Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of August 4

ELLSWORTH — A 2020 International Ryder truck rolled onto its side July 27 after its driver attempted to turn off Coastal Road in Brooksville into a business parking lot.

Paul Ryerson, 32, of Dexter was traveling east at about 1:30 p.m. when he cut the corner too close while turning right, causing a rear wheel to go into the ditch, police said.

The truck rolled onto its side, partially in the roadway. Ryerson sustained minor injuries. There was minor damage to the truck.

Search effort

On Sunday at about 1 a.m., Bar Harbor Police requested assistance from the Sherriff’s Office K9 unit after a suspect ran off into the woods during a traffic stop. Deputy John Stanley arrived with K9 agent and successfully tracked the individual from the vehicle to where he was hiding in the woods. Officers on scene took the individual into custody.


A Stonington resident reported a possible vandalism incident involving their vehicle July 28. After an investigation, Ryan Hanley, 31, of Stonington was arrested on two warrants charging failure to appear and issued a summons on a charge of violation of conditions of release.

Special detail

Deputy Marcus Downes performed a special detail on Route 9 (Airline Road) July 29 in Amherst, Aurora and Township 22. Six vehicles were stopped for various violations.


No injuries were reported in a July 29 accident on Bar Harbor Road in Trenton.

Richard Wilson, 82, of Bar Harbor was driving a 2021 Toyota Sienna southbound when he yielded to a vehicle turning in front of him. Justin Gray, 38, of Glen Cove was driving a 2016 Toyota Tacoma behind Wilson and did not stop in time, colliding with the back of Wilson’s vehicle, according to police.

Both vehicles were able to drive from the scene.

Downes assisted the Bar Harbor Police Department with crash reconstruction on Eagle Lake Road in Bar Harbor July 28.

Michael Perlman, 39, of Lamoine was driving east on Patridge Cove Road in Lamoine late on July 26 when a deer entered the roadway in front of his 2017 Toyota Prius. Perlman was unable to avoid a collision. He was not injured and was able to drive his vehicle away from the scene. There was no word on the deer.

Cyndi Wood

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Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter.
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