Car running, no one conscious

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A police officer located two people apparently passed out in a running vehicle at the town’s Circle K on Saturday around 9:45 p.m. Joy Levesque, 43, of Southwest Harbor was arrested for operating under the influence of drugs as well as two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. The other person, a 38-year-old male, was not charged or arrested. Southwest Harbor was assisted by the Mount Desert and Bar Harbor police departments. The case remains under investigation.

James Farley, 30, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed for criminal threatening on Jan. 19, after a person reported being threatened by Farley over the phone.

On Saturday at approximately 6:30 p.m., a local resident called to report the theft of a debit card. The victim noticed that money had been unlawfully withdrawn from two ATM machines at different locations. The incident is still being investigated.

Bar Harbor

No one was injured when a 2008 Subaru wagon driven by Josselyn Richards-Daniels, 22, of Yarmouth slid off a snow-covered section of Eagle Lake Road on Jan. 17. The car sustained left-side rear damage and had to be towed from the scene.

Valerie Hovey, 40, of Bucksport was not injured, but the 2006 Subaru Forester she was driving was totaled when it slid off Eagle Lake Road in snowy conditions, went down an embankment and rolled over on Jan. 17.

Jessie Seavey, 31, of Trenton was arrested on Route 3 and charged with criminal operating under the influence after someone at a downtown business complained of a woman “smelling of alcohol and getting into a vehicle” on Jan. 18.

A 2005 GMC pickup driven by Mark Briggs, 51, of Trenton had to be towed because of damage sustained after going off Norway Drive on Jan. 19. Briggs told police he swerved to avoid a head-on collision with a 2007 Chevrolet pickup. The pickup was driven by Sam Crawford, 40, of Orland. Crawford said he continued on because he didn’t realize the other vehicle had gone off the road, but he acknowledged that he probably had crossed the center line. No charges were filed.

In an apparent case of hit-and-run, the left rear corner of a 2013 Dodge owned by Jonathan Mitchell, 45, of Mount Desert was damaged while it was parked on Cottage Street on Jan. 19.

Peter Martin, 23, of Bar Harbor was charged with failure to report by quickest means after the 2013 Hyundai Accent he was driving struck a 2004 Subaru Forester owned by Kathryn Long, 30, of Bar Harbor, which was parked on Glen Mary Road on Jan. 20. Martin left the scene of the accident but was located later in the day. The Subaru sustained left-side damage.

An apologetic hit-and-run driver left a note with an explanation that he or she didn’t have insurance, along with a Visa gift card, on a 2006 Volvo owned by Tiana Larson of Blue Hill, which had sustained damage to the left front wheel area while it was parked on Cottage Street on Jan. 21.

A 2001 Honda Accord driven by Jon Moore, 72, of Southwest Harbor struck a 2009 Toyota Prius driven by Joseph Anghinetti, 81, of Bar Harbor at the intersection of Main Street and Wayman Lane on Jan. 22. There were no injuries, but both cars sustained front-end damage. No charges were filed.

A 2006 Honda pickup driven by Richard Ulrich, 71, of Bar Harbor backed into a Chevrolet SUV, whose last known operator was Adrian Munroe of Bar Harbor, on Hancock Street on Jan. 22. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. No charges were filed.

Mount Desert

Joshua Hallock, 36, of Trenton was charged with operating under the influence and operating without a license after the 2006 Ford Crown Victoria he was driving left the roadway and struck a utility pole on Peabody Drive on Jan. 19. Hallock sustained a head injury and was transported to Mount Desert Island Hospital by the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service. Officer Chris Wharff wrote in his report that “The vehicle appears to be a total loss. The operator was not wearing a seatbelt and no airbags deployed.”


On Jan. 16, Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Archer checked on a Tremont woman who claimed a drug dealer was living in a camper on her property.

“After checking the camper, it was determined that nobody has been inside it and that the woman is suffering from complications with mental illness,” Archer said.


Dana Cloukey, 33, no town given, was arrested on Jan. 20 after a deputy stopped a vehicle she was a passenger in following a suspicious vehicle complaint. She was charged with possession of Schedule W drugs and violating conditions of release and taken to the Hancock County Jail.


A delivery truck slid backwards down an icy hill into the front of a stuck dump truck it had tried to pass on East Shore Road on Frenchboro on Jan. 10, reported police.

Deputy Travis Frost said Kevin Wark of Ellsworth had been operating the dump truck, a 2011 Navigator belonging to Gott’s.

Keith Swett of Ellsworth had been navigating around the dump truck in a 1996 Navigator delivery truck, which belongs to EBS, Frost said.

No word on damage estimates other than there was a reportable amount of damage.



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