Cops & Courts

  • Island Police: Loss of marble investigated in Pretty Marsh

    Island Police: Loss of marble investigated in Pretty Marsh

    Bar Harbor  On the morning of Sept. 14, an officer was flagged down by a landscaper in the area of Agamont Lane who reported an unresponsive male on a bench in Agamont Park. Bar Harbor Fire Department was dispatched to the scene. Prior to EMS arrival, the officer awoke the male and determined that no medical emergency existed. The male, who was a transient and sleeping on a parking

  • Island Police: Road ragers refuse to yield 

    Island Police: Road ragers refuse to yield 

    Bar Harbor  A utility line was cleared from the road on Ledgewood Road Aug. 10.  Police received reports of fireworks being set off near Harbor Lane and near the Shore Path the evening of Aug. 10. Officers were unable to locate the source of the noise.  Azria Barrett, 19, of Mount Desert, was arrested Aug. 10 around

  • Island Police: Craigslist vacation rental fraud reported  

    Island Police: Craigslist vacation rental fraud reported  

    Bar Harbor  Following a traffic stop for a vehicle defect on July 20 at 2 a.m. on Route 3 in Hulls Cove, police arrested James Wade of Lake Worth, Fla., on a charge of operating under the influence.  On the afternoon of July 20, a 2013 Honda operated by Samantha Rustand-Richey, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., reportedly pulled out of a parking spot on

  • Keene appeals murder conviction

    Keene appeals murder conviction

    ELLSWORTH — The Bar Harbor man convicted last year of murder and gross sexual assault of a friend and classmate is appealing his conviction to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.  Jalique Keene, 23, was found guilty in May 2019 of the 2018 murder of 19-year-old Mikaela Conley and sentenced in September to 58 years in prison.  In a brief hearing July 15

  • Island Police: Polly want a lift? 

    Island Police: Polly want a lift? 

    Bar Harbor  An off-duty officer saw people driving two golf carts in town, with no lights on, going the wrong way on a one-way street in the early morning hours of July 13, according to reports. The cart drivers left the carts and ran away; the officer determined from a key card left behind that