Cops & Courts

  • Domestic violence indictments

    Domestic violence indictments

    ELLSWORTH — A Mount Desert man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury June 7 after an incident in which he allegedly threatened a domestic partner with a firearm. Ryan Dunbar, 34, was indicted on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated criminal mischief, obstructing report of a crime or

  • Hancock County Jail log June 12-17

    Hancock County Jail log June 12-17

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 12 and 17: David W. Jamieson, 44, Bangor, two counts failure to pay fine. Candra St. Clair Leckman, 29, Ellsworth, one count failure to appear and two counts default in payment of fine. Michael C. Sigler, 27, Sanford, back for court. Khadijah N.

  • Two three-car crashes

    Two three-car crashes

    TRENTON — Three vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision at 7:30 a.m. Friday on the Thompson Island Bridge, which snarled commuter traffic for hours. Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Allen said motorists had been slowing down for the Law Enforcement Special Olympics run that morning. “People were just slowing down, and one car rear-ended another, which

  • Fire chief resigns

    Fire chief resigns

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Selectmen here accepted the resignation of Fire Chief Jack Martel at their meeting on Tuesday. Martel sent a letter to Board of Selectmen Chair Dan Norwood last week asking the resignation be effective immediately. Deputy Chief Tom Chisholm will fill the role of acting chief until a vote goes before the Fire

  • Murder suspect hearing date set

    ELLSWORTH — Defense attorney Jeff Toothaker, who is representing Bar Harbor murder suspect Jalique Keene, confirmed Tuesday that police have video footage they are reviewing from the Connors Emerson School. Toothaker said he does not know what, if anything, the video might contain. The body of Mikaela Conley, 19, of Bar Harbor was found near

  • Hancock County Jail log June 4-10

    Hancock County Jail log June 4-10

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 4 and 10: Marina V. Mathis, 27, Bangor, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Joshua E. Heikkinen, 38, Bar Harbor, two days for OUI. Robert J. Vachon, 58, Bucksport, probation violation. Jalique S. Keene, 21, Bar Harbor, murder.

  • Mowing breaks window

    Mowing breaks window

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Mowing the grass can be a dangerous gig. On May 29 at 10:50 a.m., a town employee was cutting the grass near Goog’s Pond, behind the town office, when a hidden golf ball allegedly shot out from under the mower. The golf ball hit the back window of a 2014 Honda Fit

  • Three-vehicle collision in Trenton snarls traffic

    Three-vehicle collision in Trenton snarls traffic

    TRENTON — Three vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision at 7:30 Friday morning on Route 3 on the Thompson Island Bridge, which snarled commuter traffic for hours. Traffic leaving Mount Desert Island was backed up on Route 198 into Town Hill. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Allen said motorists had been slowing down for