Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Nov. 28

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate complaints of alleged abuse or neglect of children.

Deputy Luke Gross is investigating an incident referred to the office from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services about an instance of possible abuse or neglect of a Hancock child reported earlier this month.

Deputy Zach Allen also is assisting DHHS with a potential child abuse case that was reported Nov. 20.

“It is still under investigation,” Allen said.

Civil issue

A woman reported a theft of two cords of wood from a woodlot she owns in Hancock. However, police have determined the missing wood is a civil matter.

Customer problems

The Blue Hill Walgreens called for help with an “unruly patron” on Friday, Deputy Chris Sargent reported.

Sargent found the customer and warned the person not to return to the store.


A sport utility vehicle struck a deer on Toddy Pond Road in Surry Saturday, Deputy Travis Frost reported.

Chrystal Laieski, 32, of Surry was driving a 2014 Honda CRV when a deer jumped in her travel lane, Frost said. “She was unable to stop in time and hit the deer on the driver passenger side causing damages.”

“The deer fled from the scene and Laieski was not injured,” Frost said. “She was wearing her seat belt and did not need a tow truck. She was able to operate her vehicle to her destination.”

A woman was ejected from her car, which went off the road and into the woods after she fell asleep while driving on Route 1 near Eastside Road in Hancock Nov. 17, Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo reported.

Deborah Sinclair, 50, of Mount Desert was driving north in a 2003 Ford Focus, Gionfriddo said.

Sinclair was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, the deputy said.

Agency assist

An ambulance service called for help while preparing to drive an “out of control” female resident of a Surry group home to a hospital Friday.

Deputy Dan Harlan arrived and helped load the woman onto the ambulance.

“She was cooperative and there were no issues while I was there,” Harlan said.


Lt. Tim Cote is investigating a theft of several items from a Trenton residence. The homeowner reported that someone had entered his home during the daytime on Friday.


Deputy Brian Archer summoned Pamela Den-Haan, 58, of Blue Hill on a charge of passing a stopped school bus with lights flashing on Nov. 19.

Archer said two concerned citizens had called to complain that Den-Haan had allegedly passed the bus while it was stopped to receive passengers.

Archer summoned Bradley Reed, 24, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating after revocation in Ellsworth Nov. 17.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.
Jennifer Osborn

Latest posts by Jennifer Osborn (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *