Cops & Courts

  • Acting police chief named

    Acting police chief named

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Lt. Mike Miller, a 21-year veteran of the police department here, has been named acting chief effective this Saturday, Oct. 18. Friday is the last day on the job for Chief Dave Chapais, who is retiring after 20 years on the force, the last 11 as chief. The board of selectmen Tuesday

  • Man indicted in jewel theft

    Man indicted in jewel theft

    ELLSWORTH —– A construction worker accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of silver, gold and jewelry from a Mount Desert resident was indicted last week by a Hancock County grand jury. David Hickman, 30, of Hancock was indicted Oct. 9 on single counts of class B theft and violating conditions of release.

  • Trenton crash victim still in serious condition

    Trenton crash victim still in serious condition

    TRENTON — A motorist who was seriously injured in a Route 3 crash Wednesday morning remains in serious condition today, a spokesman for Eastern Maine Medical Center reported. Michael Corbin, 21, was taken to EMMC after his car crossed the centerline of Route 3 and struck a pick-up truck head-on.

  • Police beat: Man uninjured when tire falls off

    Police beat: Man uninjured when tire falls off

    BAR HARBOR — A Mount Desert man avoided accident or injury when a tire came off his truck Friday. According to reports, Benjamin Hamor, 41, was driving on Eagle Lake Road when the left, rear tire came off his 2000 Toyota Tundra. Hamor was able to pull the vehicle to the side of the roadway,

  • Trenton crash injures 4, including baby

    Trenton crash injures 4, including baby

    TRENTON — Four people were hospitalized Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Route 3 in front of Unique Antiques. Deputy Rob Morang said the crash occurred when a northbound Chevrolet sedan crossed the centerline, striking a southbound pickup truck head-on. Michael Corbin, 21, of Bar Harbor was driving the sedan. He had his 5-month-old

  • Motorcyclist airlifted after crash

    Motorcyclist airlifted after crash

    TREMONT — A motorcyclist was airlifted Saturday to a Bangor hospital after losing control of her Harley-Davidson motorcycle on the Tremont Road. According to the sheriff’s department, Daniella Caruso, 24, of Tremont lost control of the motorcycle when it drifted off the road due to uneven pavement. Caruso reportedly had a head injury and was

  • Teens charged after police bust underage drinking party

    Teens charged after police bust underage drinking party

    ELLSWORTH — Ten teenagers from coastal Hancock County were charged with underage drinking Oct. 11, and one of them was arrested. Police responded to a report of an underage drinking party on Hallbrook Way shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday, according to a report at the Ellsworth Police Department. Brandon Braley, 19, of Ellsworth was

  • Tremont woman hurt in motorcycle crash

    Tremont woman hurt in motorcycle crash

    TREMONT — A Tremont woman suffered a head injury after her motorcycle crashed on Tremont Road Saturday just before noon. Hancock County Deputy Luke Gross said Daniella Caruso, 24, was wearing a helmet. Southwest Harbor Ambulance treated Caruso at the scene and she was then taken by LifeFlight to Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC), where

  • Island police: Underage drinkers busted

    Island police: Underage drinkers busted

    BAR HARBOR — Police responding to a noise complaint on Glen Mary Road Friday busted up a drinking party and issued a number of summonses for underage drinking. Nicholas Dupont, 20, was summonsed on a charge of furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. Summonsed on charges of illegal possession of liquor by a

  • Chief share plan panned

    Chief share plan panned

      MOUNT DESERT — Several of the more than two dozen residents who attended an informal public hearing here Monday night expressed skepticism about the wisdom of sharing a police chief with Bar Harbor on a permanent basis.