Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 10

ELLSWORTH — A fight between two men, one armed with a gun, ended peacefully at an Osborn residence May 3.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost said one man had displayed his firearm for protection but secured it prior to Frost’s arrival.

Frost warned both men for disorderly conduct and advised them to separate for the night. The deputy said neither man wanted to pursue criminal charges.

Funeral Detail

Deputy Michael Southard helped with preparations for the funeral of Somerset County Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole who was killed in the line of duty April 25. Cole and Southard had been classmates at the police academy.

Impaired Driving

Det. Frank Jennings arrested a Connecticut man after a traffic stop in Blue Hill Saturday.

Jennings arrested Mathew Florian, 58, of Plantsville on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.


A Deer Isle man was charged after his truck went off the road and hit a tree after he fell asleep while driving on Bridges Point Road in Penobscot Sunday, reported Frost.

Dylan Bowden, 25, had been operating a 1985 Ford F250 truck, which sustained “severe damage,” Frost said.

Frost summoned Bowden on charges of failure to report an accident and leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Citizen assist

Deputy Dan Harlan checked a Blue Hill residence April 30 for a report of a suicidal woman, who ended up going to a hospital via an ambulance.

Agency Assist

Deputy David Lord helped the Mount Desert Police Department respond to a family fight Friday. No charges were brought.

Boat escort

Deputy Zach Allen escorted a large boat from Steuben to Tremont May 1.


Frost summoned Christopher Rogalski, 42, of Tremont on a charge of operating after suspension May 1 in Tremont.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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