Cops & Courts

  • Austin named Trooper of the Year

    Austin named Trooper of the Year

    ELLSWORTH — Maine State Police Troop J officers awarded their colleague, Trooper Dana Austin, with the Parola Award. The Parola Award is named after the late Trooper Jeff Parola. Parola died in Sidney Nov. 13, 1994, in a motor vehicle accident while en route to a domestic violence call involving firearms. Austin also was named

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of July 4

    Bucksport Police Log Week of July 4

    BUCKSPORT — A woman called police June 26 to report her neighbor’s sheep had eaten her apple tree. Animal Control Officer Dan Joy is investigating. More animal problems A concerned citizen brought in a stray ferret June 23. Arrests Sgt. David Winchester arrested Sarah Watt, 40, of Penobscot on a warrant Saturday. Winchester summoned Watt

  • Franklin man dies in Tunk Lake

    Franklin man dies in Tunk Lake

    TOWNSHIP 10 — A Franklin man died while launching his boat on Tunk Lake Monday. Cpl. John MacDonald, spokesman for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said Ronald Thomas, 74, of Franklin died after he went into the water and began swimming after his drifting 16-foot boat. Thomas was launching the boat at

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 4

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 4

    ELLSWORTH — A two-vehicle collision on Route 1 in Orland June 26 injured three people who were taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment. Lt. Corey Bagley said the crash occurred when a westbound vehicle, which was turning left into a local business, struck the front driver’s side of an eastbound car.

  • Maine State Police Log Week of July 4

    Maine State Police Log Week of July 4

    ELLSWORTH — An Ellsworth man died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident on the Toddy Pond Road in Surry June 23, the Maine State Police reported. The deceased, Harry Moore, 47, was initially taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, said Trooper Dana Austin. “Later in the evening, Harry was transported to Eastern

  • Machias, police chief part ways

    MACHIAS – The Town of Machias is without a police chief as of June 30. Town Manager Christina Therrien said Monday that former Police Chief Grady Dwelley “no longer works for Machias as of Friday.” She declined to provide additional details about Dwelley’s departure, saying it was a personnel matter. Dwelley also declined to provide

  • Maine State Police Log – Washington County Week of July 4

    Maine State Police Log – Washington County Week of July 4

    MACHIAS — The Maine State Police arrested a Steuben man who was allegedly threatening someone with a baseball bat Saturday in Steuben. Trooper Caleb McGary arrested Michael Brunt, 25, on charges of criminal threatening and bail violation. Brunt was summoned on a charge of operating after suspension. Sergeant Jeff Ingemi and the Gouldsboro Police Department

  • Three injured in Orland collision

    Three injured in Orland collision

    ORLAND — A two-vehicle collision on Route 1 in Orland Wednesday injured three people, who were taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. Lt. Corey Bagley said the crash occurred when a westbound vehicle, which was turning left into a local business, struck the front driver’s side of an eastbound car. The collision caused

  • Hancock County Jail Log June 18-23

    Hancock County Jail Log June 18-23

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 18 and 23: Jackson Constantine, 22, Bar Harbor, domestic violence assault. Adam W. Grasso, 48, Surry, operating after suspension. Meredith A. Wullen, 40, Trenton, failure to appear on civil violation summons. Sean N. Tester, 20, East Machias, gross sexual assault Walker R. Gaspar,

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of June 27

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of June 27

    GOULDSBORO — A 2002 Windstar van was reported stolen from a residence on Clinic Road June 20. An undisclosed amount of cash was also taken. Police were able to identify a suspect and obtained an address for the person in Rhode Island. Police contacted the Coventry Police Department in Rhode Island, which located and recovered

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 27

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 27

    ELLSWORTH — The Dead River Co. building on Water Street was damaged on June 24 when it was struck by a pickup truck driven by a 23-year-old Winterport resident, according to a police report of the incident. A truck driven by Brandon Conners was coming down the Deane Street hill toward Water Street around 7:30

  • Hancock County divorces

    Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Harley L. Davis, Ellsworth and Andrew M. Manning, Surry. Married July 8, 2012, at Plymouth. Shared parental rights, primary residence with both parties for one minor child. Annie B. Woodman, Seal Harbor and James R. Whitehead, Somesville. Married Sept. 12, 2009, at Town Hill. Shared parental