Cops & Courts

  • Murder suspect hearing date set

    ELLSWORTH — Defense attorney Jeff Toothaker, who is representing Bar Harbor murder suspect Jalique Keene, confirmed Tuesday that police have video footage they are reviewing from the Connors Emerson School. Toothaker said he does not know what, if anything, the video might contain. The body of Mikaela Conley, 19, of Bar Harbor was found near

  • Hancock County Jail log June 4-10

    Hancock County Jail log June 4-10

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between June 4 and 10: Marina V. Mathis, 27, Bangor, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Joshua E. Heikkinen, 38, Bar Harbor, two days for OUI. Robert J. Vachon, 58, Bucksport, probation violation. Jalique S. Keene, 21, Bar Harbor, murder.

  • Mowing breaks window

    Mowing breaks window

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Mowing the grass can be a dangerous gig. On May 29 at 10:50 a.m., a town employee was cutting the grass near Goog’s Pond, behind the town office, when a hidden golf ball allegedly shot out from under the mower. The golf ball hit the back window of a 2014 Honda Fit

  • Three-vehicle collision in Trenton snarls traffic

    Three-vehicle collision in Trenton snarls traffic

    TRENTON — Three vehicles were involved in a rear-end collision at 7:30 Friday morning on Route 3 on the Thompson Island Bridge, which snarled commuter traffic for hours. Traffic leaving Mount Desert Island was backed up on Route 198 into Town Hill. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Allen said motorists had been slowing down for

  • Murder suspect makes first court appearance

    Murder suspect makes first court appearance

    By Jennifer Osborn and Samuel Shepherd news@mdislander.com ELLSWORTH — A 19-year-old Bar Harbor woman was found dead Saturday, and the man accused of her murder made his first court appearance Wednesday. Mikaela Conley was found dead near the intersection of Route 3 and West Street Saturday in Bar Harbor, Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland

  • Hancock County Jail log May 25-June 3

    Hancock County Jail log May 25-June 3

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between May 25 and June 3: Joseph L. McNeill, 32, Cherryfield, drug court sanction. Christopher W. Berry, 40, Franklin, drug court sanction. Jason J. Dube, 38, Bangor, drug court sanction. Ian M. Carey, 36, Ellsworth, drug court sanction. Emily C. Lawley, 21, Ellsworth, seven days

  • Man run over by own car

    Man run over by own car

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — It may have been too early in the morning to remember safety on Saturday when a Tremont man got pinned by his own vehicle, according to reports. Police received a call around 5:30 a.m. about a man being run over by a vehicle on Main Street. Hugh Gilley, 32, had been working

  • Hancock County Jail Log May 18-24

    The following were arrested or booked into the Hancock County Jail between May 18 and 24: Robert Winters III, 60, Orland, three days for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant. Brandie M. Higgins, 43, Ellsworth, failure to appear. Van M. Stevens, 49, Orland, two counts gross sexual assault. Adam J.

  • Motorcyclist jailed

    Motorcyclist jailed

    BAR HARBOR — Officers tracked down a motorcyclist on Cottage Street on Monday following a report that he was possibly intoxicated. Jordan Merchant, 30, of Mount Desert was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence (OUI). Merchant was taken to Hancock County Jail. A 2008 Volvo driven by Michael Boland, 50, of Bar

  • Hancock County Jail log May 15-17

    The following were arrested or booked into Hancock County Jail between May 15 and 17: Justin A. Horton, 31, Blue Hill, probation revocation. Brittany R. Wood, 28, Eddington, back for court. Kevin M. Guptill, 33, Eastbrook, probation revocation, unlawful drug possession, possession of a revoked license. Matthew V. Leise, 40, Sullivan, probation violation. William D.