Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 7

ELLSWORTH — A Castine resident reported a possible burglary Sept. 22. Deputy Dylan Hall said the resident had left the front door unlocked and found food missing upon returning home.

“This was a late report, and no evidence was able to be collected,” Hall said.


Hall charged a Sedgwick man after he allegedly went to his neighbor’s house and assaulted him Sept. 22. Joseph Eaton, 42, was summoned on a charge of assault.

Deputy Jeff McFarland arrested a man who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in Castine Oct. 2.

David C. Courtemanche, 50, of Castine was charged with domestic violence assault. Deputy Brian Archer assisted.

Citizen assist

Archer helped a motorist change a flat tire on Washington Junction Road in Hancock Sept. 23.

Agency assist

Lt. Corey Bagley and McFarland helped the state police locate a vehicle that was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident Sept. 28. The vehicle was detained until a trooper arrived to speak with the operator.

Deputy Travis Frost and police dog Finn helped the state police with a search after a motorist crashed a vehicle in Eastbrook Oct. 1 and fled. “Attempts were made, but the operator was not located.”


A steering malfunction led to a pickup truck sideswiping a Jeep on the Main Road in Dedham Oct. 1, Hall said.

Matthew Pike, 31, of Ellsworth was driving a 2007 Chevrolet, which experienced an issue with the power steering, making it difficult to turn. “This caused him to cross the yellow line and sideswipe a vehicle in the oncoming lane,” Hall said.

The occupants of the 2020 Jeep, Nancy Lyon, 63, and Dale Welk, 60, are from Illinois and advised Deputy Hunter Fernald that they tried to move over to avoid a collision with the pickup truck but were not able to.

Pike had shoulder pain but declined ambulance transport. No one else was injured, police said.

The pickup truck had to be towed but the Jeep was able to be driven from the scene, Hall said.

Two cars collided at the intersection of Toddy Pond Road and Surry Road in Surry Oct. 3 after a young motorist, who was not identified, failed to yield the right of way as he turned onto the Surry Road.

The 2014 Volkswagen sedan the young motorist had been operating collided with a 2020 Toyota operated by Hannah Webber, 54, of Surry, Deputy Dakota Dupuis reported. No one was injured. The cars sustained minor damage.

Intoxicated youth

Fernald checked on a report of intoxicated young people in the parking lot of Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital. As a result of the incident, one young person was admitted to the hospital, Fernald said.


Robert Bowring, 36, of Presque Isle was summoned on a charge of violating conditions of his release on Route 1A in Dedham Oct. 2. Deputies were asked to locate the vehicle and stop it after the Ellsworth Police got a call about a possible domestic incident inside the vehicle, Archer said.

Theft of services investigated

Hall investigated a complaint about a possible theft of services at a Stonington business Oct. 2.

“After investigation, no charges were issued,” Hall said.

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