Cops & Courts

  • Man killed in T34 crash

    Man killed in T34 crash

    ELLSWORTH — A Lowell man died after his pickup truck went off the road, hit trees and overturned on its roof on a remote road in Township 34 Wednesday, Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reported. Gary Haskell was 53. He sustained “severe trauma injuries” and died at the scene, McCausland said. Haskell’s passenger, Pamela

  • Hancock County Jail log Oct. 1-5

    Hancock County Jail log Oct. 1-5

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Oct. 1 and 5: Adam N. Hilton, 34, Bar Harbor, 60 days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Jacob P. Richardson, 20, Fort Fairfield, 20 days for reckless conduct, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, receiving stolen

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    GOULDSBORO — On Aug. 30, a South Gouldsboro resident reported that a neighbor had hired a contractor who cut trees on the complainant’s property. As a result of an investigation, police on Sept. 27 charged Karen Brown, 64, of White Plains, N.Y., with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. Arrest On Sept. 26, police arrested Christine

  • School shooting threat “not viable”

    School shooting threat “not viable”

    ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth High School student was charged with terrorizing on Tuesday after allegedly making a comment threatening a school shooting the following day, according to a letter to parents and guardians from Superintendent Dan Higgins. Police investigated the incident, which was reported around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and determined “the threat is not

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    Maine State Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged motorists with multiple offenses recently. Trooper Caleb McGary summoned a Maryland man who was allegedly going nearly twice the posted speed and making bad passes in Holden Sept. 25. McGary charged Demitri Pappas, 28, on charges of criminal speed and driving to endanger. “Pappas was making bad passes

  • Settlement reached in civil case against police, prosecutors

    ELLSWORTH — A saga that started with accusations of spousal rape in 2007 and continued with prosecutorial misconduct has resulted in a settlement of a civil suit. Former Gouldsboro resident Vladek Filler, now of Atlanta, Ga., has settled a civil suit that he brought against 17 prosecutors from Hancock and Washington counties, sheriff’s deputies and

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 11

    ELLSWORTH — Police spoke to a “suspicious” man who was “making inappropriate comments to women” at a local resort on Oct. 8, according to a report. High school student warned for bullying Officers issued a warning on Oct. 5 to an Ellsworth High School student for reportedly bullying another student. Woman possibly overdosing found in

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 11

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 11

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies Jeff McFarland, David Lord and Travis Frost arrested two men after agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant in Deer Isle Friday. Deputies arrested David Joyce, 44, of Deer Isle and Anderson John Harewood, 47, of Schenectady, N.Y., each on one count of aggravated drug

  • Jail inmate dies after suicide attempt

    ELLSWORTH — A Bangor woman who had been incarcerated at the Hancock County Jail has succumbed to injuries she sustained while trying to commit suicide at the jail, according to Sheriff Scott Kane. Kane confirmed that Monica Johnson, 38, died Oct. 4 at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Johnson injured herself Saturday, Sept. 29,

  • Alleged murderer arrested by FBI at Walmart

    Alleged murderer arrested by FBI at Walmart

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth police assisted the FBI on Oct. 2 in arresting a man wanted for murder in Florida. Michael Dolias, 45, was arrested by bureau agents at Walmart in Ellsworth, Police Chief Glenn Moshier said. Police had been “contacted by agents two weeks prior notifying us that Dolias might be in the area,” Moshier