Cops & Courts

  • Murder suspect scheduled for settlement conference April 19

    Murder suspect scheduled for settlement conference April 19

    BAR HARBOR — A young man accused of raping and murdering 19-year-old Mikaela Conley last June is scheduled to meet with the Maine Attorney General’s Office April 19. Jalique Keene, his attorney Jeff Toothaker and Assistant Attorney General John Alsop are scheduled to meet in Hancock County Superior Court chambers with Justice Bruce C. Mallonee

  • Status conferences scheduled for accused dog killers

    Status conferences scheduled for accused dog killers

    ELLSWORTH — Two men accused in the death of Franky, a Boston terrier-pug, are scheduled for dispositional conferences Thursday, March 21, according to District Attorney Matt Foster. Nathan Burke, 37, of Hancock and Justin T. Chipman, 22, of Steuben have each been charged with one count each of aggravated cruelty to animals, aggravated criminal mischief,

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of March 14

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of March 14

    ELLSWORTH — Officers arrested a man after he reportedly kicked a policeman in the knee. On March 5, police responded to a reported incident of domestic violence at a local residence to find that the issue had been “verbal in nature,” according to a report, and no charges needed to be filed. While they were

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of March 14

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of March 14

    ELLSWORTH — Icy, slushy road conditions Monday kept Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies busy with crashes. A car went off the road and into a ditch, striking a mailbox on Mud Creek Road in Hancock around 6:30 a.m. Monday. Deputy Zach Allen said Kristyn Butters, 32, of Hancock was operating a 2011 Honda Civic when she

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of March 14

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of March 14

    GOULDSBORO — On March 2, officers from the Gouldsboro Police Department, Winter Harbor Police Department and the Maine Marine Patrol responded to an abandoned 911 call on Morton Emerson Lane. Upon arrival, an officer determined that there had been a domestic dispute at the residence. While police attempted to engage with a Gouldsboro man at

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of March 14

    Bucksport Police Log Week of March 14

    BUCKSPORT — A woman complained to police Friday about being harassed on Facebook. Officer Matt Schmidt spoke with the woman about her concerns. Schmidt also handled a complaint from a local woman Friday that her son is being harassed at school. Arrests Officer Chris Woodman arrested Melissa Brooks, 40, of Ellsworth on three warrants Friday.

  • Hancock County Jail log Feb. 25 to March 3

    Hancock County Jail log Feb. 25 to March 3

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Feb. 25-March 3: Diadema D. Rand, 27, Bangor, two days for unlawful drug possession. Joseph A. Duquette, 27, Ellsworth, failure to appear. Dwan D. Knight, 27, Boston, Mass. two days for unlawful drug possession. Corey J. Veino, 41, Greenbush, six months for theft by