Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week on June 27

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week on June 27

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Detective Stephen McFarland is investigating a theft of several paintings valued at $20,000. The paintings are the work of Barron Krody of Brooksville. They were discovered missing from Krody’s Brooksville residence this month. The paintings are thought to have been taken sometime since last September, McFarland said. Anyone with information

  • Troop J officer recognized for bravery

    Troop J officer recognized for bravery

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police Friday recognized an officer from Troop J for bravery, spokesman Steve McCausland reported. The ceremony was held at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. Trooper Caleb McGary, who patrols Hancock County, also serves on the Maine State Police Tactical Team. McCausland said McGary received the bravery award for

  • Maine State Police Log Week of June 27

    Maine State Police Log Week of June 27

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police charged two motorists with impaired driving on Friday and Saturday. On Route 179 in Ellsworth Friday, Trooper Gavin Endre summoned a Lamoine youth, 17, on charge of administrative operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. Per Maine statute, motorists under age 21 are charged with administrative

  • Maine State Police Log Washington County Week of June 20

    Maine State Police Log Washington County Week of June 20

    MACHIAS — The Maine State Police arrested a motorist suspected of impaired operation after stopping his vehicle for speeding on Route 1 in Columbia Saturday. Trooper Jeffrey Taylor arrested George Bagley, 32, of Milbridge on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Taylor summoned a passenger, Isaac Davis,

  • City police struggle  to find new officers

    City police struggle to find new officers

    ELLSWORTH — There may be more criminal justice degree programs than ever before, but local law enforcement agencies are strapped for personnel, said Police Chief Glenn Moshier. He is looking for two officers to fill the department’s ranks within the next year. “All agencies are struggling to find people,” Moshier said. Between injuries and vacancies,

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of June 20

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of June 20

    WINTER HARBOR — No one was injured during a motor vehicle collision June 5 on the Winter Harbor town dock. Winter Harbor police said the vehicles sustained only minor, cosmetic damage. No one was charged. Medical assist Police responded June 7 to a report of an infant having a seizure. The ambulance arrived seconds after

  • Hancock County Jail Log June 11-16

    Hancock County Jail Log June 11-16

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 11 and 16: Michael W. Kane, 33, Lamoine, back for court. Justin L. Gibson, 41, Brooklin, warrant failure to pay fines. Seth J. Clewley, 29, Ellsworth, violating conditions of release. Pat R. Vanzura, 56, Trenton, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 20

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of June 20

    ELLSWORTH — Run-ins with animals in the roadway resulted in the death of a dog and a deer this week. A dog without a collar died after being hit by a car on the Bangor Road around 10 p.m. on June 15, according to a police report. The pit bull reportedly ran into the road

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 20

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of June 20

    ELLSWORTH — A Sullivan woman who got a call June 11 from someone claiming to be from a genetic testing company gave the caller personal information before realizing the call was a scam, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Sargent reported. Sargent provided the woman with contact information for agencies she should report the incident to.

  • Maine State Police Log Week of June 20

    Maine State Police Log Week of June 20

    ELLSWORTH — A crash on Airline Road in Amherst Friday led to a charge for the motorist, a Portland man, the Maine State Police reported. Trooper Blaine Silk said the motorist lost control and struck a guardrail, which caused the vehicle to roll. Silk summoned Patrick Mullen, 49, on a charge of operating a motor

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of June 20

    Bucksport Police Log Week of June 20

    BUCKSPORT — A woman called police June 13 for help after finding two groundhogs at her apartment complex. Officer Matt Schmidt advised the woman to call the building manager. However, the manager told the tenant he was too busy to deal with the groundhogs. When the woman called the police station again, Schmidt referred her