Cops & Courts

  • Gouldsboro seeks new police chief

    Town Manager Andrea Sirois said she planned to post the police chief’s job on Wednesday. She said the Gouldsboro Police Department’s remaining officer, Adam Brackett, still works for the town. Until a new police chief is hired, Sirois says the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department and Maine State Police will be handling emergency calls.

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of May 13

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of May 13

    Nonverbal tiff ends in fender bender  ELLSWORTH — A nonverbal confrontation between two drivers on High Street May 7 ended badly when one of them exited her Ford Explorer but put it in neutral instead of park. Bethany A. Tripp of Ellsworth told officers she was stopped in front of Pizza Hut and locked eyes

  • Sheriff’s Office announces two promotions

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane announced the promotion of two patrol deputies on May 4. Kane made the announcement at the Hancock County Commissioners meeting, which was held online because of the pandemic. Deputy Dan Harlan has been promoted to patrol sergeant. “Dan started as a corrections officer here,” Kane said. Harlan wanted

  • Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Nicholas I. Wood, 24, Stonington. Disorderly conduct at Castine, Aug. 20, 2018. $300. Violating condition of release at Castine, Aug. 20, 2018. $300. Driving to endanger at Castine, Aug. 20, 2018. $575. License suspended 30 days. Jason J. Bartlett,

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 13

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 13

    Blue Hill thefts under investigation ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two thefts at Blue Hill residences. One occurred on April 27 and the other on May 6. Multiple items were taken from an apartment in the May 6 theft, Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo reported. More thefts A Hancock resident reported a theft of

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of May 13

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of May 13

    Police deal with unattended deaths WINTER HARBOR — Police Chief Danny Mitchell Jr. was asked to complete a well-being check at a residence on Hillcrest Drive, where a man was found deceased in his apartment on April 29. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner was notified and will be conducting an exam.  Mitchell also

  • Maine State Police Log Week of May 13

    Maine State Police Log Week of May 13

    Boat motor stolen in Robbinston ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Trooper Kim Sawyer is investigating the theft of a boat motor from a Robbinston property between May 2 and Monday. The motor is a 125-horsepower, four-cylinder 1972 Evinrude. Summonses Sgt. Jeff Ingemi summoned Tyler Howlett, 25, of New Brunswick, Canada, on a charge of operating

  • Hancock County Jail Log Week of May 14

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between May 5 and 6: Jarvis L. McMillan, 43, Watertown, Mass., warrant arrest. Daniel E. Grant, 60, Hancock, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant.  Damian J. Spelas, 37, Orland, unlawful drug trafficking, operating after habitual offender revocation. Meghan S.

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of May 6

    Bucksport Police Log Week of May 6

    Man charged with OUI, threatening BUCKSPORT — Officers Gerald Lowe and Eric Marcel arrested a Bucksport man who allegedly was driving while intoxicated and pointing a loaded firearm at a woman driving in front of him on Central Street Monday afternoon, Deputy Police Chief David Winchester reported.  The woman noticed a vehicle quickly approach hers

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