November 30, 2022

ELLSWORTH — A Sullivan man was arrested on multiple charges after allegedly eluding a Hancock County Sheriff’s deputy who was trying to pull him over for speeding on his motorcycle on Route 1 in Sullivan on Nov. 3.

“I chased the motorcycle through Sullivan and into Franklin,” said Deputy Marcus Downes. “At this time, the pursuit was terminated due to excessive speed in populated areas. We later located the abandoned motorcycle at a residence in Eastbrook.”

After Downes investigated further, he arrested Jeremy Kane, 35, on charges of eluding an officer, violating conditions of release, operating after habitual offender revocation and illegal drug possession.


Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo arrested one person and cited another after investigating an assault in Aurora on Nov. 2.

Kimberly Hammond, 49, of Aurora was cited on a charge of assault.

Sara Malta, 28, of Bucksport was arrested on a charge of breach of order of protection.

Gionfriddo said Hammond has an active protection order against Malta.


Gionfriddo fielded a call about an overdose victim in Lamoine on Oct. 28. The person was conscious and breathing when Gionfriddo arrived, thanks to a dose of Narcan, an anti-opioid medication. “The individual was transported to the hospital for further care,” the deputy said.

missing person

Deputies received two missing person reports last week. One of the two, Ronald Pinkham, 42, of Hancock, has not been seen since Oct. 30, and his family is concerned for Pinkham’s well-being, Gionfriddo said.

A woman who was reported missing from the city of Hancock was found in good condition in another state, Downes said.

Wellness check

Deputy Justin Burnett spoke with an Orland woman on Nov. 2 who wanted help for her adult son who had expressed suicidal thoughts.


Gionfriddo is investigating a report from a Sullivan resident that he had hired someone to do a job that was not done. In addition, the hired person has stolen items, the deputy said.

“This is currently an active investigation and will be updated as more details come in,” Gionfriddo said.


The driver of a pickup truck on the Downeast Highway at the intersection of Myrick Street in Ellsworth rear-ended a car after changing lanes without checking to see if the lane was clear. The accident took place on October 29, police said.

Ashley York, 33, of Trenton, was driving a 2014 GMC Sierra westbound and stopped at a red light when she decided to change lanes and move into the outside lane into the path of a Chevrolet Malibu from 2016 operated by Emily Brown, 20, of Lamoine. , said Rep. Kamren Jennings. Brown had been slowing for a red light, Jennings said. York fled the scene and was later located by deputies, Jennings said. There were no injuries, but the car had reportable damage, the deputy said.

A car crossed the road and struck a utility pole after a motorist fell asleep on Main Street in Stonington on Nov. 1, Deputy Rob Morang said.

Edwin Morales, 52, was driving a 2012 Ford, which sustained heavy front-end damage and was towed from the scene, Morang said.

Agency assistance

Deputy Zach Allen assisted the Maine Warden Service in trying to locate a vehicle whose operator was believed to have committed a hunting violation in Lamoine on November 1st.

Downes assisted the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office by locating and arresting Rynn Prairie-Rocca, 37, of Greenfield on a Nov. 2 warrant.


Deputy Devin Grindle handled a trespassing issue for a Blue Hill resident who had someone camped on his property. The person has been asked not to return.


Todd Lear, 51, of Tremont was cited on a charge of operating after habitual offender revocation following a Nov. 3 traffic stop on Rice Road in Tremont.

Jennifer Osborn

News reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features from the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. Appreciate tips and story ideas. He also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.

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