Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Feb. 25

ELLSWORTH — A possible prowler in Surry turned out to be animals eating from bushes against the residence, which made sounds as though someone was there, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo reported.

Gionfriddo checked the residence on Feb. 17 and found numerous animal tracks but no human footprints. “The complainant was thankful for the response,” the deputy said.

Citizen assists

A woman walked away from an assisted living facility in Hancock Feb. 15 and the staff was concerned about her well-being due to the cold temperatures and impending inclement weather. Gionfriddo located the woman, who didn’t want to return to the facility and asked for an ambulance to get to a hospital.

Deputy Marcus Downes encountered a stranded motorist on the Bayside Road in Trenton Saturday. “I was able to jumpstart their vehicle and get them back on their way,” Downes said.

Gionfriddo spoke to a Franklin woman Feb. 18 about a confrontation the woman had in another town and how she should handle the issue going forward. “I advised her of her options, and she thanked me for my time and the information,” Gionfriddo said.

Road problem

The Hancock County Regional Communications Center took reports of multiple vehicles stuck on the Front Ridge Road in Orland Feb. 16. Deputies Jeff McFarland and Dylan Hall went to help with traffic control until the Maine Department of Transportation showed up to sand the roadway, which was ice-covered, police said.


A pickup truck went off the road and rolled onto its roof after losing traction on an ice-covered Front Ridge Road in Penobscot Feb. 16, Hall reported.

Deborah Deans, 58, of Bucksport was driving a 2010 Chevrolet Colorado, which sustained major damage, Hall said. Deans had minor injuries and had hit her head, so she agreed to be transported to a hospital by emergency medical personnel.

Agency assists

Downes helped the Ellsworth Police locate an elderly Lamoine woman who had been victimized in a fraudulent money scam Friday.

Deputy Dan Harlan helped Maine State Police Trooper Owen Reed look for an all-terrain vehicle operator who had failed to stop for him on Friday.

During the morning hours on Feb. 17, Detective Franklin Jennings and Deputy Dakota Dupuis assisted the state’s animal welfare agency with a search warrant in Lamoine.


An Orland woman reported a theft from her vehicle Feb. 15. Deputy Dan Harlan collected evidence left at the scene. The investigation is continuing.


Deputies went to a Lamoine residence Friday to warn a young man who was acting disorderly with a family member, said Deputy Travis Frost. The young man left the residence.


A utility company advised Dupuis Feb. 16 that one of the company’s buildings had been tampered with. Dupuis is investigating.


Dupuis warned a man in Trenton for littering on Saturday.

Domestic disturbance

A Surry woman made a 911 call Feb. 15 to report a possible disturbance at a Waltham residence. McFarland and Hall went and met with a husband and wife who had been arguing. “We determined that no crime was committed, and the subjects were separated for the night,” McFarland said.

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