Hancock County Sheriff's Department

  • Agency: Hancock County Sheriff's Department
  • Address: 50 State Street, Suite 10, Ellsworth, 4605 ME
  • Chief:
Phone: (207) 667-7575

Hancock County Sheriff's Department is located at 50 State Street, Suite 10, Ellsworth, 4605 ME. The Hancock County Sheriff's Department phone number is (207) 667-7575.

Hancock County Sheriff's Department News

Each year, the Maine Sheriffs' Association recognizes two students by awarding the Maine Sheriffs' Association scholarship in the amount of $500.00. As a prerequisite, applicants must have a relative working for any of the 16 Sheriff’s Office’s in the State. We here at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce that our very own Madison Thornton was selected by the MSA to receive one of the awards. Madison will be attending Thomas College in Waterville where she will major in business in hopes of becoming a Certified Public Accountant and will be playing softball for the Terriers. Madison is the daughter of Bobbi Jo and HCSO Lt. Chris Thornton.

The Hancock County Jail is currently accepting applications for a part time cook. For additional information, please contact Hancock County Jail Administrator Tim Richardson at 667.7588.

Crisis Help Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else please call the Maine Crisis Hotline 1-888-568-1112 If you are not in Maine, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - OR - Chat with a crisis counselor online: Lifeline Crisis Chat www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/gethelp/lifelinechat.aspx What to expect when you call a hotline: You will be helped by a professionally trained crisis worker who will listen to you and connect you with services in your area. This may include connecting you with community resources, offering referrals to outpatient services or a local crisis unit, or providing a recommendation for in-patient services. Additional Resources: List of Maine Crisis Response Programs by County (*PDF) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

To many times we hear about the negative things that happen and not the good. This event may have started off to be negative, but has a happy ending. Best of luck to you Jennifer and I am glad that we were there in your time of need.

Attention Camp Owners: The Hancock County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police have recently investigated several camp burglaries in the Eastbrook, Waltham, Franklin, Abram's Pond, Webb Pond, Rocky Pond, Twp 22 and Spec Pond areas, where several individuals have been charged. During the course of those investigations we have recovered items that we believe have been stolen and would like to be able to return the stolen property to the rightful owners, so we would encourage anyone arriving at their camps this Spring and discovering their camps have been burglarized to call the Hancock County Sheriff's Office to report it. The number is (207)667-7575.

Hancock County Sheriff’s Office K9 Finn has received body armor Hancock County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 Finn has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by The Family of Richard and Dale Julich and embroidered with the sentiment “From the family of Richard and Dale Julich”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c(3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. The non-profit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four-legged K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 2,800 protective vests in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over 2.4 million dollars. The program is open to dogs actively employed in the U.S. with law enforcement or related agencies who are certified and at least 20 months of age. New K9 graduates, as well as K9s with expired vests, are eligible to participate. The donation to provide one protective vest for a law enforcement K9 is $950.00. Each vest has a value between $1,744 – $2,283, and a five-year warranty and an average weight of 4-5 lbs. There is an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States. For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts tax-deductible donations of any denomination at www.vik9s.org or mailed to P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718.

On 05/04/18 The Hancock County Sheriff's Office concluded the Every 15 Minutes program at George Steven's Academy in Blue Hill. This program was to educate students, staff and community members on the dangers of driving while impaired or distracted. Assisting with the program was the George Steven's Academy staff, Blue Hill Fire Department, Peninsula Ambulance Corp, Blue Hill Memorial Hospital ER, Hancock County Jail, Hancock County Unified Court, Hancock County District Attorney's Office, Acadia Law Group, Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home, Snow's Garage, Maine Warden Service, Marine Patrol and Bangor Police Department. Thank you to all who helped and participated in this program.

Timing is everything so we’re posting this now as we suspect our brothers and sisters in public safety should have risen after a good nights sleep and be out of their bunks by now. We know you go where others fear...after staging, of course, and waiting for us to tell you it’s safe. 👮‍♀️ All joking aside, we salute your service. Happy International Firefighters Day 👩🏻‍🚒!

From everyone at the Hancock County Sheriff's Department we would like to say Thank You to Patti Cakes Desserts for the awesome cookies that were brought in yesterday, they were very much appreciated as you can see from yesterdays picture and then todays picture.

Today starting around 12:30 pm a mock accident scene will be taking place at George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill. This is part of the Every 15 Minutes Program put on by the Hancock County Sheriff's Department. Several volunteers and agencies are involved in the program over the next two days.

The bids for all of the seized items were opened this morning. All of the successful bidders have been notified. If you have not heard from us, we thank you for your interest however you were not the winning bid.

On Thursday night, 4.26.2018, HCSO, EPD and MSP assisted the MDEA Downeast Drug Task Force, based in Ellsworth, execute a search warrant at the residence of Michael and Alicia Kane located at 6 Francis Drive in Lamoine. Seized inside the residence were 51 grams of heroin with a retail value of $15,000. Arrested were the husband and wife, Michael and Alicia Kane of Lamoine, Kim Andrews of Holden and Jamie Biggs of New Britain, Connecticut. Another example of people from away importing their poison and destroying our families...1 gram at a time. There’s more of them than there are of us but....We’re trying!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the brave men and women of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Dedication + Commitment + Perseverance = The intended result!

FOR SALE BY SEALED BID - Available for Viewing Starting April 16, 2018 at the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. Bids must be received no later than Friday April 27 & 4:00 p.m. See Attached sheet for full details.

**PRESS RELEASE** A 17-year-old Mount Desert Island High School student who lives in Franklin was arrested late Saturday night after allegedly posting a threat on a social media platform to shoot up the school Monday, April 9, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a minor, was charged with Class C terrorizing, a felony, and taken to the Charleston Correctional Facility. The Sheriff’s Office initially reported that the suspect is a former student, but school officials said he is currently enrolled. The charge of terrorizing was brought after police consulted with the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office and a juvenile community corrections officer, according to reports. A Hancock resident called the Hancock County Regional Communications Center at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday to report that she had received the threat via Snapchat. Lt. Christopher Thornton and Deputies Zachary Allen and Eric McLaughlin immediately launched an investigation in conjunction with the Bar Harbor Police Department, reported Chief Deputy Pat Kane. The deputies, with assistance from the Maine State Police, took the suspect into custody at his home at about 11:30 p.m. On Sunday night, MDI High School Principal Matt Haney sent an email to students, parents and staff informing them of the alleged threat and arrest. “Administration is currently in the process of conducting a school-based investigation of this matter as well,” he wrote. “Increased security measures will be employed in response to this information in keeping the safety of our students, staff and school as our foremost priority.” The high school board is scheduled to hold an expulsion hearing Wednesday for another 17-year-old student who, posing as a classmate, allegedly posted a school shooting threat on social media in February.

Another illustration on why we’re passionate about our relationship with and assigning HCSO deputies to MDEA! Agents with the MDEA Downeast Drug Task Force based in Ellsworth charged three people with distributing a bad batch of heroin after police linked them to four of nine non-fatal overdoses Friday. A Machiasport man and two others were arrested at 11 p.m. Friday after police found evidence that they sold heroin about five hours earlier to two overdose victims in Machiasport and a third in East Machias, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. The three overdoses occurred in about 30 minutes. The victims were two men and a woman, all in their 30s. First responders used Narcan, a brand name for the anti-overdose drug naloxone, to revive them. Two were hospitalized and released Saturday, McCausland said. A fourth overdose in the Hancock County town of Franklin occurred two hours after the Washington County overdoses. All are suspected to be connected to the three arrests, McCausland said in a statement Sunday. Having four overdose victims inside three hours “created a flurry of activity in the law enforcement community, to say the least,” said Darrell Crandall, commander of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency units in northern Maine. The urgency of the situation compelled the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday to issue a warning about the bad heroin on its Facebook page. “All of the agencies involved immediately made an all-hands-on-deck commitment,” Crandall added Sunday. “You don’t know, when you have a large number of overdoses like this in a very short period, what’s going to happen next. You have to be prepared for an even-worse-case scenario.” Jon Wright, 50, of Machiasport was taken into custody on a previously-issued MDEA arrest warrant charging him with unlawful trafficking in heroin. Agents obtained a search warrant for a home on Cutler Road in Machiasport, where the three were arrested. Authorities seized 12 grams of crack cocaine, three grams of suspected heroin and $934 in cash from the home, McCausland said. Based on the seizures, Leanza Boney, 20, of Harlem, New York, was charged with unlawful trafficking in heroin. Jesse Michaud, 38, of Machias was also taken into custody for violation of bail conditions. More charges are likely and more arrests are possible, Crandall said. No further overdoses connected to Friday’s cases had been reported as of Sunday, Crandall said. “We are quite confident that we went to the right place for the right reasons,” Crandall said.

We know drugs are bad. So do you. As counterintuitive as this may seem, we’re not sidestepping our legal responsibility. We’re exercising our moral obligations and warning people of a “bad batch” of heroin (as if there were such a thing as a good batch) in the Hancock/Washington county areas. In the last 3 hours, 4 overdoses have been reported where users were revived with multiple doses of Narcan. If you have a loved one battling addiction and heroin is their vice, please spread the word and urge caution.

Kudos to the agencies involved and for DHHS taking swift action to ensure the safety of the child! Another reason HCSO is proud to assign assets to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency!

Update....... Rt. 182 is back open for traffic

**ROAD CLOSED**. Route 182 from Tideway Market to Egypt Stream is closed so that a box truck can be removed from the roadway. Adjust travel plans accordingly.

On March 15th, we were able to see some locals from Hancock County recognized for the great work they do. Sheriff's Administrative Assistant, Michelle Cote was recognized for her commitment to community service. Michelle has been the long time leader of the Sheriff's Charities and our fund raising event which includes the Sheriff's Cup basketball tournament. All of the monies raised by the Sheriff's Charities are returned to the community supporting those in need. Sheriff Scott Kane and Christine Buchannan, two founding members of Camp POSTCARD were presented with a check for $25,000 by the Maine Sheriff's Association. This check represents the 25th anniversary of the camp which serves children in Maine who would not otherwise be able to experience summer camp. This camp has served over 3500 children. Emmitt Moshier 12 and Logan Leighton 14 of Winter Harbor received the Maine Sheriff's Association Outstanding Achievement Award. The two fine young men were honored for their efforts on January 7th in Winter Harbor. The two heard an elderly woman screaming for help as they walked down the roadway. They located the source of the screams and found the woman had fallen in zero degree weather and was not able to get up. The two young men, assisted in getting the woman to safety. Lt. Tim Cote was chosen to march with the county flag into the ceremony. It was an honor to be able to recognize some of the fine work that is being done in Hancock County as well as two fine examples of our youth.