Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 19

ELLSWORTH — A Gouldsboro man called the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Saturday because his wife, who is incarcerated at the Hancock County Jail, keeps calling him and asking him to bail her out.

Deputy Michael Southard said the man wanted his wife to be warned not to contact him anymore. Southard obliged.

Library theft

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a Blue Hill Library patron who borrowed items last year and won’t return them.

Lt. Corey Bagley said the library called for help with the issue in March. Bagley advised sending the patron a certified letter about the items. Still the library has gotten no response.

So, the Sheriff’s Office has started a theft investigation, Bagley said.


A vehicle off the road in Gouldsboro April 12 led to a charge for the motorist.

Southard summoned Wade Purington, 53, of Gouldsboro on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.

Citizen assist

Deputy Travis Frost spoke with a Lamoine mother on Friday who had found marijuana in her son’s possession.

“She had properly disposed of the item and was given some suggestions on what to do,” Frost said.

Deputy Dan Harlan helped resolve a custody dispute between a Hancock woman and her former partner on Friday.

Frost spoke Sunday with a Blue Hill resident having a child custody dispute.

“Suggestions were given on how to handle the situation in a civil manner,” the deputy said.


A pickup truck struck a car, which had been turning into a private driveway, which sent the car spinning off the roadway on Castine Road in Orland Sunday, Frost reported.

The truck had been trying to pass another vehicle and didn’t see the car turning into the driveway, the deputy said.

Monica Allen, 47, of Orland was operating a 2004 Lincoln Town Car, which was struck by a 2009 Ford F-150 operated by Joshua Pellegrino, 18, of Brewer, Frost said.

“No one was injured and all were wearing their seat belts,” Frost said.

The Castine Road was closed for about 15 minutes while the vehicles were loaded onto tow trucks.

A sport utility vehicle went off the road and into a grove of small trees after a motorist fell asleep while driving on the Mines Road in Sedgwick April 11, Harlan said.

Ronald Stegall, 79, of Deer Isle was operating a 2012 Audi, which sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage, Harlan said. Stegall was not injured.

Jennifer Osborn

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