Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 27

Woman seriously injured in crash

ELLSWORTH A Stonington woman was airlifted to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center with serious injuries Sunday after her sport utility vehicle left the road and struck a tree head-on while traveling on Washington Junction Road in Hancock, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Allen reported.

Courtney Moon, 23, was traveling east in a 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe, Allen said. First responders had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate her from the SUV, according to police.

Moon was listed in good condition Tuesday at EMMC, according to a hospital spokesperson.

“The case is still under investigation,” Allen said.

More accidents

Police are looking for an older couple, one of whom was driving a black Volvo that backed into the rear of a pickup truck that was parallel parked across from the Harbor Cafe on Main Street in Stonington Sunday. The Volvo then drove away.

Deputy Dylan Hall said the truck owner watched the accident and doesn’t think the couple know they hit the truck.

The truck, a 2014 F-150, belongs to Denis Bergin, 54, of Florida, Hall said. The truck sustained minor damage to the rear driver’s side bumper.

If anyone knows who the couple might be, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 667-7575.

A sport utility vehicle struck a guardrail May 19 after the motorist was briefly distracted by a baby in the backseat and swerved around a vehicle stopped to turn into a business on Route 3 in Trenton, Allen said. The motorist, Lindsey Pettegrow, 24, of Eddington, was driving a 2021 Volkswagen Atlas, Allen said. The SUV sustained a reportable amount of damage and had to be towed. Pettegrow and her baby were OK, Allen said.


Hall arrested a Franklin man after responding to a medical call in Blue Hill May 18. Richard Gioia, 50, was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of his release.

Agency assist

Deputy Travis Frost served a cease harassment notice on an Orland resident May 18 for the Brewer Police Department.

Northern Light Medical Transport called for help at a medical call involving an intoxicated woman in Surry on Friday. Police said the woman agreed to find a ride home and declined transport by the ambulance.

Mental health issue

Frost responded to a possible suicidal minor at an Orland residence Friday. The youth voluntarily went to a hospital for an evaluation. Bucksport first responders assisted.


Deputy Brian Archer arrested a young Ellsworth man after a motor vehicle stop in Dedham Sunday.

Chase Crossman, 18, was charged with exceeding the speed limit by 30 miles or more over the posted limit and operating after suspension. Archer said Crossman was traveling 92 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Citizen assist

Deputy Marcus Downes responded to a Tremont residence on Sunday to deal with an ongoing disorderly civil dispute between two of the residents.

“Both parties were spoken to, advised of the proper actions to take, and warned for their previous behavior,” Downes said.

Jennifer Osborn

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