The driver of this pickup truck escaped serious injury after she fell asleep while traveling on the Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill Oct. 31, reported Deputy Travis Frost. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY JENNIFER OSBORN

Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Nov. 7

ELLSWORTH — An accident near the Holden-Dedham town line Oct. 26 resulted in an arrest on a charge of impaired operation, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

“While en route to the crash, I was advised that the crash was actually just into Penobscot County,” Deputy Dakota Dupuis said.

However, Dupuis learned the identity of the operator and that the man was reportedly leaving the scene so he continued on to assist the Holden Police Department.

Police arrested Timothy Thorpe, 39, of Dedham on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (drugs).

The Holden Police Department took Thorpe to the Penobscot County Jail.

More arrests

Dupuis arrested a Millinocket man wanted by the Maine State Police in connection with an alleged assault in Penobscot Oct. 24.

Moments after being advised to be on the lookout for the suspect, Dupuis saw the man drive by on Route 46 in Dedham.

Dupuis stopped the man’s pickup truck and arrested Mark Deschene, 45, on a charge of domestic violence assault.

Deschene was taken to the Hancock County Jail and turned over to Trooper Travis Chapman, who was investigating the alleged assault. [Update: The charge was dismissed Feb. 13, 2020.]

Domestic violence assault

Deputy Chris Sargent arrested Stanley Bajor, 51, of Orland on a charge of domestic violence assault Sunday.

The Maine State Police assisted.


A pickup truck flipped onto its driver’s side after a motorist fell asleep while driving on the Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill Oct. 31, Deputy Travis Frost reported.

Jaime Emerton, 39, was operating a 2016 GMC Canyon, which sustained “severe” damage, Frost said.

Emerton was wearing her seat belt and her airbags were deployed. She was taken to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital to be checked. Peninsula Ambulance and the Blue Hill Fire Department assisted.

Traffic enforcement

Deputy Luke Gross stopped several vehicles during a detail on Goose Cove Road in Trenton Saturday.

Gross issued numerous warnings and summonses to motorists.

Citizen assist

A Surry resident called police Saturday to report her concerns about a neighbor’s children being left unsupervised, Frost said.

Agency assist

Deputy Dan Harlan went to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital Nov. 2 to help with an out of control patient.

“He had calmed down upon my arrival and I spoke to him to make sure he was going to remain that way,” Harlan said.

Deputy Brian Archer assisted the Department of Health and Human Services with an investigation at an Orland residence Oct. 30.

Dupuis helped DHHS with a child safety evaluation at a Tremont residence Nov. 1.

Mental health problems

Deputies responded to a report of a suicidal person in Hancock Monday. The person was taken by ambulance to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, police said.

Deputies went to the Penobscot Narrows Bridge in Verona Island Nov. 1 for a report of a suicidal girl, 16, walking on the bridge.

A Bucksport police officer found the girl on the bridge and took her into custody, said Sargent. The Waldo County Sheriff’s Office took the girl to a facility for a psychological evaluation.

The Maine Marine Patrol and the Maine Warden Service assisted.

Jennifer Osborn

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