Cops & Courts

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of July 9

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of July 9

    WINTER HARBOR — A mulch fire broke out June 16 at a West Oval residence on Grindstone Neck. Police assisted at the scene while the Gouldsboro/Winter Harbor Fire Department put out the fire. The property’s caretaker attributed the fire to accumulated mulch over the years. Burned mulch ash was found below the garden’s surface, Police

  • Maine State Police Log Week of July 9

    Maine State Police Log Week of July 9

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged five motorists who were allegedly driving while impaired during the past week, including three over the Fourth of July weekend. Trooper Jeffrey Taylor arrested Shannon Bebout, 45, of Blue Hill on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant in Sullivan Friday.

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 9

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 9

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that allegedly occurred at a Hancock residence July 2. Police got a call from the Togus VA Hospital about a male patient who had been admitted earlier in the day on July 2 with a head injury, said Deputy Jeff McFarland. COVID-19 issues A

  • Hancock County Jail log June 30-July 6

    Hancock County Jail log June 30-July 6

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between June 30 and July 6: Shannon R. Bebout, 44, Blue Hill, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Melissa A. Giuliana, 26, Ellsworth, violating conditions of release. Luis M. Torres, 32, Deer Isle, OUI. Beavis J. Grassi, 24, Amarillo,

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 9

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 9

    ELLSWORTH — Two out-of-state residents were arrested and another was summoned on July 4 after a fight erupted in the parking lot of the Maine Coast Mall over a “road rage” incident, according to police. Officers were called to the parking lot around 3:15 p.m. after having been told that six people were fighting. By

  • Statute of limitations runs out on assault allegation

    ELLSWORTH — The statute of limitations for reporting sexual assaults will prevent a potential case involving a priest or pastor from being prosecuted, according to District Attorney Matt Foster. “I tried to see if the United States Attorney’s Office would be able to prosecute, but they didn’t think they could prosecute the case either,” Foster

  • Two arrested in child porn case

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested an Orland man and a Cherryfield woman in connection with a child pornography case this week. On Monday, Detective Taylor Bagley of the Internet Crimes Against Children Division of the Maine Computer Crimes Task Force arrested Robert Rosenbaum, 63, of Orland on one count each of dissemination of

  • Body washes ashore in Robbinston

    Body washes ashore in Robbinston

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are investigating the identity and circumstances surrounding a body that had washed up on a beach in the Washington County town of Robbinston Tuesday, according to Troop J Commander Rod Charette. A concerned citizen saw the body on the shore and called the Bangor Regional Communication Center. “An autopsy

  • Driver killed in Township 7 crash identified

    Driver killed in Township 7 crash identified

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the motorist who died June 19 in a head-on collision on Route 1 in Township 7. The victim was Bruce W. Merchant, 53, of Sullivan and Gouldsboro. Lt. Corey Bagley said the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office and the Maine Crime Lab through DNA

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 2

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 2

    ELLSWORTH — A complaint about suspected drug use at the Beech Hill Pond public parking area Sunday led to arrests for three people, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Luke Gross said Steven Wood, 49, of Bangor was arrested on a charge of drug possession. Kassandra Castonguay, 29, of Van Buren also was arrested

  • Hancock County Jail log June 23-28

    Hancock County Jail log June 23-28

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between June 23 and 28: Carlos J. Garcia, 32, Stonington, violating conditions of release, disorderly conduct. Benjamin W. Deane, 40, Verona Island, operating after suspension. George D. Carter II, 57, Surry, operating a motor vehicle beyond license restrictions. Melissa A. Giuliana, 26, Ellsworth, domestic