Island Police: Cat, dog survive vehicle strikes on Bar Harbor roadways

Bar Harbor

A cat was reportedly hit by a vehicle on Route 3 in Otter Creek Jan. 22. Police helped return the animal to its owners and it was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A dog ran into the road on Route 3 Jan. 22 around 11:30 p.m. and was reportedly hit by a southbound Subaru. The driver reported the accident to police. The dog took off running, according to reports, and was later found with minor injuries.

Officers responded to a report of a domestic conflict around midnight Jan. 20. The two people involved were separated for the night, according to reports.

Four police officers provided traffic control for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march in Bar Harbor Jan. 20.

A resident reported Jan. 20 that someone had been snowmobiling on their Route 3 property without permission.

After a vehicle was reported parked illegally in front of a fire hydrant on Main St. Jan. 21, police placed a traffic cone in the spot to deter people from parking there when markings on the road are hard to see.

People reportedly arguing on Main Street Jan. 21 were warned for disorderly conduct, separated and given rides home.

Following a traffic stop on School Street for expired registration, Matthew Jervis, 37, of Bar Harbor was arrested Jan. 21 on a charge of operating under the influence. He was bailed from the police station.

An officer spoke with a man who was reportedly passed out in his vehicle in the parking lot of a business around 11 p.m. Jan. 21 and gave him a ride to a friend’s house.

A Kia Sportage driven by Roy Reid, 59, of Ellsworth was reportedly damaged but drivable after hitting a deer that ran into the road on Route 102 Jan. 21. The deer was killed in the accident.

A clammer was warned for trespassing on private property near the head of the island the evening Jan. 22.

An officer helped shovel out a vehicle that was stuck in a snow bank near the entrance to Mount Desert Island High School the afternoon of Jan. 23.

A Volkswagen Golf driven by Daniel Lee Walton, 62, of Seal Harbor reportedly struck a deer that had run into the road on Norway Drive the evening of Jan. 23.

An officer spoke with the owners of vehicles parked on the wrong side of the street on Michigan Ave. Friday.

Garrett Harris, 32, of Ellsworth was reportedly driving more than 30 miles per hour over the posted speed limit on Route 3 Friday afternoon when he was stopped by police and summonsed on a charge of criminal speeding.

A vehicle was reported driving in the wrong lane near the head of the island Friday afternoon. Police responded to the area but did not locate the vehicle.

An officer assisted a motorist who had run out of gas Friday on Eagle Lake Road.

An officer stood by at a high school basketball game Friday evening.

Following a traffic stop on Main Street Friday night, two people under 21 were warned for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The items were confiscated by police.

Kevin Edward, 36, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Sunday night on a charge of theft after allegedly using a card in a wallet found on the street to make purchases.


Mount Desert

Cassandra Murchison, 26, and Joshua Murchison, 28, both of Mount Desert, were arrested the afternoon of Jan. 20 on outstanding warrants. Both were taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

Richard Kelly, 35, of Trenton returned to his Hyundai Eon parked in the town marina parking lot the evening of Jan. 22 and discovered damage to the front passenger door, according to reports. No note had been left on the car and Kelly reported the apparent hit and run to police the following morning.

A commercial plow driver was warned for taking sand from the town salt shed for commercial use Jan. 23.

Police received a report of chunks of ice in the roadway on Sargeant Drive Sunday evening, posing a traffic hazard. The ice was removed.


Southwest Harbor

Around 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 22 a woman reported items had been stolen from her apartment. She told police the items had little monetary value but contained personal information.

When police received a report of a moving van blocking a Main Street driveway around 8:45 a.m. on Jan. 23, an officer spoke with the driver of the van. He told police he was waiting but planning to move it to another location.

Police received a report around 10 a.m. on Friday of possible theft of prescription medications from a home. According to police, the possible theft occurred some time in December.

A speeding driver in Mount Desert was reported to the Southwest Harbor Police Department around 4 p.m. on Saturday because they were heading towards the latter town. Before they arrived in Southwest Harbor, a game warden stopped the vehicle and issued the driver a ticket for speed.

An officer stopped a vehicle for speed on Main Street around 7:45 p.m. on Saturday. As a result, Kennedy Smith, 23, of Ellsworth was arrested on a warrant for failure to appear in Penobscot County court.

Police stopped a vehicle because of a defect on Main Street around 10 p.m. on Saturday. As a result, William Stroudt, 46, of Tremont was summonsed for violating conditions of release by consumption of alcohol, according to police.

After a furnace incident rendered most of a Main Street business’s inventory unusable, the owner asked police Monday morning to help watch over things during their recovery effort.

A lost camera was reported to police on Friday. On Monday, around 4 p.m., a camera matching the description of the one reported lost was found in Seal Cove and brought to the police station. Police called the owner and left a message with an update.



A driver was taken to the hospital and his vehicle towed after it went off Bayside Road and hit a group of trees around 6 a.m. on Jan. 21. The 2007 Chrysler sedan driven by Jakob Jordan, 26, of Ellsworth was unable to negotiate a turn and slid off the right side of the road before sliding back into the road, going off the left side and hitting a group of trees. According to the Sheriff’s Office, speed was a contributing factor in the accident that caused significant damage to the sedan.

Around 3 p.m. on Jan. 21 a deputy responded to a report of a disagreement between family members at a Trenton residence. After arriving at the home, the deputy separated those involved and instructed them to pursue the matter through the civil court system.

When a deputy responded to what was reported by a 27-year-old man around 5 p.m. on Jan. 21 as a bad argument between his girlfriend and mother-in-law, they found the situation had changed. A 42-year-old woman at the residence had become suicidal and was taken into protective custody and to the hospital for an evaluation.

A man called the Sheriff’s Office about retrieving his mail around noon on Friday from an address different from where he lives. The man explained he and his family are fighting and his mail is going to the family home. After a deputy spoke with a family member, he learned the man’s mail had been returned to the post office and passed that information along.

A deputy reported helping the Bar Harbor Police Department around noon on Friday by contacting a juvenile’s mother about issues at school. Arrangements were made for the deputy to speak with both the mother and child.


Swan’s Island

A woman called the Sheriff’s Office around 3 p.m. on Sunday asking for a well-being check on her friend who lives on Swan’s Island. After contacting the friend, a deputy reported that she was okay.





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