Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 15

ELLSWORTH — A motorist suffered minor injuries after his pickup truck flipped onto its roof when he fell asleep while driving on the Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill Saturday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Joshua Vose of East Machias was driving a 2018 Ford F150 Versant Power truck when he fell asleep and the truck went into a ditch, said Deputy Travis Frost.

“Vose woke up, overcorrected his steering and flipped the truck onto its roof,” Frost said.

Vose was wearing his seat belt and was able to get out of the truck, Frost said. The motorist had minor injuries and was treated at Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital.

The truck received severe damage, Frost said. Blue Hill Fire Department and Peninsula Ambulance assisted on scene.

More accidents

A car rear-ended another car that had been slowing in traffic near Dysart’s on Route 3 in Trenton July 7, Lt. Corey Bagley reported.

Lydia Wooldridge, 29, of Ellsworth was driving a 2012 Kia Soul, which struck a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz operated by Pauline Seavey, 73, of Ellsworth, Bagley said. The Chevrolet was not drivable and had to be towed. Wooldridge was able to drive away in the Kia. No one was injured and both women were wearing their seat belts, the lieutenant said.

A motorist who drove a car to a nearby parking lot and left it there was charged as the result of a June 10 accident on Tremont Road in Tremont, police reported.

Jeffery Witham, 26, was summoned on a charge of failure to report a property damage accident by quickest means.

Police said Witham was driving a 2007 Honda Civic when he lost control of the car, which spun after hitting a curb. The car then struck a utility pole and came to rest on a sidewalk, officers said.


A Hancock woman called police June 28 after finding that her neighbors’ children had vandalized her vehicle, said Deputy Kamren Jennings. “We were able to speak to all involved parties and come to a resolution,” Jennings said.

Well-being check

Jennings checked on the well-being of a Sullivan man July 6 at the request of his two sisters in Connecticut. “Sergeant [Dan] Harlan and I were able to make contact with the man at his residence and provided him with some mental health resources,” Jennings said.


Lt. Tim Cote summoned Dorothy Cook, 63, of Ellsworth on charges of operating after suspension and false attachment of license plates during a traffic stop on the Airline Road in Aurora July 8.


A concerned citizen asked police to check on a man at the boat landing in Verona Island July 7. “The Sheriff’s Office has had recent contact with this gentleman, who appears to be living in his van,” said Deputy Zach Allen.

Agency assist

Deputy Dakota Dupuis assisted the Holden Police Department with a traffic stop near the Holden/Dedham town line July 7. “As a result of the stop Holden Police arrested one male,” Dupuis said.

Identity theft

Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo spoke July 7 with a Lamoine resident who was the victim of identity theft. Gionfriddo directed the resident to speak with the Social Security Administration and to keep an eye on bank accounts and credit scores.


Dupuis arrested Devin Pickard, 32, of Lamoine on a charge of refusing to submit to arrest or detention July 8 at a store in Tremont. The deputy said Pickard allegedly resisted a search of Pickard’s person.

Lost and found

Someone found an Apple iPad at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton July 9 and gave it to Frost, who was able to locate the owner and get the device returned.

Agency assist

Deputies assisted Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit with executing a search warrant at a residence in Surry.

“We stayed on scene until our assistance was no longer needed,” Frost said.

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