Cops & Courts

  • Standoff Case Dropped

    ELLSWORTH — The district attorney’s office has dismissed a case against a Tremont man accused in a standoff last year with state police. Scott Kingsbury, 46, was arrested Dec. 10 following what police described as an armed standoff at his home in the village of West Tremont. He was subsequently charged with criminal threatening, reckless

  • 21 Divorces Recently Granted

    The following divorces were granted recently by Judges Bernard Staples, Robert Murray, Bruce Jordan and Ann Murray. All were based on irreconcilable differences. Theresa L. Matthews of Bass Harbor and Corey R. Matthews of Northeast Harbor. Married Feb. 10, 2007, at Tremont. Rights and responsibilities for one child shared. Kimberly Jo Ducas of Dedham and

  • Coffee Shop Fire Ruled Arson

    ELLSWORTH — The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire that destroyed the Grand View Coffee Shop in Vassalboro June 3 was arson. The topless coffee shop belongs to Donald Crabtree, who has been a lifelong Ellsworth resident. Investigators made that determination June 3 after sifting through the rubble of the former motel, said Maine

  • Tipsy Boarder Skates To Jail

    BAR HARBOR — Joseph C. Appleby, 30, of Bar Harbor, skated into some trouble June 3. Police initially received a report that Mr. Appleby had just purchased a skateboard and appeared intoxicated. They then learned that he allegedly was lying on his stomach on the skateboard and traveling down the middle of Rodick Street downtown.

  • Maine State Police: Woman Injured in Blue Hill Crash

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police handled a single-vehicle accident that resulted in serious injuries for the motorist Friday in Blue Hill. Sarah Stanhope, 24, of Hampden and Deer Isle was traveling on the Mines Road when the crash occurred. Police said Stanhope had to be extricated from her vehicle and flown by LifeFlight to

  • Gouldsboro Police: Father and Son Arrested Following Fight

    GOULDSBORO — Police arrested a Gouldsboro man and his son May 27 following a fight between the two at the family’s home on Ashville Road. Police said when they responded to a call about an altercation between Curtis Knudsen Sr., 40, and Curtis Knudsen Jr., 17, the son had fled into the woods and called

  • Divorces

    The following divorces were granted recently by Judges Bernard Staples, Robert Murray and Bruce Jordan. All were based on irreconcilable marital differences. Jennifer Jones Briggs and Mark W. Briggs of Ellsworth. Married Sept. 20, 2003, at Sorrento. Cristin Anderson-Gardner and Troy A. Gardner of Ellsworth. Married Aug. 26, 2000, at Ellsworth. Rights and responsibilities for