Cops & Courts

  • Assault charged in workplace conflict

    Assault charged in workplace conflict

    BAR HARBOR — A Bar Harbor man who allegedly punched a fellow employee was summonsed Monday. Pablo Castro, 26, was summonsed on an assault charge. No injuries were reported in a four-vehicle collision Monday afternoon in Town Hill. According to police, Patrick Young, 61, of Ellsworth was stopped in traffic on Route 102 with James

  • Fisherman charged with lobster violations

    Fisherman charged with lobster violations

    AUGUSTA – A Lamoine lobster fisherman faces losing his lobster fishing license for 10 years after he was charged Monday with fishing more traps than he legally is allowed, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR). William Haas, 55, was charged by the Maine Marine Patrol with exceeding trap limits, fishing untagged gear and

  • School cop policy aired

    School cop policy aired

    BAR HARBOR — A new policy defining the role of police officers serving as school resource officers (SROs) is being considered by the Mount Desert Island Regional School System board. Recommended by the policy committee, the draft policy was formally presented to the full school board Monday night. It will be on the agenda for

  • High St. blaze

    High St. blaze

    BAR HARBOR — Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire on the exterior of a High Street home Monday afternoon. “We got the call somebody was seeing smoke around the back of the building around the eaves,” Fire Chief Matt Bartlett said. “There was a small fire burning on the back side of the house, between the

  • Hancock County Jail log Sept. 5-11

    Hancock County Jail log Sept. 5-11

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Sept. 5 and 11: Mighles B. Manheim, 28, Bar Harbor, violating conditions of release. Michael J. Davis, 28, Bangor, two days for violating conditions of release, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Roger G. Briscoe, 39, New Sharon, hold

  • Store robbed at knifepoint

    Store robbed at knifepoint

    BAR HARBOR — Police apprehended the suspect in the Tuesday night armed robbery of the Circle K convenience store on Cottage Street minutes after he fled the scene. Officers arrested 26-year-old Sean Lavoie of Bar Harbor after spotting him walking near the intersection of Eden Street and the West Street Extension and charged him with

  • Probation violation charged in child porn possession case

    Probation violation charged in child porn possession case

    ELLSWORTH — The former pastor of a Tremont church held up as an example of rehabilitation at his sentencing last month for possession of child pornography was arrested Sept. 7 for violating his probation. Wayne Buchanan, 63, of Southwest Harbor allegedly violated his probation by using his computer to access websites and perform internet searches

  • Driver charged in fatal crash

    Driver charged in fatal crash

    BAR HARBOR — A man from Virginia was arrested Tuesday afternoon after his pickup struck and killed a Bar Harbor woman walking in the parking lot of The Chart Room restaurant in Hulls Cove. The driver, Justin Shell, 36, of Harrisonburg, Va., was charged with manslaughter and driving to endanger. The victim, 76-year-old Connie Birkenmeier,

  • Southwest Harbor man killed in Route 3 crash

    Southwest Harbor man killed in Route 3 crash

    ELLSWORTH — A man was killed early Monday morning when his car struck a tree on Route 3. Police identified the victim as 28-year-old Kevin Dyer of Southwest Harbor. The crash occurred just south of Marden’s shortly before 4 a.m., according to Ellsworth Police Chief Glenn Moshier. “It was called in initially by a passer-by,”

  • Hancock County Superior Court June 1-30

    Hancock County Superior Court June 1-30

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: June 1 to June 30 Charles W. Reed, 64, Osborn. Criminal mischief at Aurora, Nov. 3, 2008. $1,000. Administrative release sentence one year. Restitution $7,855.31. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Aurora, Nov. 3, 2008. $1,000. Susp.