Animal abuse charge puts man in dog house

BAR HARBOR — Officer Larry Fickett took a report May 27 of animal abuse at a private residence. On advice of the town’s animal control officer and state officials, he convinced the animal’s owner to turn the animal over to a local veterinarian. The five-month-old puppy was found to be in good health and was adopted by a family the following day. As a result of the investigation, Cody Austin, 21, of Bar Harbor was arrested Friday on charges of cruelty to animals and violating conditions of his release.

Terry Thomas, 50, of Garland was arrested Sunday at Hadley Point Beach on charges of stalking, criminal trespass and violating conditions of his release. He was transported to the Hancock County Jail.

A 16-year old juvenile male was summonsed May 27 for being in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

James Moran, 61, was arrested May 27 on the Shore Path on charges of disorderly conduct and assault on an emergency medical care provider. He was taken to the county jail in Ellsworth.

Officer Eric McLaughlin responded to Cromwell Harbor Road on May 26 following reports of campers whose tent had been trampled by a deer.

A bicycle was reported missing May 26 from a Rodick Place business and later located at a residence. Police received a complaint about people riding bicycles on “in town” sidewalks in violation of a town ordinance and offered to work with the complainant to inform community members and bike shops about the relevant regulations.

Officer Brad O’Neil took a report May 28 from a Cottage Street business of a wallet found in their parking lot. He retrieved the wallet, which contained $356 in cash, and turned it over to a dispatcher for processing.

Kelly Pai Roos, 48, of Bar Harbor was operating a 2007 Volkswagen Saturday on Route 3 when it was struck by an unknown vehicle, which drove off. Another hit-and-run was reported near the intersection of Seabury Drive and Route 3. An older white Chevrolet pickup truck reportedly struck Cody Walker, 21, of Carmel on a motorcycle, knocking him off his bike and causing him to strike a silver 2012 Toyota Corolla driven by Yang Kong, 31, of Bar Harbor. Walker sustained minor injuries.

Three individuals were found clamming without a permit on Bay View Drive at 4 a.m. Sunday. The clams were returned, and charges may be pending.

Low-hanging electrical wires at the corner of Mount Desert and School streets briefly burned tree branches Saturday night. Firefighters closed the road to vehicles and rerouted foot traffic until Emera arrived to repair the wires.

Firefighters responded to a Main Street restaurant Tuesday morning after an employee discovered sprinkler heads activated in the basement laundry area. A pile of laundry apparently had burned, but the blaze had been extinguished completely by the sprinklers. The cause of the fire is undetermined. There was minor heat damage in the area.

Mount Desert

An unspecified “large household appliance” was reported missing Saturday from a Somesville summer home. The item, valued at $450, was taken sometime during the winter, police said.

A dog reported missing Sunday in Northeast Harbor later was found by its owner in a closet inside the home.

A donation box with cash was taken May 26 from Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor.

Also on May 26, a swim float was reported stolen from a Long Pond summer residence.

Police on Friday returned $500 cash to its owner, who inadvertently had left the money at the Seal Harbor Post Office.

Southwest Harbor

Officer Toni Ryan responded Friday to a report of an intoxicated pedestrian walking on Main Street near Apple Lane. She found the subject passed out in the bushes.

A bike and backpack reported missing Friday were found later a short distance from where the owner said he had left them.

A concerned person reported May 26 that a mother duck and 11 ducklings were attempting to cross the Clark Point Road near Sips restaurant. Presumably, vehicles made way for the ducklings. No injuries were reported.


A car-deer accident Monday on Route 3 resulted in approximately $7,000 damage to a 2008 Toyota driven by Shannon Gebo, 29, of Bar Harbor.

Nicole Bennett, 25, of Trenton was summonsed Sunday on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop on Route 3.

The sheriff’s department is investigating the theft of a trailer from the property of a resident.


A Missouri man and a juvenile from Bangor were summonsed Saturday as the result of an intoxication complaint at a town beach.

Ryan Parkhurst, 20, of Raymore, Mo., and a 17-year-old juvenile were summonsed on charges of illegal possession of liquor.

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