Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Court July 1 to July 31

    Hancock County Court July 1 to July 31

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: July 1 to July 31 Matthew Arron Smart, 40, Southwest Harbor. Burglary at Northeast Harbor, March 30, 2015. Department of Corrections 18 months, probation revoked. Possession of hypodermic apparatuses at Ellsworth, Dec. 31, 2018. $400. Jail 30 days. Unlawful

  • Minor injuries reported in Trenton crash

    Minor injuries reported in Trenton crash

    TRENTON — A head-on collision on Route 3 Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. snarled traffic and began after a Bangor motorist experienced a medical event, the Maine State Police reported. Trooper Travis Chapman said a Buick sedan driven by Ashot Tadevosyan, 59, of Bangor crossed the centerline and struck the rear of a northbound vehicle. The

  • Three injured in crash on Route 1A

    Three injured in crash on Route 1A

    ELLSWORTH — Three local residents were injured on Wednesday morning in a crash on Route 1A just before noon, according to the Ellsworth Police Department. Jessica Rollerson, 45, of Castine was heading north toward Bangor when the car she was driving ran into the side of a vehicle driven by 18-year-old Kiana Maddocks-Wilbur of Ellsworth.

  • Hancock County Jail log Aug. 5-11

    Hancock County Jail log Aug. 5-11

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Aug. 5 and 11: Brian C. Shepard, 41, Southwest Harbor, failure to appear. Craig A. Golden, 35, Lamoine, failure to appear. Amanda L. Bowman, 39, Orland, unlawful drug possession. Patrick V. Barile, 41, Lodi, N.J., domestic violence assault. Shannon J. Faulkingham, 48, Ellsworth, failure

  • Ellsworth Police log week of Aug. 15

    Ellsworth Police log week of Aug. 15

    Car reported stolen in mix-up ELLSWORTH — A car reported stolen from a local auto body shop was found to have been taken by a local towing company attempting to collect on an alleged $21 debt, according to a police report. The towing company was reportedly called on Aug. 7 after the car belonging to

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Aug. 15

    Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Aug. 15

    “Missing” husband is OK ELLSWORTH — A Franklin woman who suffers from dementia called police Saturday to report her husband missing from their residence, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. “It was determined that the woman suffers from dementia and her husband was fine in an assisted living facility out of state,” said Deputy Zach

  • Standoff suspect sentenced to time served

    Standoff suspect sentenced to time served

    ELLSWORTH — A judge sentenced a Bucksport man who threatened to use a bomb at his residence last fall to time served — seven months in the Hancock County Jail — during an Aug. 5 court hearing. Justice Bruce C. Mallonee sentenced William Benjamin, 58, to seven months in jail, which Benjamin has already served

  • Maine State Police Washington County log week of Aug. 15

    Maine State Police Washington County log week of Aug. 15

    Charlotte man charged with OUI MACHIAS — The Maine State Police arrested a Charlotte man for alleged impaired driving on Sunday. Trooper Keith York arrested Michael Solomon, 79, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant after getting a complaint about Solomon’s driving in Pembroke. Cpl. Micah Perkins

  • Bucksport Police log week of Aug. 15

    Bucksport Police log week of Aug. 15

    Animal reports include lost sheep, found rabbit BUCKSPORT — Animal complaints and concerns were plentiful this past week. Sgt. David Winchester took a complaint about loose sheep on Sunday. Also Sunday, a woman notified Animal Control Officer Dan Joy that she’d captured a pet rabbit she found roaming in her yard. A resident stopped at

  • Bucksport first responders honored for saving life

    Bucksport first responders honored for saving life

    BUCKSPORT — Two Bucksport Public Safety part-time employees, paramedic Mike Sealey and Capt. Pam Payson, were honored Aug. 5 for their work in saving a woman who was threatening suicide on the Penobscot Narrows Bridge July 23. “Without hesitation, Michael Sealy and Pamela Payson both came across the scene and began assessing the situation as