Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 17

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office made two impaired driving arrests in the past week.

Detective Franklin Jennings arrested an Orland man after a traffic stop Jan. 10 on Castine Road in Orland.

Jennings charged Donald Smith, 43, with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.

Following a traffic stop for erratic operation Jan. 6 in Deer Isle, police arrested Joshua Clough, 37, of Deer Isle on a charge of OUI.

Snow trouble

A Dedham man reported Jan. 10 that a snowplow had hit his mailbox.

The man advised Deputy Zach Allen that he would call the plow driver to work things out but wanted police aware in case the exchange didn’t go as planned.

Unattended death

An unattended death was reported the night of Jan. 4 at a Blue Hill residence.

The 85-year-old woman appeared to have died of natural causes, Deputy Jeff McFarland said.

Possible sexual assault

Detective Stephen McFarland took information from a Lamoine woman Jan. 10 about a possible sexual assault.

The information provided was insufficient to open an investigation, McFarland said.


Allen summoned Gregory Havens, 33, of Ellsworth on charges of operating after suspension and speeding after a traffic stop in Dedham Saturday.

Raymond Garcia, 29, of Stonington was summoned Jan. 6 on a charge of operating with a license that had been expired more than 90 days.

Citizen assist

Lt. Tim Cote notified the owner of a wallet found on Hancock Point Friday that his wallet had been turned in to the Sheriff’s Office.

Criminal mischief

Deputy Brian Archer said on Saturday that he took several reports of vehicles being “egged” from Blue Hill to Stonington.

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