Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 21

ELLSWORTH — A complaint about someone allegedly checking mailboxes in Lamoine Jan. 12 turned out to be a boy “performing nice gestures by placing treats in the mailboxes of locals in the area,” said Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Downes.

Sexual assault investigation

Hancock County Sheriff’s Detective Stephen McFarland is investigating a teenage girl’s report of a sexual assault that occurred two years ago.

Impaired operation

Deputy Zach Allen arrested a Tremont man after he was allegedly found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle on Tremont Road near Clydesdale Way Jan. 12.

Keith Wedge, 35, was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.


Deputies are investigating a theft reported at a Hancock business Jan. 15.

On Sunday, a Hancock resident reported that someone had entered his garage and siphoned gasoline out of a vehicle during the night. Police are investigating.

Mental health issues

On Friday, deputies assisted the Maine State Police with a suicidal man at a Franklin residence. 

Deputy Brian Archer went to a Trenton residence for a report of an out-of-control boy on Friday. After Archer spoke with the boy, he agreed to remain calm for the rest of the evening.


Archer, Deputy Jeff McFarland and Deputy Travis Frost went to Blue Hill Friday night to check on a family fight. As a result of the investigation, Christopher Oakes, 33, was arrested on a charge of bail violation.


A pickup truck sustained a reportable amount of damage Monday after it drifted into a soft shoulder, which caused the truck to sideswipe a telephone pole on Burnt Cove Road in Stonington, Allen said. 

Jacob McGuire, 22, of Stonington was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado, which was able to be driven from the scene, the deputy said.

A car was totaled Friday after a motorist failed to negotiate a corner, slid into the opposite lane and into a ditch at the intersection of Morgan Bay and Cross roads in Surry, Frost said.

Christina Snow, 39, of Penobscot was driving a 2011 Buick Enclave. Snow was wearing her seat belt and was not injured. The Surry Fire Department assisted with traffic control.

Citizen assists

Deputy Dylan Hall talked to Franklin residents on Friday who were concerned about their child and another student. “I spoke to both parents and resolved the issue,” Hall said.

McFarland went to a Stonington residence to assist a 73-year-old man with mental health issues due to dementia and drove the man to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital for an evaluation.

Concerned citizen

Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo was advised of a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of a driveway in Blue Hill Saturday. Gionfriddo spoke with the property owner, who said the driveway was too icy to maneuver so he parked at the bottom of the drive.

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