Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of May 5

ELLSWORTH — A box truck went off the road, hitting trees and coming to rest in the woods, after a gust of wind blew the truck into a soft ditch on Front Ridge Road in Penobscot April 30, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Christopher Mills of Dallas, Texas, was driving a 2006 Hino 268 box truck, said Deputy Travis Frost. The truck is considered a total loss due to “severe front-end damage,” Frost said.

Mills was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. The Penobscot Fire Department assisted on scene with traffic control.

Other accidents

A pickup truck went off the road and struck a utility pole on the Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill April 27, Deputy Rob Morang said. The driver lost control when hitting a pothole on the edge of a travel lane, the deputy said.

David Carter, 61, of Sedgwick was driving a 2016 GMC, Morang said. There was no word on damage. Carter was not injured, the deputy said.

A car went off the road after a motorist got distracted while driving on Mines Road in Sedgwick April 28, said Deputy Zach Allen.

Daniel Shaughnessy, 74, of Blue Hill was driving a 2004 Volkswagen Passat, which had to be towed from the scene, Allen said. Shaughnessy was summoned on a charge of operating without a license.


Deputy Marcus Downes arrested Sandra Dembowski, 35, of Sedgwick on three warrants May 1.

Road hazard

Police warned the owner of a mobile home who was moving the home on the Airline Road in Amherst April 28 without appropriate documentation.

Agency assist

Frost assisted a local emergency department by contacting a parent of a young person receiving treatment April 30.

Frost drove a resident of a local nursing home to a local hospital for an evaluation after finding the man had left on foot and was walking on Route 1 in Hancock April 29.

Unattended death

Lt. Corey Bagley and Morang investigated the death of a Deer Isle man April 29.

Keep the peace

Frost went to a Trenton residence April 29 to keep the peace while a woman moved out of the residence. Frost was there to make sure things “stayed civil,” he said.


Deputy Brian Archer checked the interior of a Trenton residence after a homeowner called to report she thought someone was inside her house April 30. Archer didn’t find anyone.

Motor vehicle complaint

A call about a vehicle being operated erratically on Route 172 in Surry April 30 turned out to be a vehicle driving slowly due to operating on a small, spare tire, Morang said.

Domestic incident

Deputies went to the Surry Road in Surry April 29 for a report of a “physical domestic incident,” said Downes. The individuals were separated for the night.


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