Island Police: Drinkers flee, woman charged

BAR HARBOR — A drinking party that included underage guests was broken up, and a handful of minors and one adult were summonsed on alcohol charges Friday.

Officers Christopher Wharff and Tim Frost discovered the party after noticing a group of young people in the parking lot of the Town Hill playground just before midnight. As the officers pulled their cruiser into the parking lot, the group ran into the woods, according to reports. Two of the runners stopped, however, and after talking with them, police were able to identify the nearby house where they had been at a party, Sgt. David Kerns said.

After further investigation, Jennifer Morse, 42, of Bar Harbor was summonsed on a charge of allowing minors to possess or consume alcohol. Summonsed on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor were a 15-year-old girl from Bar Harbor, a 16-year-old boy from Bar Harbor, a 16-year-old boy from Hancock and a 17-year-old boy from Franklin. A 17-year-old Bar Harbor boy was summonsed on a charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Elliott Klaver, 21, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Jan. 22 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle making unnecessary acceleration noise.

Riley Farnsworth, 20, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence (OUI) after his vehicle went off the roadway during snowy conditions early Sunday. Riley also was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

Officer Eric McLaughlin provided medical assistance Friday to an unresponsive man found lying on the side of Route 3. He provided medical assistance until an ambulance could arrive.

A bicycle reported abandoned on private property along Cottage Street was brought to the police station for safekeeping Friday.

Southwest Harbor

Peter Benson, 31, of Southwest Harbor was arrested Friday on a charge of OUI.

Brandon Thomas, 24, of Southwest Harbor was arrested Jan. 22 on an outstanding warrant out of Penobscot County.

Zachary Harris, 20, of Trenton was issues a summons Jan. 21 on a charge of operating with an expired registration.

Mount Desert

Police here investigated a report of a dog attacking another dog in Northeast Harbor and issued a summons to the owner of one of the canines. Donald Wilson, 44, of Mount Desert was summonsed Saturday on a civil charge of keeping a dangerous dog.

A Seal Harbor resident reported Saturday that a large amount of money had been taken from her checking account without her permission.


Slippery roads Saturday in Trenton were to blame for two minor collisions.

A rural mail carrier, Ashleigh Gerrish, 32, of Otis, was stopped at a mailbox along Route 3 when her 2008 Jeep was struck by a Hyundai driven by Isaac Kerr, 21, of Ellsworth. According to the report, Kerr was unable stop in time due to road conditions.

In the other accident, also on Route 3, Clyde Jardine, 69, of Bar Harbor was stopping his 2008 Volvo to avoid a car that had gone into a skid when his vehicle was hit from behind by a 2013 Dodge driven by Sherri Guerrette, 44, of Mapleton.

No injuries were reported in either accident.

An ATV was reported stolen Monday from a residence. The theft took place sometime within the past four months.

A homeowner reported Jan. 22 that firearms and loose change are missing from their residence.

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