CRIME & SAFETY
Two students involved in a serious car accident
SULLIVAN, Maine (WABI) - Two students of Sumner Memorial High School were involved in a serious car accident, according to a statement from principal Jackson Green. According to the statement, one student is thought to have passed away while the other is being transported to the hospital. Green encourages community...
One man connected to a shooting in Lamoine has been indicted
LAMOINE, Maine (WABI) - Authorities say one of two men involved in a shooting in Lamoine in July has been indicted. Dimitry Dubrovsky, 29, is facing 26 charges including three counts of aggravated attempted murder, five counts of kidnapping, and four counts of aggravated assault. According to officials, they received...
6 month Brandi is Missing in Ellsworth
This is Brandi, a 6 month old labrador retriever that went missing this morning from Ellsworth. She went out this morning to go to the bathroom and didn't come back in. She is microchipped. She went missing from the Catherine Avenue/Joseph Way in Ellsworth. Its important that Brandi comes home...
Hancock County hikes sheriff’s budget as state police reduce rural patrols
Hancock County is not alone in trying to figure out how to provide adequate police coverage while fewer and fewer qualified candidates are applying for available police jobs.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrest and Missing Person Case in Belfast, Maine
The Belfast Police in Belfast, Maine reported two incidents between November 16 and November 30. The first incident involved the arrest of Christopher Cunningham, 33, of Franklin, for leaving the scene of a property damage accident, operating under the influence, and operating without a license. The second incident relates to the case of Graham Lacher, who has been missing since 2022. The family has doubled the reward for his safe return to $10,000 and believes he may have been seen but not recognized as a missing person in need of medical assistance.
Maine Woman Looking for the Good Samaritan That Saved Her Life
Just when it starts to feel like society has really gone downhill, you hear a story like Deb Neuman's. Two decades ago, she was involved in a serious car crash. Her life was saved by a stranger. Now, she wants to meet that person and thank them for what they did.
Maine Man Arrested on Drug Charges after Fleeing from Police
A 39-year-old man was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges for furnishing drugs and refusing to submit to arrest in Holden. Noah Weeks from Canaan fled from police Tuesday afternoon after officers tried to stop his vehicle for illegal attached plates. Police said Weeks ran away into the nearby woods. After a search including drones and K-9, policy could not locate him.
Island Police for week of Dec. 7
A report of a loud basketball game drew police around 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 3. Officer Boucher reported a group of youth and young adults playing basketball “unreasonably loud” behind Harbor House on Main Street. Most had been drinking alcohol or using cannabis, but Boucher found neither. He warned the group for illegal consumption of alcohol and cannabis products. Parents of the youth were notified of the incident.
Tremont seeks services from new law enforcement agencies
TREMONT — The Select Board passed a motion on Monday to explore proposals from law enforcement agencies other than the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. Currently, the HCSO provides routine patrol services to Tremont, which does not have its own police force. The HCSO already provides emergency response services...
Penobscot Sheriffs Remind Folks To Be Watchful When Backing Of Driveways During Plow Season
Now that the first significant snowfall has fallen across Eastern Maine, some local law enforcement agencies are taking time to remind folks of how important it is to be aware of their surroundings, especially when sharing the road with plows. It would appear some unfortunate individuals learned this lesson the...
Weekly Safety Report: Lawsuit, Assault, and Fire Impact Hancock County, Maine
This week in Hancock County, Maine, there were three notable incidents. A woman filed a lawsuit against Dollar Tree after being injured in a crash at their Ellsworth store. A Hancock man was convicted of assaulting an FBI agent during the execution of a search warrant. Additionally, a home in Orland was severely damaged by a fire, rendering it uninhabitable.
Bangor woman hospitalized after Holden crash
HOLDEN, Maine (WABI) - Black ice made for hazardous travel conditions for one woman in Holden Friday. Police were called to a single-car crash on Clark Hill Road just before 8 a.m. They say a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old Bangor woman hit some black ice, went off the road,...
Holden Police Department celebrates '25 Days of Kindness'
HOLDEN -- The legacy of late Holden Police Chief Chris Greeley lives on. Greeley pioneered the '25 Days of Kindness' campaign -- which gives back to the community in a variety of ways, and Chief Eddie Benjamin has made sure that the program continues to grow. ABC 7 and FOX...
Hancock County Sheriff's Department helps make Christmas merrier
ELLSWORTH - The day started pretty early for members of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department and their family members . They were helping Santa fill his sleigh with gifts for 200 children and almost 150 senior citizens. For 21 years Sheriff's Charities has been doing this annual tradition. They raise...
Maine woman sues Dollar Tree over crash at Ellsworth store
ELLSWORTH (BDN) -- A Sullivan woman is suing the discount chain Dollar Tree over a crash last year at its Ellsworth store in which she was injured by a truck that plowed through the front entrance. Diane Martin, 67, was shopping in the store, located next to Marden’s on Route...
Bar Harbor passes resolution in support of Lewiston
BAR HARBOR — Town Council Chair Val Peacock took a moment during Tuesday’s Council meeting to offer Bar Harbor’s support to the City of Lewiston. Since the city suffered a mass shooting in late October that left 18 dead, other communities have made efforts to show support as Lewiston moves forward from the tragedy. Bar Harbor took the opportunity to do so in the Council’s first meeting since the shooting.
Double Homicide Arrest, Fatal Fire, and End of Woodland Pulp Strike on Good Morning Maine
Catch up on the latest news from Good Morning Maine, including an arrest in a double homicide, a fatal fire in Sanford, and the end of the Woodland pulp strike. Plus, get a detailed weather update for the stormy conditions in Bar Harbor.