Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Austin Kleffman, 31, Sorrento. Unlawful possession of heroin, priors, at Trenton, Sept. 23, 2016. Jail 14 days, probation partially revoked. Timothy Cox Cook Jr., 38, Seal Cove. Domestic violence assault at Tremont, Nov. 4, 2016. Jail 30 days. Violating

  • Hancock County Jail log week of Oct. 17

    Hancock County Jail log week of Oct. 17

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Oct 7 and 9: Michael D. Church, 47, Franklin, violating conditions of release, criminal trespass. Ryan E. Miller, 37, Ellsworth, violating conditions of release. Harold L. Pottle II, 44, Ellsworth, three counts of violating conditions of release. Michael J. Caiaccia, 27, Ellsworth, violating conditions

  • Ellsworth Police log week of Oct. 17

    Ellsworth Police log week of Oct. 17

    ELLSWORTH — Officer Josh Steward issued a verbal trespass warning to a local resident “following a disagreement over the color of toenails,” according to a police report on Oct. 8. Concerning Facebook posts Steward issued a trespass warning to a Bar Harbor resident on Oct. 8 following “some concerning posts” on Facebook, according to a

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Oct. 17

    Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Oct. 17

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigated a Castine woman’s complaint about a man who claimed to work for a cable and internet provider wanting to gain entry to her house Oct. 9. The woman advised Deputy Jeff McFarland that the man was not in a company vehicle and “his story did not add

  • Maine State Police log week of Oct. 17

    Maine State Police log week of Oct. 17

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged two people who were using a front-end loader to tow a mobile home down Route 182 in Franklin Oct. 8. “Trooper Dana Austin responded to the scene and located the mobile home blocking most of the roadway,” police reported. “The mobile home struck a guardrail and damaged a

  • Machias man indicted on multiple charges

    Machias man indicted on multiple charges

    ELLSWORTH — A Machias man who allegedly set fire to an Indian Township food pantry, tied up a Washington County woman and stole her truck before leading police on a chase into Trenton was indicted Oct. 10 by a Hancock County grand jury. James Berube, 21, was indicted on charges of reckless conduct with a

  • Hancock County divorces

    Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Heather D. Jones, Northeast Harbor and Eric H. Jones, Mount Desert. Married June 20, 1998, at Mount Desert. Shared parental rights, primary residence with both parties for one minor child. Star Leslie McKinney, Hancock and Robert Frank McKinney Sr. Married Dec 2, 2017, at Unity. Lisa

  • Hancock County Jail log week of Oct. 10

    Hancock County Jail log week of Oct. 10

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Sept. 30 and Oct. 2: Maverick B. Manuel, 30, Orland, failure to pay fine, failure to appear. Darren M. Seidell, 38, Bucksport, unlawful heroin possession. Michael R. Daniel, 28, Gouldsboro, violating conditions of release and violation of a protection order. Jasmine L. Cooper,

  • Ellsworth Police log week of Oct. 10

    Ellsworth Police log week of Oct. 10

    ELLSWORTH — Police arrested three Sullivan men following a fight at a local bar on Oct. 4, just before 11 p.m. William Butler-Lagasse, 21, and Brian Lagasse, 42, were charged with disorderly conduct (fighting) and assault, while a third man, Devin Riley, 21, was charged with disorderly conduct (fighting). Car-deer collisions Jeffery Nicholas reportedly walked

  • Bucksport Police log week of Oct. 10

    Bucksport Police log week of Oct. 10

    BUCKSPORT — A concerned citizen called police to report seeing youths vaping after school last Friday. Officer Matt Schmidt handled the call. Animal problems A man notified police Friday that he had struck and killed chickens and that there were still carcasses in the roadway. Officer Ryan Welch was sent to handle the matter. A

  • Maine State Police Washington County log week of Oct. 10

    Maine State Police Washington County log week of Oct. 10

    MACHIAS — The Maine State Police charged two Princeton residents after investigating a complaint of an assault of two flaggers at a road construction site in Princeton Oct. 1. Sawyer summoned Dean Francis, 60, on charges of criminal mischief, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to yield right of way in a construction site.

  • Maine State Police log week of Oct. 10

    Maine State Police log week of Oct. 10

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged three motorists with impaired driving during the past week. On Saturday, a speeding stop on Front Ridge Road in Penobscot led to arrest for the motorist. Trooper Travis Chapman arrested Wendy Lynds, 46, of Dedham on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of