Cops & Courts

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    GOULDSBORO — On Jan. 11, as the result of a traffic stop for an expired registration on the South Gouldsboro Road, Dale Sprague, 29, of Gouldsboro was charged with operating after suspension. Vandalism On Jan. 18, police received a complaint of vandalism to the sand storage building at the former DOT office on Route 1.

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 Jesse E. Sawyer, 37, Linneus. Unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs at Ellsworth, Oct. 17, 2013. Jail 90 days, probation revoked. Christopher J. Allen Jr., 29, Lamoine. Operating after habitual offender revocation at Orland, Sept.

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    WINTER HARBOR— On Jan. 2, police responded to a reported theft at a residence on Hillcrest Drive. A woman had reported that someone broke into her home and stole several pairs of socks and two T-shirts, and had replaced the two T-shirts with different ones. Well-being check On Jan. 8, police performed a well-being check

  • Hancock County Jail log Jan. 14-17

    Hancock County Jail log Jan. 14-17

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Jan. 14 and 17: David L. Appleby, 49, Bucksport, 120 days for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and forgery. Cheyenne E. Ranco, 26, Ellsworth, assault. Chesley L. Yurchick Jr., 41, Blue Hill, 120 days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence

  • Meth lab operator gets 2 years despite plea for leniency

    Meth lab operator gets 2 years despite plea for leniency

    ELLSWORTH — A Verona Island man convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine was sentenced to two years in prison despite his attorney’s argument that his client is “not violent” but “an addict” who should not be sent to prison, where he’ll be “hardened.” Justice Robert Murray sentenced Craig Kneeland, 28, on Tuesday to 4½ years in prison

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    ELLSWORTH — A local woman was arrested on Jan. 17 after reportedly threatening a man with a gun during a domestic incident, according to a police report. Ellen Somes, 51, was charged with domestic violence assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and violation of bail. Somes was taken to Hancock County Jail and the

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport resident called police Jan. 17 to complain that his wife had emptied their joint checking account. Sgt. David Winchester said the matter is civil so no law enforcement action was taken. Arrests Officer Robert Findlay arrested Dylan Voisine, 19, of Manchester on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 24

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 24

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office on Friday charged a Blue Hill woman in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. At the direction of the District Attorney’s Office, Lt. Tim Cote summoned Rita Grindle, 54, on charges of theft by deception, a Class C felony and

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 17

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 17

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office made two impaired driving arrests in the past week. Detective Franklin Jennings arrested an Orland man after a traffic stop Jan. 10 on Castine Road in Orland. Jennings charged Donald Smith, 43, with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Following a traffic stop