Cops & Courts

  • 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

  • Police practices explained, petition calls for task force

    Police practices explained, petition calls for task force

    BAR HARBOR — Activists inspired by the national movement for racial justice and changes to police practices are seeking some specific changes in local law enforcement; police say they look forward to “interactive dialogue…as we learn by working together.”  On Monday, at a rally, organized by a group now called the MDI Racial Justice Collective, postponed from Sunday due to weather, leaders began gathering signatures

  • Island Police report no evidence of donuts 

    Island Police report no evidence of donuts 

    Tremont Three vehicles doing donuts in a parking lot on Granville Road were reported on June 22 around 2:30 p.m. When an officer arrived, one of the vehicles was still in the parking lot but there was no tire-track evidence in the dirt of the lot, according to the report. Miranda L. St. John, a passenger in the vehicle,

  • Possible abductions being investigated

    Possible abductions being investigated

    MOUNT DESERT—Police here are investigating an incident that took place on Sunday afternoon in Northeast Harbor that is similar to others that have happened in the Bangor area.  While walking along the street in the Mount Desert village, a woman in her 60s was approached by a dark-colored vehicle. A man inside asked if she wanted a

  • Island Police: Vehicle bust up causes a dustup

    Island Police: Vehicle bust up causes a dustup

    Trenton  A minor vehicle collision at the Trenton Marketplace IGA, reported Friday around 5:30 p.m., is under investigation. There was minor damage to the vehicles involved, but one vehicle owner said the other driver became confrontational and left when he was asked to exchange insurance information.   On Saturday around 9 a.m., a man reported some