Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Aug. 15

“Missing” husband is OK

ELLSWORTH — A Franklin woman who suffers from dementia called police Saturday to report her husband missing from their residence, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

“It was determined that the woman suffers from dementia and her husband was fine in an assisted living facility out of state,” said Deputy Zach Allen.

Domestic violence assault

Deputy Jeff McFarland and Allen investigated an alleged assault on Cranberry Island Sunday, which resulted in an arrest.

Deputies arrested Justin S. Bunker, 26, on a charge of domestic violence assault. Allen said Bunker was also placed on a probation hold.

Identity theft

Deputy Chris Sargent is investigating an incident of identity theft involving a Gouldsboro woman Aug. 6.

Domestic dispute

Deputy Brian Archer investigated a domestic dispute that occurred in a vehicle traveling on Verona Island Aug. 9. “The individuals were advised to avoid contact with one another for the remainder of the day,” Archer said.

Youth problem

On Aug. 6, Deputy Dakota Dupuis warned three young people not to return to the Orland Community Center for one year due to disorderly behavior — at the center’s request. Dupuis contacted the guardians of the three youths involved also.

Agency assist

Allen assisted the Gouldsboro Police Department with an impaired driving arrest Saturday.

Also Saturday, Allen helped the Ellsworth Police Department with a woman who was having suicidal thoughts. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Unwanted guest

Allen said a Hancock man called Sunday to report that a woman who he has allowed to stay at his residence for several days was now no longer wanted.

“He was advised to tell her to leave and to call us back if she refuses,” Allen said.


Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo took a complaint Aug. 9 that there was a car parked in a lot off the Airline Road in Township 22 with two people in the car who looked like they had passed out.

“While en route to the location I was advised that the vehicle left in an unknown direction of travel,” Gionfriddo said. “Lieutenant Corey Bagley and I searched the area and passed the information on to state police for them to help locate on the Washington County side of Route


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