Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 29

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigated a drug overdose at a Blue Hill residence Friday.

“The subject was provided Narcan and became alert, conscious and breathing,” said Deputy Travis Frost. “Subject denied any further medical attention and was not transported to any hospitals.”

Political sign problems

Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies have had complaints about political signs being stolen as well as knocked over.

A Trenton woman called Sunday to report she had footage of a person on her property knocking over political signs. Deputy Dylan Hall took the complaint.

A Dedham resident reported Monday that the political signs that had been placed in front of the resident’s home as well as on the side of Route 1A are missing.

Agency assist

Hall assisted the Bar Harbor Police Department while an officer conducted an interview in Trenton Sunday.

Citizen assists

A Trenton girl called police Oct. 18 to report that her mother and her stepfather were fighting.

“Deputies responded and met with all parties involved,” said Deputy Dan Harlan. “There had been no assaults, so the parties were separated and the issue was resolved.”


A domestic dispute investigation Oct. 19 resulted in arrest for one person who is a convicted felon and on bail and is thus restricted from possessing firearms or other dangerous weapons, said Deputy Dakota Dupuis.

“After an investigation and subsequent search, multiple firearms were located and seized,” said Dupuis.

Police arrested Ryan Mooreside, 32, of Hancock on charges of violating conditions of release and two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Lt. Corey Bagley and Harlan assisted.


A car went off the road, struck some rocks and returned to the roadway after a motorist fell asleep on Lily Road in Dedham Oct. 19, said Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo.

Sara Steiner, 34, of Bangor was driving a 2016 Subaru Legacy, which sustained a reportable amount of damage, Gionfriddo said. Steiner was not injured.

A passer-by reported two people possibly unconscious in a vehicle that had crashed on Sunshine Road in Deer Isle Oct. 21, but it turned out to be a couple sleeping while waiting for a tow truck to arrive, said Deputy Zach Allen.

Shawn Poliquin, 49, of Bucksport was operating a 2005 Mercury Sable and cut a corner too sharply, colliding with a guardrail, which caused his tire to get stuck underneath it, the deputy said.

Harlan is investigating a “severely damaged” sport utility vehicle found off the road by a Stonington man Oct. 21.

The man thought he saw the driver of the vehicle hiding in the woods. When Harlan arrived, the driver had fled.

Deputies also handled numerous collisions involving deer in the past two weeks.


A Tremont cemetery representative called police Saturday to report trouble with people loitering in the cemetery and dumping trash there.

Pedestrian assistance

Frost found a pedestrian in Blue Hill at 9:30 p.m. Monday who was walking toward Bangor. The deputy said the pedestrian declined a ride, so Frost provided safety suggestions for walking in the dark.

Well-being check

Hall checked on the well-being of a Lamoine resident Monday. The resident agreed to go via ambulance to a hospital for an evaluation, Hall said.

Juvenile problems

Gionfriddo talked with parents and their children in Orland and Dedham Oct. 21.

In Orland, the deputy advised the parents of some ways to handle situations going forward and where to get help for their child.

At the Dedham residence, it was determined best that a child go with another parent for a night.


A Trenton woman took a call from someone she thought was from a law enforcement agency advising that she had a warrant for her arrest for money laundering and drug trafficking Oct. 19. The caller told the woman “if she was able to pay a certain amount of money it would fix the issue,” Gionfriddo said. “She proceeded to send them gift cards with funds on them.”

Grionfriddo is investigating.


Hall arrested Carl Gray, 45, of Sedgwick on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant Oct. 20.


Allen is investigating a theft of tools that were taken from an Orland job site on Oct. 20.

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