Hancock County Sheriff: Prescription Narcotics Stolen in Stonington

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a theft of $16,000 worth of prescription narcotics from a Stonington business. The Regional Communications Center was notified about a security alarm sounding at the business at 3 a.m. Sunday. The thieves forced entry into the business.



Thefts were reported from two Amherst properties last week. The missing items include three chainsaws and cedar logs intended for a cabin.

A Surry man reported the theft of a Christmas wreath and centerpiece from a sale display at the end of his driveway Monday.


A car was totaled after its driver stopped for a deer in the roadway just past a corner and was rear-ended by a pickup truck on Route 175 in Blue Hill Nov. 10.

River Plouffe-Vogel, 16, of Penobscot was driving north in a 2005 Mercury Sable and had just rounded the corner when he stopped for the deer, police reported. The car was rear-ended by a 1997 Dodge pickup truck operated by James Ford, 70, of Blue Hill, police said.

Police estimated $1,500 in damage to the truck.

Hunting Problems

Deputies handled two complaints related to hunters Monday.

In one incident, a Sedgwick hunter was threatened by another, police said. The alleged perpetrator was warned not to have any contact with the hunter.

In another incident, a Surry man reported having an ongoing issue with a hunter driving his vehicle on a private road, police said. The deputy spoke to the hunter in question, who advised there is a public right of way to land beyond the public road, but the hunter agreed not to use the private road.


The following turned themselves in to the Hancock County Jail last week:

Charles I. Pinkham, 24, Hancock, warrants charging burglary, criminal trespass, aggravated assault, assault.

Anthony Morse, 23, Blue Hill, warrant failure to appear.

Nathan Harkins, 26, Tremont, warrant failure to pay fine.

Girl, 17, Ellsworth, Ellsworth District Court warrant.

Baron Yurchick, 26, Sedgwick, Bangor District Court warrant failure to appear.

Tucker Bell, 33, Milbridge, warrant failure to appear.

Arrests and Summonses

Frank George, 46, Penobscot, domestic violence assault.

Timothy Jones, 18, Stonington, driving to endanger.

Stephen White, 40, Dover, N.H., exceeding speed limit by 30 miles or more.

Sara J. Patterson, 26, Bar Harbor, assault, obstruction of government administration.

Jose P. Merlo-Lecaro, 22, Bar Harbor, obstruction of government administration, disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest.

Brittany M. Carter, 22, Bass Harbor, operating after suspension, bail violation.

Christopher M. Robbins, 27, Sedgwick, criminal threatening.

Troy E. Bryant, 34, Belfast, failure to appear.

Arnold W. Robbins, 46, Ellsworth, back for court.

Brian K. Madore, 20, Trenton, burglary, three counts theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

Arthur R. Dunphe, 35, Auburn, theft of services, failure to pay fine.

Zachary J. Gardner, 30, Winterport, failure to pay fine.

Ronald R. Pinkham, 31, Tremont, operating after suspension.

Norman W. Grindle, 40, Amherst, bail violation.

Frank T. George, 66, Penobscot, domestic violence assault.

Brooke A. Hopkins, 30, Orland, failure to pay fine.

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