Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 23

ELLSWORTH — A woman in Blue Hill called the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Sunday to report she’d recently become homeless and needed help finding a temporary place to stay.

Deputy Chris Sargent took the woman to an area shelter.

Drug paraphernalia

A Milo man reported finding drug paraphernalia in a public restroom in Castine July 13. Deputy Dan Harlan disposed of the items.

Lost but found

Deputy Dakota Dupuis facilitated the return of a lost purse to a woman who lost her handbag in Sedgwick Saturday afternoon. Not long after the woman reported the purse missing, a Brooksville man called the Hancock County Regional Communications Center (RCC) to report finding a purse.

“I met with the man and took possession of the purse before returning it to the woman,” Dupuis said. “Everything in the purse was intact and the man was thanked for assistance in returning the lost purse.” The woman “was very thankful as well,” the deputy said.

Elder fraud

An Atlanta woman called police July 10 about her recently deceased grandmother and her estate that she thinks was fraudulently taken from her, said Lt. Corey Bagley.

“I spoke with the caller and told her that I would look into the matter and get back to her with my findings,” Bagley said.

Motor vehicle complaint

A concerned citizen reported a possible intoxicated motorist July 14 on Great Pond Road in Franklin. “I located the vehicle and checked the driver’s operation,” said Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo. “I found there were no signs the driver was intoxicated.”

Offense is the best defense

A local man called the RCC July 16 to discuss an issue with a family member. The man “felt that the family member was going to call the police, so they figured they would call to give their side of the story first,” Bagley said. “I advised the caller that we had not heard from the other family member, and if we did that we would call him back and discuss the matter further.”


Two people received non-life-threatening injuries after a collision at Cemetery Road and North Main Street in Stonington Friday, Deputy Marcus Downes reported.

Downes said a pickup truck failed to observe a stop sign at the end of Cemetery Road and hit a sport utility vehicle.

James Anderson, 78, of Cincinnati was driving a 2016 Toyota Tacoma, which struck a 2017 Nissan Rogue operated by James Bray, 81, of Stonington, the deputy said. Bray and a passenger were taken to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital.

Downes cited Anderson on a charge of failing to stop at a stop sign.

A Blue Hill man was charged after his pickup truck crashed into a rock wall in Brooksville on Saturday and he failed to report the crash until Sunday, Dupuis said.

Isaiah Reynolds, 21, was summoned on charges of failure to report a property damage accident by quickest means and for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, the deputy said.

Domestic incident

Bagley, Dupuis and Deputy Travis Frost went to a Surry residence Monday night to investigate a possible dispute.

“Upon arriving on scene, we were able to separate the parties involved and establish that no assaults had taken place,” Dupuis said. “As a result of the investigation, one party agreed to leave the residence for the night. Nothing further.”

Well-being check

Frost checked on the well-being of someone at the request of a Blue Hill resident Monday.

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