Authorities tracked the children’s footprints and found them at about 7 p.m. a mile or so from their home.

They were checked out as a precaution, but authorities say they were mostly just scared.