Cops & Courts

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    ELLSWORTH — A man who picked up a hitchhiker on Water Street on Jan. 24 called police after noticing that she had “passed out,” according to a report of the incident. A police dispatcher told the man he should take the woman to the hospital, “which he did.” Man tells police to bring him to jail

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 31

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Jan. 31

    ELLSWORTH — Someone “hacked” into personnel files belonging to a Sullivan business, Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Luke Gross reported. “As the hacker was not traceable, no law enforcement action was taken,” Gross said. The incident occurred Jan. 23. Accidents Poor road conditions contributed to an accident Saturday on Coastal Road in Brooksville, Gross reported. A

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a motorist for alleged impaired driving in Deer Isle Friday. Trooper Owen Reed arrested Tyler Robbins, 26, of Deer Isle on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Trooper Josh Lander assisted. Summonses Trooper Jeffrey Taylor summoned Joseph Mitchell, 35, of

  • Bucksport Police Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    Bucksport Police Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    BUCKSPORT — A Bucksport mother called police Jan. 22 for help in dealing with her son, who has been “squatting” in her garage. Police advised the woman she must formally evict her son to remove him from her home. Sgt. Dave Winchester explained that even in cases where no money has changed hands, property owners

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of Jan. 31

    GOULDSBORO — On Jan. 11, as the result of a traffic stop for an expired registration on the South Gouldsboro Road, Dale Sprague, 29, of Gouldsboro was charged with operating after suspension. Vandalism On Jan. 18, police received a complaint of vandalism to the sand storage building at the former DOT office on Route 1.

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 Jesse E. Sawyer, 37, Linneus. Unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs at Ellsworth, Oct. 17, 2013. Jail 90 days, probation revoked. Christopher J. Allen Jr., 29, Lamoine. Operating after habitual offender revocation at Orland, Sept.

  • Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    Winter Harbor Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    WINTER HARBOR— On Jan. 2, police responded to a reported theft at a residence on Hillcrest Drive. A woman had reported that someone broke into her home and stole several pairs of socks and two T-shirts, and had replaced the two T-shirts with different ones. Well-being check On Jan. 8, police performed a well-being check

  • Hancock County Jail log Jan. 14-17

    Hancock County Jail log Jan. 14-17

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Jan. 14 and 17: David L. Appleby, 49, Bucksport, 120 days for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and forgery. Cheyenne E. Ranco, 26, Ellsworth, assault. Chesley L. Yurchick Jr., 41, Blue Hill, 120 days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence

  • Meth lab operator gets 2 years despite plea for leniency

    Meth lab operator gets 2 years despite plea for leniency

    ELLSWORTH — A Verona Island man convicted of manufacturing methamphetamine was sentenced to two years in prison despite his attorney’s argument that his client is “not violent” but “an addict” who should not be sent to prison, where he’ll be “hardened.” Justice Robert Murray sentenced Craig Kneeland, 28, on Tuesday to 4½ years in prison

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 24

    ELLSWORTH — A local woman was arrested on Jan. 17 after reportedly threatening a man with a gun during a domestic incident, according to a police report. Ellen Somes, 51, was charged with domestic violence assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon and violation of bail. Somes was taken to Hancock County Jail and the