Cops & Courts

  • Washington County sues opioid makers

    Washington County sues opioid makers

    MACHIAS — Washington County, which had the highest death rate for opioid overdoses of any county in Maine in 2016, is taking legal action. The county has joined a growing list of Maine municipalities suing pharmaceutical companies that manufacture and distribute opioids. The Washington County lawsuit, filed Jan. 10, argues that those companies continued to

  • Hancock County Jail log Feb. 11-14

    Hancock County Jail log Feb. 11-14

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Feb. 11 and 14: Christopher M. Saenz, 35, Thomaston, back for court. Joseph M. Lewis, 36, Waldoboro, agency hold. Todd L. Morales Sr., 46, Warren, hold for other agency. Timothy N. Perkins, 57, Blue Hill, violating conditions of his release. Roger A. Grego,

  • Gun found in McDonald’s bathroom was not loaded

    Gun found in McDonald’s bathroom was not loaded

    ELLSWORTH — A pistol found in a McDonald’s bathroom on Feb. 16 was not loaded, said Ellsworth Police Capt. Troy Bires. Police were called to the restaurant after an employee came across the gun lying on a toilet paper dispenser in the bathroom, Bires said. Officers were able to contact the owner but did not

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Feb. 21

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Feb. 21

    ELLSWORTH — Officers were kept busy dealing with men under the influence over the past two weeks. On Feb. 5, police brought an intoxicated man to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital after he told them that was where he wanted to detox, according to a report of the incident. The next day, officers brought a

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Feb. 21

    WINTER HARBOR — On Feb. 13, police assisted Gouldsboro Police with a suspicious motor vehicle complaint on the Paul Bunyan Road in Gouldsboro. The vehicle was located and two men were found gathering periwinkles in front of private property. Both of them were warned for trespassing. Alarm calls On Feb. 14, police responded to an

  • Hancock couple arrested after $50K worth of heroin found

    Hancock couple arrested after $50K worth of heroin found

    ELLSWORTH — Two Hancock residents were arrested on drug trafficking charges after police found more than $50,000 worth of heroin in a vehicle and home. Around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force, assisted by Ellsworth Police, stopped a 2005 Mercedes on High Street. The owner of the vehicle,

  • Hancock County Jail log Feb. 1-10

    Hancock County Jail log Feb. 1-10

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Feb. 1 and 10: Justin N. Kane, 23, Sullivan, assault, disorderly conduct. Roger W. Daigle, 47, Tremont, two counts dissemination of sexually explicit material and one count each possession of sexually explicit material and possession of sexually explicit material of a minor. Chad