Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Overdose suspected in death of Dedham man

ELLSWORTH — A Dedham man, 31, was found dead of a suspected drug overdose on Friday.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost said he was called to check on an “unresponsive” man and found that he had passed away.

Frost said the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating.

Citizen assist

On Sept. 8, Deputy Brian Archer checked on the well-being of a Waltham woman, 75, who it turned out had fallen a couple days prior and was stuck on the floor.

When Archer arrived, he heard the woman yelling “help” from inside her residence. She was taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

The woman’s brother, who lives in Florida, had asked police to check on her.

A report of people fighting on the Duck Cove Road Saturday turned out to be friends who were wrestling.


A Sullivan man allegedly passed out and crashed into a berm, causing his vehicle to roll over and come to rest against a telephone pole at the end of Tunk Lake Road in Sullivan Sept. 7, Deputy Jake Day said.

Christopher Whynott, 23, was operating a 1999 Subaru Legacy, which was a total loss, the deputy said. Whynott was throwing up and was taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital to be checked, Day said.

A station wagon hit a utility pole after it went through the intersection of Otis Road at Pyle Road in Otis Sept. 8, Deputy Luke Gross reported.

Marilyn Garnett, 66, of Otis was operating a 2009 Subaru, which sustained front-end damage, Gross said.

School bus issue

A Dedham Elementary School employee reported that a motorist had passed a school bus that had been stopped with its red lights flashing on Monday.


A Sullivan resident reported the theft of a rifle and television on Tuesday. Day is investigating.

Alcohol enforcement details

An alcohol enforcement detail in Castine Sept. 8 yielded two summonses.

Police charged George Doe, 19, of Kennebunkport with illegal transportation of liquor by a minor.

Also summoned was Jonathan Miller, 19, of Pleasant Ridge on a charge of illegal transportation of liquor by a minor.

Public outreach

Gross and Deputy Rob Morang conducted a bike rodeo in Surry Saturday to check helmets and bicycles for safety and test riders on bicycle skills.

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