Cops & Courts

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    ELLSWORTH — Officers responded to several residents in need of aid this week. On Dec. 9, police were called to two separate residences to speak with men who were having thoughts of suicide, according to a report. Officers brought one of the men to the hospital and confirmed that a crisis worker was on the

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 13

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 13

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office handled a number of collisions during the past week. A sport utility vehicle and a sedan collided after the SUV’s driver failed to notice a stop sign at the intersection of School House Road and Old County Road in Orland Monday, Detective Franklin Jennings said. Steven Holman, 64,

  • Man gets 30 days for possession of child pornography

    Man gets 30 days for possession of child pornography

    ELLSWORTH — A Gouldsboro man found guilty of possessing child pornography received a 30-day jail sentence at his sentencing hearing Dec. 5. Jerome Humery, 54, is currently free on post-conviction bail pending appeal. Justice Bruce C. Mallonee also ordered two years of probation with the conditions that Humery, who works doing computer repair, provide his

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    GOULDSBORO — On Nov. 27, police were dispatched to a vehicle that had gone off the road on Route 1. The responding officer located the driver of the vehicle, Jeffrey Lynn, 36, of Gouldsboro, walking along Guzzle Road. Lynn was summoned on charges of failure to display a valid inspection certificate, failure to provide valid

  • Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Bucksport Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    BUCKSPORT — A vehicle struck a utility pole in the southeastern portion of the Hannaford parking lot Monday, taking out power to the store’s lights and checkout registers for more than two hours. The store was closed until Central Maine Power could repair the damage to the affected pole and lines. The accident occurred around

  • Woman injured after vehicle goes airborne

    Woman injured after vehicle goes airborne

    ELLSWORTH — A 51-year-old woman from Harrington was taken to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center on Monday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving “went airborne and then tumbled end over end until she struck a tree,” said Ellsworth Police Department Sgt. Chad Wilmot in an email. Edna Curtis was heading south on the

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    Maine State Police Log Week of Dec. 13

    ELLSWORTH — A motorist and a passenger were arrested after a motor vehicle accident on Route 9 in Amherst Friday. “As Trooper [Dana] Austin was responding to the scene, witnesses advised that two men were throwing beer cans out the window and appeared to be intoxicated,” police said. Austin arrested Kody Clifford, 25, of Winterport

  • Driver arrested after Bucksport chase

    Driver arrested after Bucksport chase

    BUCKSPORT — The Maine State Police said a Massachusetts driver nearly hit a state trooper and then led police on a high speed chase, which started here on the Mast Hill Road and ended on Main Street in Winterport Wednesday. Troop J Commander Lt. Rod Charette said Trooper Dana Austin stopped a car at 5:28

  • Manslaughter case back in court

    ELLSWORTH — A manslaughter case involving the death of an Eastbrook woman is scheduled for a Jan. 7 docket call in Hancock County Unified Court. A docket call means the defense and prosecution will update a judge on the status of a case. It’s been just over a year since the accident that claimed the

  • Hospital to have its own police officer on site

    ELLSWORTH — Patients and visitors may see a new face at Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital come this spring: an officer from the Ellsworth Police Department. “People often ask me, what keeps me up at night?” said John Ronan, president of Maine Coast Hospital, at the hospital’s annual meeting on Tuesday evening. “Making sure our patients