Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 6

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Southwest Harbor residents on multiple drug charges in Tremont Saturday.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis said he had been on routine patrol when he noticed a truck drive to an empty parking lot and sit with the engine running for “a period of time.”

“After approaching the truck to make contact with the driver to see why they were sitting there, it appeared that the occupants of the truck were about to use drugs,” Dupuis said.

After an investigation, Dupuis arrested Shawn Scott, 44, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (drugs), possession of cocaine and possession of heroin.

Also arrested was passenger Jennifer Hunt, 43, on a warrant as well as charges of cocaine possession and heroin possession.


A Hancock man and his young son escaped serious injury after the man fell asleep briefly and his truck left the road, went into the woods and struck several trees on Surry Road in Surry Saturday, Deputy Jeff McFarland reported.

Jakob Jordan, 25, was driving east in a 2007 Ford F150, which sustained a reportable amount of damage, McFarland said. Jordan had a minor injury to his face. His son, 4, was not injured, the deputy said.

Two motorists in Castine Sunday had deer-related crashes, police reported.

A sport utility vehicle went off the road and struck trees after it swerved to avoid a collision with a deer that had run into the roadway on the Shore Road, Deputy Brian Archer said.

Marie St. Eulus, 50, of Bucksport was driving a 2004 Jeep Liberty, which sustained reportable damage to its front end, Archer said. However, St. Eulus was able to drive the Jeep from the scene. No injuries were reported.

A vehicle of unknown make and model struck a deer that ran into the roadway of Castine Road, Archer said.

Emily Melick of Massachusetts and Castine was driving the vehicle, Archer said. Melick was not injured and she was able to drive the vehicle from the scene.

Agency assists

Deputy Brian Archer did a well-being check on two Sullivan residents for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services division on Nov. 30. As a result, one woman was taken to a local hospital.

DHHS asked for police help when the agency removed two children from a Sullivan home Nov. 29. Deputy Luke Gross provided help.

Deputy David Lord checked on a teenager who was staying with family members in Orland for Bucksport Police Saturday. The teen was found to be fine and with the family, Lord said.

Lord helped the Ellsworth Police with a domestic assault on Main Street Monday.


Archer took a report from a Southwest Harbor man who said he was assaulted by his ex-girlfriend while trying to pick up their child from her home on Nov. 27. Archer is forwarding the case to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

Road rage

An Eastbrook woman contacted police Nov. 27 about a road rage incident that occurred in Lamoine.

“The complainant reported a truck tailgating, passing her and then slamming on its brakes, nearly causing an accident,” Lt. Tim Cote said. “I spoke with the operator of the other vehicle, who denied any wrongdoing and indicated that a deer was near the roadway once he completed his pass. I explained to the male that any further complaints would result in a different course of action.”

Social media problems

Lord spoke with a Hancock man Monday concerning the man’s ex-girlfriend talking about him with others on Facebook.


Deputy Travis Frost summoned Jessica Hill, 34, of Fitchburg, Mass., on a charge of operating without a license on Nov. 28.

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