Cops & Courts

  • Maine State Police log week of Feb. 20

    Maine State Police log week of Feb. 20

    ELLSWORTH — Cpl. Dan Ryan arrested Alexander Drenga, 31, of Brooksville on a charge of operating under the influence on Route 172 in Blue Hill Feb. 14. Trooper Jeffrey Taylor arrested Norbert Tetrault, 38, of Harrington on a charge of operating under the Influence in Township 10 Feb. 10. Bad check Trooper Dana Austin investigated

  • Gouldsboro Police log week of Feb. 20

    Gouldsboro Police log week of Feb. 20

    GOULDSBORO — Because of threats made to numerous Maine schools and to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins Jan. 31, police visited local schools while students were boarding buses. Ongoing investigations Police are continuing to investigate a Jan. 25 report of suspected drug activity. Police also are investigating a Jan. 24 incident in which an officer assisted

  • Hancock County Jail log week of Feb. 13

    Hancock County Jail log week of Feb. 13

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Feb. 3 and 9: David W. Craig, 39, Bucksport, three counts failure to appear. Damion A. Hooper, 34, Union, back for court. Damian J. Spelas, 36, Blue Hill, failure to appear. Luis Hernandez Abadillo, 39, Las Vegas, Nev., operating a motor vehicle while under

  • Bucksport Police Department welcomes new sergeant

    Bucksport Police Department welcomes new sergeant

    BUCKSPORT — The Police Department’s newest sergeant hails from just over the bridge. Bucksport Deputy Police Chief David Winchester has hired Waldo County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Darrin Moody to serve as the Bucksport department’s patrol sergeant effective Feb. 18. A patrol sergeant position opened up in Bucksport after former Bucksport Police Chief Sean Geagan was

  • Ellsworth Police: Man’s new gun causes alarm

    Ellsworth Police: Man’s new gun causes alarm

    ELLSWORTH — Several area law enforcement agencies responded to the parking lot of TJ Maxx on Feb. 8 around noon for a report that a man was sitting in a vehicle “pointing a gun.” When officers arrived, they found that the man was “looking at a newly purchased handgun,” and that he hadn’t pointed the

  • Winter Harbor Police: Driver summoned for OAS

    Winter Harbor Police: Driver summoned for OAS

    WINTER HARBOR — Following a traffic stop on Newman Street, police issued a summons to Timothy Garcia, 26, of Steuben on a charge of operating after suspension. Garcia was released after he was able to find a licensed driver to take his vehicle. Escort for the champs Winter Harbor Police and other agencies escorted the Sumner

  • Murder suspect being held without bail

    CALAIS — The man accused of fatally shooting three people and injuring a fourth last week is being held without bail in the Washington County Jail. Thomas Bonfanti, 63, of Northfield, who was represented by attorney Jeffrey Silverstein, made his first court appearance Feb. 5 following the Feb. 3 shooting rampage. Standing in the Calais

  • Hancock County Jail log week of Feb. 6

    Hancock County Jail log week of Feb. 6

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Jan. 27 and Feb.2: Jeffrey M. Durand, 26, Blue Hill, 10 days for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving to endanger. Solomon I. Drew, 20, Old Town, two days for furnishing liquor to a minor and operating a motor vehicle while