Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of May 19

ELLSWORTH — A check of an abandoned vehicle on the Bar Harbor Road in Trenton May 8 led to Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Archer finding a man suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Archer said the man had left his residence two days prior and his family did not know where he was. The man’s mental state was such that Archer needed to take him into protective custody, according to police.

Political sign problems

Deputy Travis Frost spoke with a Tremont resident May 9 about an incident that involved political signs being taken.

Well-being check

Deputy Marcus Downes checked on the well-being of an Orland woman whose employer could not reach her. “Upon contact with the female, she was fine and advised that she would contact her employer,” Downes said.


A motorist reported that someone had spray-painted an offensive phrase next to his vehicle, which was parked in a public parking area of Blue Hill May 9.

“No crime occurred, but I documented the report,” said Deputy Rob Morang.


A pickup truck went off the road and struck a utility pole after a motorist fell asleep while northbound on Mariaville Road in Amherst May 9, Archer said.

Joshua McKinney, 35, was operating a 2007 Ford, which sustained reportable damage to its front end and had to be towed. McKinney was not injured.

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