Cops & Courts

  • Bucksport police apply for body armor grant

    Bucksport police apply for body armor grant

    BUCKSPORT — Body armor might stop bullets and look cool, but it sure is uncomfortable. “You sweat like crazy underneath,” said Detective Sgt. David Winchester of the Bucksport Police Department, while wearing his Type IIIA U.S. Armor ballistic vest. While the vest stops handgun bullets from coming in, it also stops sweat from going out.

  • Motorist seriously injured in Amherst crash

    AMHERST — A LifeFlight helicopter took a motorist to Eastern Maine Medical Center with serious injuries Friday, Maine State Police Troop J Commander Rod Charette said. Police were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Smith Road in Amherst at 11:45 a.m., Charette said. “Due to the nature of injuries, the 68-year-old driver

  • Bridge Hill accident snarls morning traffic

    Bridge Hill accident snarls morning traffic

    ELLSWORTH — Commuter traffic inbound from Surry and Bucksport was snarled Friday morning due to a two-car crash at the Bridge Hill intersection. Officer Rick Roberts is investigating the crash, which involved a pickup truck and a car, which appeared to have collided on the Surry Road in front of the Bucksport Road stop sign. The Ellsworth

  • Hancock County Jail log Aug. 7-14

    Hancock County Jail log Aug. 7-14

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Aug. 7 and 14: John D. Doyle, 42, Eddington, seven days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Joshua A. Jones, 25, Brooksville, failure to appear. Alexander S. Britz-Cunningham, 21, New Bedford, Mass., hold for other agency. Dwight

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Aug. 17

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Aug. 17

    ELLSWORTH — Alcohol was cited as a contributing factor in multiple calls that police responded to in the past week. On Aug. 11, an Oak Street resident reported that her neighbor “just came into her yard and started messing with her stuff.” Specifically, the man — whom she said “drinks often” — came over to

  • Gouldsboro standoff leads to an indictment

    Gouldsboro standoff leads to an indictment

    ELLSWORTH — A Seal Harbor man accused of a series of crimes on Mount Desert Island that prompted a police response that ended with an armed standoff in Gouldsboro was among those indicted last week by a Hancock County grand jury. Alan “AJ” Walton, 32, was indicted Aug. 10 on 17 separate counts for several

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 17

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Aug. 17

    ELLSWORTH — Deputy Eric McLaughlin arrested an intoxicated Eastbrook woman who approached him after she drove into the Franklin Trading Post parking lot Aug. 9. “As a result of speaking with her about unrelated matters, it was determined that she was under the influence of alcohol,” McLaughlin said. After conducting field sobriety tests, McLaughlin arrested