Cops & Courts

  • The kids are all right

    The kids are all right

    BAR HARBOR — Police here respond to numerous reports of animals left alone inside cars, but an Oct. 11 incident was unusual even for them. Sgt. Chris Wharff checked on two goats inside a vehicle parked on Mount Desert Street with the windows closed. Wharff determined the goats were not in distress and took no

  • Small Claims Court Oct. 2

    Small Claims Court Oct. 2

    The following Hancock County Court Small Claims cases were adjudicated Oct. 2: Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary vs. Herb Lewis of Surry: case dismissed at the request of the plaintiff (Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary) with prejudice as debt is paid in full. Jim’s Auto Repair of Ellsworth vs. Matthew Chick of Hancock: default judgment to plaintiff (Jim’s Auto

  • Court orders additional treatment for sex offender

    Court orders additional treatment for sex offender

    ELLSWORTH — A judge last week denied a motion to revoke the probation of a Southwest Harbor man convicted of possessing child pornography but did approve stricter conditions regarding his sex offender treatment program. Wayne Buchanan, 63, was in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court Friday for a hearing to revoke his probation and to amend

  • Hancock County Jail log Oct. 10-15

    Hancock County Jail log Oct. 10-15

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Oct. 10 and 15: Michael M. Ream, 42, Bucksport, domestic violence assault, criminal threatening. James E. Strout, 41, Harrington, default in payment of fines. Nicholas M. Morse, 30, Brewer, failure to appear. Joseph A. Osnoe, 26, Surry, failure to appear. Roseanna F. Hardie, 34,

  • Mystery man jailed

    Mystery man jailed

    BAR HARBOR — As of Tuesday, police had not yet learned the true identity of a man they arrested Sunday on charges of operating while under the influence and operating without a license. According to Lt. David Kerns, passengers in the vehicle the man was driving brought identification to the police station after the arrest,

  • Grand jury indicts Bar Harbor men

    Grand jury indicts Bar Harbor men

    ELLSWORTH — Two Bar Harbor men were among the 18 people indicted Oct. 5 by a Hancock County grand jury. Michael Doran, 46, was indicted on two counts of operating while under the influence (OUI) and single counts of domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Police in Bar Harbor arrested Doran on May

  • Couple admits tree cutting, pays $100K

    Couple admits tree cutting, pays $100K

    BAR HARBOR — William and Nancy Kales have admitted “responsibility” for cutting down trees on their neighbor Reeve Waud’s property on Western Bay off Indian Point Road and have paid him $100,000 for the damage. Waud said in a lawsuit filed in November 2015 that the Kaleses sent him a letter two months earlier requesting

  • Drugs in defendant’s truck

    Drugs in defendant’s truck

    ELLSWORTH — Bar Harbor police found marijuana, synthetic marijuana and pills while executing a search warrant on the pickup truck driven by a Virginia man charged last month with manslaughter after striking and killing a pedestrian in a restaurant parking lot. Justin Shell, 36, of Harrisonburg, Va., was charged with manslaughter and driving to endanger

  • Hancock County Jail log Oct. 3-9

    Hancock County Jail log Oct. 3-9

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Oct. 3 and 9: Michael W. Daigle, 53, Bangor, violating conditions of release. Marc R. Sparks, 32, Bucksport, probation violation. Jon F. Del Lima, 39, Northeast Harbor, protection order violation. Jessica L. McElvogue, 33, Bar Harbor, unlawful drug possession, operating a motor vehicle while

  • Freezer short sparks fire

    Freezer short sparks fire

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Firefighters quickly extinguished an electrical fire involving a freezer Tuesday night at Gott’s Store. Southwest Harbor firefighters were meeting at the fire station on Main Street when the report came in at about 8:10 p.m. They were at the store within minutes. Tremont firefighters have a mutual aid agreement with Southwest Harbor