Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of April 2

ELLSWORTH — A Lamoine woman called the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Monday with concerns she had about neighbors having more than 10 guests at a time at their residences despite Governor Janet Mills’ recommendation against such gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis spoke with the woman but did not take any action.


A Franklin couple were affected by a scam last week.

A woman reported the incident to Dupuis on March 24. The husband had given out his Social Security number and credit card information.

“Fortunately, the couple was able to cancel their card before any transactions had taken place,” Dupuis said. “They were also going to contact an agency about protecting the gentleman’s personal information.”

Domestic dispute

Deputy Brian Archer investigated a domestic dispute between two siblings in Sullivan on Friday.

“As a result of my investigation, no law enforcement action was taken and the parties involved were advised to stay away from each other for the remainder of the day,” Archer said.

Trash complaint

A Tremont resident complained Monday about a neighbor storing trash on the property.

“It was found this complaint was already made to town officials,” said Deputy Luke Gross. “No law enforcement action was taken.”

Well-being check

Deputy Luke Gross conducted a well-being check on a Waltham resident and child on Sunday.

“Both were found home safe,” Gross said.

Burglary complaint

Lt. Tim Cote stopped a vehicle that was suspected of being involved in a burglary at an Amherst residence on Monday.

“After further investigation, it was determined to be a dispute between roommates,” Cote said. The Maine State Police took the initial complaint and Cote provided assistance.

Lost boy

A 9-year-old boy went missing for a while in Blue Hill Sunday but was located and taken back to his residence.

Deputies Jeff McFarland and Mariza Gionfriddo had responded to help look for the boy along with the state police and the Maine Warden Service and the Maine Marine Patrol.


Deputy Dan Harlan summoned Jeffrey Brown, 50, of Ellsworth on a charge of harassment March 10. Harlan said Brown had been harassing a Lamoine woman via text message.


After swerving to avoid several turkeys in the roadway, a car went off the road and struck several mailboxes and a street sign before coming to a stop on the North Bend Road in Surry March 27, Lt. Corey Bagley reported.

Sue Hardison, 60, of Surry was southbound in a 2013 Dodge Avenger, which sustained “a considerable amount of damage,” Bagley said.

School assist

Deputy Zach Allen assisted the Trenton Elementary School March 27 by escorting a school bus delivering snacks and lunch to children at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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