Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 14

TRENTON — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating thefts and a burglary.

Deputy Zach Allen is investigating a theft of medications, which were stolen from a Hancock residence. The break-in was reported June 6.

Allen also is investigating a theft from a Sullivan property that was reported June 7.

A Southwest Harbor man reported the theft of a new battery from his skiff in Seal Cove. The theft occurred between Sunday and Monday evening.

Citizen assist

Police were sent to a Sullivan residence Sunday to help a suicidal woman. Deputy Travis Frost said the woman was put in protective custody and driven to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for an evaluation.

A Tremont woman contacted police Friday with concerns about a friend’s declining mental health, Allen said.

“She was referred to the appropriate services,” the deputy said.

Deputies responded to an Orland incident Saturday for a problem with a boy, who was ultimately taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for an evaluation, Deputy Brian Archer said.


Frost is investigating an assault, which allegedly occurred at a Hancock business Sunday.


Three vehicles had a rear-end collision at 7:30 a.m. Friday on the Thompson Island Bridge, which snarled commuter traffic for hours.

Allen said motorists had been slowing down for the Law Enforcement Special Olympics run that morning.

“People were just slowing down and one car rear-ended another, which caused that car to rear-end the first person,” Allen said. “I think they’re all probably totaled. At least two are for sure.”

The deputy said there was one lane open for alternating traffic while the accident scene was cleared, which is why it took so long for traffic to disperse. It was 9:45 a.m., more than two hours after the crash occurred, before Allen was able to clear the scene.

More accidents

A Peterbilt truck was totaled after a motorist lost control after overcorrecting when the truck drifted off the roadway on Airline Road in Aurora June 7, Deputy Luke Gross reported.

Eric Martin, 43, of Eddington was operating the truck eastbound, Gross said. Martin suffered minor injuries.

A car went off the road and into a ditch after a motorist fell asleep driving to work Sunday morning, Deputy Dan Harlan said.

Kathleen Mamawag, 28, of Stonington was operating a 2014 Subaru, which sustained an estimated $3,000 in damage, Harlan said. Mamawag did not report any injuries, the deputy said.

Agency assist

Gross escorted a Department of Health and Human Services worker to an Eastbrook residence Friday. The visit went without incident, Gross said.

Public outreach

Frost handled traffic control at the Deer Isle-Stonington High School graduation Sunday.

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