Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Jail log week of April 2

    Hancock County Jail log week of April 2

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between March 23 and 29: Zachary T. Phelon, 37, Blue Hill, refusing to submit to arrest or detention. Justin N. Kane, 24, Sullivan, domestic violence assault. Dustin A. Austin, 33, Trenton, domestic violence assault. April R. Allison, 22, Bucksport, violating conditions of release. Kyle

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of April 2

    Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of April 2

    ELLSWORTH — A Lamoine woman called the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Monday with concerns she had about neighbors having more than 10 guests at a time at their residences despite Governor Janet Mills’ recommendation against such gatherings amid the coronavirus outbreak. Deputy Dakota Dupuis spoke with the woman but did not take any action. Fraud

  • Ellsworth Police log week of April 2

    Ellsworth Police log week of April 2

    ELLSWORTH — Officers responded to a report of a domestic incident on March 30. Officers found the altercation to have been “verbal only” and separated both parties for the day. Children returned home Police spoke to two children who ran into the woods on March 28. They were returned home. Staggering man warned Officers checked

  • Maine State Police log week of April 2

    Maine State Police log week of April 2

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a Blue Hill man who was armed with a knife at a Blue Hill residence March 23. When Trooper Blaine Silk arrived, the man became “disorderly” with Silk, who was trying to get the man’s knife, police said. Zachary Phelon, 37, was charged with refusing to submit to

  • Blue Hill man killed in crash

    ELLSWORTH — A Blue Hill man died after his car crashed off the Ellsworth Road in Blue Hill Monday morning, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Richard Branco was 66. Police said Branco was traveling west in a 2006 Hyundai, which drifted across the oncoming lane and went off the left side of the road.

  • Demand for Maine seafood plummets

    Demand for Maine seafood plummets

    ELLSWORTH – For decades, lobster has been the symbol of Maine’s fishing industry, but at the moment the microscopic coronavirus is taking center stage. As recently as Feb. 27, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the state. By noon Wednesday, the CDC reported

  • Hancock County Jail log week of March 26

    Hancock County Jail log week of March 26

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between March 16 and 21: Shawn D. Sargent, 40, Orland, domestic violence assault. Robert G. Gray Jr., 35, Searsport, violating conditions of release, theft by deception, home repair fraud. Justin R. Sands, 32, Bangor, 48 hours for violating conditions of release and operating after

  • Stonington death ruled a suicide

    STONINGTON — The Maine State Police said the death of a Stonington man found inside his home Monday was a suicide. Spokesman Steve McCausland said the determination was made Tuesday in the death of Matthew Billings, who was 41. “Investigators spent Monday night and most of Tuesday at Billings’ home and told his relatives late

  • Ellsworth Police log week of March 26

    Ellsworth Police log week of March 26

    ELLSWORTH — Two East Machias residents suffered possible injuries and their car was towed after it went off the Bangor Road “into a rock-covered ditch” on March 7, according to a police report. Maurice Bragg, 68, was driving a 2002 Lincoln north on the Bangor Road around 11:20 a.m. Bragg told officers he moved to

  • Bucksport Police log week of March 26

    Bucksport Police log week of March 26

    BUCKSPORT — First responders were called to a home after a man, 44, was found unresponsive in his bathroom the afternoon of March 19. Deputy Police Chief David Winchester said the death is being investigated but foul play is not suspected. “The Maine Medical Examiner is sending someone up to examine the body, which is

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of March 26

    Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of March 26

    ELLSWORTH — A loose pig caused traffic problems on the Tremont Road March 19, Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies reported. Deputy Travis Frost helped the Tremont animal control officer corral the pig, at which time its owners returned the animal back to their farm. Arrests A Surry woman called police March 19 to report that she

  • Maine State Police log week of March 26

    Maine State Police log week of March 26

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police have charged a Franklin man in connection with a theft of $7,000 in cash. Trooper Dana Austin summoned Timothy Desjardin, 48, on a charge of felony theft on March 11. A Franklin resident reported the money missing on Jan. 8. Detective Benjamin Sweeney assisted Austin with the investigation. Arrests