Cops & Courts

  • Elder theft defendant not guilty

    Elder theft defendant not guilty

    ELLSWORTH — A Hancock County jury June 29 found a Mariaville woman not guilty of theft after deliberating for six hours. The Maine Attorney General’s Office had charged Lisa Harriman, 56, with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer of $225,000 and misuse of entrusted property, with a value exceeding $10,000. Harriman was found not guilty

  • Police Beat: Woman gives police wrong name

    MOUNT DESERT — A Fort Kent woman faces an aggravated forgery charge after reportedly using the identity of another person when she was arrested on an OUI charge in Bar Harbor June 8. Following a noise complaint in Mount Desert Friday, Marissa Ouellette, 32, was arrested on two outstanding warrants for revoked probation and failure

  • Hancock County Jail log June 18-24

    Hancock County Jail log June 18-24

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 18 and 24: Michael B. Stanley, 57, Bucksport, failure to appear. Alexandra J. Harris, 33, Bar Harbor, five days for bail violation, failure to appear, violating conditions of release and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Robert G. Doane II, 36, Holliday, Fla.,

  • Hancock County Court March 1 to March 31

    Hancock County Court March 1 to March 31

    The following cases were adjudicated, reviewed or continued in Hancock County Court, according to official records: March 1 to March 31 Paul E. Colbeth, 38, Bass Harbor. Unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs at Hancock, Jan. 15, 2015. Jail 30 days, probation partially revoked, probation continued. Priscilla Tenney, 35, Columbia. Unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs at

  • Domestic violence charges brought

    Domestic violence charges brought

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — After two 911 calls about 1-1/2 hours apart from a woman in Southwest Harbor, police visited a home to address a reported domestic dispute. Justin S. Bent, 31, of Southwest Harbor subsequently was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault. Bar Harbor police assisted with the call. An Otter Creek man

  • Domestic violence indictments

    Domestic violence indictments

    ELLSWORTH — A Mount Desert man was indicted by a Hancock County grand jury June 7 after an incident in which he allegedly threatened a domestic partner with a firearm. Ryan Dunbar, 34, was indicted on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, aggravated criminal mischief, obstructing report of a crime or

  • Hancock County Jail log June 12-17

    Hancock County Jail log June 12-17

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 12 and 17: David W. Jamieson, 44, Bangor, two counts failure to pay fine. Candra St. Clair Leckman, 29, Ellsworth, one count failure to appear and two counts default in payment of fine. Michael C. Sigler, 27, Sanford, back for court. Khadijah N.

  • Two three-car crashes

    Two three-car crashes

    TRENTON — Three vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision at 7:30 a.m. Friday on the Thompson Island Bridge, which snarled commuter traffic for hours. Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Allen said motorists had been slowing down for the Law Enforcement Special Olympics run that morning. “People were just slowing down, and one car rear-ended another, which

  • Fire chief resigns

    Fire chief resigns

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Selectmen here accepted the resignation of Fire Chief Jack Martel at their meeting on Tuesday. Martel sent a letter to Board of Selectmen Chair Dan Norwood last week asking the resignation be effective immediately. Deputy Chief Tom Chisholm will fill the role of acting chief until a vote goes before the Fire