Cops & Courts

  • Lamoine residents charged with heroin trafficking

    Lamoine residents charged with heroin trafficking

    ELLSWORTH — Police arrested four people Thursday night after a search of a Lamoine residence turned up about 51 grams of heroin with a street value of $15,000. The arrests followed a month-long investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Downeast Drug Task Force. The investigation looked into the importation and distribution of heroin in

  • Hancock County Jail log April 13-22

    Hancock County Jail log April 13-22

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between April 13 and 22: Chiffon N. Sparks, 36, Ellsworth, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Kenneth B. Farrin, 27, Deer Isle, bail violation. Brianna S. Smith, 26, Ellsworth, two days for OUI. Ross A. Kennedy, 26, Ellsworth, criminal trespass.

  • Manslaughter charge reduced; Garcia is free

    Manslaughter charge reduced; Garcia is free

    ELLSWORTH — A Bangor man initially charged with manslaughter in the 2015 death of a North Carolina man in Bar Harbor was sentenced to time served after a plea hearing Tuesday. He went free that day. A nine-month, one-day sentence — the length of Garcia’s incarceration awaiting trial — was handed down by Hancock County

  • Plea deal reached in child assault case

    Plea deal reached in child assault case

    ELLSWORTH — In an effort to keep a young child from having to testify at a trial, the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office negotiated a plea deal with a Hancock man who was charged with assaulting the child. “We were more than willing to have a trial on that charge [aggravated assault], but the family

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 26

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 26

    ELLSWORTH — On April 19, a local girl came into the Police Department “to report being sexually harassed at her workplace,” according to a report of the incident. After investigating, police issued a summons to 36-year-old Kenyatte Redden of Lamoine for unlawful sexual touching. The case is under investigation. Reports of trash unfounded A resident

  • Six charged in party bust

    Six charged in party bust

    ELLSWORTH — Officers broke up a party at a residence near State Street last Thursday, arresting two area residents and issuing summonses to four others. Christopher Barnes, 18, of Mariaville and Peyton Cole, 18, of Ellsworth were arrested and charged with providing a place for minors to consume alcohol as well as illegal possession of

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 26

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 26

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Southard visited a Mariaville residence Monday to investigate a complaint of possible child abuse. Southard accompanied a Maine Department of Health and Human Services employee. “No action was taken from either agency,” Southard said. Accidents A Stonington man was arrested after a single-vehicle crash on Burnt Cove Road

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of April 26

    Bucksport Police Log Week of April 26

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport Police are investigating the theft of a ring, valued at $4,000, which was taken from a residence this past week. Officer Steve Bishop is investigating a burglary at a vacant property that was reported April 19. A real estate agent noticed that a glass panel in the door had been broken. Sgt.