Hancock County Sheriff: Bad Checks Come Back to Sullivan Business

ELLSWORTH — A Sullivan business owner reported having more than $2,000 worth of bad checks returned due to insufficient funds.


Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Detective Alan Brown met with the man Friday and is continuing the investigation.


A vehicle struck a horse that had run into the roadway on Gross Point Road near Thib’s Lane in Orland Sunday, police said.

Deputy Luke Gross said the horse appeared to have been shaken a bit by the impact but not injured.

Adreanna Davis, 28, of Orland had been traveling on the roadway when the horse ran out, Gross said. The deputy estimated $900 in damage to Davis’ vehicle.

A sport utility vehicle struck a snow bank and rolled over on large rocks before coming to rest after a motorist lost control on an icy roadway on Castine Road in Orland Monday morning, police said.

Kaitlyn Poitras, 26, of Penobscot had been driving north in a 2002 Jeep Liberty. The vehicle sustained damage to its driver’s side, police reported.

A car went off the road and hit a utility pole after it drifted onto the road’s shoulder on Route 166A in Castine Jan. 21, police said.

Cody Rongo, 23, of Clarkdale, Ariz., had been driving south in a 1988 Volvo, which was a total loss, police said.

A sport utility vehicle struck a deer that had entered the road on Route 172 in Surry Saturday, police said.

Margaret Hannah, 63, of Blue Hill had been driving a 2009 Honda CRV, which sustained an estimated $3,500 in damage, police said.


Police are investigating the burglary of a business in Orland in which several items were stolen and two buildings damaged, police said. All of the property has been recovered and there is a suspect. The investigation continues.

Thieves took several items from a Franklin apartment, which is under renovation. The theft was reported Friday. Police are investigating.

Arrests and Summonses

Blaine M. Tate, 24, Hermon, burglary, aggravated criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, bail violation.

Berwyn E. Astbury, 44, Bucks-port, domestic violence criminal threatening.

Kyle J. Killion, 24, Mount Desert, assault.

Edward O. Ellis, 37, Hancock, stealing drugs

Charles G. Brown, 42, Trenton, terrorizing, assault, bail violation.

Hilaree J. Jovanelli, 29, Sullivan, failure to pay fine.

Darrell E. Beauvais, 19, Lamoine, bail violation.

Eric F. Warford, 26, Hancock, trafficking in prison contraband.

Ricky D. Skillings Jr., 32, Sullivan, habitual motor vehicle offender.

Jacob L. Trundy, 18, Deer Isle, domestic violence assault.

Anthony A. Knowlton, 44, Franklin, marijuana cultivation.

Donald P. Sawyer, 45, Bar Harbor, probation violation.

Scott J. Firley, 42, Ellsworth, probation violation.

Jeffrey W. Powers, 37, Blue Hill, aggravated criminal mischief, assault, terrorizing.

Derek C. Awalt, 26, Ellsworth, OUI.

Kenneth E. Grant, 45, Deer Isle, two counts operating after suspension, refusing to sign summons.

Kelly B. Ross, 24, Trenton, drug court sanction.

Wallace W. Fifield, 62, Stonington, two counts unlawful sexual contact.

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