Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 3

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three people in separate domestic violence assault incidents in the past week and aided the Ellsworth Police with a fourth.

Deputy Dylan Hall was called to a Trenton residence in the early morning hours Sunday. After investigating, Hall arrested Barry Wyman, 47, of Trenton on charges of domestic violence aggravated assault, criminal mischief and operating after suspension.

A Penobscot woman called for help from her parents’ house after fleeing her home on Nov. 25 after her boyfriend allegedly assaulted her.

Lt. Tim Cote and deputies Travis Frost and Jeff McFarland responded and arrested Lucas Trundy, 26, of Penobscot on charges of domestic violence aggravated assault and violating conditions of his release. Frost took Trundy to jail.

Deputy Marcus Downes arrested Jeffrey Dommel, 52, of Lamoine on a charge of domestic violence assault Nov. 25 at a Lamoine residence.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis assisted the Ellsworth Police in arresting a woman on a domestic violence assault charge at Josie’s Country Store in Ellsworth Saturday morning.

More arrests

A check on a “verbal domestic” incident at a Waltham residence Sunday led to arrest for Stephen Strout, 47, on a charge of probation violation, said Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo.

On Nov. 23, Downes and Dupuis went to a Hancock residence to locate a man wanted by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office concerning an incident that occurred earlier in the evening. The man allegedly had a large amount of marijuana in his possession, which was a violation of his bail conditions, police said.

Ryan Mooreside, 32, was arrested on charges of trafficking in marijuana and violating conditions of his release.

The Hancock County Regional Communications Center took a call Nov. 25 that a man with a New Hampshire arrest warrant for a parole violation was at a Penobscot residence.

McFarland said several deputies responded to the residence and arrested Christopher Beaucage, 35, on the warrant. In the same incident, police arrested Heather Mitchell, 32, on a charge of hindering apprehension.


A sport utility vehicle went off the road into a ditch then continued into a nearby parking lot before hitting several dumpsters and a guy wire on a nearby utility pole after a motorist passed out while driving on Harbor Drive in Tremont Nov. 25, Deputy Brian Archer reported.

William Herrick, 66, of Bass Harbor was driving a 2008 Ford Escape, which was a total loss, Archer said. Herrick was not injured and was evaluated by Southwest Harbor Ambulance, Archer said.

A car veered off the road and hit a rock with a passenger side tire, which caused the car to lift off the ground, after a motorist became distracted on Drew Lane in Brooklin Nov. 26, Dupuis reported. “The vehicle then hit a tree while lifted in the air, which caused it to roll over.”

Elizabeth Goodale, 70, of Brooklin was driving a 2020 Subaru, the deputy said. There was no word on estimated damage, but the car had to be towed. Goodale was checked out at the scene by Brooklin first responders.

Snowy road conditions led to a crash on North Penobscot Road in Penobscot Nov. 25, Deputy Luke Gross reported.

Jesus Lopez-Espinoza, 24, of Yuma, Ariz., was driving a 2019 Isuzu box truck when the truck lost traction and slid off the road, Gross said. Lopez-Espinoza was not injured. The truck sustained front-end damage.


Dupuis spoke with a Trenton woman Saturday who, while applying for a loan online, discovered that the website she was using under the name “Lending Club” was a scam, the deputy said.

“Fortunately, this was discovered before she had lost any money, but she had already provided them with her personal information,” Dupuis said. “She then contacted her bank and the appropriate institutions to protect her personal information.”

Unattended deaths

Deputy Dan Harlan checked on an unattended death in Penobscot Sunday. Harlan found that a man, 81, died of natural causes.

Dupuis and Archer went to a Surry residence Nov. 22 to check on an unattended death. The deceased, a man who was 80, had died of natural causes, Dupuis said.

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