Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Richard R. Salman, 70, Sedgwick. Three counts of reckless conduct at Sedgwick, Aug. 11, 2001. Dismissed. Jamal E. Shaw, 31, Dorchester, Mass. Unlawful possession of scheduled drug at Ellsworth, Aug. 4, 2013. $400. Sharon L. Fraser, 59, Harrington. Operating

  • Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Michelle C. Lear, Mount Desert and Damon R. Lear, Mount Desert. Married June 23, 2001, at Mount Desert. Shared parental rights, primary residence with Michelle Lear for one minor child. Kimberly S. Patten, Sedgwick and Marvin C. Patten, Sedgwick. Married July 29, 2006, at Sedgwick. Shared

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    GOULDSBORO — Jeffrey Lynn, 38, of Gouldsboro was charged with leaving the scene of a property damage accident and two other charges on Sept. 4 on the Guzzle Road. While patrolling that road, Officer Adam Brackett had spotted signs of a recent car crash. Witness reports and evidence led him to Lynn’s residence, where the

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    BUCKSPORT — A man and a woman arrested in a Waldo County drug sweep last week were arrested again in a separate incident on Friday at the Fountain Motel. Officer Chris Woodman arrested Donald Resh, 44, of Searsport on charges of violating conditions of release and drug possession. Deputy Police Chief David Winchester said Resh

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    ELLSWORTH — Two Ellsworth residents were summoned on theft charges on Sept. 11 after police received a report from Walmart regarding $390 worth of stolen merchandise, according to a report. Summoned were Jade Giger, 33, and Michael Stevens, 29. Death Police were called to Walmart on Sept. 21 around 8:30 p.m. for a report that

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 24

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 24

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Surry man Sept. 16 after responding to his residence for a report of domestic violence. Deputy Marcus Downes charged Joshua Rafferty, 31, with one count of domestic violence assault. Rafferty had been drinking alcohol and had “pushed his girlfriend multiple times and kicked her in the

  • Hancock County Jail log Sept. 14-19

    Hancock County Jail log Sept. 14-19

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Sept. 14 and 19: Sheldon B. Alley, 36, Franklin, violating conditions of release and protection order violation. Norman W. Grindle III, 51, Amherst, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Justin A. Dexter, 33, Castine, failure to appear. Mark

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 24

    ELLSWORTH — A Sept. 14 crash in Amherst led to arrest for the motorist, who allegedly had been operating while impaired. Maine State Police Trooper Blaine Silk arrested Norman Grindle, 51, of Amherst on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. More arrests A check of an abandoned

  • Ohio man charged with sexually assaulting local girl

    Ohio man charged with sexually assaulting local girl

    ELLSWORTH — An Ohio man has been charged with numerous offenses, including gross sexual assault, in connection with the brief disappearance of a Hancock girl last November, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Frank Jennings arrested Timothy Pumneo, 21, of Orrville on charges of gross sexual assault, aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, sexual

  • Agencies partner to investigate internet crimes

    Agencies partner to investigate internet crimes

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has added another tool in its arsenal to investigate crimes, primarily internet crimes against children involving the manufacture and distribution of child pornography. Sheriff Scott Kane informed the Hancock County Commissioners Tuesday about a partnership with the Maine State Police and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force,

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 17

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 17

    BUCKSPORT — Police charged three motorists with driving while using a cell phone and warned others about the conduct last week. The following were summoned on one charge each of driving while using a cell phone: William Dressel, 35, of Lamoine; Katie Carter, 33, of Blue Hill; Becky Irwin, 60, of Gouldsboro. More summonses Deputy

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

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Sept. 17

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Hancock man after his vehicle rolled over onto its roof after a failed attempt to pass a line of vehicles on a curve of Route 1 in Sullivan Friday. Dustin Johnson, 38, was uninjured in the crash, said Deputy Dakota Dupuis. Johnson was arrested on charges of