Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 23

ELLSWORTH — Emera Maine reported a theft of services at a Hancock residence on Aug. 16. Deputy Luke Gross is investigating.

Animal problem

A pit bull at a Sedgwick residence bit a woman on Aug. 13, Lt. Corey Bagley reported.

The woman was treated at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. The incident was not reported until Aug. 16 when the dog’s owner called police to discuss the incident.

Bagley explained the procedures for a dog bite and advised an animal control officer would be in touch.


An Eastbrook man is out $500 after being duped by a telephone scam on Friday. Deputy David Lord documented the incident and told the man to report the theft to the Federal Trade Commission.


A pickup truck rear-ended a sport utility vehicle, whose driver had to brake suddenly to avoid an oncoming vehicle that crossed into the SUV’s lane on South Deer Isle Road in Deer Isle Aug. 16, Deputy Jeff McFarland said.

Benjamin Burrin, 18, of Stonington was driving south in a 2002 Chevrolet, which struck a 2017 GMC Terrain operated by Sue Dorr, 66, of Deer Isle, McFarland said.

McFarland said both motorists were wearing seat belts and were not injured. However, Dorr had her teenage granddaughter in the SUV and she bumped her head on the seat, the deputy said.

“The granddaughter was treated by Memorial Ambulance at the scene and released,” McFarland said. “Both vehicles had reportable damage.”

Burrin was able to drive the truck away but the SUV had to be towed, the deputy said.


A Tremont man reported a theft from his business Saturday. Deputy Dan Harlan is investigating.

A Trenton resident reported a theft from a residence on Sunday. Gross is investigating.


Deputy Travis Frost summoned Daniel Larrabee Jr., 43, of Stonington on a charge of operating after suspension Monday.


Harlan took a report Aug. 13 from an Orland woman, 22, who said a Sedgwick man, 45, has been harassing her on the social media site Facebook.

“I spoke with the man and resolved the issue,” Harlan said.

Drug tip

A Lamoine resident called police about drug activity in the town of Lamoine Sunday. Gross passed the information on to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Jennifer Osborn

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