Cops & Courts

  • FBI investigating threats against Maine schools

    FBI investigating threats against Maine schools

    ELLSWORTH — State police say they are working with the FBI to investigate an online threat made against a dozen Maine high schools Friday. The threat was received by a Maine business, which forwarded it to police, according to a statement from Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety. Police did not

  • Man charged with manslaughter drank shots before fatal accident, prosecutor says

    Man charged with manslaughter drank shots before fatal accident, prosecutor says

    ELLSWORTH — Bail for a man charged with manslaughter in a crash on Cedar Swamp Road in Orland Jan. 28 has been set at $10,000 cash or $35,000 surety. Robert Cunningham, 48, of Orland appeared before Justice Robert Murray in Hancock County Superior Court Wednesday afternoon. Assistant District Attorney Dawn Corbett asked for $15,000 cash

  • Three injured in Route 9 accident

    Three injured in Route 9 accident

    ELLSWORTH — An eastbound minivan crossed the center line and struck a westbound Freightliner truck after the minivan’s driver fell asleep on the Airline Road in Township 22 Tuesday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Brian Archer said Errol Trafton, 75, of Baring Plantation had been operating a 2007 Dodge Caravan, which struck a

  • Ellsworth Police: Bar cited for liquor violations

    Ellsworth Police: Bar cited for liquor violations

    ELLSWORTH — Police cited the local bar Hidden Vibez Taproom for alleged administrative liquor license violations last week. The summonses, which were issued on Jan. 21, were in response to separate incidents earlier this month, both involving fights at the bar. One citation is for reportedly “allowing disorder,” while another alleges that staff allowed a

  • Hancock County Sheriff: Franklin man charged with assault

    Hancock County Sheriff: Franklin man charged with assault

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Franklin man Jan. 22 after he allegedly assaulted, threatened and held a Bar Harbor woman against her will. “We responded to the Franklin man’s residence and found him still with the woman,” said Deputy Dan Harlan. The two had been in a relationship, according to police. Harlan

  • Bucksport Police: Coloring child causes 911 misdial

    Bucksport Police: Coloring child causes 911 misdial

    BUCKSPORT — Officer Matt Schmidt checked on a 911 call Jan. 22 that occurred while a child was “coloring the phone,” he said. Investigation Deputy Chief David Winchester is investigating a sexual assault that was initially reported to the Searsport Police Department. Arrest Officer Chris Woodman arrested Timothy Moon, 31, of Bucksport on a charge

  • Winter Harbor Police: Man arrested on warrant

    Winter Harbor Police: Man arrested on warrant

    WINTER HARBOR — Police arrested Eben Moss, 35, of Winter Harbor Jan. 11 on an outstanding warrant from Cumberland County charging failure to appear. The arrest took place at MC’s Marketplace in Birch Harbor and Moss was taken to Hancock County Jail. Timothy Ciarcia, 26, of Steuben was summonsed on a charge of operating after

  • Cherryfield murder suspect set to be arraigned

    Cherryfield murder suspect set to be arraigned

    MACHIAS — A man accused in the shooting death of a woman in Cherryfield is scheduled to be arraigned in Washington County Superior Court Friday afternoon, said Maine Attorney General’s Office spokesman Marc Malon. Sally Shaw, 55, was a grandmother and certified nurse’s assistant from New Gloucester. Her body was found July 19, 2017, along

  • Franklin man charged with holding girlfriend against her will

    Franklin man charged with holding girlfriend against her will

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Franklin man Wednesday night after he allegedly assaulted, threatened and held a Bar Harbor woman against her will. “We responded to the Franklin man’s residence and found him still with the woman,” said Deputy Dan Harlan. The two had been involved, according to police. Harlan arrested Jacob

  • Hancock County Jail log week of Jan. 23

    Hancock County Jail log week of Jan. 23

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Jan. 13 and 16: John A. Molina, 37, Lincoln, default in payment of fine. Christopher A. O’Bar, 37, Southwest Harbor, failure to appear. Michael R. Daniel, 28, Ellsworth, five days for two counts violating conditions of release and one count each assault, criminal trespass