BAR HARBOR — A Massachusetts man is in custody after allegedly smashing his way into a downtown shop Sunday night and walking out with two bottles of wine.
Police say Nicholas Cumberland, 21, of Weymouth, was found with his hand bleeding profusely while standing in front of Bar Harbor Brewing, on Mount Desert Street, just after 10 p.m. Sgt. Shaun Farrar had just finished his shift at the police station, across the village green from the brewing store, when he stepped outside and heard the sound of breaking glass.
“I could tell just by the sound of it that it was more than a bottle dropping onto the ground,” he said.
Farrar and Officer Eric McLaughlin dashed to the scene, where they found Cumberland and a girl standing on the sidewalk. The glass entry door to Bar Harbor Brewing was shattered in pieces on the ground.
Cumberland was bleeding heavily from his hand, Farrar said. A trail of blood led to a blood-covered display rack in the store.
Cumberland, the girl and several others had traveled to town in a van, which was parked directly in front of the brewing store, Farrar said. On the pavement in front of the van were two bottles of wine, also covered in blood. After further investigation, Cumberland was arrested and charged with burglary. He was transported to Mount Desert Island Hospital for treatment of his hand before being taken to Hancock County Jail.
No one else was charged in relation to the incident.