Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 20

ELLSWORTH — One man was arrested after Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies investigated a fight between two men at a Dedham residence Saturday.

Deputy Marcus Downes arrested Jonathan Cronin, 33, of New Hampshire on a charge of domestic violence assault.

“I was assisted on scene by Lt. Corey Bagley, Deputy Jeff McFarland and Trooper Dana Austin,” Downes said.

More assaults

Deputy Jeff McFarland is investigating an assault that was reported Sunday at the Holden Police Department. A Dedham woman went to the station to report that her ex-husband and his girlfriend assaulted her.

“The ex-husband and girlfriend were also at the Holden Police Department, so I responded there to meet with them,” McFarland said.

Detective Franklin Jennings is investigating an assault that allegedly occurred in Dedham Aug. 13.


A car went off the road and struck a telephone pole head-on after a motorist had a medical event on the Mines Road in Blue Hill Sunday.

Kathryn O’Rourke, 48, was driving a 2020 Kia Soul, which was a total loss, said Deputy Travis Frost.

O’Rourke was wearing her seat belt and was taken to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital for an evaluation. “None of her injuries were life-threatening,” Frost said.

A car went off the road, crossed a lawn and struck a building after a Hancock man had a medical event while eastbound on Route 1 in Hancock Monday, said Deputy Brian Archer.

Jason Sargent, 52, was driving a 2004 Buick Sedan, which sustained a reportable amount of damage, Archer said.

Sargent was not injured during the crash, but he was taken to a hospital to be checked, the deputy said.


A Deer Isle man advised police of a scam on Facebook’s Marketplace site Friday. The man will report the incident to the social media company.

Mental health issues

Bagley and McFarland went to a Penobscot residence Friday for a report of a suicidal man, who was subsequently taken to a hospital for evaluation.

On Sunday, Downes went to a Franklin residence for a report of a suicidal man. The man agreed to go to a hospital and was transported by Northern Light Ambulance, the deputy said.

A Sedgwick man advised the Hancock County Regional Communications Center that his wife was texting him threatening suicide on Aug. 13. The man called back shortly after to advise his wife was with a friend and safe for the night, McFarland said.

911 hang-up calls

McFarland traveled to Brooksville and Penobscot Friday to check on two 911 calls, which turned out to be misdials.

Noise problem

An Orland man complained about loud music from a nearby property Saturday evening. McFarland said the issue has been ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office has taken multiple noise complaints. McFarland warned a man who was the source of the music and he agreed to turn it down.

Bridge jumping

A woman driving on Falls Bridge Road in Blue Hill Aug. 13 reported what she thought were two young children jumping off the top of the bridge into the water and was concerned for their safety.

McFarland checked with people at the bridge swimming and surfing. “I was told that it was teenagers and they had left prior to my arrival,” the deputy said.

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