Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 14

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies handled a number of single-vehicle crashes during the past week. No serious injuries were reported.

A driver overcorrected, causing her vehicle to go off the road into a ditch and roll over, after she got distracted by something in the car on Route 3 in Trenton Monday morning, said Deputy Travis Frost.

Vicki Salsbury, 68, of Bar Harbor was driving a 2007 Subaru, which is considered a total loss, Frost said. “Vicki was wearing her seat belt and was not injured,” said Frost. “MDI Towing removed the vehicle from the scene. Trenton Fire Department assisted with traffic control.”

A pickup truck drifted to the side of the road and struck a guardrail after a motorist fell asleep on Airline Road in Aurora Sunday, said Deputy Marcus Downes.

Pamela Grindle, 52, of Amherst was driving a 2003 Nissan Frontier, which was disabled and had to be towed, Downes said. Grindle was not injured.

“I was assisted on scene by the Maine Warden Service, the Aurora Fire Department and the Osborn Fire Department,” Downes said.

A car struck an embankment, turned 180 degrees and rolled onto its driver’s side after a motorist swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the roadway of Front Ridge Road in Orland Jan. 5, said Deputy Brian Archer.

SaraRose French, 22, of Bangor was southbound in a 2010 Kia Soul, which was a total loss and had to be towed from the scene, Archer said. Bucksport first responders evaluated French, who declined transport to a hospital. “She suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash,” Archer said.

A car traveling too fast for the road conditions went off the road and struck a utility pole before coming to rest on Goose Cove Road in Trenton Jan. 3, Archer said.

Karma Lama, 39, of New York was driving a 2005 Subaru Outback, which was towed from the scene. Lama and his passenger were not injured, the deputy said. The Trenton Fire Department assisted.

Agency assists

Lt. Corey Bagley and deputies Jeff McFarland and Travis Frost went to Bucksport Jan. 4 to help with crowd control at a structure fire at an apartment complex. Once on scene, authorities advised help was no longer needed, Bagley said.

Deputy Dylan Hall assisted the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, which interviewed a local family Jan. 5.


Deputy Dakota Dupuis is investigating vandalism to a rental property in Orland. The crime was reported Saturday.

Citizen assists

On Friday, Dupuis spoke with a Stockton Springs landlord about a rental property he owns in Orland. “I explained that the issue was civil in nature and would have to be decided by a judge in civil court,” Dupuis said.

Dupuis spoke with a Tremont woman Saturday about issues she was having with a family member over housing. The deputy advised she would need to address the problems in civil court.


Brennan Spofford, 41, of Tremont was summoned on a charge of violating conditions of his release Jan. 7.

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