Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 18

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two Lamoine brothers who allegedly assaulted a woman Oct. 10.

Lt. Corey Bagley said Malcolm Higgins, 62, and Michael Higgins, 59, were each charged with one count of assault.

Bagley said Capital Ambulance checked the victim, who declined transport to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Both men are scheduled for an initial appearance in Hancock County Court Dec. 4.

Agency assist

Deputies from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office helped numerous other agencies search for a missing Mount Desert man on Isleford Oct. 9.

The body of the missing man, who was 50, was found in a wooded area, said Bagley.

“The unattended death is not considered suspicious but the exact cause of death will be determined by the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office,” Bagley said.

Members of the Maine Warden Service and the Maine Marine Patrol also searched Isleford, as did the Isleford Fire Department and Mount Desert Police.

Citizen assist

A Dedham man called police Oct. 9 to have his girlfriend removed because she had been drinking and was vandalizing his vehicle, Bagley said.

“Deputies responded to the residence and found that both subjects had been drinking and that no damage had been done to the vehicle,” Bagley said. “It was decided that the caller would go somewhere for the night to make sure there was no further problems.”

Attempted burglary

Someone tried and failed to break into a Dedham man’s residence Oct. 10.


Two Steuben teens escaped serious injury after a car hit a guardrail then went back across the roadway, striking several rocks before rolling onto its roof on Route 182 in Township 10 Friday, Bagley said.

Kelly Benjamin, 17, was driving a 2004 Honda Civic, which was a total loss, Bagley said.

Benjamin was not injured. Her passenger, Cameron Pottle, 17, had minor injuries, the lieutenant said. Both were wearing seat belts.

Bagley summoned Benjamin on a charge of violation of a learner’s permit. Pottle was summoned on a charge of permitting unlawful use.

Sunlight contributed to a rear-end collision on the Mountain Road in Blue Hill Friday just after 5 p.m., Deputy Jeff McFarland reported.

One motorist stopped his car in the travel lane because the sun was so bright he couldn’t see the road, the deputy said. Due to the sun, an approaching motorist didn’t see the stopped car and ran into the back of it.

Ryan Carrier, 38, of Orland was driving a 2008 Nissan Versa, which was rear-ended by a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe operated by Carson Crocker, 22, of Blue Hill, McFarland said.

Both men were wearing their seat belts and weren’t injured.

The Versa had “substantial” rear-end damage and had to be towed, McFarland said. The Tahoe had front-end damage but was able to be driven from the scene.

A Brooksville motorist was charged after his car went off the road to avoid a deer and struck a ledge on North Sedgwick Road in Sedgwick Saturday, police said.

Daniel Bassler, 30, was driving south in a 1987 Porsche 944, which had reportable damage and had to be towed, McFarland said.

McFarland summoned Bassler on a charge of leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

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