Hancock County Sheriff: Deputies Investigating Theft of Giant Flag

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft of a large American flag that was taken from a Trenton business in 2008 and recovered at an Ellsworth residence last week.


The Ellsworth Police Department recovered the flag during the course of another investigation.

The flag, which measures 20 feet by 40 feet and weighs approximately 35 pounds, was stolen from Linnehan Auto’s corporate offices on Route 3 in June 2008. Linnehan sold its auto dealerships to Lee Auto earlier this year.

The theft was the third time in five years that a flag belonging to Linnehan Investments had been stolen. The thefts usually occurred a couple weeks before the Fourth of July, an employee said at the time.

Guest Assistance

Deputy Chris Sargent was called to help the Ellsworth Police Department deal with an unwanted guest at an Ellsworth residence Christmas Day. By the time Sargent arrived, an Ellsworth officer was able to successfully defuse the situation.


A sport utility vehicle slid off the road and rolled after a motorist lost control on an ice-covered roadway on Route 3 in Trenton Monday.

Gale Webber, 57, of Ellsworth was driving south in a 2001 Kia Sportage, which was a total loss, police reported.

A car slid off the road and down an embankment after a motorist lost control while trying to avoid an animal in the roadway on Route 1 in Sullivan Monday, police said.

Louann Robinson, 51, of Gouldsboro was driving west in a 2006 Toyota Camry, which was a total loss, police said.

The driver of an SUV went off the road and struck several trees after losing control on a slippery Western County Road in Blue Hill Monday, police said.

Kathlynn Ahern, 19, of Penobscot was driving a 2002 Subaru Forester, which was a total loss, police said.

A car slid on a snow-covered road and struck a guardrail after a motorist tried to turn right onto Lily Road from Route 1A in Dedham Dec. 20, police reported.

Joseph Ross, 16, of Dedham was driving a 2004 Audi A6, which sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage, police said.

The driver of a pickup truck lost traction on a slippery roadway and skidded across an oncoming lane onto a lawn, striking a large tree on Bayside Road in Trenton Dec. 24, police reported.

Corey Howard, 20, of Trenton was driving a 2003 Ford F350, which sustained an estimated $10,000 in damage, police said.

A car went off the road and hit a tree after its driver lost control in slush and failed to negotiate a corner on Route 172 in Sedgwick Dec. 24, police reported.

Matthew McFarland of Sedgwick was driving north in a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire, which sustained damage to the passenger side, police said.


A Sullivan resident reported the theft of a motorcycle from his shed Dec. 24.

Arrests and Summonses

Cecily Judd, 52, operating after suspension.

Jesse K. Tyler, 20, Blue Hill, criminal mischief, criminal threatening.

Marty A. Ashworth, 36, Stockton Springs, failure to pay fine.

Annie L. Cammack, 30, Ellsworth, unlawful drug trafficking.

Bert H. Berry, 31, Blue Hill, back for court.

Andrew G. Buzzell, 27, Bar Harbor, violating conditions of release.

Carolyn R. Housman, 47, Bar Harbor, probation violation.

Marian P. Everdell, 28, Sedgwick, operating without a license.

Timothy K. Sawyer, 42, Brooklin, protection order violation, probation violation.

Jake D. DeFilippo, 30, Bangor, failure to appear.

Nathan W. Addy, 38, Montville, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Dec. 22, bail violation Dec. 23.

Julie A. Lounder, 45, Eastbrook, failure to appear.

Robert W. Britton, 38, Ellsworth, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and operating after suspension.

Daniel B. Seward, 34, Hancock, unlawful drug trafficking, violating conditions of release.

Jordan A. Perkins, 25, Hancock, unlawful drug trafficking, violating conditions of release.


Jeremy I. Kane, 22, Hancock, 60 days for probation revocation.

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