Alleged drunk driver is charged twice

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Among those arrested for alleged drunken driving during the Fourth of July holiday weekend is a Southwest Harbor man who was charged with the crime twice on subsequent days.

Thomas McIntire, 34, first was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) Sunday afternoon following a traffic stop by Officer Ted Cake of the Mount Desert Police Department.

The next afternoon, Officer Franklin Burke of the Southwest Harbor Police Department was patrolling Main Street in that town when he reportedly saw a vehicle sideswipe a parked car and continue on without stopping. Burke stopped the vehicle to find McIntire at the wheel, allegedly intoxicated.

McIntire again was arrested on an OUI charge. Burke additionally charged him with violating the conditions of his release not to consume alcohol.

Mount Desert police made two other OUI arrests during the weekend.

On Sunday, Jayna Murphy, 23, of Mount Desert was arrested on an OUI charge following a traffic stop on Route 102 in Hall Quarry.

Gabriel Dicker, 31, of Dover, N.H. was arrested and charged with OUI Monday as the result of a vehicle stop on Hall Quarry Road.

Bar Harbor police reported several arrests on OUI charges as well.

Andrew Smith, 36, of Thorndike was arrested early Friday morning on charges of OUI and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration.

Michael Smith, 23, of Ellsworth was arrested Sunday morning on a charge of OUI.

Thomas Higgins, 57, of Ohio was arrested Monday evening on the Indian Point Road on a charge of OUI after police received reports of someone driving fast and erratically on the Crooked Road.

Bar Harbor

A Lamoine man was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth Monday night after allegedly pulling a knife on a group of people at the Village Green. James Day, 21, of Lamoine was reportedly intoxicated and harassing a group of people in the park who first tried to ignore him and then ran away from him. Day was arrested on a charge of criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon.

On Saturday evening, two Mount Desert Island men also were taken to jail after reportedly creating a disturbance at the Village Green. William Thurston, 22, of Bar Harbor was arrested on charges of violating bail and probation conditions. Neil Long, 23, of Southwest Harbor was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Police responded to reports of a man passed out in front of a Cottage Street business around 1:45 a.m. June 29. William Spear, 33, of South Portland was arrested for violating conditions of his release. He was later released on bail from the police station.

Police summonsed a Steuben man whose car broke down on Route 3 in Hulls Cove Monday evening when they reportedly discovered a shotgun in the vehicle. James Hicks, 46, has a previous felony conviction and was summonsed on a charge of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Caitlin Mayo, 24, of West Enfield was summonsed June 29 on a charge of operating after suspension.

Joshua Wilbur, 30 of Ellsworth was arrested Friday morning on charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of his release.

Following a bail check, Ethaniel Fogg, 34, of Bar Harbor was summonsed early Friday morning on a charge of violating conditions of his release.

Four boys were reportedly warned for trespass and disorderly conduct in the area of Park Street Saturday night after reportedly pounding on the door of a residence and threatening to beat up someone inside.

Vijaya Sarathi Ravula, 45, of Framingham, Mass., reportedly was driving a Honda van north on Main Street Saturday morning when a Subaru driven by Lynn Tarbox, 23, of Bar Harbor was turning left onto Main Street from Mount Desert Street. Ravula was headed straight through the intersection and tried to pull in front of the turning Subaru, police said. Tarbox reportedly didn’t see the van, and the Subaru struck it, causing minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported.

A parked Jeep belonging to Stephen Briggs, 59, of Norway was damaged when it reportedly was struck by a box truck driven by David L’Heureux, 42, of Orono, in a hotel parking lot Saturday afternoon.

Island Explorer bus driver Donald Libby, 68, of LaGrange was allegedly involved in two accidents this week. Around 11 p.m. on June 28, according to reports, he tried to drive through a campground’s waste disposal area, which was too small for the bus. The bus reportedly struck a large rock and became stuck there. Libby contacted a supervisor, police said, who advised him that the bus could be left until the morning, since a tow truck pulling it off the rock likely would be noisy and disturb customers in the campground. The bus was towed the next morning.

Libby also reportedly was driving an Island Explorer bus Saturday afternoon, making a right turn onto Main Street from Firefly Lane, when the bicycle rack on the front hit a Ford driven by Daniel Schippers, 59, of Victoria, Kan. Moderate damage to the Ford and no injuries were reported.

A health issue reportedly contributed to an accident at the head of the island the morning of July 30. Christopher White, 76, of Bucksport was driving a Subaru when he allegedly failed to navigate the traffic lights at the intersection of Route 3 and Route 102. Police coordinated with his family, and White was summonsed on a charge of driving to endanger. No injuries or damage to the vehicle were reported.

A Subaru driven by Peter Tompkins, 73, of Waterville reportedly sustained damage to the grill and hood Sunday afternoon when it struck a deer on Route 3. The deer ran into the woods after the collision, police said.

Police are investigating a report of medication stolen from a hotel room June 30.

A woman was warned for trespassing at an Edgewood Street residence June 30.

A 21-year-old man was warned for disorderly conduct early Friday morning after police responded to a verbal argument in Main Street.

The caretaker of a West Street residence reported June 29 that someone had broken into a shed and slept inside. No damage was reported.

Southwest Harbor

Two people were treated Friday at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor for minor injuries sustained in a rear-end crash here on Carroll’s Hill.

June Parent, 53, of Camden was stopped in traffic in a 2012 Mercedes Benz waiting to make a left turn into Smuggler’s Den Campground when the vehicle was struck from behind by a 2015 Chevrolet pickup driven by Sara Norwood, 23, of Southwest Harbor.

Two passengers in Parent’s vehicle complained of pain and were taken by ambulance to the hospital, police said.

A resident reported Saturday that someone had broken into a shed on his property.

Mount Desert

A Bath man was arrested Friday after police responded to a report of a disturbance on Maple Lane.

Lance Goodison, 23, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and failure to submit to arrest.

A flatbed trailer sustained $6,000 damage when it overturned while being towed by a dump truck June 28 on Peabody Drive in Northeast Harbor.

The 1999 GMC truck was being driven by Jason Kane, 45, of Surry.

A 2012 Mazda had to be towed Sunday after striking a deer on Route 102 in Somesville. The driver, Chelsey Dawicki, 22, of Bar Harbor, and her passenger were not injured.


Deputy Jacob Day responded Saturday to a report of a person who had overdosed on drugs and was not breathing. The person was alert when Day arrived and declined medical treatment.

A complaint of people fighting at a Bass Harbor residence was unfounded. Deputy Travis Frost reported the two people in question were intoxicated and loud. They were asked to keep the noise down.

The sheriff’s department also investigated a domestic assault complaint at the Bass Harbor Campground. The male involved left the scene when a deputy arrived, and the woman reportedly did not cooperate in the investigation.


A resident reported Sunday that her ex-boyfriend had taken her cat.

Driver inattention is believed to have caused a rear-end collision June 29 on Route 3.

Balaji Manicassamy, 38, of Chicago was stopped in traffic when his 2007 Toyota was struck from behind by a 2005 Ford driven by 17-year-old McKenzie Young.

Acadia National Park

A man allegedly flying his aerial video drone over Sand Beach was issued a violation notice on July 3. Igor Deynega, 25, of Parma, Ohio, was charged with engaging in an activity without a permit.

Under current rules, it is illegal to operate a drone by taking off or landing from park property without obtaining a permit in advance. The fine for conviction of the offense is $180.

Also on Sunday, a man was seen flying a drone over Beaver Dam Pond along the Park Loop Road near Champlain Mountain.

Two visitors in the Schoodic section of the park were issued speeding tickets on the park road there on July 2. Sujithkumar Matharafi, 29, of Revere, Mass., was summoned on a charge of speeding, as was Phao Lee, 29, of State College, Pa.

On June 30, Rangers began a search in the vicinity of Eagle Lake after a family reported their 10-year-old son missing while walking on the carriage roads around the lake. The boy was located several hours later at the Jordan Pond House, several miles away, after apparently taking a wrong turn.

Glenna Mannett, 60, of Haulook, N.B., a bus tour guide, was issued a ticket on July 4 on a charge of violating conditions of a commercial use permit. Rangers said the proper paperwork required to be on the bus was missing.

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