Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 8

ELLSWORTH — Deputies investigated three motor vehicle accidents related to the wind storm Saturday. In all cases, trees as well as a large tree branch had fallen into the roadway and were struck by cars.

Two of the accidents were in Hancock and one was in Lamoine. In all cases, the vehicles involved were able to be driven from the scene. No serious injuries were reported.

A car went off the road and struck a tree and a utility pole on Battle Avenue in Castine Nov. 1, Deputy Dan Harlan reported.

Jayden Wilson, 18, was driving a 2011 Subaru, which was a total loss, Harlan said. Wilson suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Harlan said the accident remains under investigation.

A minivan had to be towed after it struck a deer that had entered a travel lane on Tenney Hill in Blue Hill Saturday, Deputy Brian Archer reported.

Janet Astbury, 63, of Blue Hill was traveling south in a 2010 Dodge Caravan, which sustained damage to its windshield and front driver’s side quarter panel, Archer said. Astbury was not injured. There was no word on the deer.

There were additional car-deer collisions in Trenton and Verona Island.

Youth issue

A 16-year-old Blue Hill boy called the Sheriff’s Office Oct. 30 to report that he wasn’t getting along with his mother. Deputy Harlan called his parents.


A Deer Isle man reported nearly getting caught up in a fraud involving iPhone gift cards Oct. 31, Harlan said. “He reported that he almost lost $1,500 on the scam but caught it in time.”


Deputy Luke Gross summoned William Whitlock, 70, of Milbridge on a charge of driving to endanger Sunday. Whitlock allegedly made an unsafe pass on Route 1 in Gouldsboro. Gross stopped Whitlock in Hancock.

Detective Frank Jennings summoned Mia Fox, 20, of Pittsfield on a charge of operating without a license during a traffic stop on Castine Road in Castine Oct. 31.

Agency assist

Deputy Travis Frost and police dog Finn assisted the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with a drug bust in Holden Nov. 1. Four Ellsworth residents were arrested and drugs seized.

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