Arrest follows multiple crashes

BAR HARBOR — A Tremont man was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth Friday night after he allegedly was involved in three motor vehicle accidents in the space of an hour.

Richard Sanborn, 21, allegedly sideswiped parked vehicles on West Street and on Cottage Street with his Ford Mustang beginning at 8:45 p.m. He then left town, according to reports, and abandoned his Mustang after it reportedly struck a tree in the area of Norway Drive.

Sanborn allegedly was found hiding in the woods near the vehicle, bleeding from some cuts and bruises. He was treated by Bar Harbor Fire Department paramedics and arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Michael Flaherty, 55, of Lynn, Mass., was summonsed July 12 on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking for alleged theft of services from a local taxi company.

Younes Chouat, 36, of Southwest Harbor was arrested early Saturday morning on the Eagle Lake Road on charges of criminal speeding, OUI and refusing to sign a summons.

Police are investigating reports received July 14 of a burglary at the Baptist Church on Ledgelawn Avenue. Several residents of the area reported items stolen from cars parked in the same neighborhood the same night.

Scott Beaudreault, 31, of Bar Harbor was arrested Sunday on a charge of violating conditions of his release. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Aaron Dyer, 31, of Presque Isle was arrested July 12 on Eden Street on a charge of OUI and operating after habitual offender revocation.

Matthew Melanson, 21, of Bangor was arrested around 2 a.m. July 14 on Route 3 on charges of OUI and operating without a driver’s license.

Daniel Stewart, 32, of Belden was arrested Sunday on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

Earl Moore, 79, of Northeast Harbor was summonsed Friday morning on a charge of speeding on Route 102 in Town Hill.

A Main Street business was warned for alcohol license violations Saturday after an officer reportedly saw a customer leave the business holding an open bottle of beer.

No one was injured after a rear-end automobile accident on Route 102 in Town Hill July 12.

Angela Rockwell, 49, of Frankfort was driving her Ford F150 north on Route 102 when she reportedly stopped for a vehicle in front of her making a left turn onto Indian Point Road. Trudy Sabol, 48, of Mariaville was driving her Jeep Liberty behind Rockwell’s Ford and reportedly was unable to stop in time. The front of the Jeep is said to have struck the back of the Ford. Both vehicles were drivable, police said.

A GMC pickup belonging to Ralph Wheeler of Sanford reportedly struck a GMC SUV after it slipped or was bumped out of gear while parked near Pepper’s restaurant in Hull’s Cove July 13. Neither vehicle was occupied, but the pickup truck reportedly was stopped from rolling into the roadway when its open passenger door struck the SUV, which is owned by Terri Needham of Trenton.

A man reported that his foreign identification document was not accepted by a local merchant as proof of his age for a tobacco purchase. The complaint was relayed to Bar Harbor’s civil rights-hate crime officer, who found no evidence of bias and advised the complainant to get a Maine state ID card, according to reports.

A West Street property owner reported her rental unit had been listed online without her permission.

A mangy fox has been reported seen around town this week and is said to be still at large. Police and game wardens advise caution and ask to be notified of any sightings.

Police received several reports of soliciting and panhandling this week, as well as people sleeping in their cars on the road or in parking lots. Both are violations of town ordinances. Police issued warnings.

Police warned a group of four people for allegedly camping on private property near Albert Meadow July 12.

The Maine Marine Patrol was notified following a report of suspected illegal clamming in Salisbury Cove July 12.


The sheriff’s department is investigating whether alcohol was a factor in a single-vehicle accident Sunday night on the Seal Cove Road.

Kayla Conley, 21, of Tremont was driving a 2008 Chevrolet, which left the road and hit a tree. Conley was taken by ambulance to Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor, where she reportedly was treated for possible fractures to her nose, hand and ankle.

A 2009 Chevrolet is considered a total loss after skidding off the Tremont Road Monday morning and hitting several trees.

The driver, 30-year-old Benjamin Pierce of Southwest Harbor, told the sheriff’s department he had swerved to avoid a deer.

Alan Walton, 31, of Mount Desert was arrested Monday on a warrant after Deputy Brian Archer located him at a residence.

Southwest Harbor

A Tremont resident was charged Saturday for allegedly assaulting a family member at a home in Southwest Harbor.

Lindsey Lewis, 27, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault.

Police are investigating separate reports Friday of threatening and underage drinking.

A man reported Friday that a motorcyclist yelled at him.

Mount Desert

Three cars were involved in an accident Friday on Main Street in Somesville.

According to the report, Patrick McEnaney, 44, of Mount Desert was driving a 2002 Subaru when he failed to see two vehicles that were stopped in traffic. The Subaru struck the rear of a 2010 Toyota driven by Jesse Zagarell, 44, of Peekskill, N.Y., pushing it into a 2016 Toyota driven by Jeffrey Rude, 58, of Carmichael, Calif.

Police responded to another rear-end collision Saturday on Route 102.

Laurence Lilley Jr., 61, of Willianston, N.C., was stopped in traffic near Echo Lake when his 2016 Ford was hit by a 2001 Jeep driven by David Pearson, 49, of Dedham.

Sarah Raymond, 21, of Princeton, Mass., was arrested Saturday on a charge of OUI as the result of a traffic stop on Route 102 in Hall Quarry.

A bike was reported stolen Friday.


Ashley Kidder, 28, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Saturday on a charge of operating after suspension.

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