Franklin Man Hiding in Closet On the Hook for Warrants

ELLSWORTH — A Franklin man was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants after police found him hiding in a closet at a home in Hancock.

Damian Picard, 32, was located in a home on the Peaslee Road. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department assisted state police in the arrest.

A Steuben man was arrested Oct. 26 after he allegedly assaulted a deputy sheriff who confronted him about stealing a ladder.

Arthur Smith, 56, was arrested on charges of assault and theft. He was taken to Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and later released on bail.

According to police, the deputy left the trailer he was towing on the side of Route 1 after experiencing vehicle problems. The deputy returned to find Smith and another man taking a ladder from the trailer and putting it on the back of their vehicle. When the deputy asked them to stop, Smith allegedly punched him in the face.

Noise Complaint

A Trenton resident reported hearing a loud bang outside her home on Saturday. A large rock was thrown at the window, making the noise, police said.

Hit and Run

A hit-and-run driver damaged three vehicles while they were parked Saturday at the Trenton Golf Course.


A burglary was reported Saturday at a seasonal home in Lamoine.


Steven Nelson, 33, of Lewiston was summoned Friday on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop in Eastbrook.

Stolen Purse

A purse was stolen from a vehicle in Sullivan sometime early Friday.


A business on Route 1 in Hancock was splattered with red paint, it was reported Friday.

Girl Followed

A 14-year-old Orland girl told police Oct. 26 that she had seen someone looking in her window and had been followed by the same person while on her way to school. Police are investigating and believe the suspect is an estranged family member.

For more police & court news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander