Cops & Courts

  • Trial in 2018 killing of Bar Harbor woman begins

    Trial in 2018 killing of Bar Harbor woman begins

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor murder defendant Jalique Keene had baked Christmas cookies with his alleged victim, Mikaela Conley’s, family in December of 2017, the dead woman’s mother testified Tuesday in Hancock County Superior Court. A grand jury has indicted Keene, 22,  on charges of murder and gross sexual assault in the June 1, 2018 slaying

  • Hancock County Jail Log Week of May 16

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between May 6 and 12: Arthur E. Maguire Jr., 45, Prospect, 10 days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Meredith A. Wullen, 40, Trenton, operating after suspension. Kaleem U. Adnan, 30, Bucksport, violating conditions of release. Nicholas O.

  • Hancock County Jail Log April 23-May 5

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between April 23 and May 5: Ashlee H. Piskura, 24, Mount Desert, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Jeffrey S. Lynn, 36, Gouldsboro, disorderly conduct, obstructing government administration, OUI. Brandon L. Garland, 18, Ellsworth, protection order violation. James F.

  • Hancock County Jail log April 19-23

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between April 19 and April 23: Joseph M. Bradley, 36, Clifton, failure to appear. Nicholas O. Stanley, 33, Ellsworth, violating conditions of his release April 21; violating conditions of his release April 22. Ian G. Orchard, 45, Stonington, attaching false plates, Penobscot County Jail

  • Woman sentenced for bathroom video of elderly patient

    Woman sentenced for bathroom video of elderly patient

    ELLSWORTH — Justice Bruce C. Mallonee found a Cranberry Isles woman guilty of misdemeanor violation of privacy Tuesday, according to District Attorney Matt Foster. Foster said Jessica Bunker, 25, a former certified nursing assistant at a nursing facility, which has since closed, made a video recording of an 84-year-old woman who has dementia in the

  • Hancock County Jail log April 12-18

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between April 12 and 18: Cheyenne E. Ranco, 27, Ellsworth, assault, disorderly conduct, refusing to submit to arrest. Alan M. Hagerthy Jr., 68, Dedham, contempt. Benjamin A. Atwater Jr., 28, Ellsworth, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Lucas M. Rogerson,

  • Island Police Log: Man charged in hit-and-run crash

    Island Police Log: Man charged in hit-and-run crash

    TREMONT — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Dupuis charged a Tremont man after investigating a hit-and-run accident on the Bernard Road in Tremont Sunday. The accident damaged a “school bus stop ahead” sign and a telephone pole, the deputy said. Dupuis said Lee Closson, 59, was driving a 2012 GMC Sierra when he failed to

  • Hancock County Jail log March 27-31

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between March 27 and 31: Eric D. Jipson, 43, Tremont, probation violation. Matthew W. Briggs, 32, Ellsworth, violating conditions of release. Calandra A. Fitzgerald, 38, Blue Hill, two counts failure to appear. Ian M. Bickford, 36, Deer Isle, probation violation. Jeffrey L. Layne, 45,

  • Hancock County Jail log March 18-24

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between March 18 and 24: Merrill H. Muncey III, 33, Holden, violating conditions of release. Joel E. Hardy, 35, Deer Isle, refusing to submit to arrest or detention. Jacob W. Britton, 18, Ellsworth, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, violating conditions of release and