Cops & Courts

  • Man convicted of boatyard embezzlement is denied compassionate release

    Man convicted of boatyard embezzlement is denied compassionate release

    A federal judge has denied convicted Brooklin Boat Yard embezzler Steve Nygren’s request to serve the rest of his prison sentence at home due to concerns about contracting COVID-19 at the Fort Devens, Mass., penitentiary where he’s currently incarcerated. Nygren, 53, is serving a seven-year sentence for bank fraud, unauthorized use of credit cards and tax evasion. He embezzled over $800,000 from the boat yard, according to prosecutors. 

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 14

    Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 14

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged two people after investigating a theft of money from a vehicle parked at the Blue Hill Walgreens Sunday. Trooper Owen Reed summoned Jennifer Newbury, 40, of Sedgwick on a charge of theft. Reed summoned Sandra Dembowski, 34, of Blue Hill on a charge of operating after suspension. Sgt.

  • Hancock County Jail Log Week of Jan. 14

    Hancock County Jail Log Week of Jan. 14

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Jan. 4 and 10: Andrew P. Gerrish, 41, Springvale, failure to appear, violating conditions of release, operating after suspension. Mark S. Freeman, 52, Hancock, aggravated assault, domestic violence criminal threatening.  Lucas R. Lemoine, 39, Southwest Harbor, failure to appear. Kraig J. Ayotte, 30,

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 14

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 14

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies handled a number of single-vehicle crashes during the past week. No serious injuries were reported. A driver overcorrected, causing her vehicle to go off the road into a ditch and roll over, after she got distracted by something in the car on Route 3 in Trenton Monday morning, said

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 14

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 14

    ELLSWORTH — Police fielded numerous calls recently to check on the well-being of residents, reports of suspicious activity involving cars, letters and flares and one report to CrimeStoppers on possible elder abuse. One resident was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital. Investigations into the remaining reports found no subsequent action was needed by law

  • New Year’s suicide investigated

    New Year’s suicide investigated

    GOULDSBORO — A man got out of his vehicle and shot himself around 10:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve after a local police officer had approached him to ask what he was doing in the otherwise empty parking lot at the Knights of Pythias Hall on Route 1. No event had been held there earlier, nor

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 7

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 7

    ELLSWORTH — Alcohol was reportedly involved in a Christmas Eve accident at the High Street and Deane Street intersection. Officer John Stanley reported no injuries to the two drivers nor to any of the three passengers, but both vehicles required a tow from the scene. One of the drivers was arrested on a charge of

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 7

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 7

    WINTER HARBOR — Police Chief Danny Mitchell assisted the Schoodic Ambulance Service on Dec. 21 at a Newman Street residence. The patient described symptoms of weakness, fever and tiredness. Precautions were taken for possible COVID-19 exposure.  911 call Mitchell was called to a Main Street location on Dec. 18 for a 911 cell phone call.

  • Hancock County Jail Log Week of Jan. 7

    Hancock County Jail Log Week of Jan. 7

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Dec. 28 and 30: Christopher M. Whynott, 28, Franklin, domestic violence assault. Sherry A. Smith, 49, Harrington, aggravated attempted murder and robbery. Kaleb N. Fitzgerald, 20, Orland, violating conditions of release and aggravated assault. Norman F. Waite II, 54, Columbia, criminal mischief, domestic

  • Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Kyle A. McKim, Trenton and Miranda McKim, Trenton. Married Sept. 30, 2017, at Dedham.  Dean A. Mitchell, Southwest Harbor and Valori A. Mitchell, Surry. Married July 31, 1992, at Surry. Cory James Duggan, Cranberry Isles and Kaitlyn Louise Duggan, Cranberry Isles. Married at Cranberry Isles, date

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