Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 9

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Office personnel assisted at a Sept. 1 plane crash at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Trenton. The crash was caused by a front landing gear malfunction.

Deputy Hunter Fernald said the landing gear malfunction caused the plane to skid down the runway. The plane carried three passengers. No one was injured, Fernald said.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) were notified of the incident.

The FAA confirmed in a statement the day of the accident that “the nose gear of a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron collapsed after the plane landed at the Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport in Bar Harbor, Maine, around 1 p.m. local time.”

The airport is located on Route 3 in Trenton.

“I was assisted at the scene by Chief Deputy Patrick Kane, Lieutenant Corey Bagley, Deputy Dylan Hall and Sergeant Jeff Ingemi of the Maine State Police.” Fernald said. “The Trenton Fire Department, Trenton Airport Fire Department and Northern Lights Ambulance assisted.”


A Hancock man was charged after several motorists on Route 1A in Dedham and Ellsworth Aug. 30 complained about his driving to the Hancock County Regional Communications Center.

Deputy Brian Archer said he, Deputy Travis Frost and Lt. Corey Bagley located the vehicle and stopped it.

After an investigation, Joseph Hermans, 38, was summoned on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (drugs), Archer said.

Mental health crisis

Lt. Tim Cote took into protective custody Aug. 31 a woman having a psychotic episode who damaged a Brooklin residence where she was staying. Cote took the woman to Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital for treatment.

Citizen assist

Deputy Jeff McFarland went to Brooklin Sept. 1 to retrieve an Ellsworth woman’s belongings from the woman’s ex-boyfriend’s residence.


A southbound car crossed the centerline and struck the side of a northbound pickup truck on Route 3 in Trenton Aug. 29, Deputy Kamren Jennings reported.

The collision caused the truck to roll several times before coming to rest back on its wheels.

Rowan Findlay, 57, of Jamaica was driving a 2007 Toyota, which struck a truck operated by Cameron Clough, 25, of Southwest Harbor, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado, Jennings said.

“Both vehicles were towed from the scene, but no injuries occurred as a result of the collision,” the deputy said.


McFarland spoke with a Dedham man Aug. 25 who says he’s being harassed by his daughter’s boyfriend who resides in Bangor. The Bangor Police Department issued a cease harassment order to the other man, McFarland said.

An Eastbrook man reported being harassed by his ex-wife while driving on Route 3 in Trenton Aug. 30. Deputy Zach Allen warned the woman to stop the conduct.

Deer issues

Deputy Travis Frost went to the Cross Road in Surry for a report of a suspicious smell Aug. 31. Frost said he discovered a dead deer in the area.

Frost went to Oceanville in Stonington Aug. 31 to handle a wounded deer. When the deputy arrived, the deer had died and was removed from the roadway.

Agency assist

Deputy Marcus Downes assisted the Ellsworth Police Department Sept. 1 with delivering a message to a Surry resident.

Downes helped the Tremont Fire Department rescue a woman who had fallen overboard from a boat into the water late in the evening hours on Sept. 1.


Deputy Dylan Hall is investigating a theft reported in Surry Sept. 1.


Hall arrested Scott Lymburner, 61, of Brooksville on a charge of probation hold at the request of his probation officer Sept. 1.

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