Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of June 2

ELLSWORTH — A pickup truck struck a culvert and a tree head-on after a motorist fell asleep while driving on Front Ridge Road in Orland May 24, said Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Marcus Downes. 

Zachary Hutchins, 30, of Bucksport was driving a 2009 Chevrolet K1500, which had to be towed.

“Hutchinson was transported to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth with serious but not life-threatening injuries,” Downes said. “Hutchinson’s vehicle was towed from the scene by Dave’s Towing. I was assisted on scene by Bucksport Ambulance, Orland Fire and Maine Marine Patrol.”

Downes summoned Hutchinson on a charge of operating after suspension.

A pickup truck went too far to the right and struck a utility pole on Caterpillar Hill Road in Sedgwick May 27, said Deputy Rob Morang.

Victoria Closson, 52, of Brooksville was driving north in a 2019 Toyota, which was towed due to substantial damage, Morang said.

Agency assist

Deputy Brian Archer helped the Hampden Police Department find a Gouldsboro man on May 28.


Deputy Dylan Hall arrested John Trefethen, 27, of Orland on a warrant May 28 at the Big Apple in Orland.


Archer summoned a boy, 17, on a charge of criminal speeding May 28 in Gouldsboro.

“Specifically, the male was traveling at 103 mph in a posted 55-mph zone,” Archer said.

Robin Williams, 50, of Florida was summoned on a charge of operating without a license May 26 on Route 3 in Trenton.

Road rage

Archer checked a road rage incident reported in the town of Gouldsboro May 28 and issued warnings to a man for disorderly conduct and a woman for following too closely.

Underage drinking complaint

Deputies Rob Morang, Archer and Hunter Fernald went to a beach in Blue Hill May 29 to investigate a report of underage drinking and met with several young people who were not drinking. The young people agreed to leave the area.

Agency assist

An assisted living facility in Hancock called police May 26 to report that a resident had left the facility. The man was located a short while later. He had fallen and was taken to a hospital, said Deputy Zach Allen.

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