Island police: High speed chase ends at hotel

BAR HARBOR — A Jonesport man was arrested Sunday following a high-speed chase through three towns. Officer Judson Cake went to pull over Kristian Crowley, 19, on Route 102 in Town Hill on suspicion of erratic operation around 5:45 p.m., according to reports. Crowley initially slowed his 2013 Chevy Silverado pickup truck and pulled onto the shoulder, but then allegedly accelerated back onto the roadway. Cake pursued the truck through Trenton and onto the Mud Creek Road in Lamoine, hitting speeds nearing 90 miles-per-hour at times, reports state. Cake was then instructed to terminate the chase by Sgt. Shaun Farrar.

A short time later, the truck was located parked behind the Lamoine fire station. A canine tracking unit was brought in to search for Crowley, but lost his scent at the Lamoine store. However, Crowley was later located by Ellsworth Police at the Comfort Inn in Ellsworth, where he was arrested on a charge of violating the conditions of his bail. He subsequently allegedly confessed during an interview with Cake to being the driver of the pickup involved in the chase, according to reports. Further charges are pending, acting Bar Harbor Police Chief Jim Willis said.

Nicholas Dupont, 20, of Rhode Island was summonsed Saturday on a charge of illegal possession of liquor by a minor after police responded to a noise complaint on Pine Street. The tenant of the residence was warned for disorderly conduct.

Police on Nov. 19 received report of an attempted break-in at a Cottage Street building. The building’s owner told police that they had been out of town and returned to find a basement door open and signs of attempts to enter a separate room in the basement. Nothing was reported missing.

William Moody, 25, of Bar Harbor was arrested Friday at a Cedar Avenue residence on outstanding warrants after police responded to a report of two people having an argument.

Police on Nov. 19 responded to a report of a man standing on Mount Desert Street in his underwear. It was determined that the man and another were taking photos for a class project.

Police are investigating two reports this week of motor vehicle burglaries downtown.

Mount Desert

A traffic stop Saturday in Northeast Harbor led to the arrest of a Mount Desert man on an alleged drunk-driving charge.

David Manheim, 43, was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence and taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

Police are investigating a burglary reported Friday at a home in Otter Creek. Evidence was collected from the scene.

Officer Ryan Lawson notified the warden service Friday about a possible case of poaching in Somesville.


A Bar Harbor woman was arrested Nov. 19 as the result of a motor vehicle complaint on the Bayside Road.

Vicki Smith, 42, was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI). According to the sheriff’s department, Smith was taken to the Hancock County Jail, where she refused to take a breath test.

Southwest Harbor

Two people were summonsed last week on speeding charges.

Lisa Ramsdell, 49, of Ellsworth was summonsed on Nov. 21. Barbara Entzminger, 74, of Bar Harbor was summonsed on the charge Nov. 19.

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