Hancock County Sheriff: Blue Hill Grange Burglarized, Vandalized

ELLSWORTH — Burglars stole approximately $250 worth of copper tubing from the Grange Hall in Blue Hill last week, Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies reported.


The thieves also caused $250 in damage to a door at the hall.

Stolen Items Recovered

A money bag that had been missing from a Blue Hill school was recovered by an Ellsworth police officer who searched a vehicle during a traffic stop in Ellsworth April 21.

“Several suspects in the case have been identified and charges are pending,” said Deputy Ben Astbury. A total of approximately $500 worth of stolen items have been recovered, he said.


A driver was unable to stop in time and rear-ended a vehicle that had stopped to turn left into a private drive off Route 172 in Blue Hill Saturday, police said.

Travis Higgins, 20, of Surry was driving a Chevrolet, which struck a Toyota operated by Kendal Hopkins, 26, of Blue Hill, police said.

A deputy said the Chevrolet was a total loss and estimated $5,000 in damage for the Toyota.

A car went off the road and into a ditch, rolling on its side, after a motorist fell asleep on South Deer Isle Road April 20, police said.

Andrew McChesney, 19, of Blue Hill was driving south in a 1998 Saturn, which was a total loss, police reported.

A car went off the road and hit a sign before rolling over and coming to rest against a utility pole on Route 15 near Sunshine Road in Deer Isle.

Erin Hutchison, 17, of Deer Isle was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, which was a total loss, police said.

A passenger, Travis Rhodes, 19, was summoned on a charge of possession of liquor by a minor by consumption.


Thieves broke into a storage trailer in Brooksville and stole 50 to 100 radiators, police said. The theft was reported Monday.


Deputies are investigating a burglary at a Deer Lake camp in Township 34.

Arrests and Summonses

Blue Hill boy, 15, theft.

David Baker, 44, Franklin, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.

Andrew Pratt, 19, Deer Isle, illegal transportation of alcohol by a minor.

Robert Smith, 25, Sullivan, theft, criminal mischief.

Cynthia A. Johnson, 57, Franklin, negotiating a worthless instrument.

Robert J. Noke Jr., 25, Waterville, failure to appear.

Gregory A. Spurling, 20, Hancock, criminal trespass.

David A. Ruggiero, 56, Sedgwick, failure to appear.

James T. Wood Jr., 22, Ellsworth, bail violation.

Randall G. Kelley, 41 Trenton, domestic violence assault.

Micah R. Chakirelis, 25, Sedgwick, failure to appear.

Daniel G. Sullivan, 59, Bar Harbor, violating conditions of release.

Stephen D. Hanson, 29, Bangor, failure to pay restitution.

Deric O. Ireland, 19, Bucksport, assault.

Kristoffer M. Stewart, 26, Dedham, OUI.

Barbra M. Johnston, 46, Sullivan, failure to pay fine.

Larry G. Marshall Jr., 41, Surry, failure to pay fine.

Jonathan S. Asbury, 35, Bangor, violating conditions of his release, criminal trespass, disorderly conduct.

Victor J. Doyle, 23, Otter Creek, bail violation.

Foster E. Kane, 44, Surry, operating after suspension.

Amanda L. Griffin, 29, Hancock, failure to appear.

Daniel J. Mitchell, 44, Bangor, failure to appear.

Alejandro Aguijosa, 52, Gouldsboro, domestic violence assault.

Matthew C. Hardison, 29, Eastbrook, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, receiving stolen property.

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