Cops & Courts

  • Courts prepare for phase 2 reopening

    Courts prepare for phase 2 reopening

    ELLSWORTH — Barring any fresh COVID-19 outbreaks, the Maine Judicial Branch is on track to handle more matters of the courts starting Monday, June 15. For the first time since the shutdown in March due to the pandemic, courthouses across the state opened to the public starting June 1. The hours are currently 8 a.m.

  • DA says his Facebook account was hacked

    ELLSWORTH — District Attorney Matt Foster says his Facebook account may have been hacked or “spoofed” last week when it was used to post a meme apparently mocking looters associated with nationwide protests over racial injustice and the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. The “meme,” or picture, was not posted

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of June 11

    Bucksport Police Log Week of June 11

    BUCKSPORT — Officers handled a variety of complaints in the past week from a theft of garden hoses on June 1 to a theft of a man’s clothes on Sunday. Animal problem A man found an injured bald eagle on a roadside June 3. Agency assist Officer Eze Van Buckley assisted Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies

  • Hancock County Jail log

    Hancock County Jail log

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between June 1 and 7: Elizabeth Garza, 54, Trenton, bail violation, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Chelsea D. Snow, 35, Penobscot, assault. Theodore A. Provost Jr., 43, Bar Harbor, failure to appear. Allan N. Hagerthy, 43, Stonington, domestic violence assault. Taylor L. Lounder,

  • Maine State Police Log Week of June 11

    Maine State Police Log Week of June 11

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a Lubec man after responding to a crash in the Washington County town of Trescott Friday. The incident involved a vehicle spinning its tires in the roadway until the tires caught fire, police said. Trooper Keith York arrested Nicholas Hatt, 23, on a charge of operating a motor

  • Residents, city staff report unemployment benefits scam

    ELLSWORTH — Five Police Department employees are among those whose information has been used in an ongoing nationwide unemployment benefits scam that arose in recent weeks. Police Chief Glenn Moshier said he was also aware of several staff members in other departments who had been targeted. “Some banks have requested that [victims] contact law enforcement,”

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 11

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 11

    ELLSWORTH — A 6-year-old Ellsworth boy who was hit by a car after he ran into the road on Water Street on Monday was transferred to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor with non-life-threatening injuries, said Police Chief Glenn Moshier. The boy reportedly went running into the road after his mother, who said

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 11

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 11

    ELLSWORTH — Sunlight was a factor in a collision between two motorcycles on the Airline Road in Township 22 Saturday, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Mariza Gionfriddo reported. Frances Conlon of Northport had been westbound on a 2020 Harley Davidson when she didn’t see the right turn signal of a motorcycle in front of her and

  • Payroll costs lead to increase in city police budget

    Payroll costs lead to increase in city police budget

    ELLSWORTH — After numerous revisions over the past few months, the proposed Ellsworth Police Department budget is up 4.84 percent, to $1.49 million, compared to $1.43 million last year. The increases in the budget are “exclusively in payroll, and the payroll increase is twofold,” said Police Chief Glenn Moshier at a budget presentation to councilors

  • Hancock County Jail log May 22-31

    Hancock County Jail log May 22-31

    The following were arrested or booked in the Hancock County Jail between May 22 and 31: Jeffrey A. Long, 39, Hancock, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Andrew C. Wendell, 43, Deer Isle, violating conditions of release, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, assault on an officer, driving to