Island Police: Inn has no reservation asking guest to leave 

Southwest Harbor 

When a man overstayed his welcome at an inn on Nov. 23, owners called police around 10:30 a.m. for assistance. According to the report, Robert Schmidt, 55, of Teaneck, N.J., was escorted off the property after his checkout time had expired. He was asked not to return.  

Ambulance personnel were called off after an officer determined they were not needed on Nov. 25 around 12:45 p.m. A resident at an apartment complex called the ambulance out of concern for a fellow resident who had not asked for an ambulance and did not feel they needed one.  

Gunshots reported on Seawall Road on Friday a little after 7 p.m. turned out to be fireworks. 

On Sunday around 11 a.m., police received a report from a Tremont resident about possibly seeing a person in town carrying concealed weapons. Police informed the person that carrying a concealed weapon is not a crime.  

Police are investigating a report of a possible assault and rental dispute that was reported around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.  


Just after midnight on Nov. 23, a 60-year-old woman reported suspicious conditions at her neighbor’s house. When a deputy responded, he found the home to be secure and did not find anyone on the property.  

Deputies responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Nov. 24 around 8:30 p.m. at a local residence. Following an investigation by the officers, one person involved agreed to stay with their parents for the night to resolve the problem.  

A 2008 Ford Escape was totaled and towed on Nov. 25 around 5:30 p.m. after its driver passed out behind the wheel, according to the report. William Herrick, 66, of Bass Harbor, was driving north on Harbor Drive when he lost consciousness, which caused the Escape to leave the road, go through a ditch, continue into a nearby parking lot and hit several dumpsters and a guy wire of a nearby utility pole before coming to a rest. Herrick was evaluated by paramedics but was not injured from the crash.  


On Nov. 17 around 6:15 p.m., a man reported a runaway juvenile who was later found at a friend’s house. Arrangements were made for the teen to return home at a later time.  

An officer responded to a construction job site on Nov. 21 around 2 p.m. after an employee reported his trailer had been taken by a subcontractor. When the deputy contacted the subcontractor, he confessed to taking the trailer. Theodore Provost, 44, was charged with theft by unauthorized taking, Class B, and violations of conditions of release, Class E. The trailer was returned to its rightful owner.  

No one was injured in a reported accident in the parking lot of Edwards Brother’s Supermarket on Nov. 25 around 9 a.m. Steven Cyr, 31, of Poland, was driving a 2019 Volvo Tractor Trailer truck under the fuel pump canopy when it hit the rain gutter portion of the canopy. There was no apparent damage to the trailer and damage to the rain gutter was considered non-reportable.  

A deer caused a two-car accident on Bayside Road on Nov. 24 around 4:45 p.m. and didn’t fare so well itself. While driving south in a 2018 Volvo XC60, Patricia Hartley, 62, braked hard to avoid hitting a deer in the road and was unsuccessful. Abigail Barnes, 16, was driving a 2009 Pontiac Vibe behind the Volvo and was unable to stop in time when Hartley slammed on her brakes. Neither driver was injured and both were able to drive their vehicles from the accident. It is unclear what happened to the deer after it was hit by the Volvo.  

No one was injured when two vehicles collided on Route 3. While driving south in a 2015 Subaru Forester, Karen Tinkham, 51, of Temple, N.H., slowed for a vehicle turning in front of her. Following the Forester in a 2011 Hyundai Sonata was Jason Robinson, 28, of Otis, who was unable to stop in time, running into the rear of Tinkham’s car. Damage to both vehicles was reportable.   

After a deputy responded to a home for a report of a domestic assault on Sunday just after midnight, Barry Wyman, 47, of Trenton, was arrested on charges of domestic violence aggravated assault, criminal mischief and operating after suspension.  

Fatigue led to a three-vehicle collision on Route 3 around 4 p.m. on Sunday from which all vehicles were towed. David Nelson, 38, of Minnesota, who was driving a 2020 Ford rental car northbound, told the responding deputy that he had been driving all day, was tired and started to doze off. When he did, the Ford drifted into the opposite lane into oncoming traffic, colliding with a 2011 Infinity driven by Robert Power, 41, of Ellsworth. According to the report, after side swiping the Infinity, Nelson hit a 2019 Hyundai, driven by Alexander Fetgatter, 34, of Sedgwick, head on. One passenger was taken to the hospital to be treated for neck pain, but all others involved reported minor injuries and refused to be taken by ambulance.  

Bar Harbor 

The police department received a report of gun shots in the area of Woodbury Road on Nov. 24 at 4:34 p.m. 

Around 10:50 a.m. on Nov. 25, a motorist got stuck while driving up McFarland Hill on Eagle Lake Road during the snowfall. An officer assisted with traffic control while the motorist got moving again. 

On Nov. 25 at 11:02 a.m., a 2017 Porsche SUV operated by Claire-Eve S. Miles, 37, of Florida, was headed east on Eagle Lake Road during the snowfall. While rounding a curve, the vehicle slid off the road to the right and struck a stone wall. No injuries were reported, but the SUV sustained some damage to its front driver’s side. 

On Nov. 25 at 4:55 p.m., a 2017 Chevy Silverado operated by Mathew Hopkins, 32, of Dedham, was traveling north on State Highway 102 when a deer ran into the road, striking the driver’s side door, causing minor damage to the vehicle. The deer was gone when an officer arrived. 

Graydon Dobbs, 23, of Bar Harbor, was charged with violation of conditional release at 7:14 p.m. on Nov. 25. 

On Friday around 5 p.m., a 2003 Lexus driven by David McMillan, 61, of Rangeley, was backing out of a driveway on Norris Avenue to drive eastbound down Norris Avenue, when the Lexus’ tow hitch struck the front passenger corner of a 2010 Nissan SUV, which was parked and unoccupied, causing reportable damage to the Nissan, but no visible damage to the Lexus.  

An officer performed a property check of a seasonal business in Bar Harbor on Friday at 11:37 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was located and the subjects inside were warned for trespassing. 

On Saturday at 5:30 p.m., the police department received a call from a resident about her tenant who was being disorderly. 

At 7:32 p.m. on Saturday, a 2016 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Erik Torbeck, 49, of Bar Harbor, struck a deer on State Highway 3. No injuries were reported, but the was front-end damage to the vehicle. The deer ran off into the woods. 

Mount Desert 

An officer assisted highway crews with traffic control on Indian Point Road the morning of Nov. 23 because a large tree had fallen and was a traffic hazard. 

On Nov. 23 at 4:51 p.m., an officer spoke with a Northeast Harbor woman about a delayed report of a burglary at a local business. This case is under active investigation. 

A female subject in a confused state called the police department on Nov. 24 at 5:32 a.m. It was determined that she was calling from a local hospital and was not in need of assistance. 

On Nov. 25 at 10:57 a.m., Carley Sevene, 22, of Southwest Harbor, operating a 2013 Kia Optima, was traveling south on State Highway 102 passing through the Route 198 (Sound Drive) junction, when she lost control on the icy, snow-covered road and struck a curb. She was uninjured and the damage to the vehicle was minor. 

At 11:01 a.m. on Nov. 25, an officer stopped and checked on a vehicle that was parked in the breakdown lane of Route 198 (Sound Drive) near Butler Road. According to the police report, the driver had pulled over due the slippery road conditions and was afraid to continue on. The driver made arrangements to be picked up. 

Two horses were found walking near the Pretty Marsh area on Nov. 26 around 5:29 a.m. The owners were notified and the horses returned home. 

On Nov. 26 at 11:48 a.m., a citizen dropped off a meal to the police department and requested it be delivered to an elderly person. This service was provided, and the meal recipient was very appreciative. 

At 10:14 p.m. on Friday, on Indian Point Road, a 2008 Subaru Legacy driven by Amanda Arey of Otis, attempted to come to a stop, but skidded across the intersection due to speed and road conditions. Arey went off the roadway and into a ditch. The Subaru sustained damage to the entire front passenger side and front tire. It was inoperable and had to be towed. Arey complained of body pain but refused medical treatment.  

On Sunday at 4:02 p.m., an officer responded to a citizen assist request. The male involved is a known dementia patient who wandered to the police department. His spouse was contacted and he was picked up at the station.  

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