Deputy Luke Gross surveys a scene where a pickup truck went off the road early Saturday morning on Acadia Highway in Orland. Police said the truck hit two utility poles, bringing down lines. The crash knocked out power for a time to more than 1,000 CMP customers in Orland and Penobscot. STEVE FULLER PHOTO

Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 3

ELLSWORTH — An Isle au Haut woman suffered a bruised leg after getting hit by a vehicle she was standing behind in a store parking lot in Stonington Aug. 26, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputy Marcus Downes said a Stonington man had been trying to back out of a parking space when the woman was hit. The pedestrian was treated and released at Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital.

More accidents

A car went off the road and struck a dirt embankment after a motorist fell asleep while operating on Southern Bay Road in Penobscot Saturday.

Therion Harmon, 23, was northbound in a 2007 Chevrolet, which went off the road and struck an embankment, police said. Harmon wasn’t injured, but the car was disabled and had to be towed.

A pickup truck went off the road and struck a signpost and two utility poles before rolling over off Route 1 in Orland Saturday, said Deputy Luke Gross.

Albert Curtis, 38, of Orland was driving south in a 2002 Dodge Ram, which was totaled, Gross said.

Curtis suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

“Assisting at the scene was the Orland Fire Department and Bucksport Ambulance Service,” Gross said. “This investigation is ongoing.”

Citizen assist

An Ellsworth man reported to police an incident on Verona Island Aug. 24 in which he was approached by a woman who wanted to speak to him about the Black Lives Matter movement, said Deputy Zach Allen.

Domestic disputes

Deputies were sent to an Orland residence Aug. 27, where a man was allegedly “out of control and throwing things,” police said. “Upon arriving on scene, it was determined that no assaults had occurred, but the man was no longer welcome at the residence,” said Deputy Dakota Dupuis. “The man was moved along.”

A Penobscot woman called for help removing her boyfriend from her residence on Aug. 27. The man left before deputies arrived.

Mental health issues

Deputies checked on a man with ongoing mental health issues at a Penobscot residence Aug. 27. Deputy Chris Sargent provided information and guidance on how to proceed.

Agency assist

Downes helped the Maine Marine Patrol with a boat accident in Brooklin’s Naskeag Harbor Aug. 26.


A citizen alerted police to an ongoing problem with speeding and racing vehicles on the Castine Road in Castine on Aug. 27, said Sargent, who added, “The information was documented and the area will be patrolled.”

Operating after suspension

Deputy Dylan Hall summoned Ryan Daugherty, 36, of Blue Hill on a charge of operating after suspension Aug. 27 in Sedgwick.

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