Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 11

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies Jeff McFarland, David Lord and Travis Frost arrested two men after agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant in Deer Isle Friday.

Deputies arrested David Joyce, 44, of Deer Isle and Anderson John Harewood, 47, of Schenectady, N.Y., each on one count of aggravated drug trafficking.

Both men were still incarcerated at the Hancock County Jail on Tuesday.

Impaired operation

Deputies arrested three motorists on charges of impaired driving.

In Sedgwick Sunday, a report of a van off the road led to arrest for the motorist.

McFarland and Lord arrested Luis Torres, 30, of Stonington and Puerto Rico on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.

In Castine Saturday, McFarland and Lord arrested a Massachusetts motorist on a charge of OUI.

McFarland said the motorist had left the scene on foot and was located a short time later. Police arrested Conor Walsh, 26, of Carlisle on a charge of OUI.

Deputy Dan Harlan arrested a motorist on a charge of OUI after stopping the vehicle, which had made an improper/bad pass on the Surry Road in Ellsworth Oct. 1. Harlan also charged Chesley Yurchick, 41, of Blue Hill with operating after revocation.

Domestic violence

Deputy Luke Gross arrested Richard Gramolini, 49, of Hancock on a charge of domestic violence assault Sunday.


A Brooklin man called the Sheriff’s Office to report that his son was assaulted on a field trip to the Common Ground Fair in Unity. Deputy Dan Harlan advised the father to contact the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Citizen assist

On Saturday, McFarland spoke to a Surry couple who have been having problems with a neighbor.

“I offered some options and they will call if further assistance is needed,” McFarland said.


A Blue Hill man reported Oct. 3 that his daughter’s cell phone had been stolen at a residence in Brooksville.


A Brooklin woman called police after thinking she heard an intruder in her residence and seeing motion lights on early Tuesday.

Chief Deputy Pat Kane said the doors were locked upon his arrival. He searched the residence and didn’t find anyone inside.

Animal problem

Kane dispatched an injured deer laying on the side of Newbury Neck Road in Surry Tuesday. A local resident took the deer.

Harlan dispatched another injured deer lying on a Penobscot roadside Oct. 1.

In Orland Sunday, a dead deer obstructed part of a roadway. Deputy Brian Archer issued a tag to a passer-by who stopped to remove the deer.

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