Island Police Log: Dance floor grope arrest made



BAR HARBOR — Officer Larry Fickett responded to a report of unwanted physical contact on the dance floor at 1:14 a.m. Sunday at a Main Street nightclub. Yulian Mitrev, 22, of Bulgaria was arrested on a charge of unlawful sexual contact. He was released on bail a short time later and given a court date of Aug. 18. An investigation is ongoing.

Also on Sunday, Fickett responded to a Main Street restaurant following reports of a patron refusing to pay his bill. The patron paid and left the scene after speaking with the officer.

Following a bail check, Joseph Schaefer, 21, of Bar Harbor was arrested at Compass Harbor after 11 p.m. July 21 on charges of violating conditions of his release and unlawful possession of a schedule W drug. Police seized Adderall pills during the arrest.

Officer Soren Sundberg issued a warning to a Bar Harbor resident for driving to endanger on July 20 when he reportedly drove through detour barricades set by the town’s highway department where they were putting down new pavement.

Police received a complaint July 20 about three young men riding skateboards in the Village Green. Officer Christopher Wharff asked them to ride somewhere else.

On July 21, Wharff spoke with a family on Cottage Street who said they had locked their small child in a vehicle by mistake. The child was freed from the vehicle and was unharmed, he said.

Richard Sharp, 21, of Ellsworth was summonsed July 21 on a charge of operating after suspension as a result of a traffic stop.

Police received reports of kids removing coins from the fountain in Agamont Park the evening of July 22.

Officer Judson Cake responded to Kavanaugh Place around 1 a.m. July 23 following reports of a man threatening someone and then driving away on a motorcycle. He arrested Javier Gomez, 34, of Bar Harbor on charges of operating without a license, operating while under the influence (OUI), operating after suspension, failure to register a motor vehicle and having two active warrants.

Amber Howard, 30, of Bar Harbor, was driving her Honda Fit north on Norway Drive July 23 and did not see a Ford Explorer driving east on Crooked Road. Her vehicle struck the left rear of the Explorer at the intersection. The Explorer was driven by Heather Graves, 39, of Trenton. The Fit sustained major damage and caused minor damage to the Explorer. No injuries were reported.

A woman allegedly set off a fire alarm intentionally in the lobby of a Main Street hotel Saturday morning.

George Thomas Bowden, 72, of Bar Harbor was arrested Saturday on a charge of OUI.

A traffic stop Sunday afternoon on Route 3 led to the arrests of Brandy Abbot, 32, and Ernest Morse, 30, both of Lamoine on outstanding warrants. Morse also was charged with operating after suspension and using false license plates.

Mount Desert

A 16-year-old boy from Florida is facing a sex charge after he allegedly assaulted a woman at a public space in Northeast Harbor.

The youth, whose name police are withholding because he is a juvenile, was summonsed July 23 on a charge of unlawful sexual touching.

Three bicycles were reported missing in Northeast Harbor.

On July 23, two bikes with a total value of $650 were reported stolen. The owner told police the theft took place sometime in the past few days.

Southwest Harbor

Two minors were summonsed Saturday for liquor violations following a traffic stop on Carroll’s Hill.

Josiah Welch, 19, of Bar Harbor and Daniel Falt, 20, of Mount Desert were charged with possession of liquor by consumption after Officer Toni Ryan stopped the vehicle they were riding in for an inoperative headlight.

A taxi company reported Saturday the theft of services after a passenger failed to pay the fare. The man tried to use a bank card to pay for his ride from Southwest Harbor to Northeast Harbor, but the transaction was declined. The man said he would pay later but never did.

A resident reported Saturday that a neighbor was beating his dog.

Swans Island

Vandalism to a boat on a mooring here was reported Monday.

Deputy Rob Morang said items are missing and believed to have been thrown overboard.

Also on Monday, Dakota Arnold, 20, of Swans Island was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop on the North Road.

A lost wallet turned into Morang on Saturday was returned to the owner.

Trenton

A 2015 Ford driven by Dianne Fuller, 43, of Woodbridge, Va., collided Friday with a 2010 Toyota pickup as Fuller drove from the shoulder into the travel lane of the Goose Cove Road. The pickup was driven by Sean Cole, 46, of Augusta, N.J. No injuries were reported.

Acadia National Park

More than a dozen visitors were issued tickets on charges of illegal parking or obstructing traffic last week. The park has been so busy that signs advising visitors that most parking areas are already at capacity have been posted between 10 and 10:30 a.m. nearly every day, rangers reported.

On July 17, rangers received a cell phone call that a visitor’s dog was stuck on a cliff on the Beehive Trail. By the time rangers were able to climb the cliffs trail, which features ladder rungs and iron bars in places, the caller and the dog were gone.

A 46-year-old man who was climbing on rocks near the bridge on the Otter Cove Causeway sustained head and shoulder injuries on July 18. According to reports, his movements dislodged a large rock that fell and hit him. Rangers provided first aid until Northeast Harbor Ambulance paramedics could arrive on the scene to take him to the MDI Hospital.

On July 19, rangers were called to the Jordan Pond House dormitory to investigate the reported theft of between $400 and $600 in cash from under a mattress. The investigation is ongoing, rangers said.

Rangers issued numerous written warnings to visitors for vehicles that did not display visible park passes last week.

On July 20, a man camping at Blackwoods Campground complained to rangers that someone at a nearby site was ruining the tranquility by operating an electrical generator. Rangers noted the unit was being operated within permissible hours.

An 11-year-old girl who got out of the chilly ocean water at Sand Beach on July 20 reported being unable to see and was experiencing nausea. Lifeguards administered first aid for possible hypothermia until paramedics from the Bar Harbor Fire Department could arrive.

 

 

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