Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of December 2

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies dealt with a number of people having mental health crises as well as helping other law enforcement agencies look for at-risk individuals during the past week.
Deputies Jeff McFarland and Zach Allen went to an Otis residence Nov. 28 to check on the well-being of a young man threatening to harm himself. An ambulance took the young man, who was cooperative, to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation, McFarland said.
Deputy Dakota Dupuis spoke with a woman in Orland who had made suicidal statements Nov. 17. After speaking with the woman and her family, a plan was established to get her help, Dupuis said.
Lt. Corey Bagley and Dupuis went to a Trenton residence Nov. 25 for what was reported as a domestic dispute, but the incident was a result of a man “in crisis,” police said. Dupuis said the man was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Bagley, Allen and Dupuis helped the Ellsworth Police Department search for a suicidal woman Nov. 26. After an extensive search, the woman was found unharmed and taken to a hospital, Dupuis said.
During the night hours of Nov. 26, Dupuis, Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo, Sgt. Dan Harlan and Lt. Tim Cote went to Union Street in Ellsworth to help Ellsworth officers find an “uncooperative man,” police said. The man was found and taken to a local hospital for evaluation.
Unattended deaths
Deputy Marcus Downes went to a Franklin residence Nov. 28 to check on the unattended death of a 68-year-old man.
“After further investigation, it appears the male died of natural causes,” Downes said.
Also on Nov. 28, Deputy Brian Archer went to a Trenton residence to investigate the unattended death of a 30-year-old man. There is no word yet on the result of the investigation.
Citizen assist
Deputies stood by at a Trenton residence Nov. 24 while a husband gathered his belongings after having a falling out with his wife.
A sport utility vehicle struck a deer on Pleasant Street in Blue Hill Nov. 24.
Robert Harriman, 60, of Orland was driving south in a 2012 Jeep, Deputy Dylan Hall said. Harriman was not injured but the Jeep sustained “functional damage,” the deputy said.
A car flipped and hit a tree on Washington Junction Road in Hancock Nov. 25, Allen said, after a motorist lost control and overcorrected. That caused the vehicle to skid sideways off the road. It eventually came to rest on its side.
Sabrina Leeman, 34, of Hancock was driving a 2005 Toyota Scion, which sustained a reportable amount of damage and was towed, the deputy said. Leeman was checked out by EMS but not injured.
Joseph Nicoletti, 49, of Bayport, N.Y., was summoned on a charge of operating without a license Nov. 23.
A gunshot complaint on the Surry Road in Surry Nov. 29 turned out to be a shot fired by another law enforcement agency, which needed to put down an injured deer, said Deputy Travis Frost.

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