Cops & Courts

  • Driver arrested after Bucksport chase

    Driver arrested after Bucksport chase

    BUCKSPORT — The Maine State Police said a Massachusetts driver nearly hit a state trooper and then led police on a high speed chase, which started here on the Mast Hill Road and ended on Main Street in Winterport Wednesday. Troop J Commander Lt. Rod Charette said Trooper Dana Austin stopped a car at 5:28

  • Manslaughter case back in court

    ELLSWORTH — A manslaughter case involving the death of an Eastbrook woman is scheduled for a Jan. 7 docket call in Hancock County Unified Court. A docket call means the defense and prosecution will update a judge on the status of a case. It’s been just over a year since the accident that claimed the

  • Hospital to have its own police officer on site

    ELLSWORTH — Patients and visitors may see a new face at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital come this spring: an officer from the Ellsworth Police Department. “People often ask me, what keeps me up at night?” said John Ronan, president of Maine Coast Hospital, at the hospital’s annual meeting on Tuesday evening. “Making sure our patients

  • Hancock County Jail log Nov. 26-Dec. 2

    Hancock County Jail log Nov. 26-Dec. 2

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between: Mathew L. Williams, 35, West Muskegon, Mich., probation revocation. Brittany M. Carter, 31, Tremont, failure to appear. Michael J. Johnson, 36, Ellsworth, domestic violence assault. Matthew V. Leise, 41, Sullivan, failure to appear. Joshua R. Hallock, 37, Trenton, violating conditions of release. Adam W.

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    ELLSWORTH — A 26-year-old man critically injured in an April 2017 crash in Eastbrook has died in Ellsworth. Chase Debeck was seriously injured in the spring crash after a car he was in hit an embankment and a utility pole on Route 200 before rolling over, according to reports from The American at the time.

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 6

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 6

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Southwest Harbor residents on multiple drug charges in Tremont Saturday. Deputy Dakota Dupuis said he had been on routine patrol when he noticed a truck drive to an empty parking lot and sit with the engine running for “a period of time.” “After approaching the truck

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport man reported his wife missing on Nov. 28. However, it turned out she was just out with a friend. Improper pass Sgt. David Winchester summoned Liza Kling, 39, of Bucksport on a charge of making an improper pass Nov. 27. Speeding Winchester summoned Connor Donovan, 19, of Camden on a charge

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    Maine State Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police Nov. 28 arrested an Orland woman who was found slumped over the wheel of her vehicle, which was running and in gear. Trooper Caleb McGary arrested the woman, Krystle Hanscom, 34, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (drugs). “It initially

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Dec. 6

    WINTER HARBOR — On Nov. 27, police responded to a domestic disturbance on Spruce Lane. Casey Meyers, 38, of Winter Harbor was summoned on a charge of assault. On Nov. 26, police were called to assist Maine State Police with a domestic dispute on East Schoodic Drive in Birch Harbor. Police cleared the scene. On

  • Drugs bound for Washington County seized

    Drugs bound for Washington County seized

    ELLSWORTH — Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency seized heroin and crack cocaine bound for Washington County and arrested three people, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland reported. The MDEA Downeast District Task Force, assisted by the Maine State Police, stopped a vehicle along I-95 in the Penobscot County town of Newport