Cops & Courts

  • Ellsworth man killed in crash

    Ellsworth man killed in crash

    ELLSWORTH — A 51-year-old Ellsworth man was killed in an early-morning crash on the Winkumpaugh Road on Saturday, according to the Ellsworth Police Department. Emergency crews were called to the crash just before 1 a.m. on Saturday, where they found that a 2007 Volvo sport utility vehicle had hit an embankment after leaving the road

  • Bucksport Man Arrested in Shooting Over Social Media Dispute

    Bucksport Man Arrested in Shooting Over Social Media Dispute

    BUCKSPORT — A dispute over a social media post led to a shooting here Thursday night outside a residence, reported Deputy Police Chief David Winchester. The victim was shot one time, Winchester said. The man, who has not been identified, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital and released. Police arrested the alleged

  • Hancock County Jail log April 30-May 4

    Hancock County Jail log April 30-May 4

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between April 30 and May 4: Austin J. Kleffman, 31, Trenton, probation violation. Joshua C. Pelletier, 28, Greenville, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, theft by unauthorized use of property, operating after suspension. Kevin D. Wiseman, 34, Bucksport, warrant on April 28; two counts

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 7

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of May 7

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies charged four young men with alcohol offenses after investigating a complaint about activity at an abandoned property in Sullivan Saturday. “As a result of the investigation, four minors were located on this property and were actively causing criminal mischief damage,” said Deputy Travis Frost. There was also alcohol at

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of May 7

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of May 7

    ELLSWORTH — A Lamoine man was charged with driving to endanger after the car he was driving severed a telephone pole on Buttermilk Road on May 3 around 5:25 p.m., according to a police report. No one was injured in the crash, but the road was closed for a few hours. Unattended deaths, overdose Police

  • Maine State Police Log Week of May 7

    Maine State Police Log Week of May 7

    ELLSWORTH — A Washington state man was arrested after Maine State Police Trooper Gavin Endre and Cpl. Chris Smith responded to Township 41 April 29 for a threatening complaint. Township 41 is located in Hancock County, north of the town of Great Pond. The caller alleged that the man had threatened him. Police said the

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 30

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 30

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Dupuis spoke with an Orland woman who thought she might have found a grenade in her yard April 21. “I responded and located the object, which was in fact a grenade, but was not ‘live,’ and had been converted to a prop,” Dupuis said. “The grenade was properly

  • Hancock County Jail log April 22-27

    Hancock County Jail log April 22-27

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between April 22 and 27: Jamie L. Brown, 40, Sullivan, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Bridget M. Sawyer, 27, Searsport, violating conditions of release, unlawful drug possession. Zachary A. Gellerson, 30, Orland, operating without a license, operating a motor vehicle while under the

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 30

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 30

    ELLSWORTH — No injuries were reported when an SUV driven by 46-year-old Sullivan resident Leonor Robidoux collided with a truck driven by 43-year-old Franklin resident Danny Carter and went off the road, over rocks and back onto the road at the intersection of Myrick and High streets on April 23. Police wrote in a report

  • Maine State Police Log Week of April 30

    Maine State Police Log Week of April 30

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a Washington County man after a traffic stop in Northfield Saturday. Trooper Keith York charged Caleb McKenzie, 27, of Trescott on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Sgt. Jeff Ingemi assisted. Summonses Cpl. Chris Smith summoned Neil Warren, 32, of

  • Tremont man wins partial victory in post-conviction review

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock Superior Court Justice Robert Murray has partially granted and partially denied a Tremont man’s petition for post-conviction review. Murray issued his written decision in Ben Hodgdon’s case on March 20. Hodgdon, 52, is currently incarcerated at the Maine Correctional Center in Windham serving a 3½-year sentence for one count each of gross

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Feb. 1 to Feb. 29 Timothy Cox Cook Jr., 38, Seal Cove. Domestic violence assault at Tremont, Nov. 4, 2016. Probation continued, no sentence imposed. Violating condition of release at Seal Cove, May 16, 2019. Jail four days. Cody