Crime Spree   (Trenton) – A wild crime spree has led to the capture of a young Washington County man.  It allegedly started with a pair of fires on Main Street in Princeton Sunday morning.  After that, Baileyville police responded to a home invasion in which a woman was tied up and her truck stolen.  […]

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Local News – June 10, 2019

Crime Spree


(Trenton) – A wild crime spree has led to the capture of a young Washington County man.  It allegedly started with a pair of fires on Main Street in Princeton Sunday morning.  After that, Baileyville police responded to a home invasion in which a woman was tied up and her truck stolen.  Police and the fire marshal’s office issued an alert for 21-year old James Berube, and police spotted him in Ellsworth.  He refused to stop, and an Ellsworth officer and Hancock County Deputy chased him to Trenton where he ditched the vehicle and fled into the woods.  Numerous officers responded with a dog and a helicopter and eventually captured Berube.  He faces numerous charges in both counties.


Dedham Mishap


(Dedham) – Traffic came to a standstill on Route 1-A in Dedham for a while last evening as a moving van got stuck trying to turn onto a side road.  Dedham firefighters and State Police responded to the scene on the Ellsworth side of the Dedham School.  They ended up calling in an excavator to pull out the huge van which had its tail end completely blocking one lane of the busy road.  No injuries are reported.


Orland Fire


(Orland) – Fire destroyed a Castine Road home in Orland last evening.  Fire Officials tell Star 97.7 the house was fully ablaze when they arrived shortly after the 5:15 call.   At least 8-fire department responded to the call, either with mutual aid help or covering other stations called to the scene.  No serious injuries are reported, and the cause is not yet clear.


No Ferry – Yet

(Bar Harbor) – Construction delays on a new Customs building in Bar Harbor will mean ferry service to and from Nova Scotia is delayed for several weeks.  The Mt. Desert Islander reports the first tickets sold were for a week from Friday.  The new building at the ferry terminal won’t be ready until after July 4th.  All trips planned prior to July 7th are now canceled.


Gouldsboro Police Vote

(Gouldsboro) – There will be no police vote in Gouldsboro tomorrow.  In fact the only vote in Gouldsboro tomorrow will be for the RSU 24 question for a new high school and the school budget.  It turns out the town meeting warrants posted for the scheduled election tomorrow and the annual town meeting on Wednesday were not signed as required by law.  The Ellsworth American reports Selectmen will hold an emergency meeting tonight to figure out how to reschedule the town meeting and election and what to do with absentee votes already cast ahead of tomorrow’s canceled voting.


Meth Indictment

(Bucksport) A Bucksport woman is indicted on the charge of operating a meth lab. WVII-TV reports police arrested 28-year-old Megan Patten in January after drug agents searched her residence on Center Street. Police say it’s the same location where they shut down a meth lab last November.


Gas is Back

(Brooklin) The Brooklin General Store has resumed selling gas. The Ellsworth American reports the Department of Environmental Protection recently granted the store a three-month extension for its existing single-wall fuel tanks. The underground fuel storage tanks reached their 30-year life span at the end of April and need to be replaced. New double-walled tanks are expected to be installed by mid-August. Once the new tanks are in place, the store will offer ethanol-free gasoline as well as regular.


Many OUI Arrests

(Hancock County) The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is reminding folks to drive sober after multiple arrests for Operating Under the Influence. Over the course of one weekend members of the law enforcement agency arrested a 22-year-old Bar Harbor man on Route 3 in Trenton, an 18-year-old Brooklin woman in Deer Isle, a 65-year-old Missouri man in Trenton, a 25-year-old Trenton woman on Route 3, and a 36-year-old Gouldsboro man on Route 1 in Hancock. The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety funded the added enforcement efforts.


Suicide Talk

(Ellsworth) Healthy Acadia’s Hancock County Drug Free Communities Coalition will present “suicide TALK”, a community-oriented program exploring issues around suicide and the connections to youth substance use, and how suicide can be prevented in our community. The presentation is appropriate for the general public, including youth ages 15 years and older. Participants will receive a certificate with 1-contact hour of continuing education. Suicide Talk begins at 3 o’clock this afternoon (6/10) at the Ellsworth Public Library.


Elver Fishing

(Portland) Elver fishermen in Maine came close to topping a record for the value of the baby eels. The fishing season ended for the year on Friday. The Maine Department of Marine Resources says the elvers were worth more than $2-thousand-90-dollars per pound this year. That’s the third-highest figure on record. The amount of fish was close to the annual quota, which is a little less than 10,000 pounds. Those figures are preliminary.



  • Boston Bruins 5  St. Louis Blues 1 (Stanley Cup finals tied 3-3, game 7 in Boston is Wednesday)
  • Retired Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is listed in stable condition after a gunman shot him in the back yesterday in the Dominican Republic.
  • Tampa Bay Rays 6  Boston Red Sox 1
  • The Red Sox host the Texas Rangers tonight, Chris Sale starts for Boston
High School Baseball Semi-Finals

Class “B”  Ellsworth 6  Medomak Valley 0

Hermon 5  Brewer 0

Class “C” Orono 6  George Stevens 5 (8 innings)

Fort Kent 9  Central 9

Class “D” Ctrl Aroostook 11 Jonesport Beals 10

Hodgdon 8  Woodland 3

Softball Semi-Finals

Class “B” Class “B” Brewer 6  Medomak Valley 1

Hermon 4  Old Town 2

Class “C” Dexter 2  Bucksport 0

Narraguagus 5  Central 0

Class “D” Stearns 15  Katahdin 3

Penobscot Valley 14  DI/Stonington 2