Cops & Courts

  • Police crack down on running red lights, texting

    Police crack down on running red lights, texting

    ELLSWORTH — Police have been busy conducting traffic details around the city in recent weeks. The details are funded by the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. Speeding tickets Several motorists were issued summonses for speeding on Route 1A in recent weeks, all for traveling 64 mph in a 55-mph zone. This isn’t a coincidence. While

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    WINTER HARBOR — Winter Harbor police responded on July 18 to a woman’s request for help regarding an email she had received that revealed her password to an online account. The sender threatened to frame the woman for illicit activity unless she paid the scammer $3,000 via Bitcoin. Police received a copy of the email

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Police Department is continuing to investigate a June 8 motorcycle crash that claimed the life of Robert Bowley, 70, of Orrington. Sgt. David Winchester said officers have learned that a blue pickup truck may have been in the area at the time of the crash. The crash occurred on the Bucks

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Aug. 2

    GOULDSBORO — On July 10 a passenger in motor vehicle reported to the Gouldsboro town office that the driver of that vehicle had left the scene of a crash in which a motorboat and trailer they were towing came unhitched and struck an unoccupied parked car. Following an investigation, it was determined that Jeffery Weatherbee,

  • Accident sends two to hospital

    Accident sends two to hospital

    MOUNT DESERT — Two people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries Friday evening following a two-car accident on Route 102, police said. A 2003 Saab operated by Liam King, 25, of Bar Harbor pulled off of Beech Hill Cross Road into the path of the other vehicle, according to reports. It was a 2015 Buick

  • Hancock County Jail log July 16-19

    Hancock County Jail log July 16-19

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between July 16 and 19: David F. Soctomah, 33, Indian Island, 10 days for operating a vehicle without a license, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and failure to stop for an officer. Christopher R. LaPointe, 31, Bangor, back

  • Florida man injured in Franklin crash

    Florida man injured in Franklin crash

    ELLSWORTH — A Lake Worth, Fla. motorist was hospitalized after a single-car crash on Georges Pond Road in Franklin Tuesday. Hancock County Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Cote said Adams B. Sosa, 29, had been driving a 1985 Chevrolet when he lost control of the car on a curve. The car went off the road and rolled

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 26

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of July 26

    ELLSWORTH — Tiffany Butler, 37, of Town Hill was arrested and summoned on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant following a traffic stop on July 19. Other charges Rob Gray, 46, of Bucksport was arrested on a charge of violation of probation and parole on July 17,

  • Man arrested after reporting his girlfriend had bitten him

    Man arrested after reporting his girlfriend had bitten him

    ELLSWORTH — Theodore Dumas, 20, of Ellsworth was arrested on a domestic violence assault charge after he called police to report that his 21-year-old girlfriend had bitten him on the arm, according to a report of the incident made on July 18. When officers arrived, they found “possible evidence” of a bite mark on Dumas’s

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 26

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of July 26

    ELLSWORTH — A Blue Hill business contacted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Monday to report a customer who has been buying chemicals associated with drug manufacturing. Deputy Brian Archer has relayed the information to the local arm of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Burglaries The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating burglaries reported at camps