Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 9

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that allegedly occurred at a Hancock residence July 2.

Police got a call from the Togus VA Hospital about a male patient who had been admitted earlier in the day on July 2 with a head injury, said Deputy Jeff McFarland.

COVID-19 issues

A Deer Isle woman complained Sunday about people not wearing their face masks, said Deputy Zach Allen.

Police are focusing on educating the alleged offenders, if they can be found.

“Most of the cases are hard to do anything with, as they are gone long before we can arrive to handle them,” said Chief Deputy Patrick Kane. “We have addressed several through education and have had success in doing so. It is our intention to continue this practice and only issue a summons as necessary.”

Another Deer Isle woman reported July 1 that a family was not observing a 14-day quarantine.

“I discussed the matter with her and explained the legal issues surrounding the matter,” said Deputy Dan Harlan.

Elder abuse

A Stonington man called for information about elder abuse July 1, said Harlan. “I gave him information and phone numbers on where to obtain assistance.”


A check of a vehicle off the road on North Deer Isle Road in Deer Isle Friday led to arrest for the motorist.

Harlan and McFarland went to the scene and after an investigation arrested Luis Torres, 32, of Stonington on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and operating after suspension.


Deputies are investigating a burglary at a Hancock residence that was reported July 2.

Agency assist

Deputy Zach Allen helped the Ellsworth Police Department with finding a man thought to be in crisis. The man was found in Hancock and taken to a local hospital, Allen said.

Deputies Brian Archer and Marcus Downes assisted the Ellsworth Police Department with a fight in the Hannaford parking lot Saturday. As a result, one man and one woman were taken to the Hancock County Jail, Archer said.


An unknown object flew into the windshield of a pickup truck traveling south on Bar Harbor Road in Trenton July 2, said Deputy Chris Sargent.

Timothy Reed, 51, of Hampden was driving a 2017 Chevrolet, Sargent said. Reed was not injured.

A pickup truck was destroyed by fire after experiencing a mechanical issue on the Eastbrook Road in Eastbrook July 2, Allen said.

Carson Camick, 20, of Winthrop was driving south in a 2015 Ford F350 when the truck began to smoke, the deputy said.

“He was able to pull over to the side of the road as the vehicle caught fire,” said Allen. “The vehicle continued to burn until first responders with the Fire Department were able to put it out.”

Landlord/tenant issues

Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo spoke with a Winter Harbor tenant who had called into dispatch June 24 wanting information on her rights as a tenant

“She was advised that it would need to be settled in court, but I gave her some information on who to speak with in regards to her rights as a tenant with her situation,” Gionfriddo said.

Sargent escorted an Orland rental property owner to a property currently being rented so the owner could document damage and other issues on July 2.


An Orland woman reported items missing from her vehicle on June 24. Gionfriddo said there are no suspects.


Detective Frank Jennings warned an Orland man June 26 not to have any contact with a Stockton Springs man, who advised that he has been harassed by the Orland man.


On Friday, a Dedham resident advised Gionfriddo that there was a drone hovering over the complainant’s property for a bit and then took off. The property owner was concerned and wanted the incident documented in case it happened again.


A rear-end collision resulted in charges for one of the motorists involved at the intersection of routes 1 and 46 in Orland Saturday, police reported.

A pickup truck was stopped on Route 46 to turn right onto Route 1 when it was rear-ended by a car that failed to stop, Allen said.

Jordan Godino, 45, of Verona Island was driving a 2019 Toyota Tacoma, which was struck by a 2002 Ford Taurus driven by David Campbell, 29, of Madawaska, the deputy said. The truck sustained minor damage to its bumper but the car had over $1,000 worth of damage.

Campbell had a warrant for his arrest, Allen said. The deputy also charged Campbell with operating after suspension and violating conditions of his release. He was given a traffic citation for not having required insurance.

Missing man located

Deputies on Monday located a Hancock man, Roland Jalbert, 64, who went missing on Sunday in Hancock.

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