Cops & Courts

  • Man Arrested for Allegedly Threatening Boy With Bow and Arrow

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly threatened a 13-year-old boy with a bow and arrow.   Maine State Police Trooper Cliff Peterson arrested Stephen Strout, 36, on a charge of criminal threatening. Strout has since been released on bail. Peterson said the boy heard Strout and his wife arguing in

  • Gouldsboro Police: Search for Erratic Driver Comes Up Empty

    GOULDSBORO — Police were on the alert Aug. 21 for a green Chevy Blazer with Virginia license plates that the regional dispatcher said appeared was being driven by a blonde woman with a male passenger, both of whom seemed to be intoxicated.   Police said the sport utility vehicle was seen leaving the Ellsworth shopping

  • MDI Police: Trash Bin Fire Suspicious

    MOUNT DESERT — The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a suspicious fire that happened Sunday in a trash bin on the Seal Harbor Pier. Officer Christopher Wharff was patrolling in the area when he noticed smoke coming from the bin. The Mount Desert Fire Department was called and extinguished the fire. Officer Wharff said

  • Hancock County Sheriff: Deputies Handle Numerous Theft Reports

    ELLSWORTH — Deputies with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office were kept busy over the past week investigating numerous reports of thefts. The owner of Surry Small Engine in Surry reported the theft of a motorcycle from a storage area at the business on Route 172 on Aug. 29. A Trenton man reported that the front

  • MDI Police: Dropped cigarette is crash cause

    MOUNT DESERT — A dropped cigarette is being blamed for a four-vehicle crash Aug. 20 in Somesville that sent two people to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.   Three of the vehicles were stopped in traffic in a construction zone on Route 102 when a 1998 Jeep driven by Lacy Alley, 25, of

  • Hancock County Sheriff: A Rough Week on Area Roads

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department handled numerous motor vehicle accidents during the last week that led to total losses of the cars and trucks involved. A truck was destroyed after it went into a ditch and struck a tree head-on. Police said the driver of the truck swerved to avoid an unknown vehicle

  • Maine State Police: Lamoine Jewelry Theft Under Investigation

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police are investigating a theft of $100,000 worth of jewelry from a Lamoine residence.   The burglary was reported Aug. 18. Trooper Greg Mitchell is investigating. Detective Jay Pelletier assisted as an evidence response technician at the scene. More Burglaries Trooper Christopher Smith is investigating a burglary at a Fletcher’s

  • Fifth District Court

    The following cases were heard in Fifth District Court according to official records:   Jimmie Andrews, 48, Lincoln. Littering at T40-MD, April 17. Fined $100. Patrick C. Betts, 24, Stonington. Possession of marijuana at Deer Isle, June 20. Fined $350. Sale and use of drug paraphernalia at Deer Isle, June 20. Fined $300. Elizabeth A.

  • MDI: Beer thefts lead to roundabout arrests

    BAR HARBOR — The theft of several Heineken beers from a yacht docked at the town pier led to three arrests early Sunday. Police responded to reports of intruders on the boat at 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival at the town pier, officers located a young man and woman sitting in the back of a