Cops & Courts

  • Deputies handle rain-related crashes

    Deputies handle rain-related crashes

    ELLSWORTH — Wednesday’s heavy rainfall led to a pair of accidents due to hydroplaning, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. A car hydroplaned off Blackwoods Road in Franklin due to the amount of water on the roadway, Deputy Luke Gross reported. Isaac Bunker, 27, of Cherryfield was driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, which sustained minor

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Oct. 24

    Hancock County Sheriff’s log week of Oct. 24

    ELLSWORTH — A tree fell on a vehicle belonging to a Deer Isle heating and plumbing company while the vehicle was traveling down East Side Drive on Verona Island during the wind storm Oct. 17, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo said the operator, Richard Howard, 48, is an employee of Percy

  • Gouldsboro Police log week of Oct. 24

    Gouldsboro Police log week of Oct. 24

    GOULDSBORO — Police attended to issues related to the wind and rain storm Oct. 17. In the morning, police assisted the Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro fire departments with diverting traffic so that downed trees could be removed from roadways. Winter Harbor police also assisted. Shortly before 1 p.m. the same day, police responded to a

  • Ellsworth Police log week of Oct. 24

    Ellsworth Police log week of Oct. 24

    ELLSWORTH — Several young residents were charged in marijuana-related incidents this week. On Oct. 15, two underage Blue Hill residents were summoned after Cpl. Shawn Merchant stopped the car they were in around 7:15 p.m. A 16-year-old boy was charged with transportation of drugs by a minor and a 15-year-old girl was charged with possession

  • Hancock County Jail log week of Oct. 24

    Hancock County Jail log week of Oct. 24

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Oct. 4 and 17: Joseph P. Asbury, 46, Wolfeboro, N.H., refusing to sign criminal summons, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Brian E. LaGasse, 42, Sullivan, assault, disorderly conduct. Devin R. Riley, 21, Sullivan, disorderly conduct. William C. Butler-Lagasse,

  • Maine State Police log week of Oct. 24

    Maine State Police log week of Oct. 24

    ELLSWORTH — A stop for a traffic violation on Route 1 in Orland Saturday led to arrest for the motorist, the Maine State Police reported. Trooper Dana Austin arrested Dustin Powers, 25, of Verona Island on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and speeding 30 miles or more

  • Winter Harbor Police log week of Oct. 24

    Winter Harbor Police log week of Oct. 24

    WINTER HARBOR — Police summoned Joseph Otero Rivera, 20, of Puerto Rico on a charge of driving without a license Oct. 11. Suspicious activity Police were called Oct. 8 to Sargeant Road to investigate a report of suspicious activity. Trespassing complaints The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office requested police assistance in locating a Winter Harbor resident

  • Bucksport Police log week of Oct. 24

    Bucksport Police log week of Oct. 24

    BUCKSPORT — Police charged two people who were allegedly on their phones while behind the wheel last weekend. Officer Eric Marcel summoned Melinda Deane, 45, of Bucksport on a charge of reading while driving on Saturday. On Sunday, Marcel summoned Cassandra Hubbert, 25, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while holding

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Austin Kleffman, 31, Sorrento. Unlawful possession of heroin, priors, at Trenton, Sept. 23, 2016. Jail 14 days, probation partially revoked. Timothy Cox Cook Jr., 38, Seal Cove. Domestic violence assault at Tremont, Nov. 4, 2016. Jail 30 days. Violating

  • Hancock County Jail log week of Oct. 17

    Hancock County Jail log week of Oct. 17

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Oct 7 and 9: Michael D. Church, 47, Franklin, violating conditions of release, criminal trespass. Ryan E. Miller, 37, Ellsworth, violating conditions of release. Harold L. Pottle II, 44, Ellsworth, three counts of violating conditions of release. Michael J. Caiaccia, 27, Ellsworth, violating conditions