Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Aug. 29

ELLSWORTH — An 18-year-old man was arrested on Aug. 21 after a domestic incident in Lamoine, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo reported that “after a thorough investigation, it was determined that crimes had been committed” and arrested Lamoine resident Jacob Fallica on charges of domestic violence assault, criminal mischief, violating conditions of release and operating an ATV on a public way.

Fallica is due in court on Oct. 8.


A 17-year-old Blue Hill boy was injured on Aug. 22 when the Subaru Outback he was driving overturned on the Varnumville Road in Brooksville.

Duncan Howell was reportedly heading west when the vehicle went onto the shoulder on the right-hand side of the roadway.

Howell tried to steer the car back onto the road, according to a report by Deputy Brian Archer, but overcorrected, “causing him to lose control.”

“The vehicle then traveled across the road onto the opposite shoulder, where Mr. Howell overcorrected once again, causing the vehicle to overturn before coming to rest in the roadway.”

Howell had “minor lacerations” on his left arm. A 16-year-old girl riding in the car was not injured. Both were brought to the hospital by family members for evaluation.

A Union woman suffered an ankle injury on Aug. 24 after the motorcycle she was a passenger on tipped over and fell on her leg.

Deputy Luke Gross responded to the scene of the crash, which happened on the Surry Road in Surry around 2:40 p.m.

Howard Weintraub, 72, of New York, N.Y., was reportedly traveling west in his SUV when he hit a motorcycle driven by 61-year-old William Grusik of Union from behind, causing the motorcycle to tip onto its right side.

Grusik’s motorcycle had reportedly been slowing down in traffic when it was hit in the rear.

On Aug. 26 around 8:45 a.m., 17-year-old Zoe Hosford of Bucksport was driving a Toyota Camry north on Route 179 in Waltham when she stopped for a “number of deer in the roadway,” according to a report made by Detective Franklin Jennings.

Samantha Higgins, 16, was driving a Subaru Forester north behind Hosford and failed to stop in time to avoid hitting Hosford’s vehicle.

Both vehicles were towed but there were no injuries reported.

That same day, in the early evening, two vehicles were totaled but no one was injured when a pickup truck driven by 81-year-old Robert Hudson of Hancock reportedly hit a sedan driven by 24-year-old Joshua Malloy of Orland.

Malloy was heading east on Route 1 when he “stopped to wait for a break in traffic before taking a left turn,” according to a report filed by Deputy Dakota Dupuis.

Hudson told Dupuis he was “not paying attention when he hit the rear of Malloy’s 2010 Scion sedan.”

Squashed cones

Dupuis spoke to youths who had reportedly run over a series of cones in a construction zone in Holden on Aug. 22 in the evening.

Holden police called the Sheriff’s Office after attempting to stop the vehicle but being unable to do so. Dupuis reported that the youths “instantly regretted their actions.”

Child locked in car

On Aug. 23, Lt. Corey Bagley responded to a caller in Lamoine who reported that a child had been accidentally locked in a vehicle parked at Lamoine Beach “and they were not able to get the vehicle unlocked or the child out.”

The Lamoine Fire Department and the Sheriff’s Office responded but found that the vehicle had been unlocked by a private citizen prior to their arrival. The child was fine.


Dupuis stopped a truck in Dedham on Aug. 23 for “multiple motor vehicle violations.” After searching the truck, Dupuis reportedly found Schedule W drugs and arrested 49-year-old Richard Paradis of Waterville on a charge of unlawful drug possession. Paradis was taken to Hancock County Jail.

Fraudulent credit card

Deputy Travis Frost spoke with a Tremont resident on Aug. 26 who reportedly received a fraudulent credit card. The bank is investigating.

Shots fired

A Sullivan resident reported on Aug. 22 that shots had been fired near the Sullivan Quarry. Bagley checked but failed to locate anyone shooting or “anything that resembled gunshots.”

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