Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Multiple burglaries under investigation

ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple burglaries.

Two occurred at Sedgwick businesses. Those incidents were both reported in the early-morning hours of July 26. The other burglary occurred at a Franklin residence July 28.

The Hancock County Regional Communications Center took a call from the Eggemoggin Country Store just before 4 a.m. July 26 that someone had broken in.

“After arriving on scene, I determined that a suspect had gained entry into the store and taken off with an undisclosed amount of cash,” Deputy Dana Austin said.

Deputy Brian Archer is investigating a burglary at Tasha’s Takeout.

“The owner of the business advised me that nothing had been taken, but there was some damage to an entry door,” Archer said. “Upon arrival to the business, I observed some damage that had been done to a window and two doors that enter the business.”

Detective Ben Astbury is investigating the Franklin burglary. Approximately $1,450 in cash was taken from the residence, he said.

Suspected overdose

Astbury is investigating a possible overdose at a Trenton residence that was reported July 28.

Traffic stop charges

A traffic stop on Union Street in Blue Hill Friday led to charges for two young people.

Lt. Chris Thornton summoned a girl, 17, no town listed, on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thornton arrested Ethan Clark, 19, of Blue Hill on charges of violating conditions of his release and illegal transportation of liquor by a minor.

On Saturday, Deputy Dana Austin summoned Karl Graham, 44, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating after suspension.

Police summoned Erika Sargent, 25, of Tremont on a charge of operating after suspension July 27 in Tremont.


Deputy Eric McLaughlin summoned Jeremy Lovely, 37, of Trenton on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer July 28.

McLaughlin said the theft allegedly occurred at a Trenton business.

Citizen assist

Deputy Travis Frost was sent to an Orland residence to handle an out of control child. While en route, the child fled from the home, Frost said. Prior to the deputy’s arrival, the child was found and returned home.

Deputy Brian Archer spoke with a man July 28 who is concerned that a mother is verbally abusing her son, who is 7. Archer advised the man to contact the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Road rage

A Castine man reported an incident of road rage on the Shore Road in Castine Sunday. Deputy Franklin Jennings interviewed both drivers and the complainant decided not to pursue charges.

Alleged assault

Deputy Travis Frost took conflicting reports about a possible assault that occurred on Donnell Pond in Franklin Sunday. Frost said he would be forwarding the case to the district attorney for review once his investigation is complete.

Noise complaint

A Surry man, 72, called to complain about people across the bay target shooting, which was disturbing his peace.

“After determining that there was no safety issue, it was explained to the man that there is no violation of law that would allow us to take action,” Jennings said.


Police summoned Codee Reed, 23, of Ellsworth on a charge of exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 miles per hour or more.


A sport utility vehicle was totaled after it left the roadway and struck a tree in Tremont July 28. The vehicle’s driver had swerved to avoid a deer on Lighthouse Road, Archer said.

Adrian Nietz, 40, of Southwest Harbor was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban, Archer reported.

A car rear-ended another that had stopped on Route 172 to turn left into the Surry Store July 27, McLaughlin said.

Katherine Lansdale, 49, of Hamden, Conn., was driving a 2010 Nissan Altima, which struck a 1995 Mercury Sable operated by Andrea Weed, 34, of Surry, the deputy said.

Weed complained of neck pain. Peninsula Ambulance took her to a local hospital for treatment, McLaughlin said.

The deputy said the Nissan sustained moderate front end damage and the Mercury sustained major damage to its right rear.

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