Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 26

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two motorists for allegedly driving while impaired last Friday.

A complaint about a truck operating erratically northbound on Route 1A in Ellsworth led to arrest of a motorist and a passenger.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis intercepted the truck near the Dedham town line and arrested the operator, Daniel Grant, 59, of Hancock on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (drugs).

Grant’s passenger, Michael Church, 48, of Franklin, was arrested by Ellsworth Police on a charge of probation violation, the deputy said.

An accident on Route 1 in Orland Friday led to another arrest.

A motorist lost control of his 2009 Nissan, which skidded and left the roadway, hitting several trees, said Deputy Dan Harlan.

Harlan arrested Douglas Gavelek, 23, of Orland on a charge of OUI. The car had to be towed.


A Tremont woman reported Nov. 10 that her rental home was broken into but nothing taken.

“The investigation is ongoing and the incident is believed to be connected with other burglary incidents reported in that area,” said Det. Stephen McFarland.

Installation 0roblem

A Florida man who owns property in Franklin called the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to report vandalism to a fence he had installed.

“Upon further investigation, it was determined that the fence was installed on the wrong property and removed by the property owner,” said Deputy Brian Archer.

Neighbor dispute

Deputies went to a Trenton residence last Friday to help calm a dispute between two neighbors involving a utility shed.

“The neighbors were told to remain separated and that the ownership of the shed would have to be disputed in civil court as both neighbors had the understanding they owned the shed,” said Dupuis.

Mask complaint

An employee at a store in Blue Hill called police Friday to report a customer who was acting “disorderly” about wearing a mask. Deputy Zach Allen warned the customer not to return to the store.

A Trenton man called police Nov. 7 to report a package was missing and that he thought his neighbors had it. He wanted help getting the package back. Harlan retrieved the package and returned it to the man.

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