Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Sept. 5

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Ellsworth man who reportedly turned his vehicle around after approaching an OUI checkpoint on the Surry Road Friday.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis arrested Patrick Codianne, 39, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.

Dupuis said Codianne drove up to the roadblock before turning around and proceeding back the way he came.

“I was able to catch up with the vehicle a short distance away and subsequently conducted a traffic stop,” Dupuis said.

Agency assist

Deputy Jeff McFarland assisted with a fatal motor vehicle accident in Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor in the pre-dawn hours Saturday. “I mapped the scene and will be doing an accident reconstruction.”

Deputy Brian Archer assisted the Maine State Police with a motor vehicle accident in Trenton Sunday.

Archer helped the state police with a suicidal woman in Hancock Monday.

Shots fired

A Lamoine man called police Saturday at 5:41 p.m. to report someone shooting guns in a nearby gravel pit and that he could hear the bullets ricocheting over his house.

“I met with the complainant and will attempt to determine who was doing the shooting,” McFarland said. “The case is under investigation.”


Lt. Tim Cote took a complaint from a Blue Hill Fair vendor that someone stole products. Cote located the stolen property and removed the suspects from the fairgrounds. The vendor didn’t want to pursue charges, the lieutenant said.

An Alabama woman reported Aug. 20 that someone she’s staying with took her debit card. However, the woman called later to tell Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo that she didn’t want to pursue charges.

A Tremont woman called Aug. 22 to report she’d had a guest and was now missing an item but didn’t want deputies to pursue the matter.

A Parker Lane resident in Blue Hill reported a theft from her residence on Aug. 27. Deputy Dan Harlan is investigating.


A sport utility vehicle went off the road and rolled onto its side after a motorist lost control while traveling through the roundabout on the Mines Road in Blue Hill Monday, Dupuis said.

Joseph Ryan, 29, of Blue Hill was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe, which sustained minor damage, Dupuis said. Ryan was not injured, the deputy said.

A Toyota Corolla crossed the centerline and struck a Kia Sportage on Front Ridge Road in Orland Saturday, Gionfriddo said.

Christine Fairweather, 26, of Orland was driving a 2010 Corolla, which struck the driver’s side rear quarter panel of a 2019 Kia operated by James Ford, 80, Gionfriddo said. Ford resides in Blue Hill.

The impact spun the Kia around. The vehicle landed in a ditch.

No one was injured and both vehicles had to be towed, the deputy said.

Public outreach

Members of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office went to the Cave Hill School in Eastbrook Aug. 27 to conduct the Children’s Identification and Location Database (CHILD) project, said Deputy Luke Gross.

Gross said the project is a community service safety initiative dedicated to providing parents and guardians with tools they can use to help protect their children.


Dupuis summoned Nathaniel Worster, 21, of Tremont on a charge of operating after suspension Aug. 28 in Tremont.

Dupuis summoned Robert Hannan, 64, of Vermont on a charge of operating without a license during a speed enforcement detail in Sorrento Friday.

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