Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Aug. 8

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Clifton, N.J., man after investigating a domestic dispute at a Sullivan residence Monday.

Police arrested Patrick Barile, 41, on a charge of domestic violence assault. Lt. Tim Cote, Deputy Dan Harlan and Deputy Dakota Dupuis responded.

Evidence collection

Cote retrieved evidence that had been collected at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital Tuesday.

Lost but found

Deputy Luke Gross returned a wallet to its owner that had been found in the roadway in Surry Friday.


A sport utility vehicle attempting to turn left from Main Street onto Pleasant Street in Blue Hill Sunday was struck by another SUV, which fled the scene but was located a short distance away, Harlan reported.

Brandon Harrington, 27, was driving a 2015 Ford SUV, which was struck by a 2005 Ford SUV operated by Jeffrey Durand, 26, Harlan said.

The deputy summoned Durand on a charge of leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

There was no damage estimate, but Harrington was able to drive away from the scene.

A black sport utility vehicle fled the scene after rear-ending another SUV, pushing it into a car slowing to stop in traffic on Route 3 in Trenton Sunday, Lt. Corey Bagley reported.

All were southbound.

The unknown SUV struck a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox operated by Renee Tripp, 37, of Sorrento, Bagley said.

The Equinox was pushed into a 2019 Nissan Altima, a rental vehicle, operated by Mark Shoemaker, 43, of Parker, Colo., the lieutenant said.

The Altima and the Equinox pulled into a nearby store parking lot while the black SUV headed toward Ellsworth and still hasn’t been located, Bagley said.

“Both vehicles have well over $1,000 damage,” he said.

Illegal dumping

On Saturday, a Dedham resident notified police about possible illegal dumping at Harriman Pond.

Deputy Travis Frost said the Dedham code enforcement officer was already looking into the matter.

A landscaping business, upset with a Tremont resident, left an assortment of branches at the end of the Tremont resident’s driveway, blocking access on Saturday, Frost said.

The landscaper was advised to pick up the mess and warned not to trespass, the deputy said.


A Tremont caller on Saturday reported an incident with a man living on and off at the Tremont resident’s property.

As a result, Frost summoned Tobey Casey, 39, of Northeast Harbor on a charge of assault. Casey was warned not to trespass on the property.

Frost summoned an Orland man Saturday after investigating a disorderly conduct complaint.

Frost charged William Gallant, 55, with assault.

Speed detail

Bagley held a detail July 31 in Blue Hill, stopping several vehicles and issuing several summonses.

Agency assist

Bagley escorted the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to a home visit in Sullivan July 31.


A thief stole a woman’s backpack while she swam at Walker’s Pond in Sedgwick July 31.

Deputy Jeff McFarland said the woman had left her phone in the backpack so she was able to track the backpack’s location to a Deer Isle residence.

McFarland went to the residence to recover the bag and its contents.

Criminal mischief

Deputy Chris Sargent is investigating an incident on Blue Hill Mountain July 29 involving a sign that had been spray-painted.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *