CRIME & SAFETY
Grand jury indicts second person in connection with crash that killed four people
ELLSWORTH -- A second person has now been indicted in connection to a crash in Castine in December that killed four Maine Maritime Academy students. The Hancock County Grand Jury indicted 22-year-old Dominick Gecoya of Middleton, Massachusetts on 4 counts of manslaughter, 5 counts of criminal OUI, reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, 2 counts of driving to endanger and criminal speed.
Maine State Police looking for man from Lee
BANGOR -- The Maine State Police is asking for your help in locating a man wanted for several crimes in Hancock and Penobscot Counties. David Michaud, 42, of Lee has multiple warrants for his arrest. They say they have reason to believe Michaud has cut his hair and lost weight...
Local News 06/09/23
(Bangor) Maine State Police are asking the public’s help in finding a man they say is wanted for crimes in Hancock and Penobscot Counties. They say if you see 42 yo David Michaud of Lee, do not approach him, but call the Bangor RCC. We’ve posted a photo on our Star 97.7 FB page. Authorities believe Michaud has cut his hair and lost weight since the picture was taken.
Fisherman’s daughter digs into island’s drug smuggling past
MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when fishermen made ends meet without the lucrative lobster fishery that later emerged, Audrey Ryan was a fishermen’s daughter growing up in Town Hill and living a typical, hardscrabble Maine childhood that instills the message, “I have to make money; no one’s going to take care of me,” as Ryan put it.
Island police log for week of June 8
The police department on May 30 received a report of an alleged kidnapping/missing person out of Lawrenceburg, Ky. This report was referred to the Lawrenceburg Police Department for investigation.
911 misdials happen. A caller might type in the wrong number or mistakenly initiate a pocket dial. That deactivated phone you let your kid play with turns out to have one remaining function: calling for help. Perhaps your smartwatch perceived a danger that does not exist. Or maybe you did dial 911 but quickly hung up after realizing what you thought was an emergency was not. An occasional human or technological error is to be expected. There is a threshold, however, at which open lines of communication can get clogged up with unnecessary calls. At that point, public safety is in danger. Not to mention the sanity of the dispatchers and officers who must document and follow up on each and every one of those calls.
Suspected spree arsonist charged in second fire
Jun. 7—An accused arsonist charged with setting one fire but suspected of several others that plagued Jessup and Lehigh Twp. this spring has been formally charged with sparking a second blaze. Michael A. Yzkanin, 30, faces arson and related counts for setting fire April 15 to 573 Main St....
Luke Gross honor chair unveiled
ELLSWORTH -- Since 2013, "Saving a Hero's Place" has been on a mission to memorialize law enforcement and firefighters killed in the line of duty with an honor chair. Up until Thursday morning, the organization's made a total of 255 chairs. They made it 256 commemorating Deputy Sheriff Luke Gross.
Ellsworth gets memorial for fallen officer
A dreary and cool weather pattern sets up this weekend and into next week. A low-pressure system is forming over the Gulf of Maine and will stall out. This will keep the weather unsettled for much of the region, especially south and east of the I-95 corridor for today. Expect mostly cloudy skies with patchy drizzle and scattered rain showers. The farther west and north you head the drier it will be. With mostly cloudy skies temperatures will only make it into the upper 40′s and 50′s this afternoon, except for northern Aroostook County where some sunshine could warm temperatures into the lower 60′s.
Local News 06/01/23
No Explosives Found in Canadian Port of Entry Incident. (Houlton) Investigators have confirmed no explosives were found in a vehicle driven by a Rhode Island man Monday when he initially failed to stop for authorities at the Canadian Port of Entry near Houlton. Public Information Officer Shannon Moss reports during the incident, a Maine State Police Trooper observed a sign indicating 42 yo Tony Holford had an explosive device. After officers fired at Wolford’s vehicle, he did stop and exit his truck. Holford was uninjured. He was transported to the Aroostook County Jail.
Deputy honored with the help of a non-profit
ELLSWORTH -- Two years after the devastating death of a beloved Hancock County deputy sheriff, a non-profit organization is stepping up in an effort to honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty. According to the Hancock County Sheriff's Department on September 23, 2021 deputy Luke Gross...
A Honor Chair for Deputy Luke Gross [PHOTOS]
Something amazing is happening outside of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office in Ellsworth. A group called Saving a Hero's Place from Texas has traveled to Ellsworth to create a beautiful chair with the help of Deputy Gross' family and co-workers that will live forever in the Sheriff's Office. The mission...
Baxter is Missing From Flanders Pond in Sullivan
While you are out and about this Saturday, May 27th please be on the lookout for Baxter, who was last seen on the main beach at Flanders Pond in Sullivan. Baxter is a male, puppy. He was not wearing a collar when he went missing on Friday. If you have...
2 lobstermen have licenses suspended for stealing traps
Calvin Pinkham, 55, of Steuben and Rodney Genthner, 38, have been accused of stealing lobster traps from other lobstermen.
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