Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Oct. 1 to Oct. 31 Jesse E. Sawyer, 36, Linneus. Unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs at Ellsworth, Oct. 17, 2013. $400. Department of Corrections eight years, all but two years six months suspended, probation two years, restitution $3,633. Patrick

  • Verona Island woman, child killed in Liberty crash

    Verona Island woman, child killed in Liberty crash

    ELLSWORTH — State police say a woman and a young boy died in a fatal two-vehicle crash on Route 3 in Liberty Wednesday evening. Dead are 64-year-old Janice Minson of Verona Island and 9-year-old Colby Adams of Hope. Troopers said Minson was driving a car that crossed the centerline and collided with an oncoming pickup.

  • Meth lab uncovered in Bucksport

    Meth lab uncovered in Bucksport

    BUCKSPORT — Maine Drug Enforcement (MDEA) agents plan to charge a Bucksport man with unlawful operation of a methamphetamine laboratory after discovering evidence of such a lab in a search of his Central Street home Tuesday. Adam Staples, 49, is on probation for a burglary conviction, according to Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland. Conditions

  • Hancock County Jail log Nov. 16-25

    Hancock County Jail log Nov. 16-25

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Nov. 16 and 25: Mark E. Nevells, 40, Brooksville, failure to appear. William R. McFarland, 64, Bar Harbor, seven days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Cassandra J. Murchison, 25, Mount Desert, five days for operating after suspension

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Nov. 29

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Nov. 29

    ELLSWORTH — Early-season snowstorms resulted in messy roads and crashes this week. An Otis resident was injured when the car she was driving hit a utility pole on the Mariaville Road on Thanksgiving Day, according to a police report. The pole, which was attached to guy wires, snapped in half and landed in the roadway,

  • Jail cleared of any wrongdoing in inmate death

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Jail has been cleared of any wrongdoing after a state investigation following the death of an inmate this fall. The inmate, Monica Johnson, 38, of Bangor, was hospitalized after she was injured trying to hang herself in a jail cell. Johnson was hospitalized at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 29

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Nov. 29

    ELLSWORTH — Detective Stephen McFarland investigated an old ATM machine that was discovered in the woods last week. A Deer Isle woman found the machine off Dexter Farm Road in North Deer Isle on Nov. 20, McFarland said. “I recovered the ATM machine, which appeared to be old and showed no real signs of tampering

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Nov. 29

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Nov. 29

    GOULDSBORO — On Nov. 24, police received an anonymous complaint about underage drinking at a party on Main Street. After an investigation, the following four individuals were charged with being minors consuming liquor: Audrae Kelton, 18, of Ellsworth; Devin Ledoux, 20, of Ellsworth; Cyrus Pickard, 19, of Hancock and Cyleigh St. Savior, 18, of Ellsworth.

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Nov. 29

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Nov. 29

    BUCKSPORT — Officers arrested two drivers on charges of impaired operation of motor vehicles on Saturday. Officer Chris Woodman arrested Raymond Garcia, 29, of Bangor on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Officer Matt Schmidt arrested Melanie Jordan, 44, of Verona Island on a charge of OUI.