Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 16

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested one man after being called to a Sullivan residence May 7 to help another man, 39, who had overdosed on drugs.

Lt. Tim Cote said the father of the man who overdosed had administered two doses of Narcan to him before police arrived.

The man “was alert and responsive when I arrived,” Cote said. “He was transported by ambulance to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for further treatment.”

Cote learned that one of the people at the home where the overdose occurred had an outstanding Penobscot County District Court warrant charging failure to pay a fine.

The lieutenant arrested Ronald Brown, 62, of Sullivan on the warrant. Deputy Dan Harlan drove Brown to the Hancock County Jail.

Marijuana problem

Deputy Zach Allen said the Sheriff’s Office received information on Monday about a Trenton stepfather giving marijuana and marijuana-related products to a juvenile stepchild.

“The allegations seemed to be unfounded,” Allen said.


Deputy Luke Gross is investigating a case of possible fraud committed by a contractor on Frenchboro. The incident was reported Monday.

Bail violation

A traffic stop on Battle Avenue in Castine May 2 led to a charge for a passenger who reportedly gave Deputy Dakota Dupuis a fake name.

Dupuis said a passenger whom he knew to be Thomas Davis, 22, of South Carolina “provided a fake name of John Davis with a different date of birth.”

Davis had bail conditions not to use or possess alcohol from a previous incident, the deputy said.

“In addition to the alcohol at his feet, Davis was also visibly intoxicated,” Dupuis said.

The deputy arrested Davis on a charge of violating conditions of his release.

Agency assist

Cote assisted Maine State Police troopers in responding to a domestic incident in Sullivan Monday night. The incident resulted in one arrest.

Police arrested Justin Kane, 23, of Sullivan on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing.


A pickup truck went off the road and struck an embankment, a ditch and a rock before coming to rest at the intersection of Sunset Road and Craig Road in Dedham Saturday, Deputy Brian Archer said.

Darrell Willey, 42, of Dedham was driving a 2008 GMC, which was towed from the scene, Archer said. Willey was not injured.

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

Mental health issue

A Surry woman called police to report she was feeling suicidal Saturday. Archer took her to a local hospital for evaluation.

Memory problems

A woman with a seasonal Franklin residence called police May 9 from her year-round home, which is out of state, to report a suspicious vehicle at the Franklin property.

“After investigation, it was determined to be landscapers that she had hired last year who returned again this year,” Allen said.

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