Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 4

ELLSWORTH — A Washington man was trapped inside his rental car after he was distracted by something inside the car, which went off the roadway of Marlboro Beach Road in Lamoine Sunday, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost reported.

Christopher Brown, 69, was driving a 2017 Nissan Sentra that went off the road and came to rest on its driver’s side in a ditch, Frost said. The Lamoine Fire Department extricated Brown, who was not injured, the deputy said.

A car sustained major front-end damage after it left the road and struck a bank of trees off Washington Junction Road in Hancock Saturday, Lt. Corey Bagley said.

Earl Antworth, 74, of Surry was operating a 2016 Toyota, the lieutenant said. Antworth complained of neck pain. Capital Ambulance took Antworth to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.


A man reported a possible prowler at his Verona Island residence Sept. 25. Deputy David Lord checked the residence and spoke with other family members, who advised that the man had dementia and had heard his daughter in an upstairs bedroom.


A Sedgwick woman was allegedly struck in the face Sept. 26 by her sister. The victim called the Sheriff’s Office about the incident. Deputy Brian Archer served the sister with a written trespass notice and advised the woman not to return to her sister’s property.


Bagley summoned Kimberly Ratsakongsy Perzanowski, 28, of Hampden on a charge of operating after suspension Monday on Route 1 in Hancock.

Bagley also summoned Perzanowski on a charge of speeding 72 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Archer summoned Beckton Brownlow, 22, of Blue Hill on a charge of violating conditions of his release Sept. 25.

Archer summoned Justin Swedberg, 25, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating after habitual offender revocation Sept. 28 in Hancock.

Deputy Dan Harlan summoned Charles Resh, 18, of Swanville on a charge of possession of marijuana by a minor Sept. 27 in Orland. Harlan had stopped Resh for speeding.

Agency assist

Deputies assisted several agencies during the past week.

Frost and police dog Finn assisted Hancock County Jail corrections officers with a search of inmate cells. Frost said they didn’t find any contraband.

Bagley stood by for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services while it conducted a home inspection in Orland Sept. 24.

Harlan and McFarland assisted the Ellsworth Police Department with a man who was causing a problem Sept. 19 at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital.

Archer controlled traffic on the Airline Road in Township 28 Sept. 24 while the Maine State Police handled a crash.

Unattended deaths

Frost investigated the unattended death of a New York man, 68, at a Tremont residence Saturday. Frost said the man died of natural causes.

Frost also responded to a report of an unattended death Sunday at a Surry residence. A Portland man, 92, had died of natural causes, the deputy said.

Citizen assist

Archer took a suicidal Sullivan woman to a hospital for a mental health evaluation Sept. 27.

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