Cops & Courts

  • Greif loses appeal to law court

    Greif loses appeal to law court

    PORTLAND — The state’s highest court has denied an appeal by Bar Harbor resident Arthur Grief challenging a 2016 Town Council decision not to investigate claims of alleged misconduct by two councilors. Justices affirmed the judgment of Hancock County Superior Court justice William Anderson that the Town Council had not violated the Town Charter nor Maine Freedom of Access

  • Hancock County Jail log July 10-17

    Hancock County Jail log July 10-17

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between July 10 and 17: Brent W. Riddle, 41, Cherryfield, failure to appear. Benjamin M. Kinghorn, 35, Steuben, domestic violence assault. Lacey K. Brackett, 24, Sherman, hold for Penobscot County. Cindy J. McVicar, 45, Lincoln, hold for Penobscot County. Kylee R. Francis-Fowler, 27, Swan’s Island,

  • Biker flees crash scene

    Biker flees crash scene

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR – As of noon Wednesday, police had not been able to locate a man who fled after crashing a motorcycle at Manset Corner about four hours earlier. According to Chief Alan Brown, the Mount Desert harbormaster spotted a motorcycle on Route 102 in Somesville heading toward Southwest Harbor at a “very high rate

  • Hancock County Jail log July 2-9

    Hancock County Jail log July 2-9

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between July 2 and 9: Travis S. Redman, 44, Verona Island, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Kevin B. Scott, 39, Tremont, domestic violence assault, aggravated assault, criminal threatening, OUI. Benjamin N. Silvernail, 21, Bucksport, OUI. Jason O. Rothe, 44,

  • Assault charge

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Police arrested a 22-year-old resident Tuesday afternoon as the result of an investigation into an altercation earlier in the day at home on Marshall Brook Road. Katherine Pierce was arrested by Officer Gary Caron on a domestic violence assault charge. According to police, they received a report of a person who had

  • Couple flees after chase

    Couple flees after chase

    BAR HARBOR — Police expect to charge a driver who led police on a chase early Monday before abandoning his vehicle on Wayman Lane and reporting it stolen later that day. “We’re still investigating,” said Lt. David Kerns. He declined to release the suspect’s name until the investigation is complete. The vehicle was spotted by

  • Remote 911 call services debated

    Remote 911 call services debated

    ELLSWORTH — Police chiefs, fire chiefs and dispatchers unveiled a host of potential issues and concerns about Hancock County possibly outsourcing the answering of its 911 calls to Penobscot County during a public hearing Tuesday. The Hancock County Commissioners listened to nearly 90 minutes of testimony from more than 24 public safety officials and selectmen

  • Zukerman ordered to ‘cushy’ lockup

    CRANBERRY ISLES — New York investment company owner Morris Zukerman won’t be spending time at his home on Islesford this summer. Instead, he will be doing time at the Federal Correctional Institution at Otisville, N.Y., a medium-security facility that has been described as one of the “cushiest” federal prisons in the country. Zukerman, 73, reported

  • Two hurt in cycle crash

    Two hurt in cycle crash

    BAR HARBOR — A motorcyclist and his passenger were hospitalized Tuesday for treatment of injuries sustained when their Harley-Davidson collided with an SUV on Route 3. Guy Gregson, 60, of Dudley, Mass., was southbound on a 2011 Harley-Davidson near the Hadley Point Road when a northbound 2004 Mercedes Benz SUV driven by Steven Brunner, 25,

  • Escapee caught after three days on the run

    Escapee caught after three days on the run

    ELLSWORTH — A Southwest Harbor man who escaped last week from the Bar Harbor police station was taken into custody three days later by a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy. A warrant was issued last fall for 24-year-old Neil Long charging him with an Aug. 22 theft in Southwest Harbor. Long managed to avoid any contact