Hancock County Sheriff’s Log: Snowy road leads to Dedham crash

BLUE HILL — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office handled a weather-related crash last week.

A sport utility vehicle slid off the road and went into the woods after a motorist lost control due to snow-covered roads on Upper Dedham Road in Dedham April 6, Deputy Dana Austin reported.

Thomas Rockwell, 30, of Dedham was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer, which sustained an estimated $2,000 in damage, Austin said. Rockwell was not injured.


A Blue Hill woman called police to report a scam involving an online marketplace. The woman sent $2,500 worth of gift cards for a camper she never received, Deputy Jake Day reported.

Fishing violation

Deputy Rob Morang was sent to check on a report of three people clamming without a license on Swan’s Island Monday.

“Upon my arrival, three suspects fled,” Morang said. The Maine Marine Patrol has helped identify the suspects and charges are pending, Morang said.


Austin summoned a Brooklin man as a result of investigating a motor vehicle crash in Brooklin Saturday. Austin charged Ronald Grant, 53, with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.


Deputy Luke Gross is investigating an ongoing threatening case involving a Trenton resident.


Deputy Eric McLaughlin advised a Brooklin resident who has been continually harassed to seek a protection order.

In another harassment case, Gross warned a person to leave a former partner alone.

A Sedgwick woman reported April 5 that a Stonington couple are harassing her and her son. A deputy spoke with the parties and warned them not to have contact with each other.


A Lamoine resident reported that a fraudulent tax return had been filed. Gross discovered that the incident is already being investigated by the Internal Revenue Service.

Gunshot complaint

A Trenton man was warned about shooting too close to a dwelling April 5.

Citizen assist

Deputy Dana Austin was sent to check on a domestic situation at a Surry residence April 6. “…Both parties agreed to be civil and go to sleep for the night,” Austin said.

A Blue Hill woman asked police for help with her husband, who was having mental health issues and needed to go to a hospital but was refusing. A deputy was able to convince the man to go to the hospital.

School traffic complaint

While monitoring school traffic in Blue Hill April 5, a deputy took a complaint about an ongoing problem with a motorist at the school. The alleged offender was not located.

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