Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of April 9

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to help a Surry woman who was allegedly being threatened by her husband on March 21. The man was reportedly armed with a firearm, police said.

“The parties were located, and it was determined the alleged victim had fabricated the event to elicit a response from her family,” said Deputy Chris Sargent.

Impaired operation

A Sullivan woman was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant on Route 1 in Hancock March 31, police said.

Melissa Petrillo-Erbes, 43, has a court date of June 2, said Deputy Brian Archer.

Mental health issues

Deputies and Bucksport Ambulance went to an Orland residence March 22 to help a woman who had taken an assortment of prescription medications. Her husband had called for help. Sargent said the woman was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for a psychological evaluation.

Public Intoxication

A Trenton motorist saw a man walking in the roadway Friday who appeared intoxicated. Deputies and the Northern Light Ambulance responded and took the man to a hospital.

Sargent said the incident is under investigation.

Animal problem

Lt. Corey Bagley put down a deer that had been hit by a vehicle and was still alive in a Lamoine ditch on Saturday. Bagley also found someone to take the carcass.


An Orland resident reported an attempted burglary at a business April 1. Deputy Luke Gross is investigating.


An Ellsworth woman reported unauthorized cutting of wood on her land Friday, Deputy Zach Allen reported.

Citizen assist

The Sheriff’s Office got a request Friday to check on the well-being of an elderly Orland woman.

“The woman was located and found to be in good health,” Sargent said.

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