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Written by Jennifer Osborn   
Wednesday, December 09, 2009 at 10:44 am

ELLSWORTH — Excessive speed led to two single-vehicle accidents in Orland and Deer Isle, Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies reported. Both vehicles were totaled.

A young Prospect motorist and her passenger suffered minor injuries after she lost control of her car, which went down an embankment and came to rest against a tree on Gross Point Road in Orland Monday, police reported.

Deputy Shane Campbell said Carlie Wargo, 16, was driving north in a 2007 Pontiac, which was a total loss. Wargo was traveling too fast around a curve when she lost control, the deputy said.

Wargo and a passenger were treated and released at Eastern Maine Medical Center, he said.

Wargo was summoned on a charge of carrying passengers beyond her interim license restriction.

A pickup truck went off the road and rolled on its side after a motorist lost control due to excessive speed and defective tires on Route 15 in Deer Isle, Deputy Scott Kane said.

Timothy Jones, 18, of Stonington was driving south in a 2002 Toyota, which was a total loss, Kane reported.

Hunting Complaints

On Nov. 25, two men were charged after a Sedgwick man heard gunshots close to his house. The man called the police and the dispatcher could hear the gunshots while over the telephone line.

Frank Warren, 29, of Sedgwick and Christopher Roberts, 22, of Vinalhaven were each summoned on charges of discharging a firearm near a dwelling.

An Orland man called police Friday to complain about a neighbor shooting a gun behind his house. Deputy Jeff McFarland met with the gunshooter, who advised he had been shooting at a fox that was bothering his chickens.

Eluding an Officer

An attempted stop of a Porsche that had been speeding on Route 184 in Lamoine Nov. 24 led to the arrests of two men.

Deputy Chris Thornton located the car later at a Lamoine residence.

The motorist, Brent Fournier, 28, of Mount Desert Island was arrested on charges of unauthorized use of property, failure to stop for a police officer, exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 miles or more and driving to endanger.

After a search, the passenger was located. George Taylor IV, 29, of Bucksport was found hiding. Taylor was arrested on a warrant charging failure to pay a fine.


James Winters, 43, Vienna, W.Va., turned himself in Nov. 20 on an Ellsworth District Court warrant charging failure to appear for arraignment on a protection order violation.

Matthew C. Milliken, 23, Ellsworth, turned himself in Nov. 22 on a warrant charging failure to pay fine.

Arrests and Sentences

Scott R. Alley, 46, Bangor, two warrants failure to pay fine.

Leslie C. Bragdon, 59, Orland, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.

Kenneth S. Ogden, 45, Seal Cove, OUI.

Virginia K. Tonero, 31, Amherst, warrant failure to pay fine.

Joseph M. Parrish, 44, Bar Harbor, unlawful drug possession, criminal trespass.

Roland L. Sosa, 47, Bar Harbor, protection order violation.

Malerie J. Lockhart, 22, Ellsworth, failure to pay fine.

Matthew R. Peasley, 22, Otis, drug court sanction.

Megan E. Patten, 19, Bar Harbor, probation violation.

Ethan A. Taylor, 18, Tremont, failure to stop for officer, imprudent speed.


Liane Wood, 52, 30 days for OUI.

Kyle M. Kettell, 21, Bucksport, six months for burglary.

Courtney A. Dana, 35, Rockland, five days for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, forgery.

For more police news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.


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