Island Police: Impaired driver hits Southwest Harbor Food Mart 

Southwest Harbor 

Police were asked by the Ellsworth Police Department on March 2 around 5:30 p.m. to help find a missing woman and a vehicle she allegedly took from her roommate. Both were found in town at a residence around midnight and both were fine.  

Police were notified around 12:30 p.m. on March 3 of a white Subaru owned by a Southwest Harbor resident coming onto Mount Desert Island that was swerving all over the road. Before reaching town, the vehicle was stopped in Mount Desert.  

A trespasser was reported on March 3 around 1:30 p.m. for walking through someone’s yard. According to the report, this is an ongoing issue because the reported trespasser takes the same route home every day.  

An open door on house was reported March 4 around 7 a.m. Police checked the home for prowlers, found none, closed and locked the door and notified the homeowner.  

A call from the District Attorney’s office regarding a referral from the Department of Health and Human Services was made to the police department around 11 a.m. on March 4 for an ongoing investigation.  

On Friday around 1:30 p.m., the Bar Harbor Police Department asked the Southwest Harbor department to be on the lookout for a vehicle involved in a theft. The vehicle was not located in town.  

Police received a report of a vehicle hitting the Southwest Harbor Food Mart building around 2:30 p.m. on Friday. After investigating the situation, police issued Linda Hamor, 57, of Mount Desert, a summons for operating under the influence.  

An officer reported locating a wanted person on Friday around 11:30 p.m., which resulted in the arrest of Christopher Sullivan, 38, of Southwest Harboron charges of failure to appear in court.  

A black Fitbit Sense was reported lost around 10 a.m. on Saturday. The owner thinks they may have lost it in the area of Carroll’s Drugstore.  

An officer assisted with the custody exchange of two children on Sunday around 2 p.m. 


An 86-year-old woman called the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to speak with someone about missing keys. When an officer spoke with her, he suggested reviewing camera footage of the home to see if the keys had been taken by someone. The call was reported as a lost item, not stolen. 

Ellsworth Police asked for help in locating a missing person on March 2 around 7:30 p.m.  

An officer responded to a Tremont home on Saturday around 10:30 a.m. to assist state police with an investigation that occurred in Stonington. 


There was minor damage to a 2018 Toyota Rav4 after it collided with a deer around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 25 on Goose Cove Road. Jessica Fernandez, 33, of Trenton, was driving the Rav4 when a deer ran into the road. Fernandez was not injured in the accident.  

An officer responded to a report of a man lying on the side of the road on Monday around 4:30 p.m. The man explained he was resting from walking all day.  

Bar Harbor 

On March 2 at 6:52 a.m., the police department received a call from someone reporting that a dog that was being walked on a leash seemed to be aggressive and barked at someone. 

A local resident called the police at 12:19 p.m. on March 2 to report that a local business’s phone number was being used for scam calls. 

Close to 7 a.m. on March 3, a bag full of tools was turned into the police department for safe keeping. The tools had fallen off a vehicle into the roadway. The owner was located and the property was returned. 

On March 3 at 7:03 a.m., a local business called to report that there were two suspicious men on the property in the morning. The men left when asked and did not return to the area. 

An officer checked on a man on Holland Avenue around 8 a.m. on March 3 who was sitting and watching traffic. The man said that he was fine and was getting ready to head home.  

At 9:13 p.m. on March 3, a resident called the police department to report a sewer issue at their home. An officer contacted the Bar Harbor Wastewater Division to assist. 

Dispatch received a report of an erratic driver coming onto Mount Desert Island on March 3 at 12:32 p.m. The vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The officer found no issues but did tell the driver about the complaint. 

On March 3 at 2:33 p.m., a cell phone was reported lost. A few minutes later, the phone was found and returned to the owner. 

At 2:33 p.m. on March 4, someone turned in a wallet they had found in town. It was placed into lost and found at the police department. 

On March 4 at 2:36 p.m., a credit card found in town was turned into the police department and placed in lost and found. 

Someone reported a lost iPhone at 8:06 p.m. on March 4. 

At 1:26 p.m. on Friday, the police department received a report of an individual removing pieces of metal from a business’s metal pile. 

On Friday at 10:02 p.m., an officer responded to a noise complaint in the area of Mount Desert Street. 

At 1:25 a.m. on Saturday, an officer on patrol located a suspicious vehicle in Bar Harbor. The occupants were returning from a late-night hike. 

On Sunday at 12:44 p.m., an officer took a report of an elderly woman trespassing at a Salisbury Cove residence. 

Mount Desert 

At 7:50 a.m. on March 2, dispatch received a report of a downed tree on power lines. An officer assisted with placing cones at the scene and the fire department stood by until a repair truck arrived. 

On March 2 at 12:28 p.m., an officer spoke to a local resident about their sump pumping water into the roadway and creating an icing issue. 

An officer responded to a report of a street sign having been blown into the roadway by heavy winds at 3:12 p.m. on March 2. 

On March 3 at 3:19 p.m., a local business turned in a check that was found on a public sidewalk. 

At 10:45 a.m. on Friday, an officer took a report of a lost wallet at the Mount Desert Town pier. 

On Friday at 12:34 p.m., a backpack was turned into the police department. The owner was contacted and the backpack was returned. 

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, and officer provided information to a resident in reference to landlord/tenant issues. 

On Saturday at 3:12 p.m., an officer responded to a report of an injured hiker in Seal Harbor. 

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