Cops & Courts

  • Stuck truck’s luck holds

    Stuck truck’s luck holds

    BAR HARBOR — The Feb. 16 snowstorm made for slippery going for drivers islandwide, but it’s doubtful that anyone had as much of a problem as one tractor trailer driver who got stuck three times before making it from Bar Harbor to Trenton. The truck, which had dropped off freight at The Jackson Laboratory, first

  • Sheriff trims cop contract

    Sheriff trims cop contract

    TREMONT — The town’s 2017 contract with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office does not guarantee 30 hours of exclusive coverage as with past contracts. Under the contract, which selectmen on Tuesday voted to authorize Town Manager Dana Reed to sign, the town agrees to pay the sheriff’s department $60 “for each hour worked not to

  • MDES puts cop decision on hold

    MDES puts cop decision on hold

    MOUNT DESERT — The Mount Desert school committee decided Feb. 16 to take no action on the issue of having a police officer at the school as a “school resource officer” (SRO) pending the recommendations of the school system’s policy committee. Although the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Superintendent Marc Gousse and Police Chief Jim

  • School cop debated

    School cop debated

    BAR HARBOR — The question of whether to have a police officer – in the role of “school resource officer” – assigned on a regular basis to Mount Desert Island High School has been referred to the regional school board’s policy committee. After nearly two hours of discussion by the high school board and members

  • Hancock County Jail log Feb. 10-20

    Hancock County Jail log Feb. 10-20

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between Feb. 10 and 20: Michael B. Hames, 24, Ellsworth, drug court sanction. Kenneth W. Gray, 28, Blue Hill, drug court sanction. Richard D. Magoon, 28, Osborn, drug court sanction Feb. 10; bail violation Monday. Caleigh A. Lenfest, 20, Ellsworth, drug court sanction. William

  • Boatyard fire extinguished

    Boatyard fire extinguished

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Tuesday morning fire at The Hinckley Company boat shop on the Shore Road caused little damage but could have become a significant blaze if firefighters hadn’t responded so quickly. “It had a lot of potential to become a major problem,” said Chief Jack Martel of the Southwest Harbor Fire Department. “Fortunately,

  • Lost snowshoer rescued

    Lost snowshoer rescued

    BAR HARBOR — Officer Brad O’Neil and Warden Phil Richter of the Maine Warden Service hiked through deep snow Friday to locate a person lost in the woods in Town Hill. A resident living on the Kitteridge Brook Road was out snowshoeing with her dog in the woods behind her home when she got “turned

  • Hancock County Court Nov. 1 to Dec. 31

    Hancock County Court Nov. 1 to Dec. 31

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 Tobin W. White, 42, Greenfield. Night hunting at T34-MD, Nov. 16, 2012. $1,000. Jail 30 days. Loaded firearm or crossbow in motor vehicle at T34-MD, Nov. 16. Jail 30 days. Using artificial light to illuminate wild animals

  • Nemo’s owners object to proposed dismissal

    BANGOR — The couple who filed a lawsuit against members of the Tremont Volunteer Fire Department and others are objecting to a federal judge’s recommendation that some of their claims and several named defendants be dismissed. U.S. Magistrate Judge John Nivison made the recommendation in a Jan. 30 filing in U.S. District Court. Earlier this

  • Hancock County Superior Court Nov. 1 to Dec. 31

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: Nov. 1 to Dec. 31 Michael S. Tibbetts, 32, Bar Harbor. Aggravated criminal mischief at Lamoine, Nov. 22, 2002. Department of Corrections 15 months. Probation partially revoked. Probation continued. Aggravated criminal mischief at Otis, Nov. 25, 2002. Department of Corrections five