Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 2

ELLSWORTH — A complaint about suspected drug use at the Beech Hill Pond public parking area Sunday led to arrests for three people, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputy Luke Gross said Steven Wood, 49, of Bangor was arrested on a charge of drug possession.

Kassandra Castonguay, 29, of Van Buren also was arrested on a charge of drug possession. Deputies arrested Shawna Lapointe-Cormier, 25, of Caribou on a charge of violating conditions of release and two warrants.

The following day, Monday morning, Hancock County corrections officers found drugs in Lapointe-Cormier’s belongings, police said.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis summoned Lapointe-Cormier on a charge of drug possession.

More arrests

A complaint about erratic operation on Route 3 in Trenton Friday led to arrest for a Hampden motorist.

Deputy Zach Allen stopped the vehicle a short time later in Ellsworth. Allen arrested Michelle Nadeau, 38, on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and drug possession.

Nadeau also was given a traffic citation for having an open container of alcohol while on a public way, Allen said.


A truck hauling a boat in the bed of the pickup truck broke a window at the Big Apple in Orland Saturday while the driver was backing into a parking spot, said Gross.

Michael Barter, 19, of Isle au Haut was driving a 2004 GMC truck. “The total damage was considered non-reportable,” Gross said. Non-reportable means under $1,000 worth of damage.

Fire destroyed a car on Snow’s Cove Road in Sedgwick June 23, Allen said.

David Joyce Jr., 46, of Deer Isle was driving a Nissan Sentra, which experienced a mechanical issue and began to smoke, the deputy said. Joyce was able to back down a small hill into a driveway, where the car caught fire. Joyce got out of the vehicle, but it continued to burn until the Sedgwick Fire Department arrived and put the fire out, Allen said.

A Sunset man’s car was damaged when he struck a bear that had run into the roadway of Hinckley Ridge Road in Blue Hill June 25, said Deputy Jeff McFarland.

Nicholas B. Dunham was driving a 2010 Honda Accord, which sustained reportable damage to its left front side, McFarland said.

Road rage

A woman called police to report an issue with another motorist who yelled at her after she gave an “offensive gesture” in his direction in Sedgwick June 24, Allen said. “Both parties were warned for their actions.”


Lt. Tim Cote is investigating an illegal use of a resident’s credit card information that was reported June 24.


A Tremont resident reported unemployment fraud Saturday.

Citizen assist

A Penobscot woman reported an ongoing problem with loud gunshots close to her residence Saturday.

“I have identified the subject who is doing the shooting and will be meeting with him to determine if the shooting is being done safely and legally,” said McFarland.


A woman advised that her vehicle was vandalized while parked at Walgreens in Blue Hill Saturday. McFarland is investigating.

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