Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 2

ELLSWORTH – Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were asked to check on at least four people experiencing varying degrees of mental distress during the past week

On Aug. 24, Deputy Travis Frost helped the Peninsula Ambulance Service respond to a Brooklin residence for a woman having suicidal thoughts. The woman was cooperative and wanted to get help so the ambulance took her to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital, Frost said.

Deputies Jeff McFarland and Dylan Hall did a well-being check on a Waltham man who turned out to be okay on Aug. 24.

Hall checked on a Deer Isle resident having a mental health issue Aug. 25. The resident was provided help.

First responders checked on a woman, possibly having a crisis, yelling on the roadside in Trenton Saturday. Deputy Marcus Downes said the woman was released into the custody of a friend.


A pickup truck struck a trailer being towed by another pickup truck on Snow’s Cove Road in Sedgwick Aug. 23, reported Lt. Corey Bagley.

Coleman Brown, 18, of Deer Isle had been southbound in a 2021 Chevrolet Silverado hauling a trailer, which was struck by a 2007 GMC Sierra operated by Nicholas Wells of Brooksville. Wells had been sitting at the stop sign on Old County Road when he pulled out onto the road and struck the trailer, Bagley said.

No one was injured.

Bagley summoned Wells on a charge of attaching false plates.


A Blue Hill man reported theft of mail from a former residence in Sedgwick Friday.

“After a brief investigation it was determined that there was no evidence mail had ever been withheld from him,” said Deputy Dakota Dupuis.


A Trenton woman reported a man asking her for money because he’d run out of gas just before 1 a.m. on Aug. 25. McFarland found the man who advised that he did run out of gas and had a friend coming to help him.

Kayakers located

Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo was headed to assist Maine Marine Patrol with finding two missing girls on a kayak off the coast of Deer Isle Aug. 24, when she was advised the girls had been found.


Hall summoned Devin Bridges, 31, of Orland on a charge of operating after suspension Aug. 25.

Lost tools

A man reported losing two Stihl chainsaws from the back of his truck on Aug. 16 between Trenton and Mount Desert.

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