Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 11

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of April 11

    ELLSWORTH — A gathering of people at a vehicle parked at the Big Apple in Orland Saturday led to arrest for a Dedham woman, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office reported. Deputy Dakota Dupuis arrested Sara Contos, 31, on charges of obstructing government administration and falsifying physical evidence. Dupuis said he was looking through a bag

  • Maine State Police Log Week of April 11

    Maine State Police Log Week of April 11

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested a Bangor man who was allegedly driving while impaired on Main Street in Blue Hill Sunday. Trooper Travis Chapman arrested Eric Allen, 45, on a charge of operating while under the influence of an intoxicant. Summons Chapman summoned Clinton Weed, 53, of Sedgwick on a charge of operating

  • Woman accused of killing Bucksport toddler makes first court appearance

    Woman accused of killing Bucksport toddler makes first court appearance

    ELLSWORTH — A Bucksport woman accused of murdering two-year-old Kloe Hawksley is being held without bail at the Hancock County Jail, according to Hancock County District Attorney Matt Foster. Savannah Smith, 21, made an initial appearance in Hancock County Unified Court Monday morning before the court closed for the day to due to inclement weather.

  • Alleged killers of Franky the dog indicted

    Alleged killers of Franky the dog indicted

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County grand jury April 4 indicted two men accused in the late August death of Franky, a Boston terrier-pug. Nathan Burke, 38, of Hancock and Justin T. Chipman, 23, of Steuben have each been indicted on one count of aggravated cruelty to animals, aggravated criminal mischief, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking

  • Hancock County Jail log April 1-7

    Hancock County Jail log April 1-7

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between April 1 and 7: Jeremy I.M. Kane, 31, Waltham, four months for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant and operating after habitual offender revocation. Dennis M. Holmes, 53, Trenton, civil warrant. Walker R. Gaspar, 31, Deer Isle, 60 days

  • Gouldsboro Police Log Week of April 11

    Gouldsboro Police Log Week of April 11

    GOULDSBORO — Officers responded to a report of an assault March 29 that allegedly took place on a private drive off West Bay Road. The parties had separated prior to police arrival. Officers interviewed the people involved and collected evidence. Following the investigation, Michael Smith, 29, of Addison was charged with criminal trespass, operating after

  • Bucksport woman charged with murder of 2-year-old

    Bucksport woman charged with murder of 2-year-old

    BUCKSPORT — State and Bucksport Police have arrested a Bucksport woman and charged her with murder in connection with the death of 2-year-old Kloe Hawksley in 2017. Savannah Smith, 21, was arrested at the Spring Fountain Motel in Bucksport just after 6 p.m. Thursday. She had been indicted earlier in the day by a Hancock

  • State trooper killed on I-95 in Hampden

    State trooper killed on I-95 in Hampden

    ELLSWORTH — It was a “freak accident” that killed Det. Benjamin Campbell, said Maine State Police Spokesman Steve McCausland. Campbell, who would have turned 32 on Monday, April 8, had stopped to render aid to a motorist whose vehicle was facing the wrong way in a breakdown lane on I-95 in Hampden Wednesday morning, according

  • Hancock County Jail log March 27-31

    Hancock County Jail log March 27-31

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between March 27 and 31: Eric D. Jipson, 43, Tremont, probation violation. Matthew W. Briggs, 32, Ellsworth, violating conditions of release. Calandra A. Fitzgerald, 38, Blue Hill, two counts failure to appear. Ian M. Bickford, 36, Deer Isle, probation violation. Jeffrey L. Layne, 45,

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 4

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of April 4

    ELLSWORTH — A local man was charged with domestic assault after he allegedly held a woman down with his hands around her neck, according to a police report of the incident. Police arrested Jorge Rosa, 50, of Ellsworth on March 29 and charged him with domestic assault. The woman reportedly did not require medical attention.