Cops & Courts

  • Stonington man sentenced for failure to pay taxes

    Stonington man sentenced for failure to pay taxes

    ELLSWORTH — A Stonington man was ordered to pay $51,604 in restitution and placed on administrative release for a year as part of a plea deal in for failure to file Maine income taxes, according to his defense attorney. Ellsworth defense attorney Robert Van Horn represents Kevin Clough, 53. “He was charged with a number

  • Richmond man jailed in Township 8 shooting

    Richmond man jailed in Township 8 shooting

    ELLSWORTH — A Richmond man is being held at the Hancock County Jail on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault after he allegedly shot a family member in the chest on Sunday in Township 8. Christopher Laliberte, 23, is being held on $50,000 cash bail at the Hancock County Jail, according to corrections officials.

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 18

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 18

    ELLSWORTH — On April 1, a Clifton woman was charged with endangering the welfare of a child after police received a report in late March that medication prescribed to the child had been tampered with. Karina R. Bradely, 36, is due to appear in court on May 21. Sexual assault The New Hampshire Department of

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 18

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 18

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were called out in the wee hours Sunday to help Maine Marine Patrol officers handle a dispute between two elver fishermen. “One fisherman allegedly threatened the other with a gun,” said Deputy Jeff McFarland. “When we arrived on scene, we were only able to locate the complainant and there

  • Hancock County Jail log April 9-11

    Hancock County Jail log April 9-11

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between April 9 and 11: Sean N. Tester, 20, East Machias, gross sexual assault. Michael R. Diaz, 36, Norridgewock, bail violation. Vincent Lombardi II, 46, Bangor, failure to appear. Jeremy F. Ward, 31, Tremont, 30 days for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Troy D.

  • Man arrested on drug trafficking charge

    Man arrested on drug trafficking charge

    ORLAND — A Medway man was arrested Saturday after state troopers found about 10 grams of suspected heroin/Fentanyl and a substantial amount of cash in his vehicle. Trooper Dana Austin responded to Orland April 13 for a report of a man who had passed out behind the wheel. The driver, 36-year-old Jon Ladd, “was showing

  • Former Blue Hill treasurer acquitted in theft case

    BLUE HILL — A Hancock County jury Tuesday found former Blue Hill Treasurer Jody Murphy not guilty of theft. Ellsworth attorney Maxwell Coolidge represented Murphy, 39. “The jury has spoken and justice has been served,” Coolidge said via email. “It was a fair trial. Ms. Murphy and I are grateful to the jury for its