Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 24

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office checked on children for a school and for Maine Child Protective Services this past week.

On Dec. 16, Deputy Luke Gross checked on the well-being of siblings who have not had contact with the school.

“The kids were found home safe and a parent was advised of the truancy laws,” Gross said. “No further action was taken.”

On Dec. 17, Deputy Jeff McFarland tried to check on the well-being of a Tremont boy, 16, at the request of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. McFarland said no one was found at the boy’s residence.

Misuse of 911

Deputy Brian Archer warned a Florida man for misuse of the 911 system after the man called 911 to report an issue of a “non-emergency nature.” The man was in the town of Trenton when he called.

Agency assist

Deputy Travis Frost assisted the Maine State Police with a domestic situation at a Stonington residence Dec. 15.

Impaired operation

Deputy Dylan Hall arrested a Deer Isle man Dec. 16 after getting a complaint about an intoxicated motorist driving a pickup truck on Caterpillar Hill Road.

While Hall was en route, a Maine Marine Patrol officer located the truck in an area near the Deer Isle Bridge. After an investigation, Christopher Hutchinson, 40, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.


Snowy roadways Dec. 17 led to at least two crashes, police reported.

A pickup truck went into a ditch and got caught on a utility pole guy wire near Route 1 and Upper Falls Road in Orland Dec. 17, Hall reported.

Paul Mitchell, 35, of East Orland was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado, which sustained “severe damage” to its passenger side, the deputy said. Mitchell suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene by emergency responders from Bucksport and Orland, Hall said.

A car went off the road and struck a stop sign after a motorist lost control due to slippery road conditions on Old Airline Road in Aurora Dec. 17, Archer said.

Joseph Monahan, 20, of Aurora was driving a 2006 Subaru Outback, said Archer. The car’s front end sustained a bit of damage but nothing reportable and was driven from the scene. Monahan was not injured, Archer said.

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