Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Feb. 15

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies have been handling multiple incidents of alleged harassment and assault among youths on the Schoodic Peninsula.

A Franklin resident Monday reported an ongoing harassment issue among teenage girls. Deputy Luke Gross said he will be meeting with the girls and their parents.

Deputy Zach Allen is investigating an alleged assault between two 16-year-olds in Sullivan Feb. 7.

On Feb. 6, a West Enfield man contacted Allen to relay information about a physical altercation among youths in Sullivan.

“The information was for documentation purposes only, as the parties involved did not want to press charges,” Allen said.

Agency assist

Deputies assisted a juvenile probation officer by arresting a Dedham boy, 16, on a charge of probation violation. The boy was taken later to Mountain View Youth Development Center.

Citizen assist

Missing a friend? Check the jail.

A Surry resident’s friend called police last week because he hadn’t seen the friend in a few days.

“My investigation concluded that the subject in question was federally incarcerated but otherwise in good health,” Deputy Michael Southard reported.

Domestic assault

Southard arrested Breanna J. Milliken, 28, of Monroe on a charge of domestic assault after an alleged assault at an Orland gas station Sunday.

On Feb. 2, Southard charged a Stonington resident after investigating an alleged domestic assault.

Southard arrested Timothy Bray Jr., 20, of Stonington on charges of domestic assault, furnishing a place for minors to consume liquor and furnishing liquor to a minor.

Slippery roads

A tractor-trailer got stuck on the hill on Route 172 in Surry around 3:30 a.m. Feb. 2. Southard shut down the road due to the treacherous conditions. At approximately 5 a.m., the Maine Department of Transportation arrived to salt the roadway, Southard said.

“I reopened the roadway at approximately 5:30 a.m. allowing both lanes of travel to flow without incident,” the deputy said.

Meanwhile, about two hours later, Deputy Travis Frost responded to the scene of another tractor-trailer that couldn’t make it up a slippery hill in Orland. Rolfe’s Towing towed the truck up over the hill, Frost said.


A car went off the road after a young motorist lost control on a slippery roadway on Route 1 in Orland Saturday, Deputy Dan Harlan reported. After leaving the road, the car hit a large snowbank, which caused the car to spin and hit a mailbox before coming to rest.

Jordan Young, 18, of Bucksport was operating a 2005 Nissan sedan, which sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage, Harlan said. Young was not injured.


An Orland woman reported missing mail Friday.

Neighborhood dispute

An Orland woman called police Jan. 30 to report finding a cement block in her driveway.

“She believed the block was put in her driveway as a retaliation attempt stemming from an ongoing neighborhood dispute,” Southard said. “No evidence could support the claim.”

Animal problem

A passer-by found a dead bobcat in the roadway of Route 3 in Trenton Jan. 29. Lt. Corey Bagley moved the animal.

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