Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of March 26

ELLSWORTH — A loose pig caused traffic problems on the Tremont Road March 19, Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies reported.

Deputy Travis Frost helped the Tremont animal control officer corral the pig, at which time its owners returned the animal back to their farm.


A Surry woman called police March 19 to report that she was being threatened.

As a result of an investigation, deputies Jeff McFarland and Zach Allen arrested Michael Larrabee, 28, of Surry on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing.

More domestic incidents

Police were called after a couple were arguing at a Toddy Pond Road residence in Surry Saturday.

“Trooper Owen Reed and I responded to the residence and met with the male and female involved,” said Lt. Tim Cote. “It was determined that no crime had been committed and both subjects were warned for disorderly conduct.”

A Lamoine resident reported being threatened by his neighbor Saturday. Deputy Dakota Dupuis said the man just wanted the information documented and didn’t want to pursue charges.


Dupuis checked on an anonymous online tip that the Ellsworth Police received Sunday that there was a woman living in a storage unit in Lamoine. Dupuis didn’t see anyone at the storage facility but as he was leaving, saw a tent in the woods where a woman was living.

“After speaking with the female, it was determined that she did not have permission to be there; she agreed to move along on her own,” said Dupuis.

Citizen assist

An elderly Hancock resident was concerned about a telephone and Lifeline program not working Saturday. “The equipment was checked and found to be in good working order,” said Deputy Luke Gross.

A Blue Hill woman called the Hancock County Regional Communications Center on March 17 to report that she’d broken up with her boyfriend and he was refusing to let her come to his Brooksville residence to get some of her belongings.

“I spoke with both and they were going to work out a time for her to come get her things,” said McFarland.


A Verona Island resident reported that private property had been vandalized March 19, said Gross.


Icy roadways led to a crash on Route 1 in Hancock March 18, said Lt. Corey Bagley.

Shawn Lanigan, 38, had been eastbound in a 2003 Kia Sorrento when he lost control of the vehicle on the icy roadway, Bagley said. The car went into a spin, crossing the roadway and going off the road on the opposite side, police said. The crash caused reportable damage to the car, Bagley said.

Deputies handled several car-deer accidents during the last week. No serious injuries were reported.

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