Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 10

One day, two Rte. 3 crashes

ELLSWORTH – Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies handled two collisions involving injury on Route 3 in Trenton on Saturday.

A motorcyclist was injured after his 2002 Harley Davidson ran into the back of a Chevrolet Traverse, which had been stopped in traffic, Deputy Brian Archer reported. 

The motorcyclist, Colby Libby, 58, of Oakland, was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the deputy said.

Archer said Emma Blanchard, 70, of Ellsworth had been driving the Traverse and was not injured. Blanchard was able to drive away but the motorcycle had to be towed. 

Northern Light Medical Transport, the Trenton Fire Department and Dave’s Towing assisted. 

Also on Route 3 in Trenton Saturday, minor injuries were reported from a three-vehicle rear-end collision, Archer said. 

A pickup truck rear-ended a sport utility vehicle, which had been stopped in traffic. The truck driver became distracted by something outside his vehicle, the deputy said. Subsequently, the SUV was pushed into another SUV, which had also been stopped in traffic.

Timothy Kane, 37, of Trenton had been driving a 2008 Ford pickup, which struck a 2012 Honda Pilot operated by Wenru Song, 55, of Massachusetts, said Archer. Jennifer Fogel, 63, of Old Town had been driving the second SUV, a 2019 Subaru Ascent, police said. 

An ambulance took two passengers from the pickup truck to a local hospital to be checked for pain but no other injuries were reported, said Archer. 

The truck and one of the SUVs had to be towed. Fogel was able to drive her Subaru from the scene, police said. 

The Trenton Fire Department and first responders from Bar Harbor assisted. 


Deputy Dylan Hall is investigating a Brooklin resident’s harassment complaint, which was reported Friday.

A Sedgwick woman reported an incident Friday involving her teenage son being harassed by an older boy at school. Deputy Jeff McFarland said the woman just wanted the information documented and will call if there are further problems.


Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo is investigating a theft in Lamoine, which was reported May 26.

Mental health issue

Deputies went to a Deer Isle residence June 3 to help parents whose child was having mental health issues. The child agreed to let his parents take him to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for an evaluation, police said.

Unattended death

Deputy Travis Frost investigated the death of a man, 62, in Mariaville on June 3 and found nothing suspicious.

McFarland investigated the unattended death of a woman, 90, in Brooksville June 3. The woman died of natural causes. 


A Brooklin woman called the Hancock County Regional Communications Center June 3 to report a possible computer scam, said McFarland. The woman didn’t lose any money but wanted the incident documented. 


Deputy Marcus Downes summoned Alexander Guptill, 26, of Trenton on a charge of operating after suspension and violating conditions of release on June 1.

Civil issue

Archer met with a Stonington resident involved in a dispute over personal property June 3. “I was able to assist the man with the issue and returned the property in question,” Archer said.

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