Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 3

Otis break-in under investigation

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Downes is investigating a burglary at an Otis residence that was reported Sunday. 

“Upon further investigation, there was forced entry but there did not appear to be anything taken,” Downes said. “Investigation continues.”


A pickup truck rear-ended another truck that had stopped in traffic on North Deer Isle Road in Deer Isle Sunday, Deputy Travis Frost said.

Dexter Brown of Sedgwick was driving a 2019 GMC truck, which struck the rear of a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Kyle Baughman of Deer Isle, Frost said.

Both men were wearing their seat belts, the deputy said. Baughman complained of neck pain but declined treatment. 

Brown’s vehicle sustained front-end damage and the airbags deployed and had to be towed from the scene, Frost said. 

The rear of Baughman’s truck was damaged, but he was able to drive away. The Deer Isle, Sedgwick and Stonington fire departments assisted at the scene.

A pickup truck’s driver’s side mirror struck an oncoming vehicle’s driver’s side mirror while traveling across the Deer Isle Bridge Sunday, Frost reported. The other driver continued on without stopping. 

Leah Mattson of Deer Isle was driving a 2019 Chevrolet truck, which sustained minor damage, Frost said.


Deputy Dakota Dupuis arrested an Orland man after responding to an altercation at an Orland residence early Saturday morning, police reported.

Dupuis arrested William Burke, 57, on a warrant.


Deputy Jeff McFarland met with the ex-boyfriend of a Surry woman who reported that the man was trespassing at her residence May 27. The man left prior to McFarland’s arrival, but the deputy met with the man later and issued a written trespassing warning not to return to the woman’s home.

Traffic detail

Downes conducted a traffic detail on Route 1A in Dedham and Ellsworth May 25. Downes stopped six vehicles and warned operators for various violations.

Unattended death

Frost checked on an unattended death in the town of Brooklin Sunday. A man, 79, passed away of natural causes, the deputy said.

Agency assist

McFarland stood by with Maine State Police troopers who were at a medical call involving a combative male patient in Hancock May 27.

Well-being check

Sgt. Dan Harlan and Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo on May 17 checked on the well-being of a Blue Hill woman at the request of her daughter, who lives in Connecticut.

We located the woman, who was having a severe medical event,” Harlan said. “I called for an ambulance and the woman was transported to the hospital.”

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