Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Week of March 14

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an act of vandalism at a Route 1 business in Hancock.

The business was vandalized March 5, Deputy Dan Harlan said. The owner, who lives in Winterport, said a window had been damaged when someone tried to break in.

Agency assist

Deputy Jeff McFarland escorted a DHHS case worker to an Orland residence March 5 but no one was home. The case worker will attempt to contact the family another day, he said.

Youth problem

Deputy Eric McLaughlin helped a Sullivan parent with a child who would not return home from a friend’s house March 8.

A Gouldsboro woman reported an issue with a boy, 11, saying inappropriate things at a local school on March 2. Harlan talked to the boy.

Motor vehicle complaint

A Stonington resident complained about a car “doing donuts” March 6. McLaughlin checked the area but didn’t see the offender.

Civil problem

McFarland met with a Trenton woman about a boundary line dispute March 7.

“I met with the caller and we discussed her complaint,” McFarland said. “I referred her to a local forest ranger, as her complaint involved a tree harvester cutting trees on her property.”


A Blue Hill woman reported the theft of several items from her residence March 6.

McFarland said the woman suspects a family member took the things and will speak with the person before pursuing law enforcement action.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.