Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 9

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Sullivan man after he allegedly entered a neighbor’s house without permission and later pushed a pregnant woman to the ground Saturday night.

Deputy David Lord arrested Dean Barrett, 32, on charges of burglary and domestic violence assault.

Lord said Barrett, who was intoxicated, also assaulted the owner of the house he entered without permission. Barrett was summoned on a charge of assault in connection with the burglary.

Agency assist

Deputies helped the Ellsworth Police Department at a High Street gas station Aug. 2 where a man was found unconscious and turning blue, said Lt. Tim Cote. The man was administered three doses of Narcan, an opioid antidote and taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, said Cote.

Mental health issue

On Sunday, Lord checked on the well being of a Gouldsboro woman with dementia who thinks she has a person living under her house.

The woman has previously called police with the same concern, said Lord.

Lord spoke with the woman, her caseworker and notified the Maine Department of Health and Human Services adult protective services division.


A Lamoine woman reported Saturday that her ex-boyfriend’s parents, who live in Washington County, are harassing her.

Deputy Jeff McFarland said he asked the Washington County Sheriff’s Office to serve a cease harassment notice to the parents.

McFarland is investigating another potential harassment case in Tremont. A Tremont resident reported that a neighbor left a suspicious package on her porch Sunday.

Citizen assist

Cote handled a complaint about an intoxicated man, shirtless and shoeless, who knocked at an Orland residence to ask someone to call a taxi for him late Saturday night.

Cote found the man in the middle of the roadway on Back Ridge Road. The man advised he’d been staying at a nearby campground and had an argument with friends. The man left the campground and got lost in the woods, losing his shoes in the process, Cote said.

“I was able to determine which campsite the man was staying in and he was returned without incident,” the lieutenant said.

Deputy Zach Allen participated in the Sullivan Days Parade Saturday where he handled a couple of complaints.

One resident was concerned about a man he saw walking around openly carrying a pistol.

Another parade-goer was concerned about the sobriety of another. Allen determined that the one whose sobriety was in question had a designated driver.

Impaired driving detail

Deputies held a roadblock Friday night and stopped numerous vehicles for violations but found no impaired operators, said Lord.


Deputy Shane Campbell charged two teens after a pickup truck was stolen from an Eastbrook driveway and then found crashed July 31. Another Eastbrook resident reported a burglary and several missing DVDs.

Campbell charged an Eastbrook girl, 14, with unauthorized use of property.

Also summoned was a girl, 16, on charges of unauthorized use of property and burglary.

Missing medication

A Lamoine resident reported missing medication last week but didn’t want the incident investigated for fear of eviction, Cote said.

Theft of services

Emera reported a theft of services at a Franklin residence Aug. 1. Deputy Luke Gross is investigating.

Fireworks complaint

A Surry man called deputies Saturday night to report fireworks being set off nearby.

Deputy Jeff McFarland checked the area but couldn’t identify the source.

Surry has a town ordinance banning fireworks.

“I explained to the caller that the sheriff’s office does enforce state laws but we do not enforce town ordinances,” McFarland said. “I instructed him to file a complaint with the town office as the code enforcement officer is the one who enforces the town ordinances.”

Jennifer Osborn

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