Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 5

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an early Saturday morning incident in which a Bar Harbor teen took LSD and then disappeared for two hours, which prompted his friend to call police.

Deputy Dan Harlan said the friend, another Bar Harbor teen, had called to report his friend was “high on LSD and ran off. He reported that he could not find him and that he had been missing for two hours.”

Harlan was able to locate the missing teen, took him to Blue Hill Memorial Hospital and called his parents.

“He was left in the care of hospital staff and his father,” Harlan said.

The incident remained under investigation Monday.


A Brooklin boy, 3, was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center Saturday after a car backed into him at his family’s residence.

Harlan was advised while waiting at the hospital that the boy did not have any internal injuries or broken bones and would be discharged that afternoon. The boy sustained cuts and bruises, polices said.

Peninsula Ambulance and Brooklin first responders were called to respond as well as the Sheriff’s Office.

A bolt of lightning contributed to a crash involving a box truck and a stand of trees on Green Lake Road in Dedham Friday, police reported.

Joseph Ouellette, 42, of Brewer was operating a 2016 Isuzu when a bolt of lightning struck the roadway in front of the truck, Deputy Brian Archer said. Ouellette swerved toward the right side of the road and struck three trees with the truck’s passenger’s side, the deputy said.

Ouellette suffered minor injuries and was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor, Archer said.

The truck sustained reportable damage.

Youth problems

Harlan was called to a Blue Hill apartment complex Saturday where a 4-year-old boy had pushed a screen out of a second story window and was calling for help.

“Upon further investigation, it was determined that his mother was home and in the bathroom at the time,” Harlan said. “She was able to get control of the situation.”

A Tremont woman reported a child had wandered from her home Saturday. Before police arrived, the child was found.


Deputies arrested a Gouldsboro man Sunday after he removed an ankle bracelet, which was a condition of his release from the Hancock County Jail.

The man had been participating in the jail’s electronic monitoring program when he removed the tracking device from his ankle, which alerted the jail and Sheriff’s deputies.

Deputy Brian Archer and Michael Southard located the man, Patrick Hall, 29, walking west on Route 1 in Gouldsboro.

Police arrested Hall on charges of escape and criminal mischief.


A Tremont resident reported a theft from private property Saturday. Deputy Luke Gross is investigating.

A Tremont woman reported June 27 that a steel drum and three used tires had been taken from her property in the past two weeks.

Citizen assist

Gross was asked to check on the well-being of an Amherst man Friday. The man needed help and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, Gross said.

Agency assist

Deputy David Lord and Deputy Jeff McFarland went to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Verona Island June 27 to help the Maine State Police with a suicidal man.

Criminal mischief

A Sorrento property owner reported vandalism Friday but it turns out the damage may have been caused by animals, Gross said.

A Maryland resident reported that someone had smashed out the rear driver’s side window of his Honda sedan while parked in downtown Stonington Friday, Deputy Shane Campbell said.


Deputy Travis Frost summoned Robin Weed, 55, of Winslow on a charge of assault in connection with an incident at a Hancock business June 10.

Lord summoned Jade Freeman, 34, of Dedham on charges of operating after suspension and speeding after a traffic stop Saturday in Dedham.

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