Cops & Courts

  • Alleged murderer arrested by FBI at Walmart

    Alleged murderer arrested by FBI at Walmart

    ELLSWORTH — Ellsworth police assisted the FBI on Oct. 2 in arresting a man wanted for murder in Florida. Michael Dolias, 45, was arrested by bureau agents at Walmart in Ellsworth, Police Chief Glenn Moshier said. Police had been “contacted by agents two weeks prior notifying us that Dolias might be in the area,” Moshier

  • Man charged with shooting gun at neighbor’s business

    Man charged with shooting gun at neighbor’s business

    ELLSWORTH — Police arrested 65-year-old Ellsworth resident Bruce Wallace after he reportedly shot several rounds from a .22 rifle into his neighbor’s motorcycle shop on the Bangor Road on Oct. 4, according to a report of the incident. Officers were called to GRC Motorcycles around 2 p.m. to investigate somebody “shooting a pellet gun” at

  • Longtime Ellsworth Police lieutenant retires

    Longtime Ellsworth Police lieutenant retires

    ELLSWORTH — On a cold, bright Friday morning, law enforcement officers and friends gathered in for a quiet ceremony in the Ellsworth Police Department to swap stories and offer congratulations to longtime Lieutenant Harold Page, who retired after 40 years in law enforcement. “He’s been an integral part of running the department,” said Police Chief

  • Making our roads safer

    Making our roads safer

    BAR HARBOR—When a driver appears to be impaired but tests zero on a standard breathalyzer test, Officer Judson Cake takes over. Breathalyzers only measure alcohol levels. Cake looks for signs of other types of impairment. He is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) for the Bar Harbor Police Department, and his work is in high demand.

  • Hancock County Jail log Sept. 25-30

    Hancock County Jail log Sept. 25-30

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Sept. 25 and 30: Robert C. Robbins, 48, Lewiston, back for court. Maria L. Lockhart, 25, Winter Harbor, hindering apprehension. Dana F. Myrick, 29, Bar Harbor, violating conditions of release, unlawful drug possession. Beckton S. Brownlow, 23, Blue Hill, four counts failure to

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 4

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Oct. 4

    ELLSWORTH — Car crashes and hit-and-runs kept officers busy this week. Old Town resident Justine Alexander was taken to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital with possible injuries on Sept. 27 after a three-car crash on Forrest Avenue. Around 6:30 a.m., a car driven by Brewer resident Michael Friel slowed and stopped at a red light

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 4

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Oct. 4

    ELLSWORTH — A Washington man was trapped inside his rental car after he was distracted by something inside the car, which went off the roadway of Marlboro Beach Road in Lamoine Sunday, Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost reported. Christopher Brown, 69, was driving a 2017 Nissan Sentra that went off the road and came

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 4

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Oct. 4

    WINTER HARBOR — On Sept. 22, Robert Driscoll, 28, of Gouldsboro was arrested while attempting to pick up another individual who had been stopped by police on suspicion of operating after suspension. When it was discovered that Driscoll was in violation of his bail conditions by possessing marijuana, he was transported to Hancock County Jail.