Cops & Courts

  • MDI Police: Cottage Critique Draws Warning

    MOUNT DESERT — A Tremont woman was warned for trespassing Oct. 7 after the caretaker of a Pretty Marsh summer cottage found a note posted by “The Opinionated Picnickers.”   The people behind the note reportedly had a picnic on the porch of the cottage and then, through check-off boxes on the note, left behind

  • Fifth District Court

    The following cases were heard in Fifth District Court, according to official records:   Roxie E. Albee, 32, Ellsworth. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Ellsworth, Aug. 4. Fined $200. Restitution of $300. Atlantic Landscaping Construction Inc., Ellsworth. Failing to carry trip permit in vehicle at Trenton, Aug. 14. Dismissed. Steven W. Battis, 30,

  • Grand Jury Indicts Man Involved in High-speed Chase

    ELLSWORTH — A convicted murderer from Bucksport who stole a vehicle and led authorities on a high-speed chase into the city of Brewer Sept. 2 was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury Tuesday.   Kent A. Hanson, 66, was indicted on charges of eluding an officer, passing a roadblock, theft by unauthorized taking or

  • Maine State Police: Man Injured in Altercation in Trenton

    ELLSWORTH — An altercation between neighbors in Trenton led to a head injury for one man, who was flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center via LifeFlight Sept. 29, the Maine State Police reported.   Troopers arrested Kenneth Crawford, 43, on a charge of aggravated assault. Crawford allegedly struck his neighbor’s father in the back of

  • MDI Police: Hospital Threat Results in Warning

    BAR HARBOR — A 24-year-old Mount Desert man was warned for criminal threatening Sept. 25 after allegedly threatening staff in the obstetrics ward at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor.   Alan “A.J.” Walton was issued the warning at his home in Seal Harbor by Mount Desert police. Mr. Walton also was warned not

  • Castine Home Invasion Under Investigation

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are investigating a “home invasion” on Wadsworth Cove Road in Castine that occurred Sunday at 8:20 p.m.   A man entered the residence, demanded money and assaulted two women at the home, police said. The man took an undisclosed amount of cash before leaving the residence on foot. The

  • Hancock Man Charged with Kidnapping

    ELLSWORTH — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is handling a Hancock man’s alleged kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl in Kentucky over the weekend.   Police in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., say Archie Whalen, 43, kidnapped the girl early Saturday morning from her Owensboro, Ky., home. The two were found when a Sturgeon Bay police officer spotted