Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: First snow leads to frosty relations between neighbors

ELLSWORTH — The first significant snowfall of the season last week led to a complaint about Lamoine neighbors pushing snow onto each other’s properties and into the roadway.

Hancock County Deputy Travis Frost spoke to the neighbors and issued a warning Dec. 31.


A Deer Isle man reported a theft of prescriptions and $20 in cash from vehicles parked at his home Jan. 1. Police are investigating.

A Blue Hill man reported a theft of checks and change from his residence. Detective Stephen McFarland is investigating.

A pump valued at $500 was stolen from a Deer Isle resident Monday. Deputy Ben Astbury said the pump has been recovered and there is a suspect in the case.

Identify theft

A Deer Isle resident was conned into providing a Social Security number to a caller on Monday. Astbury said the information was documented. The Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Social Security Administration are providing help.

Criminal mischief

A Deer Isle man was charged Tuesday after allegedly entering an Orland residence without permission.

Isaac Eaton, 38, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and criminal trespass.


A Deer Isle man was arrested after his pickup truck went off the road and hit a ditch on Sunshine Road in Deer Isle Monday, police reported.

Ryan Morey, 28, was driving a 2009 GMC Sierra, which sustained damage to its passenger side.

Morey was arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.


Police summoned Heather Black, 47, of Blue Hill on a charge of operating after suspension Friday.

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