Cops & Courts

  • Fifth District Court

    The following cases were heard in Fifth District Court, according to official records:   Richard A. Acampora, 33, Blue Hill. Violating condition of release at Blue Hill, Oct. 2. Jail sentence for 48 hours. Hannah Adelmann, 18, Bar Harbor. Minor possessing liquor at Bar Harbor, Aug. 14. Fined $200. Ralph E. Allen Jr., 50, Ellsworth.

  • Hancock County Sheriff: Signs of the Times, Political Placards Stolen

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office took two reports of stolen political signs during the past week.  The signs were stolen from private property in Lamoine and Sullivan. Burglaries Deputy Luke Gross is investigating burglaries at residences in Franklin and Township 40 that were reported Monday. Police also are investigating a burglary at a

  • Maine State Police: Domestic Dispute Leads to Damaged Door

    ELLSWORTH — A Franklin man called the Maine State Police Oct. 12 to report that another Franklin man had kicked in his door then left in a vehicle.   Trooper Cliff Peterson contacted the offender, who advised he was upset over the relationship the caller was involved in with his estranged wife. The caller advised

  • MDI Police: Bad Check Charges Mount

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Southwest Harbor woman indicted earlier this month for allegedly cashing stolen checks with forged names is facing similar charges after being arrested Oct. 14 on a charge of violating her bail conditions.   Maya Gray was indicted Oct. 6 by a Hancock County grand jury on single counts of theft and

  • Habitual Burglar Sentenced to 10 Years

    ELLSWORTH — A man who has been convicted numerous times of burglarizing cars and houses was sentenced to 10 years in prison Oct. 15.   James F. Grindel, 44, of Bowdoinham pleaded guilty to burglary, reckless conduct, criminal mischief, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and failure to stop for an officer. Grindel burglarized a

  • Hancock County Sheriff: Accident With Deer Totals Toyota

    ELLSWORTH — Deer contributed to numerous accidents throughout Hancock County during the past week. One led to a totaled car, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported.   The car, a 2002 Toyota Corolla, rolled onto its roof after sliding across both lanes of East Side Drive in Verona Island Saturday, Deputy Ben Astbury said. The

  • Accused “Sexter” Pleads Guilty

    ELLSWORTH — A man accused of sending sexually explicit text messages to a young teenage girl pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Hancock County Superior Court Oct. 15.   Jeremiah Bancroft, 28, was scheduled to begin serving a seven-day jail sentence on Tuesday. Bancroft initially entered a plea of no contest, which Justice Kevin M.

  • Judge Rejects Man’s Attempt to Avoid Probation

    ELLSWORTH — A man tried to get a longer jail sentence to avoid probation, which would have entailed a no-drinking requirement when he was released, but a judge rejected the plea arrangement.   Randall Kelley, 47, pleaded guilty to his third operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant offense on Oct.

  • Maine State Police: Woman Warned About Harassing Mother

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police warned a Hancock woman about harassing her mother.   The mother had called to report her daughter had been making harassing calls to her. Both women were very intoxicated, police said. Theft A Blue Hill resident reported that flowers and other miscellaneous items are being regularly stolen from a

  • Fifth District Court

    The following cases were heard in Fifth District Court, according to official records:   John A. Mckellar, 37, no address given. Motor vehicle speeding: 30+ mph over speed limit at Aurora, Dec. 30. Fined $450. Jenny L. Nichols, 36, Ellsworth. Operating under the influence at Waltham, Dec. 15. Continued until Feb. 26, 2010, for sentencing.