Cops & Courts

  • Five arrested in Cherryfield crack bust

    Five arrested in Cherryfield crack bust

    CHERRYFIELD — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) said five people were arrested early Friday morning in Cherryfield for selling crack cocaine and creating a police standoff, Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland reported. The arrests came after drug agents obtained a search warrant for a home at 177 Tenan Lane, McCausland said. At the

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 25

    ELLSWORTH — Slush on the roads contributed to an accident on the Bucksport Road on the morning of Jan. 17. The accident involved a city plow truck and a pickup, according to a report. Police said the plow truck was turning left onto the Woodland Road when the pickup, operated by 43-year-old Samuel Cormier of

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 25

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 25

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a young Gouldsboro man during an impaired driving detail held Friday in the eastern area of Hancock County. Lt. Chris Thornton arrested Jessob Hayward, 19, on charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of his release. Thornton cited Maine’s zero tolerance law and said Hayward would be

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 25

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 25

    BUCKSPORT — Police officers arrested three people in unrelated incidents during the past week. Detective Sgt. David Winchester arrested Marc Sparks, 32, of Bucksport Sunday on warrants charging failure to appear. On Saturday, Officer Steve Bishop arrested Robert Vachon, 57, of Bucksport on a charge of domestic violence criminal threatening. Bishop arrested Ashley Gilbert, 21,

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 25

    Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 25

    ELLSWORTH — A motor vehicle crash in Hancock Jan. 12 led to arrest for the motorist. Trooper Josh Lander arrested Emily Lawley, 20, of Ellsworth on a charge of OUI. Summonses Cpl. Chris Smith summoned Allan Crabtree, 33, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating after suspension Jan. 10 in Ellsworth. Trooper David Barnard summoned

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 25

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 25

    GOULDSBORO — Police responded to numerous roadway issues throughout early January, following a spate of freezing temperatures and poor driving conditions. On Jan. 17, an officer investigated a property damage crash at the intersection of Newman Street and Main Street in Winter Harbor. Sandra Greenwood, 76, of Winter Harbor was traveling on Main Street when

  • Man pleads guilty to wire fraud

    ELLSWORTH — United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jonathan F. Cowles, 46, of Honolulu, Hawaii, and formerly of Rowley, Mass., pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court to wire fraud. According to court records and evidence introduced at the plea hearing, between March and June 2014, the defendant used interstate wires to

  • Steuben naturalist’s death termed a “cardiac event”

    ELLSWORTH — A Steuben naturalist’s death was due to natural causes, according to the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office had been investigating the death of Ralph S. Widrig, who died Oct. 5. “The cause of death for Mr. Widrig is a sudden cardiac event in relation to ischemic cardiovascular disease,” said

  • Hancock County Jail log Jan. 12-21

    Hancock County Jail log Jan. 12-21

    The following were arrested or booked in the Hancock County Jail between Jan. 12 and 21: Melissa A. Brooks, 39, Hancock, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and burglary. Emily C. Lawley, 20, Ellsworth, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Steven M. Sobel, 28, Orland, OUI. Ali Eddaouahiri, 27, Bar