Car stolen to evade cop

BAR HARBOR — A Sullivan man allegedly stole a car while fleeing from police downtown late Saturday night, police said. Maynard Hardison, 26, of Sullivan reportedly had left a Rodick Place business without paying his bill. (See related item in Island Police).

Officer Christopher Wharff spotted someone in the Village Green who matched the physical description given when the business called the police. The suspect took off on foot and allegedly ran to Kennebec Street, where he took an unlocked vehicle.

Police arrested Hardison Sunday on several active warrants. He was taken to Hancock County Jail and subsequently released on bail.

On Monday, the owner of the stolen car reported it missing. She didn’t notice sooner, police said, because friends had been moving the car for her periodically to avoid parking tickets. A hat and cell phone were found in the driveway where the car was missing. Sgt. Shaun Farrar located the car nearby on Roberts Ave.

Hardison was summonsed on new charges of unauthorized use of property, a Class C offense, and burglary of a motor vehicle. His arraignment is set for Sept. 22.

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander
Former Islander reporter and editor Liz Graves grew up in California and came to Maine as a schooner sailor.

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