Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 12

ELLSWORTH — A Deer Isle woman was arrested on numerous charges after crashing her car into a ditch, trying to run from the accident scene and then kicking a Hancock County Sheriff’s deputy several times on the Sunset Road in Deer Isle Friday, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputy Dylan Hall charged Elena Stephenson, 29, with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, assault, refusing to submit to arrest and violating conditions of her release.

Hall said Stephenson had been driving south in a 2013 Subaru, which went off the road and hit and broke a road sign.

“Stephenson then became stuck in the ditch,” the deputy said. “I attempted to speak with Stephenson, but she was uncooperative. During the interview, Stephenson decided to try and run from the scene. I stopped her from leaving and attempted to place her into handcuffs. At this time Stephenson became combative and kicked me several times after being handcuffed.”

The Subaru sustained minor damage and was towed by Charlie’s Garage, police said.

More impaired operation

A Sullivan man was arrested after his car went into a ditch and sideswiped a guardrail Friday. Deputies took a complaint about the man’s driving while he was on the Bar Harbor Road in Trenton, but the erratic driving ended on the Jordan River Road in Lamoine, police said.

Deputy Travis Frost arrested Roger Sargent, 36, on charges of OUI and driving to endanger. Sargent was summoned on a charge of drug possession. Dave’s Towing removed the car.

Vehicle off road

Deputy Jeff McFarland is investigating a vehicle left off the roadside on Beech Hill Road in Blue Hill Nov. 4. The driver fled the scene, McFarland said.


A Sedgwick woman reported that someone had rifled through her vehicle and taken some items after she left it unattended Nov. 2. Deputy Marcus Downes is investigating.

A Trenton business reported a theft Nov. 4. Deputy Luke Gross is investigating.

A Lamoine resident reported a theft Friday.


An Otis woman reported seeing someone outside her residence shining a flashlight in her bedroom window Sunday at 11 p.m. McFarland checked the area but didn’t find any suspicious people or vehicles.

Email scams

On Friday, a Brooksville resident was the victim of an email scam from someone claiming to be Amazon advising that the resident had an outstanding bill, Hall said. “She believed the scam and paid the scammer with gift cards.”

A Surry resident was the recipient of a scam email on Nov. 5 but did not respond, police said.

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