Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Court June 1 to June 30

    Hancock County Court June 1 to June 30

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: June 1 to June 30 Joshua A. Smith, 35, Milford. Robbery at Trenton, Aug. 14, 2013. Jail six months, probation partially revoked, probation continues. Restitution $182. Patrick Travis Beal, 37, Surry. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, priors, at

  • Five arrested in drug bust in Bucksport, Orland

    Five arrested in drug bust in Bucksport, Orland

    BUCKSPORT — Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested five people during the execution of three search warrants in Bucksport and Orland Friday. Maine State Police Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said two Bucksport residences and one Orland residence were searched. Agents seized 3.1 grams of crack cocaine, 11 grams of cocaine, 46 grams

  • Co-defendant in dog death free on bail

    Co-defendant in dog death free on bail

    ELLSWORTH — The co-defendant in a case involving the shooting death of Franky, a Boston terrier-pug, was freed Tuesday on $1,000 cash bail. Separately, a hearing on the state’s request to revoke Justin Chipman’s administrative release in a previous terrorizing conviction was postponed. Chipman, 22, of Steuben and Winter Harbor had been held without bail

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 27

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Sept. 27

    GOULDSBORO — On Sept. 13, police were dispatched to a tenant/landlord dispute on the Gouldsboro Point Road. While investigating the complaint, police arrested Mark Smith, 56, of Gouldsboro on a charge of violating conditions of release. Smith was transported to Hancock County Jail. Safety first As the result of a motor vehicle complaint on the

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 27

    Maine State Police Log Week of Sept. 27

    ELLSWORTH — Motorists driving around on suspended licenses or no licenses kept the Maine State Police busy last week. Trooper Owen Reed summoned Christopher Benner, 26, of Damariscotta on a charge of operating after suspension in Blue Hill Sept. 21. Trooper Dana Austin summoned David Robenolt, 28, of Pennsylvania on a charge of operating without

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 27

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Sept. 27

    BUCKSPORT — Police Chief Sean Geagan, Regional School Unit 25 Superintendent Jim Boothby and School Resource Officer Eric Marcel conducted safety checks at the schools Sept. 20. The previous day, Sept. 19, Marcel and Boothby held the first lockdown drill at the Bucksport Middle School. The checks “went very well,” Boothby said. “As we went

  • Hancock County divorces

    Hancock County divorces

    The following divorces were granted in Ellsworth District Court: Candace S. Pileski, Franklin and Michael R. Pileski, Otis. Married July 10, 2004, at Jonesport. Shared parental rights, primary residence with Candace Pileski for two minor children. Laurie Wisner Nicholson, Rochester, Mass., and Michael Peter Warr, Stonington. Married June 28, 1991, at Rochester, Mass. Cammie A.

  • Hancock County Court May 1 to May 31

    Hancock County Court May 1 to May 31

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: May 1 to May 31 Matthew R. Gillis, 25, Franklin. Eluding an officer at Franklin, May 2, 2015. Jail 45 days, probation partially revoked, probation continued. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Mount Desert, Oct. 14, 2016. Jail