Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 10

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office charged a man with assault after responding to a call for help from a Penobscot woman Sept. 3.

Deputy Jeff McFarland, Lt. Tim Cote and Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo responded.

“As a result of the investigation, Lucas E. Trundy…was arrested for domestic violence assault,” McFarland said. Trundy is 26 and from Penobscot.

The assault arrest was at 6:34 p.m. McFarland summoned Trundy at 8:45 p.m. on a charge of violating conditions of his release, after Trundy reportedly called the victim from jail.

Deputies were sent to a Hancock residence Friday for a report of a domestic dispute.

On arrival, they determined that both parties were antagonizing each other, which resulted in the dispute. One of them agreed to leave for the night to relieve the issue.

Sticker situation

Gionfriddo took a call Sept. 3 from someone concerned to see a set of mailboxes in Dedham with Confederate flag stickers.

Gionfriddo said she documented the information and took photographs in case of future incidents.


A pickup truck went off the road, went over a rock wall and hit a tree head-on after a motorist fell asleep while driving south on Morgan Bay Road in Surry Sunday, said Deputy Marcus Downes.

Cooper Black, 19, of Blue Hill was driving a 2007 Toyota Tacoma, which was a total loss, Downes said.

Peninsula Ambulance took Black and a passenger to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Surry Fire Department and the Maine Department of Environmental Protection assisted at the scene.

Two pickup trucks collided at the intersection of Lower Dedham Road and Mill Road in Dedham Sept. 3, police said.

One truck was traveling on Lower Dedham Road approaching the intersection of Mill Road when another truck was pulling onto Lower Dedham Road from the Mill Road to travel south, said Deputy Brian Archer.

Richard Henderson, 49, of Hancock was driving a 2006 Ford truck on Lower Dedham Road and had tried to avoid a collision by accelerating but was unable to avoid a 2016 Toyota Tundra operated by Karleton Ward, 56, of Dedham, Archer said. “The two vehicles collided in the intersection, causing reportable damage to both.”

Henderson had neck and shoulder pain but declined medical treatment at the scene. Both trucks were able to be driven from the scene, Archer said.

Two pickup trucks collided after one driver lost control of his steering while pulling out of the Tideway Market at the intersection of Franklin Road and Route 1 in Hancock Monday, police said.

Harvey Springer, 25, of Ellsworth was driving a 1990 Chevrolet truck, which lost its steering and went into the opposite travel lane, sideswiping a 2012 Nissan Frontier truck operated by John Fistori of Marlton, N.J., police said. Fistori had been towing a small boat and trailer, which sustained damage along with the truck.

The Chevrolet truck had to be towed, police said. Fistori was able to drive his truck from the scene and arranged for the boat and trailer to be removed. Everyone was wearing their seat belts and no one was injured, the deputy said.

The Hancock Fire Department assisted on scene with traffic control.


On Sunday, a Blue Hill man reported the theft of his wallet and phone from his vehicle while it was parked at a Blue Hill business. Downes is investigating.

Speed details

Deputy Dakota Dupuis, Archer and Downes conducted a speed detail on Route 1 in Orland Sunday. The trio stopped a total of 18 vehicles.

Dupuis said he conducted a patrol on Harbor Drive in Tremont Sept. 1 in response to ongoing traffic and speeding complaints.

“As a result of the patrol, nine traffic stops were conducted for speed and defective equipment violations,” Dupuis said.

Dupuis also held a patrol in Brooklin Sept. 3.

Citizen assist

Deputy Dan Harlan helped a Tremont woman retrieve her child and property from an ex-boyfriend’s residence Monday.

Agency assist

McFarland reconstructed a fatal motorcycle crash on Route 1 in Prospect Aug. 25 for the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputy Travis Frost and police dog Finn helped the Maine State Police search for an item in Hancock on Monday.

Archer and Dupuis helped the state police with a traffic stop in Hancock Monday.

Downes and Archer helped the Ellsworth Police Department with domestic calls on Friday and a crash involving injury on the Bangor Road in Ellsworth Saturday.

Downes helped the Department of Health and Human Services with a child custody case in Sullivan Friday.

Road Rage

A Dedham motorist was followed to Bangor by another motorist who allegedly threatened to shoot him Aug. 31, said Deputy Chris Sargent. The incident was sent to the Bangor Police Department for review.


Dupuis summoned Daniel Jordan, 63, of Waltham on a charge of criminal speeding Monday in Dedham. Jordan was allegedly traveling 91 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone, the deputy said.

Roydel Edwards, 58, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was summoned on a charge of criminal speed on Route 9 in Amherst Aug. 30. Dupuis said Edwards had been traveling 87 miles per hour in a 50-mph zone.


Trey Plummer, 20, of Stonington was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension Sept. 3 in Brooklin.

Michael O’Rourke, 20, of Surry was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension on Friday in Surry.

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