Hancock County Sheriff log week of January 6

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Christmas Eve burglary at a Stonington residence.

“Upon arrival I took photographs of the scene and spoke with all witnesses,” said Deputy Dylan Hall. “This case is still under investigation.”

There was no word on the value of the stolen items.


Deputy Brian Archer arrested Joseph Meeks, 37, on a warrant after responding to a domestic dispute in Trenton Dec. 29.

Citizen assists

A Stonington resident reported a family member sending messages with harassing statements on Dec. 24. Hall spoke to the resident, who decided to block the relative through all social media platforms along with the relative’s cell phone. “The resident advised that they did not want any charges pressed, however wanted the incident documented.”

Deputy Jeff McFarland controlled traffic on a sharp corner of Burnt Cove Road in Stonington Dec. 30 while a motorist changed a tire on his vehicle, which had broken down partially in the roadway.

Family members on Dec. 31 asked police to check on a relative who resides in Lamoine who hadn’t been heard from since Christmas. Deputy Travis Frost located the relative, who was fine and advised to contact the family.


A car went into a ditch, up an embankment and spun around, coming to rest in the roadway of the Blue Hill Road in Surry Dec. 30. The accident occurred after a motorist lost control due to slippery road conditions, Deputy Marcus Downes reported.

Brandi Hardie, 28, of Deer Isle was southbound in a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis, which was towed by Snow’s Garage, Downes said. Hardie was not injured. The Surry Fire Department and the Maine Department of Transportation assisted.

A car went off the road, struck a snowbank, went airborne and struck a tree before coming to rest on High Street in Brooklin Dec. 30, Archer said.

Shane Webber, 39, of Sedgwick was driving a 2005 BMW sedan, which was considered a total loss, Archer said. Webber was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the deputy said. Archer summoned Webber on charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of release.

Agency assist

Downes helped the Ellsworth Police Department with responding to an Ellsworth residence for a domestic issue Dec. 31.



Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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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.

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