Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Trenton checkpoint results in OUI arrest

ELLSWORTH — On Saturday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s RIDE (Regional Impaired Driving Enforcement) Team assisted the National Park Service with a sobriety checkpoint along Route 3 in Trenton.

Lt. Chris Thornton and deputies Rob Morang, Jacob Day and Dana Austin assisted the Acadia National Park rangers at the checkpoint, which resulted in approximately 550 vehicles being checked and one arrest.

Police arrested just one motorist, Justin Cirrincione, 30, of Machias, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.


Police summoned Anthony Spellman, 52, of Hancock on charges of theft and violating conditions of release on Friday in Hancock.

Citizen assist

On Friday, Deputy Travis Frost spoke with a probationer from another state who was vacationing in Maine. Frost said the man needed to check in with local authorities about where he was staying.

Austin investigated an unattended death in Mariaville Saturday. The man, who was 58, died of natural causes, Austin said.


An Orland man was arrested Saturday after an Orland resident reported hearing gunshots around her residence, Deputy Franklin Jennings reported.

As a result of the investigation, deputies arrested Anthony Hunt, 32, on a charge of reckless conduct.


Vandals damaged numerous mailboxes and fences on the Bernard Road in Tremont late Friday into Saturday. Street signs also were taken. Deputy Brian Archer is investigating.


Frost is investigating a burglary at a Blue Hill business that was reported Aug. 31. Burglars entered through a window. Frost collected evidence from the scene.

Police also are investigating a motor vehicle burglary in Amherst that was reported Sunday.


A Jeep left the road and struck a group of trees after its driver lost control on Jellison Ridge Road in Surry Aug. 25.

Deputy Eric McLaughlin said John Larson, 17, of Blue Hill was driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler, which sustained “major damage” to its front end.

Larson advised the deputy that he was traveling too fast.

A passenger, 15, struck his head on the windshield. The teenager suffered a concussion and was treated at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, McLaughlin said.

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