Cops & Courts

  • Bucksport Police Log July 30

    Bucksport Police Log July 30

    BUCKSPORT — A caller on July 20 reported an injured raccoon on a roof and children trying to give it water. Officer Gerald Lowe responded. More animal concerns A concerned citizen called police July 21 after seeing a dog in a vehicle with windows rolled up. Operating after suspension Richard Ford, 50, of Bucksport was

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 30

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 30

    ELLSWORTH — Speeding motorists and one fleeing motorcyclist, among other issues, kept the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office busy the past week. Deputy Brian Archer tried to stop a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed on Pleasant Street in Blue Hill Sunday, which led to a pursuit and the motorist’s eventual arrest on multiple

  • Shooting death investigation continuing

    BLUE HILL — The Maine State Police are continuing to investigate a shooting death that occurred here this past spring. Joshua Clarke was shot and killed in his Ellsworth Road driveway on March 22. Clarke was 31. As of July 22, no one has been charged. “It is still an active investigation and we don’t

  • Hancock County Court March 1 – June 30

    Hancock County Court March 1 – June 30

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: March 1 to June 30 Benjamin H. Hodgdon II, 52, Mount Desert. Unlawful sexual contact at Tremont, Feb. 15, 2000. Department of Corrections three years. Sexual abuse of a minor at Tremont, April 15, 2000. Department of Corrections three

  • Man accused of assaulting pregnant woman

    Man accused of assaulting pregnant woman

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says a man is in custody after allegedly assaulting his pregnant girlfriend in Surry the evening of Wednesday, July 22. Deputy Dan Harlan said the woman was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Deputies located the man early Thursday morning, according to Lt. Tim Cote. Deputy Dakota Dupuis

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 23

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 23

    ELLSWORTH — A woman in Blue Hill called the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Sunday to report she’d recently become homeless and needed help finding a temporary place to stay. Deputy Chris Sargent took the woman to an area shelter. Drug paraphernalia A Milo man reported finding drug paraphernalia in a public restroom in Castine July

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 23

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 23

    ELLSWORTH — Police are looking into an incident at a local grocer on July 12 in which a woman reportedly left with $763 worth of “grocery items,” according to a report. Brandy Abbott, 37, of Bar Harbor was charged with theft in connection with the incident. Mask complaint Officers received a complaint from a resident

  • Maine State Police Log Week of July 23

    Maine State Police Log Week of July 23

    ELLSWORTH — Trooper Caleb McGary is investigating damage to a mailbox in Dedham. The incident was reported Sunday. More criminal mischief Trooper Owen Reed is investigating a July 14 incident in Deer Isle where graffiti was painted on the roadway. Trespassing Reed is investigating a trespassing complaint in Blue Hill that was reported last week.

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of July 23

    Bucksport Police Log Week of July 23

    BUCKSPORT — Two incidents of attempted fraud were reported to the Police Department last week, but neither resident fell for the check scam, according to Deputy Police Chief David Winchester. Fake check scams usually involve a stranger asking you to deposit a check and to wire funds to someone else. The victims are told they

  • Hancock County Jail log July 15-19

    Hancock County Jail log July 15-19

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between July 15 and 19: Charles A. Conroy Jr., 55, Bar Harbor, obstructing a public way. Troy D. Cleaves, 52, Hancock, four days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant OUI. Timothy K. Moon, 31, Bucksport, OUI. Damien M.