Cops & Courts

  • Moshier sworn in as city police chief

    Moshier sworn in as city police chief

    ELLSWORTH — The man who has led the city’s Police Department as its acting and then interim chief officially became chief, and only chief, last week. City Manager David Cole had appointed Glenn Moshier as police chief earlier this month, but the appointment needed confirmation from the City Council. The council unanimously gave its approval

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of March 2

    Bucksport Police Log Week of March 2

    BUCKSPORT — Police responded to a report of a man lying on a sidewalk on Main Street on Feb. 15. They identified the man as Adam D. Kneeland, 35, of Bucksport, and found that he was in violation of his parole. Police contacted Kneeland’s probation officer and he was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

  • Troopers make three OUI arrests

    Troopers make three OUI arrests

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested three motorists on charges of impaired driving during the past week. Two involved single-vehicle accidents. A motorist was charged after leaving the scene of a crash in which his vehicle went off the road and struck a tree on Newbury Neck Road in Surry Feb. 21. Maine Marine

  • Police Searching for Missing Franklin Man

    Police Searching for Missing Franklin Man

    ELLSWORTH — A Franklin man has been missing since last Tuesday, Feb. 21, and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help. Russell D. Burnett, will turn 47 tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 28, police said. He is 5-foot-7, 150 pounds, has hazel eyes and is blond but shaves his head. The man’s friends

  • Hancock County divorces

    Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Lewis J. Hopkins, Southwest Harbor and Carolyn R. Hopkins, Southwest Harbor. Married Dec. 6, 1980, at Ellsworth. Joanne E. Hopkins, Hancock and Hoyt H. Hopkins, Hancock. Married Aug. 16, 1983, at Ellsworth. Katrina A. Norwood, Bucksport and Ralph E. Norwood, Bucksport. Married Aug. 21, 1982, at

  • Hancock County Jail log Feb. 10-20

    Hancock County Jail log Feb. 10-20

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Feb. 10 and 20: Michael B. Hames, 24, Ellsworth, drug court sanction. Kenneth W. Gray, 28, Blue Hill, drug court sanction. Richard D. Magoon, 28, Osborn, drug court sanction Feb. 10; bail violation Monday. Caleigh A. Lenfest, 20, Ellsworth, drug court sanction. William

  • Craigslist scam uses real name to make phony sale

    Craigslist scam uses real name to make phony sale

    ELLSWORTH — Police say a man posing as an Ellsworth resident has scammed at least two residents of Southern states out of money when those residents attempted to get tickets to sporting events via Craigslist. In the first instance, a man from St. Petersburg, Fla. called Ellsworth police on Feb. 15. He said he had

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Feb. 23

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Feb. 23

    ELLSWORTH — On Feb. 15, 58-year-old Kenneth Billings of Franklin was summoned on a charge of assault after he allegedly assaulted a store employee at Walmart. Police Chief Glenn Moshier said a loss-prevention officer at the Myrick Street store was investigating a possible theft. Although that officer ended up determining no theft had occurred, it