Cops & Courts

  • Hancock County Jail Nov. 14–19

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Nov. 14 – 19: Ariel N. Evers, 25, Deer Isle, failure to appear, theft, forgery. Cynthia L. Kenyon, 55, Mariaville, refusing to submit to arrest, assault, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Sean D. Fournier, 40, North Anson, warrant

  • Hancock County Court Aug. 1-31

    Hancock County Court Aug. 1-31

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: Aug. 1 to Aug. 31 Carl A. Burch, 45, Holden. Burglary at Ellsworth, March 11, 2014. Jail five days, restitution $5,004.17. David L. Hickman, 33, Hancock. Theft by unauthorized taking or transfer at Mount Desert, Nov. 1, 2013. Department

  • Football game booze bust

    Football game booze bust

    BAR HARBOR — Officer Doug Brundrett assisted school officials Saturday night with a student who reportedly had been caught drinking in the stands at the high school football game. The youth was turned over his parents. A dump truck driver complained Friday that someone shot at his truck and hit the windshield as he was

  • Hancock County Jail log Nov. 9-13

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between Nov. 9 and 13: Jon H. McDowell Jr., 31, Deer Isle, 60 days for theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Matthew A. Blethen, 23, Ellsworth, 90 days for two counts bail violation, assault, impersonating a public official and escape. Horace S. Neptune Jr., 29,

  • Dispatcher given retirement surprise

    Dispatcher given retirement surprise

    MOUNT DESERT — Halloween was over, but Lorraine Bracy found herself both tricked and treated last Saturday evening. She thought she was being taken to Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor for her granddaughter Lyla’s ballet recital. Instead, she walked in on her own retirement party. She has been a Mount Desert public safety dispatcher for

  • Forged checks draw charge

    Forged checks draw charge

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Southwest Harbor man was charged Friday with stealing and forging checks from his place of employment. Timothy Donahue, 30, was summonsed on charges of Class C theft and Class C forgery. The charges follow an investigation by Officer Franklin Burke that began on Oct. 13 after the business owner reported that

  • Domestic assault suspect enters guilty pleas

    Domestic assault suspect enters guilty pleas

    ELLSWORTH — A Mount Desert man arrested in April for assaulting his wife at their home in Somesville has entered guilty pleas on three of the five charges filed against him in response to the incident. Michael Heniser, 39, recently pleaded guilty to charges of domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and obstructing the report of

  • Maine Ethics Committee fines casino campaign

    Maine Ethics Committee fines casino campaign

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Ethics Committee on Friday fined the York casino campaign — Question 1 on Tuesday’s election ballot — $500,000 for failing to disclose the true sources of millions of dollars in campaign contributions. Ethics Committee investigators issued a series of findings and concluding by advising the committee: “Your penalty decision in this

  • Teen arrested for bringing gun to school

    Teen arrested for bringing gun to school

    BAR HARBOR – A 14-year-old Mount Desert Island High School student was arrested last week after police were alerted to a video and message he posted on social media showing him on school grounds with a firearm, according to Chief Jim Willis of the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert police departments. The boy, who is

  • $1,000 found in laundromat returned

    $1,000 found in laundromat returned

    BAR HARBOR — There are good Samaritans, and there are really good Samaritans. A customer at a Main Street coin-operated laundry Monday falls into the latter category. Police said the person brought in a money bag containing more than $1,000 cash that they had found in the laundry. The owner, located through a bank slip