Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 31

ELLSWORTH — Someone “hacked” into personnel files belonging to a Sullivan business, Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Luke Gross reported.

“As the hacker was not traceable, no law enforcement action was taken,” Gross said.

The incident occurred Jan. 23.


Poor road conditions contributed to an accident Saturday on Coastal Road in Brooksville, Gross reported.

A pickup truck drove across “a frozen washout, lost traction and slid off the road,” Gross said.

Stephen Hayward, 69, of Brooksville was driving a 2006 Toyota Tundra, which sustained a reportable amount of damage, Gross said. Hayward was not injured.

Another crash occurred on Coastal Road in Brooksville Jan. 24 after a motorist lost control of a car, which skidded across an oncoming lane, went off the road and struck a tree, Deputy Chris Sargent said.

Naaki Lehto, 17, of Blue Hill was operating a 2007 Subaru Outback, Sargent said. The car sustained “considerable front-end damage,” he said. Lehto was not injured.

Domestic disturbance

Police were sent to a possible domestic disturbance in Tremont Friday.

“Upon arrival, it was determined there was no assault and that both parties were intoxicated,” Sargent said.

A woman was removed from the residence and given a ride home, Sargent said.

Citizen assist

Deputy Dakota Dupuis spoke Monday to a woman who is worried about an elderly relative’s ability to care for himself. The woman wanted information about resources that could help the man.


Gross is investigating a theft of items from a Hancock business Monday. Gross said there is security footage of the theft.


Dupuis arrested an Ellsworth man whom the deputy said he caught on radar traveling 95 miles per hour in a 55-mile-an-hour zone on Main Road in Dedham Sunday.

Dupuis arrested Derek Potter, 26, on charges of speeding and driving to endanger.


Dupuis summoned Hannah Nygaard, 22, of Bangor on a charge of operating after suspension on Route 1 in Hancock Saturday.

Sheriff Scott Kane summoned Samuel Wilson, 29, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating after suspension on Route 1A in Dedham Jan. 18.


A Hancock man got a call from a man claiming to be technician from Spectrum, a provider of cable, internet and telephone service, on Sunday, Dupuis said.

The “technician” wanted the man’s address and directions to his house, which were not provided.

Dupuis contacted the company, which could not confirm that the caller was an employee.

Agency assists

Dupuis helped the Ellsworth Police Department find a woman who fled on foot on the Surry Road in Ellsworth Saturday.

Deputy Zach Allen assisted the Mount Desert Police Department by providing lights near a downed tree blocking a lane on Pretty Marsh Road Jan. 24.

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