Hancock County Sheriff: Deputies Handle Several Deer-Vehicle Collisions

ELLSWORTH — Several deer-vehicle collisions occurred over the past week, as deer become more active with the onset of spring.


James Williams, 52, of Stonington was driving a 1996 Ford van west on Route 1 in Orland about 8:15 a.m. April 17 when the van struck a deer that had entered the road from the eastbound shoulder and crossed into the westbound lane.

Deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department estimated damage to the van at $2,500.

A 1994 Toyota pickup truck driven by Clifford Colson, 60, of Gouldsboro was declared a total loss after it struck a deer on Route 1 in Hancock at about 5:30 a.m. April 15.

A deer caused an estimated $2,000 in damage when it ran onto Route 1A in Dedham about 6 a.m. April 13 and struck a 2000 Saturn driven by Rebecca Terrio, 32, of Orrington. Terrio was traveling south when the deer ran from the right side of the road and into the car’s passenger-side fender, windshield and door. The deer was found dead near the accident scene.


Three people were summoned April 13 after Deputy Christopher Sargent responded to a 911 call reporting a fight in progress on Stonington’s Main Street.

Scott Nevells, 48, of Stonington was summoned on a charge of assault, following an investigation by Sargent and officers from the Maine Marine Patrol. James Hardie, 28, of Stonington and Samantha Hardie, 22, of Deer Isle were each summoned on a charge of disorderly conduct.

After investigating a reported assault in Castine, Deputy Robert Morang summoned Kyle Masse, 20, of Portland on a charge of assault.

An Orland man on April 16 reported that his wife had been assaulted by her aunt in the couple’s driveway. After responding to the complaint and speaking with those involved, Sargent issued a summons charging assault to Kathleen Earley, 60, of Orland.


A Brooklin woman suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident in Surry at about 7 p.m. April 18.

According to Deputy Jeff McFarland, Mary Allen, 49, was driving a 1997 Mercury Tracer west on Route 172 in Surry when the vehicle drifted off the right side of the road and into a ditch, where it struck an embankment.

Allen was taken by County Ambulance to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, where she was treated for facial injuries and back pain. Damage to the Mercury was estimated at $3,500.


An employee of an Orland construction company reported the theft of a pavement-cutting wheel from the company’s job site in Trenton. Police are investigating the theft, which was reported April 16.

Employees at HOME co-op in Orland told police that someone broke into the facility and stole several oxygen tanks.


A Lamoine man reported vandalism at the site of a new home he is building in Lamoine.

Arrests and Summonses

Richard H. Burrill, 24, Brewer, operating after suspension.

Jamie L. Brown, 30, Sullivan, violation of conditions of release.

Darrell E. Beauvais, 20, Lamoine, back for court.

Chad A. Leavitt, 25, Surry, violation of probation.

Victor Doyle, 23, Mount Desert, violation of bail conditions.

Daniel O. Cook, 25, Clifton, violation of bail conditions.

Dennis J. Fongeallaz, 25, Bucksport, default in payment of fines.

Jordan A. Perkins, 26, Lamoine, drug court sanction.

Krystal P. Bell, 24, Milford, violation of bail conditions.

John A. Townsend, 46, Gouldsboro, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Wesley A. Chipman, 21, Southwest Harbor, default in payment of fine.

Michael J. Butler, 36, Blue Hill, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (OUI).

Kenneth D. MacLean, 18, Lamoine, violation of bail conditions.

Tina L. McManus, 44, Harrington, OUI and operating after suspension.


James W. Oldham, 63, Bar Harbor, sentenced to 48 hours for operating after suspension.

Joseph A. Webber, 42, Mariaville, sentenced to 30 days for second offense failure to comply with sex offender registration.

Adam W. Sinclair, 28, Cherryfield, sentenced to nine months for burglary, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and violation of conditions of release.

Brandon J. Thomas, 21, Southwest Harbor, sentenced to nine months and one day for unlawful trafficking in drugs.

Craig C. Franck, 27, Otis, sentenced to six months for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and theft by deception.

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