Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of July 7

ELLSWORTH – A concerned citizen reported a traffic issue on Newbury Neck Road at The Carrying Place Beach July 4. Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tim Cote checked the area and found several people at the beach waiting for fireworks to start, but no issues with traffic flow.


Deputies arrested a Trenton man who was allegedly out of control and destroying personal property June 30.

John Timmons, 37, was charged with domestic violence terrorizing, criminal mischief, unlawful possession of a schedule W drug and had a warrant for his arrest, police said.


Police summoned Douglas Young, 62, of Eastbrook on a charge of domestic violence assault on June 17.

Disorderly conduct

Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo moved along a couple who were being disruptive to others while camping in the woods on July 3.

Well-being check

Local boarding home personnel called police the evening of July 4 to report that they hadn’t seen a resident since early morning. Deputy Kyle Kramer said the man was later found and brought to a hospital for medical attention due to his level of intoxication.


A woman reported her daughter had been assaulted near the town park in Blue Hill July 4. However, when Cote met with the girl, she admitted to having been involved in a “mutual confrontation” with a girl from Ellsworth.

Agency assist

Kramer assisted the Maine State Police with an impaired driving investigation on Route 1 in Hancock July 4.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis conducted a drug recognition evaluation on a man that Trooper Einar Mattson had arrested on a charge of driving under the influence on Route 1 in Hancock July 5.


Deputy Kamren Jennings met with a member of the Blue Hill Historical Society to document vandalism at an old cemetery off Union Street in Blue Hill June 25. Jennings dispersed the information to other patrol officers and random checks will be made in the area.


Jennings is investigating a theft of fuel from a Lamoine gravel pit. The theft was reported June 27.


A pickup truck ran off a dead-end street into a field after a motorist got distracted while using his phone on School Street on Verona Island July 2, Jennings said.

Kent Wyman, 57, of Stockton Springs had been driving a 2006 Nissan Titan, Jennings said. Wyman advised he thought he was on East Side Drive – not School Street, the deputy said. The truck sustained minor damage and was driven from the scene.

A pickup truck collided with the side of a Freightliner tractor trailer, which was making a U-turn on the Main Road in Dedham July 1, reported Deputy Hunter Fernald.

Nathan Galinski, 22, of Bangor had been operating a GMC Sierra, which sustained disabling damage and had to be towed, Fernald said.

Nelson Martinez, 47, of Florida had been operating the Freightliner, the deputy said. Neither motorist was injured.

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