Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 19

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested a woman last week wanted in connection with recent burglaries in the Tremont area, police said.

Tina Sieber, 39, was arrested on two counts each of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and burglary.

“We were able to gather credible information where Sieber was hiding and by the late afternoon on Nov.10, Sieber was located hiding in a camper that she had illegally entered at a local campground,” said Lt. Tim Cote. “Sieber refused to exit the camper and was later found to be hiding in a closet.”

Deputy Zach Allen developed information in the case and Detective Stephen McFarland collected evidence, both of which led to a warrant for Sieber’s arrest.

The Southwest Harbor Police Department assisted with Sieber’s arrest.

“The investigation is continuing, and further charges will follow,” Cote said.

Sexual assault

Deputy Dan Harlan is investigating a sexual assault reported by a young Orland woman on Nov. 10. The incident did not occur last week but is a “late report” of the assault, Harlan said. “I responded to her residence and met with her about the assault.”

Burglary and theft

Deputy Marcus Downes is investigating a Nov. 4 burglary at an Orland residence in which a “significant amount of cash was taken.”

“It was determined that the main door to the residence had likely been left unlocked throughout the daylight hours,” Downes said.

A Lamoine resident reported that someone had been inside the resident’s vehicle before being chased off by a dog. Harland and Lt. Corey Bagley checked the area but didn’t find anyone.

Criminal mischief

A Deer Isle man was charged Nov. 12 after he allegedly punched a door at Walgreens in Blue Hill, causing the glass to shatter and knocking the door off a rail.

“I went to Walgreens and reviewed the video surveillance and was able to see the subject strike the door and get into a vehicle and was able to obtain the license plate,” Bagley said. “I ran the license plate to find the owner of the vehicle.”

Joshua M. Woods, 26, was summoned on a charge of criminal mischief.

The lieutenant said Woods was intoxicated but did admit he had caused the damage because he was angry.

Woods was advised not to return to the store.

Traffic detail

Bagley worked a traffic detail along Route 1 from the Hancock/Ellsworth line to the Hancock/Washington County line. “During the detail, several vehicles were stopped for a variety of traffic violations and defects,” the officer said.

Mask complaint

A visitor from Florida called police Nov. 10 to report that a Trenton business was not requiring that its patrons wear masks into the business. “The caller wanted to make sure we were aware of the situation,” Bagley said.


A van was totaled after it struck a deer on the Airline Road in Township 28 Monday, said Deputy Brian Archer.

Anthony Cerini, 20, of Corinth was driving west in a 2020 Chevrolet van when the deer ran out into the roadway in front of the vehicle. “Mr. Cerini was not able to avoid a collision with the deer,” Archer said.

“Mr. Cerini was treated and released at the scene after complaining of pain due to an impact with the airbag,” the deputy said. “I was assisted at the scene by the Aurora Fire Department and Rolfe’s Towing.”

A sport utility vehicle rear-ended another SUV, which had been stopped in traffic to turn left from Route 1 into the Hancock Grocery lot Nov. 10, Bagley said. Both vehicles sustained significant amounts of damage and had to be towed but injuries were minor, the lieutenant said.

Nicholas Andrews, 16, of Sullivan was driving a 2011 GMC Yukon, which struck a 2015 GMC Acadia operated by Jennifer Sargent, 46, of Franklin, said Bagley. Sargent had one passenger, Natalie Sargent, 16, of Hancock.

“Jennifer Sargent sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by Northern Light Ambulance and released,” the deputy said. All three were wearing their seat belts.

The Hancock Fire Department assisted at the scene.

While on a call in Dedham Nov.11, Deputy Dakota Dupuis saw “an object” run into the roadway in front of him and into the oncoming traffic lane.

“The oncoming vehicle swerved but was unable to avoid the object, resulting in a crash,” said Dupuis. “I realized the ‘object’ was a moose as I got closer. The moose got back up and ran off. The vehicle was surprisingly not damaged, and the female operator was uninjured. Nothing further.”

Drug problem

Bagley, Downes and Dupuis went to a Dedham residence Nov. 11 for a report that a woman was under the influence of drugs and hallucinating, Dupuis said. The woman was taken to a local hospital.

Mental health issues

Police responded to a Gouldsboro residence to check on a woman having mental issues Nov. 11. Deputy Travis Frost said the woman was taken to a local hospital for evaluation.

A Surry woman called Oct. 25 to report she was hearing voices and having suicidal thoughts. Archer went to the woman’s home with an ambulance, which took her to a hospital for evaluation.


Police summoned Tanya Prime, 51, of Sedgwick on a charge of operating after habitual offender revocation Nov. 15 on the Blue Hill Road in Surry.


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