Island Police: 100-year-old Somesville resident gets drive-by birthday tribute 



Mount Desert 

On May 3 at 2:18 p.m., a person called the police department to report a scam where the caller claimed to be working for Amazon. The reporting party did not give out any personal information and called the police department to have the incident documented. 

The police department received an abandoned 911 call on May 3 at 3:41 p.m. After looking into it, no emergency was found. 

At 5:18 p.m. on May 3, the police department took a reported of an attempted break in. The matter is under investigation. 

An officer conducted security checks of properties on the Beech Hill Road the evening of May 4. 

Debris from a motor vehicle accident was removed from State Highway 102 at 1:33 p.m. on May 5. The accident under investigation. 

On May 5 around 11:30 a.m., dispatch received a report of a possible burglary at a property in Mount Desert. After checking the location and speaking with the owner of the property, it was determined that no burglary had occurred. 

Someone dropped off a loose dog at the police station on May 6 at 1:28 p.m. The dog was returned to its owner. 

At 3:30 p.m., Officer Edgecomb and Officer Dickens participated in a drive-by birthday tribute to a Somesville resident who turned 100 years old on May 6. They were joined by the Mount Desert Fire Department, the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service, a Mount Desert Highway dump truck and a citizen in a personal vehicle. 

An officer conducted security checks at several Kimball Camp Road and Woods Road properties on the afternoon on May 6.  

At 4:07 p.m. on Friday, the Southwest Police Department called the Mount Desert police to report a vehicle going through Somesville that was swerving in traffic. An officer was in the area and saw a vehicle that matched the description, but after observing its operation for a time, the officer did not see any erratic driving and cleared the call. 

A Seal Harbor resident called the police department on Friday around 7 p.m. to report loose dogs on his property. An officer checked the area but did not locate any dogs. 

Close to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Benjamin Lincoln, 50, of Bar Harbor, was driving northward on Route 102 near Main Street’s intersection with Pretty Marsh Road when his vehicle struck a deer in the road. The vehicle sustained reportable damage to its front end and grill, but the deer was able to run off. 

Bar Harbor 

At 12:44 a.m. on May 3, officers responded to a 911 call in Bar Harbor that resulted in Dustin Pulkkinen, 32, of Bar Harbor, being arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault Class D and domestic violence criminal threatening. 

On May 3 at 2:40 a.m., an officer spoke to a resident about a suspicious event that happened an hour earlier, but the complaint was deemed unfounded, according to the police report. 

An officer responded to a parking complaint on Hancock Street on May 3 around 12:42 p.m. The vehicle’s owners were contacted and they moved it. No further police action was taken. 

At 2:09 p.m. on May 3, someone contacted the police department to report a lost cell phone. 

Someone reported to the police department on May 3 at 4:40 p.m. that fraudulent activity was happening to a friend of theirs.  

On May 3 at 6:25 p.m., a report came into the police that a manhole cover had been left off in the roadway on Rodick Street. After checking, an officer determined that the manhole cover had been hit by a vehicle, which removed the newly seated cover. The sewer department was notified and reinstalled it. 

An officer discovered some debris in the roadway at 3:09 a.m. on May 4 that appeared to have been left there after a vehicle had struck an object.  

On May 4 at 9:33 a.m., the police department took a report of a damaged mailbox on State Highway 3.  

At 11:36 a.m. on May 4, an officer spoke with someone regarding a Department of Labor fraud. 

Someone turned in a phone they had found in town at 11:40 a.m. on May 4. The phone was returned to its owner. 

On May 4 at 1:40 p.m., an officer took a complaint about an online order not being honored by a local business. It turns out the order was damaged in the mail and the business will replace it. 

An officer assisted an outside agency with a suicidal female on May 5 at 1:30 p.m. 

A bit after 10 a.m. on May 5, a man called the police department to report that his vehicle was missing. He went on to explain that he had loaned it to an employee who did not show up for work that morning and who was not answering his phone. While the officer was still on the phone with the caller, the tardy employee arrived for work with the car, so everything was fine. 

On May 5 at 2:36 p.m., Aaron W. Baker, 31, of Alton, was driving a 2009 Honda Acura southbound on Eden Street when another vehicle passed him on the right side, struck the Acura’s front passenger side and kept on going. Police were unable to locate the vehicle that struck Baker’s car. 

At 1:09 a.m. on May 6, an officer responded to a noise complaint in the town of Bar Harbor. The officer spoke to a group of people and asked them to quiet down. 

The police took a report of someone acting disorderly at Mount Desert Island Hospital around 2:29 p.m. on May 6, but the person had left by the time officers got there and was not located. 

An officer spoke to someone camping in their vehicle in a no-camping area at 9:24 p.m. on May 6. The person moved along. 

Close to 10 p.m. on May 6, a person called 911 after getting disoriented in Acadia National park. The call was transferred to the National Park Service who were able to direct the caller back to a trail. 

On May 6 at 11:25 p.m., an officer was assigned to an animal problem where a resident as concerned about the well-being of a skunk. The warden service was notified. 

Eight minutes after midnight on Friday, a Bar Harbor resident called the police department to report a loud noise. Further investigation revealed the noise to be coming from a fuel delivery truck.  

An officer responded to a complaint of someone urinating in a park on Friday around 8:32 a.m. 

At 12:27 p.m. on Friday, someone brought a wallet they had found in Bar Harbor to the police department. About an hour later, the wallet’s owner came in and got it. 

On Friday around 12:35 p.m., a 2019 Toyota SUV driven by Thresiamma Lukose, 42, of New York, N.Y., was traveling southward on Main Street. A 2007 Toyota operated by Sapphire Geiger, 23, of Bar Harbor, was legally parked across from Choco-Latte on Main Street. As Geiger was entering into traffic, she failed to see Lukose’s Toyota and the two vehicles made contact, which caused Geiger’s vehicle to roll into a 2021 Chevy Tahoe operated by Michael Doyle, 56, of Pittsford, N.Y. All three vehicles sustained some damage, but no one was injured and no charges were filed. 

On Friday at 1:47 p.m., an officer assisted a utility company by blocking a roadway for about 10 minutes for safety purposes. 

At 3:44 p.m. on Friday, an officer went to a local business to assist with an intoxicated customer. 

At 4:09 p.m. on Friday, someone called the police department to report “people behaving badly.”

Close to midnight on Friday, a passerby reported driving by a vehicle at night and thought there might be a struggle between the passengers. An officer responded and found that the passengers were playing with Nerf guns. 

Also close to midnight on Friday, a resident of a local apartment complex reported hearing banging noises coming from the apartment beneath theirs. An officer spoke with the downstairs tenant who said they were hanging a picture. 

At 4:16 a.m. on Saturday, an officer responding to a disabled vehicle ended up arresting and charging Frank Kelley, 45, of Milo, for operating under the influence. 

On Saturday at 11:47 a.m., an officer responded to a vehicle off the road on Eagle Lake Road. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer found that the driver of a Maine Shellfish truck had attempted to turn around and had gotten stuck in the sand on the side of the road. The officer stood by and provided traffic control while Acadia Towing pulled the truck back onto the road. There was no damage. 

A security check was done on a property at 4:05 p.m. on Saturday after a report of an open window was made to the department. The police contacted the caretaker of the property who told them that the window was left open on purpose. 

Around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Daniel C. Strout, 53, of Bar Harbor, backed his 2007 Subaru into a dumpster in Tailgate Sports Bar’s parking lot. Strout was uninjured but the Subaru took some damage to its right rear corner. 

According to the police report, at 2:42 p.m. on Sunday, a 2008 Ford Crown Vic operated by Laura J. Magoon, 51, of Ellsworth, was turning left from Rodick onto York and drove into a 2006 Audi driven by Gary E. Greene, 69, of Old Town. The Ford was left with a scratch on its left front bumper while the Audi had some damage to its right front bumper. No one was injured. 

Southwest Harbor 

The police department received a notice from a law enforcement agency in Florida on May 5 around 1:20 a.m. about a resident in town who was feeling suicidal. An officer was able to get in touch with the resident and they appeared to be OK, according to the report.  

An alarm going off at a house was reported just before 5 p.m. on May 5. When an officer checked the area, everything appeared to be fine and he learned the alarm was likely set off by workers on the property.  

A resident called police to report a dead deer in their yard on Saturday around 8:30 a.m. They were referred to the Maine Warden Service. The dispatcher offered to contact someone to come get the deer, if the warden said it was alright to do so.  

An erratic driver in a white box truck was reported to police around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to the caller, the truck was all over the road on Carroll’s Hill. When an officer went to locate the truck, it was gone. 

Police received a report of a person trespassing on private property around 9:30 a.m. on Monday. According to the report, this is an ongoing problem and the person was warned not to trespass on private property. 

Pemetic Elementary School employee called police around 12:15 p.m. on Monday to report finding a green, leafy substance resembling marijuana on school grounds. An officer collected the item from the school and disposed of it.  

A resident went to the police station on Monday around 7 p.m. to report their child is being harassed at school.  

Tremont 

A 2007 Jeep Wrangler had a reportable amount of damage after colliding with a deer on Harbor Drive around 11 a.m. on Monday. Jacob Ritter, 21, of Southwest Harbor, who was driving the Jeep, was not injured and able to drive the vehicle from the accident.  

Trenton 

After swerving to avoid a collision with a deer, a 2003 Cadillac driven by Amber Bollinger of Trenton hit a guardrail on Jordan River Road, causing damage to the passenger side of the car. It was towed from the accident that took place at 11 p.m. on May 4. Bollinger was wearing her seatbelt and was not injured, according to the report.  

A request for a trespassing warning was made for a residence in town on May 6 around 1 p.m. When an officer responded, he found the people involved had a right to be at the property.  

One driver was taken to the hospital following an accident on Route 3 around 4:30 p.m. on Friday. A 2017 Ford Escape, driven by Terri Hodgkins, 48, was slowing in traffic when it was hit from behind by a 2017 Honda Civic driven by Brad Luscombe, 37, of Holden. Hodgkins was taken to the hospital after complaining of neck pain. Both vehicles were towed from the accident.  

When a 44-year-old Bangor woman went to her mother’s home in town on Friday around 12:30 p.m. she found her unresponsive. An officer and an ambulance responded to the home and determined the 70-year-old woman had died of natural causes.  

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