Cops & Courts

  • Island Police report no evidence of donuts 

    Island Police report no evidence of donuts 

    Tremont Three vehicles doing donuts in a parking lot on Granville Road were reported on June 22 around 2:30 p.m. When an officer arrived, one of the vehicles was still in the parking lot but there was no tire-track evidence in the dirt of the lot, according to the report. Miranda L. St. John, a passenger in the vehicle,

  • Possible abductions being investigated

    Possible abductions being investigated

    MOUNT DESERT—Police here are investigating an incident that took place on Sunday afternoon in Northeast Harbor that is similar to others that have happened in the Bangor area.  While walking along the street in the Mount Desert village, a woman in her 60s was approached by a dark-colored vehicle. A man inside asked if she wanted a

  • Island Police: Vehicle bust up causes a dustup

    Island Police: Vehicle bust up causes a dustup

    Trenton  A minor vehicle collision at the Trenton Marketplace IGA, reported Friday around 5:30 p.m., is under investigation. There was minor damage to the vehicles involved, but one vehicle owner said the other driver became confrontational and left when he was asked to exchange insurance information.   On Saturday around 9 a.m., a man reported some

  • Citizens protest sheriff’s riot gear request

    Citizens protest sheriff’s riot gear request

    ELLSWORTH — Sheriff Scott Kane withdrew his request to purchase protective riot gear for his officers prior to a heated debate during Tuesday’s Hancock County Commissioners meeting.  During an interview last week, Kane said the proposed “riot gear” items are helmets with face shields, batons and protective gloves.   “That’s what I was going to ask for. It’s not something that’s used to be

  • Man charged with sexually assaulting child

    ELLSWORTH — A man who had recently moved to Ellsworth was arrested on June 11 on a charge of gross sexual assault for alleged abuse of a 14-year-old girl, said Police Chief Glenn Moshier. The Ellsworth Police Department received a referral on June 9 from the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office regarding Wayne M. Rameau,

  • ‘Change starts with us,’ Maine law enforcement leaders say

    ‘Change starts with us,’ Maine law enforcement leaders say

    MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — The Bar Harbor, Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor police departments are in full agreement with a joint statement issued June 3 by Maine law enforcement agencies condemning the actions of the law enforcement officers responsible for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, said Chiefs Jim Willis and Alan Brown.  “We cannot ignore the video or (Floyd’s) pleas