Cops & Courts

  • Crime fighters ripped off

    Crime fighters ripped off

    BAR HARBOR — Superhero crime fighters Captain America and Spiderman had their wallets stolen on Halloween day in downtown Bar Harbor. It happened while they were doing a good deed for a sick, young girl. Jensen Rich, owner of Clean Cut Lawns, and his four employees did their yard work that day dressed as comic

  • Fire departments praised for response

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Andrew Sankey, director of the Hancock County Emergency Management Agency, has praised the town’s police and fire departments for their response to the discovery of a suspicious device at the Lower Town Dock that caused the temporary closure of Clark Point Road Oct. 22. “Both agencies performed admirably and professionally,” Sankey said

  • Hancock County Court

    Hancock County Court

    The following cases were heard in Hancock County Court according to official records: Sept. 13 through Oct. 3 Arron L. Larrabee, 35, Blue Hill. Taking, transporting, selling, possessing v-notched lobster at Stonington, March 29. $1,400. Martin Larsen, 38, Bucksport. Engaging in activities while suspended at Castine, Aug. 5. $250. Chad M. Lee, 29, Trenton. Domestic

  • Bar Harbor man arrested after high-speed chase

    Bar Harbor man arrested after high-speed chase

    ELLSWORTH — A Bar Harbor man was arrested Tuesday after police said he led officers on a high-speed chase. Cody Austin, 21, initially came to police attention after they said he was clocked at 58 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone by Officer James Gillway on the Bucksport Road around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. Gillway

  • No criminal charges in suit

    CALAIS — Assistant district attorney Paul Cavanaugh said Tuesday that no criminal charges have been filed against Steven Pagels, who recently was ordered to pay $1.89 million in damages to a family member as the result of a civil trial in Machias Superior Court. The plaintiff claimed Pagels sexually assaulted her numerous times from the

  • Dump truck snaps phone line, cuts power

    Dump truck snaps phone line, cuts power

    BAR HARBOR — A truck leaving Macquinn’s pit on Crooked Road with its dump body still extended snagged and tore through phone cables and nearly tipped onto its side this morning. The area was blocked by police to through traffic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sending drivers from Route 3 down Norway Drive to

  • Police beat: Man brandishing pistol arrested

    BAR HARBOR — A downtown resident was arrested and his guns confiscated after he allegedly brandished a handgun at a neighbor Oct. 16. Police say Robert R. Reid, 32, answered his door at 8 Maple Ave. brandishing a .357 Magnum revolver. Reid’s neighbor had knocked at 11:40 p.m. to ask him to move his car,

  • Chief negotiations advance

    MOUNT DESERT — Town Manager Durlin Lunt was given the green light Monday to discuss a more structured police chief-sharing deal with Bar Harbor’s town manager. At the board of selectmen’s meeting at the Somesville Fire Station, Lunt explained he would like to have a more formal, detailed arrangement ready to present when the current

  • Boat company appeals verdict

    Boat company appeals verdict

    ELLSWORTH — The Hinckley Company is appealing a $315,000 judgment awarded to an Ellsworth man for workplace discrimination. The builder of luxury yachts filed the appeal earlier this week, according to A. J. Greif, the attorney representing the plaintiff, Wayne Johnson. Johnson was working as a carpenter at Morris Yachts when he applied for work