May 26, 2018
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Two men charged with night hunting

By Rich Hewitt, BDN Staff

HANCOCK, Maine — Two men face charges after they were caught allegedly night hunting early Wednesday morning.

Deputy Christopher Thornton of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department received a report shortly after midnight Wednesday from a resident who reported that a vehicle was parked near his house on Tidal Falls Road in Hancock and that two men with a flashlight were walking along the road.

The deputy went to the scene, according to his report, and found the two men had been night hunting and were searching for a deer they had shot.

The two men, Christopher Weaver, 19, of Franklin and Donald Power III, 19, of Ellsworth, were arrested and charged with night hunting, possession of a loaded firearm in a vehicle and illumination of wildlife. Weaver also was charged with possession of a suspended license and the civil violation of possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

Also arrested was the driver of the vehicle, Ashley Lozada, 19, of Ellsworth, who was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Officers from the Maine Warden Service and the Ellsworth Police Department assisted in a search for the deer.

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