Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Jail log Jan. 10-16

    Hancock County Jail log Jan. 10-16

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Jan. 10 and 16: David E. Dorr, 46, Orland, six months for criminal trespass and two counts of assault. Larry D. Alexander Jr., 43, Sullivan, failure to appear, default in payment of fine. Nicholas J. Fernald, 26, Bangor, operating a motor vehicle while under

  • Blue Hill man charged in Brewer motel robbery

    Blue Hill man charged in Brewer motel robbery

    ELLSWORTH — The Brewer Police Department arrested a Blue Hill man who allegedly robbed the Brewer Motor Inn at gunpoint early Tuesday morning. Officers charged Anthony Yurchick, 49, with robbery, theft and possession of a firearm by a felon. Also on Tuesday, detectives from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office charged Yurchick with burglary, theft and criminal

  • Accused Birdsacre arsonist wants confession stricken

    Accused Birdsacre arsonist wants confession stricken

    ELLSWORTH — Defense attorneys for a man accused of setting fire to a museum at the Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, better known as Birdsacre, have filed a motion to suppress the man’s alleged confession of guilt. Defendant Christopher Kidder, 33, has been indicted on charges of arson, burglary, reckless conduct, assault, aggravated assault and two counts

  • Gouldsboro arrest results in injuries

    Gouldsboro arrest results in injuries

    GOULDSBORO — A police officer and a man and woman he was trying to arrest all suffered minor injuries during an altercation during the arrest Jan. 11 on South Gouldsboro Road. Police Chief Tyler Dunbar said Bruce Merchant, 50, and Melissa Pete, 38, both of Sullivan, were arrested on multiple charges following the incident and

  • Blue Hill thrift shop burglarized

    BLUE HILL — Hancock County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a burglary at the Turnstyle Thrift Shop in Blue Hill that occurred early Thursday morning. “It was determined forced entry was made into the business,” said Detective Ben Astbury. “One hundred dollars in cash and several keys to locations within the building were stolen.” Detective Stephen