Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 20

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 20

    ELLSWORTH — A Sullivan woman who got a call June 11 from someone claiming to be from a genetic testing company gave the caller personal information before realizing the call was a scam, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Sargent reported. Sargent provided the woman with contact information for agencies she should report the incident to.

  • Maine State Police Log Week of June 20

    Maine State Police Log Week of June 20

    ELLSWORTH — A crash on Airline Road in Amherst Friday led to a charge for the motorist, a Portland man, the Maine State Police reported. Trooper Blaine Silk said the motorist lost control and struck a guardrail, which caused the vehicle to roll. Silk summoned Patrick Mullen, 49, on a charge of operating a motor

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of June 20

    Bucksport Police Log Week of June 20

    BUCKSPORT — A woman called police June 13 for help after finding two groundhogs at her apartment complex. Officer Matt Schmidt advised the woman to call the building manager. However, the manager told the tenant he was too busy to deal with the groundhogs. When the woman called the police station again, Schmidt referred her

  • Prospect man indicted on charges related to police chase

    Prospect man indicted on charges related to police chase

    ELLSWORTH — A Prospect man who allegedly led Bucksport police on a chase last November was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury June 6. The grand jury indicted Samuel Thompson, 20, on charges of eluding an officer, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant, criminal speeding, driving to endanger, permitting

  • Gouldsboro Police Week of June 13

    Gouldsboro Police Week of June 13

    GOULDSBORO — Police received a complaint May 31 about a phone scam involving a demand for money. The officer met with the complainant, who was unsure if any money had actually been given to the scammer. Police advised the person to call the bank and not allow the transfer of any money. Disputes Police were

  • Hancock County Jail log June 3-10

    Hancock County Jail log June 3-10

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 3 and 10: Theresa L. Graham, 33, Hancock, probation violation. Christopher L. Hutchinson, 38, Deer Isle, violating conditions of release, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Charles M. Butz, 57, Naples, Fla., theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Brandon L. Garland, 18, Ellsworth,

  • Gouldsboro police chief resigns

    Gouldsboro police chief resigns

    GOULDSBORO — Tyler Dunbar, chief of the Gouldsboro Police Department, resigned Wednesday, June 12. Dana Rice, chairman of the Board of Selectmen, said Dunbar submitted a letter of resignation to Town Manager Sherri Cox at about midafternoon. His resignation is effective June 26. Dunbar’s resignation came the day after the town was originally scheduled to

  • Runaway with handgun spurs school lockdowns

    GOULDSBORO — Sumner Memorial High School and the Peninsula School were placed on lockdown May 29 while police searched for a youth suspected of having a stolen handgun. Police said the 15-year-old runaway from Steuben had been last seen on foot on Route 1 in Gouldsboro and was believed to have fled into the woods.

  • Orland fire claims house

    Orland fire claims house

    ORLAND — A fire of unknown origin claimed a house at 340 Castine Road on Sunday, according to Orland Fire Chief Bob Conary. “They’re still investigating,” Conary said Monday morning. The residence belongs to John Goss, Conary said. No one was home when the fire broke out but there were two cats unaccounted for on