Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 29

Sexual assault report under investigation

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Detective Stephen McFarland reported that a woman on Friday provided information about a sexual assault. The report is being investigated. 

Social media issues

A Stonington man advised the Hancock County Regional Communications Center that someone had hacked his Facebook account.

“I spoke with the caller and offered some suggestions on how to fix the issue,” said Deputy Jeff McFarland.

Deputy Marcus Downes spoke with a Lamoine business owner Saturday about online harassment from prior customers.


Deputy Dylan Hall is investigating a theft in Brooksville that was reported April 18.

Family fight

Deputy Jeff McFarland went to a Deer Isle residence Saturday for a report of a family fight. “I met with the subjects involved and determined that no crime was committed,” the deputy said. One man left the residence for the night. 


Deputy Luke Gross spoke with an Eastbrook resident who reported an ongoing harassment issue with an acquaintance on Friday. 

Lost, found, returned

On Sunday, a citizen turned in a wallet found on the side of Bar Harbor Road in Trenton. “Contact was made with the wallet’s owner and it was returned to them later that day,” said Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo.

Well-being check

Police checked on the well-being of an Orland woman for a Virginia man on Sunday. The woman was fine.

Agency assists

On April 23, Downes helped the Skowhegan Police Department, which is trying to find a Franklin woman whose belongings and vehicle were abandoned at a Skowhegan business. 

Gross helped the Maine State Police with a report of an injured Dedham man on Saturday. “It was found the man was home safe,” Gross said.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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