Cops & Courts

  • Police have stolen truck suspect

    MOUNT DESERT — Police have a suspect in the theft of a pickup Saturday in Somesville. A resident living on the Ripples Road called police around 8:15 a.m. to say a 2001 Toyota pickup was missing from their driveway. The keys had been left inside the truck, according to Lt. Kevin Edgecomb. Deputy Rob Morang

  • Hancock County Court Jan. 1 to Jan. 31

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Jan. 1 to Jan. 31 Gordon Robert Falt, 23, Mount Desert. Burglary at Bar Harbor, Sept. 15, 2013. Jail six days. Probation partially revoked. Probation continued. Restitution $5,000. Mark W. Sincyr Sr., 43, Ellsworth/Eastbrook. Burglary at Surry, Oct. 18, 2013. Department of

  • Greif sues lawyer for libel

    Greif sues lawyer for libel

    ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor man is claiming an attorney representing the town made defamatory and libelous statements about him in an email to Bar Harbor Town Manager Cornell Knight. Arthur Greif filed the lawsuit in Hancock County Superior Court on Feb. 16, naming the law firm Bernstein Shur as the defendant. Greif, himself an

  • Judge tosses Nemo’s count

    Judge tosses Nemo’s count

    BANGOR — After weighing responses from both the defendants and plaintiffs to his recommendation to dismiss claims in the lawsuit filed by Robert and Judy Cousins against Tremont firefighters and others, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Nivison has recommended that another count be dismissed. In January, Nivison, responding to a motion to dismiss filed by the

  • Zukerman gets five years for tax fraud

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Islesford summer resident Morris Zukerman was sentenced Tuesday to 70 months in prison for engaging in “multi-year tax fraud schemes,” evading more than $45 million in income and sales taxes, according to a press statement from the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Zukerman, 72, who

  • Police checkpoint snares two

    Police checkpoint snares two

    BAR HARBOR — Two drivers are facing charges related to a detail Friday night and early Saturday in which officers were looking for intoxicated drivers. Seven vehicles were stopped during the five-hour enforcement detail, according to Officer Judson Cake. As a result, Robert Hardy, 57, of Southwest Harbor was arrested on a charge of operating

  • Passenger charged in crash

    Passenger charged in crash

    BAR HARBOR — An Ellsworth man who police said caused a March 9 accident by grabbing the steering wheel of the vehicle he was riding in has been charged with a domestic violence offense. Aaron Gilbert, 20, was a passenger in a northbound 2016 Dodge minivan that left Route 3 at the intersection with the

  • Drug trafficking suspects indicted

    Drug trafficking suspects indicted

    ELLSWORTH — Two men arrested in January on heroin trafficking charges after police stopped their vehicle in Southwest Harbor are among those indicted last week by a Hancock County grand jury. Leon Jacobs, 43, of Southwest Harbor and Jesse Couto, 29, of Trenton were indicted March 9 on charges of Class B unlawful trafficking in

  • Hancock County Jail log March 6-13

    Hancock County Jail log March 6-13

    The following individuals were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between March 6 and March 13: March 6 Jordan N. Reed, 29, of Jonesport, failure to appear after bail. Stephen H. Robbins III, 47, of Stonington, failure to appear after bail. Ryan W. Wood, 38, of Machias, hold for Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Fire destroys lobster shack

    Fire destroys lobster shack

    BAR HARBOR — The Travelin’ Lobster lobster shack on Route 102 in Town Hill was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived during Tuesday night’s snowstorm. The small restaurant building, less than a year old, was destroyed. No injuries were reported. Owners Phil and Kelly Corson plan to rebuild the restaurant, which opened in its