Cops & Courts

  • County may outsource 911

    County may outsource 911

    ELLSWORTH — Hancock County officials may outsource the county’s Public Safety Answering Point service – where your 911 calls go – with Penobscot County. Staffing, or lack thereof, is behind the drive to outsource. Hancock County Regional Communications Center Director Renee Wellman told the Hancock County Commissioners last week that the RCC has an average

  • Cars crash on Crooked Road

    Cars crash on Crooked Road

    BAR HARBOR — A car that lost its left front wheel on the Crooked Road Friday swerved into the oncoming lane, striking two oncoming vehicles. Dianne Frank, 39, of Machias was eastbound when the left front wheel came off her 2006 Honda. The Honda then sideswiped a 2010 Toyota and a 2002 Toyota driven by,

  • New charges filed in assault

    New charges filed in assault

    ELLSWORTH — The Hancock County District Attorney’s Office has added four new charges against a Mount Desert man arrested in April for allegedly assaulting his wife at their home in Somesville. Michael Heniser, 39, was arrested April 13 by Mount Desert police on a domestic violence assault charge and booked into the Hancock County Jail

  • Hancock County Jail log May 16-21

    Hancock County Jail log May 16-21

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between May 16 and 21: Maggie L. Brown, 24, Portland, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Leroy R. Turner, 38, Steuben, warrant arrest. Jennifer L. Hutchinson, 45, Ellsworth, 24 hours for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Ashley S. Bragg, 29, Fletchers Landing, failure to

  • Suspected car thief nabbed

    Suspected car thief nabbed

    BAR HARBOR — Police arrested a Mount Desert man Tuesday on a warrant charging him with the January theft of a car from a home on the Eagle Lake Road. Alan James “A.J.” Walton, 32, was arrested on a Class C charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer following a vehicle stop in the

  • Melee results in arrest

    Melee results in arrest

    TRENTON — A Trenton man was arrested Monday after he allegedly pushed a sheriff’s deputy after being warned for harassing someone in telephone and text messages. Delwin Faulkingham, 47, was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge. According to Deputy Corey Bagley, Faulkingham “became belligerent and assaultive” after being warned to have no further contact with

  • Man charged in porn case

    ELLSWORTH — A Hall Quarry resident charged with possession of child pornography made his initial appearance Tuesday in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court. Patrick T. Perry, 66, has been charged with Class C possession of sexually explicit material of a minor under the age of 12 and with Class D possession of sexually explicit material.

  • Hancock County Superior Court March 1-31

    Hancock County Superior Court March 1-31

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Superior Court, according to official records: March 1 to March 31 Roman C. Cook, 25, Swan’s Island. Burglary at Mount Desert, Jan. 18, 2010. Department of Corrections two years. Probation partially revoked. Ariel A. Hernandez, 28, Concord, Mass. Unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs at

  • Detour dodger complaints on rise

    Detour dodger complaints on rise

    BAR HARBOR — Police have stepped up patrols after receiving numerous complaints about speeding and erratic operation by drivers taking a detour around Route 3 construction. The complaints mostly are about drivers using Norway Drive, Crooked Road and the Gilbert Farm Road. “What we’re doing is some dedicated patrols in the area,” said Lt. Kevin

  • Hancock County Court March 1-31

    Hancock County Court March 1-31

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: March 1 to March 31 Walter F. Garcia, 28, Stonington. Operating while license suspended or revoked at Bucksport. $250. Susp. $250. Walter J. Fairfax, 28, Blue Hill. Criminal trespass at Stonington, July 14, 2013. Dismissed. Violating condition of release