Cops & Courts

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 3

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Jan. 3

    ELLSWORTH — Police stopped a car for a burned-out headlight on Dec. 17 and subsequently charged an Ellsworth man with possession of crack cocaine, according to a police report. Thirty-one-year-old Joshua Cobb was arrested on charges of operating after suspension and possession of crack cocaine. Another Ellsworth man, 22-year-old Jonas Mitchell, was summoned on a

  • Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 3

    Maine State Police Log Week of Jan. 3

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine State Police arrested an Amherst man after he reportedly tried to strangle a woman at an Amherst residence on Saturday. Cpl. Chris Smith arrested Jeffrey Layne, 45, on a charge of domestic violence aggravated assault “strangulation,” police reported. Smith said the alleged assault occurred after Layne and the woman argued. Layne

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 27

    Hancock County Sheriff’s Log Week of Dec. 27

    ELLSWORTH — A Surry man was arrested Dec. 19 after multiple Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Surry residence to handle a domestic dispute. Police arrested Dwight Geel, 29, on a charge of domestic violence assault. Agency assist Detective Franklin Jennings assisted the Maine Marine Patrol with an investigation in Castine Dec. 19.

  • Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 27

    Ellsworth Police Log Week of Dec. 27

    ELLSWORTH — Police were called to separate feuding exes last week. Sgt. Shawn Willey said he issued trespass and harassment warnings to a couple who “split up and can’t seem to stay separated without arguing.” Arrests Officer Jeffrey Hall arrested Adam Grasso, 48, of Surry on a charge of violating conditions of his release Dec.

  • Traffic stop yields variety of drugs

    Traffic stop yields variety of drugs

    ELLSWORTH — A traffic stop on Route 1A Sunday night yielded heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, Ritalin, a narcotic pain reliever called Subutex and Suboxone, said Lt. Rod Charette, commander of Maine State Police Troop J. Charette said troopers Dana Austin and Gavin Endre arrested the driver of the vehicle, Melissa Morse, 50, of Sullivan, on a

  • Blue Hill woman’s cause of death undetermined

    Blue Hill woman’s cause of death undetermined

    BLUE HILL — The cause of death for a Blue Hill woman whose remains were found in the woods off Grindleville Road Nov. 7 is unknown, according to the Office of the Maine Medical Examiner. Jessica Grindle, 37, had been missing since August, according to the Maine State Police. “The cause and manner of death

  • Hancock County Court Nov. 1 to Nov. 30

    Hancock County Court Nov. 1 to Nov. 30

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Nov. 1 to Nov. 30 Jesse L. Rideout, 34, Sedgwick. Operating vehicle without license at Deer Isle, Sept. 21, 2013. $150. John Larochelle, 29, Brunswick. Cultivation of marijuana at Bucksport, Aug. 22, 2015. Dismissed. James W. Innes, 24, Ellsworth.

  • Man wanted for Bangor bank robberies arrested in Ellsworth

    Man wanted for Bangor bank robberies arrested in Ellsworth

    ELLSWORTH — A man wanted for allegedly robbing two banks in Bangor on Dec. 21 was arrested in Ellsworth on Wednesday night and charged with theft and forgery. Timothy Myers, 27, who is homeless, was arrested on Dec. 26 at 10 p.m. in Ellsworth, according to a press release from the Bangor Police Department. Police

  • Hancock County Jail log Dec. 17-20

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Dec. 17 and 20: Nicholas O. Stanley, 32, Ellsworth, failure to appear. Christopher C. Butler, 35, Bangor, two counts failure to appear. Calandra A. Fitzgerald, 37, Blue Hill, failure to appear. Steven L. Farrington, 43, Ellsworth, default in payment of fines. Timothy C. Cluney,