Island Police Log: Boyfriend arrested in assault



BAR HARBOR — A Bar Harbor man was arrested at an Eagle Lake Road residence Monday night on charges of domestic violence assault, aggravated assault and obstructing the report of a crime.

Brian Norton, 42, is alleged to have hit his girlfriend and tried to prevent her from calling the police.

Police received two calls about the incident, one from the victim’s sister who was not on scene, and a few minutes later from the victim. Norton and the victim were the only people in the house when Sgt. Shaun Farrar responded. No serious injuries were reported. Norton was arrested and taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth. He was released on bail Tuesday.

Danielle Wescott, 29, of Sedgwick, who was arrested Jan. 29 on a charge of operating while under the influence of drugs after an SUV she was driving reportedly struck a telephone pole, was arrested by Bar Harbor police again Feb. 9. A special Hancock County Sherriff’s Department impaired driving detail stopped a vehicle she was driving on Route 3 near King’s Creek. She was arrested for attaching false plates and violating conditions of her release.

A Rodick Street restaurant and MDI schools both reported computer issues in which hackers are suspected. The restaurant’s staff reported being “locked out” of their computer system and asked to pay a fee to have their information “decrypted,” police said. At the schools, intermittent “denial of service” disruptions of internet and phone service were noticed over the past week.

Two teenage boys were taken to the hospital for evaluation Feb. 10 after a parent came home and thought they might have been intoxicated.

Someone was reported driving away from a Cottage Street gas station with the fuel filler hose still attached to their vehicle Friday morning. The hose separated from the pump and the driver returned to the station. No fuel was reported spilled.

Michael Gurtler, 53, of Bar Harbor was leaving a Main Street parking lot in his GMC pickup Feb. 9 when Michael Higgins, 47, of Ellsworth reportedly backed a plow truck he was driving into the GMC. Minor damage and no injuries were reported.

Donald Pierce, 67, of Hancock was driving a Honda Civic south on Route 102 Monday night when he began to make a right turn onto Indian Point Road, then reportedly stopped and backed up when he realized he had made a wrong turn. The Civic struck a Mercury driven by Raymond Weymouth, 70, of Bar Harbor. Weymouth had begun to make the right turn behind Pierce. Minor damage and no injuries were reported.

Southwest Harbor

Driving after midnight without headlights and while speeding led to the arrest Saturday of a Mount Desert man on a drunk-driving charge, according to a report by Officer Shawn Murphy.

Joel Delcastillo, 34, was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence after the officer stopped his vehicle on Route 102 just before 1:30 a.m.

Jeremiah Cousins, 28, of Southwest Harbor was arrested Feb. 2 on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court.

Mount Desert

A 2012 GMC pickup is a total loss after a Southwest Harbor driver lost control of the vehicle Monday in Somesville.

Benjamin Pierce was westbound when he reportedly overcorrected, sending the truck into a guardrail and down an embankment where it struck a tree and a garage. No injuries were reported.

Daniel Sullivan, 65, of Mount Desert was arrested Sunday on a charge of operating while under the influence, after police responded to a vehicle off the road on Route 198.

Police here Friday assisted the U.S. Coast Guard and Acadia National Park rangers in a search for the source of a maritime distress call. Lt. Kevin Edgecomb patrolled the roads along Somes Sound and reported seeing no vessel in trouble.

Two teenage boys seen walking the morning of Feb. 10 near Mount Desert Island High School admitted to police they had ditched classes for the day. The pair was given a ride back to the high school where, presumably, administrators dealt with the situation.

Acadia National Park

Alexandra Lyakhovich, 24, of Mount Desert was summonsed by rangers on Feb. 12 on a charge of failure to stop for a stop sign. Additionally, she was also charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).

Three women hiking on the Giant Slide Trail on Saturday stayed out too long in the wind and cold and had to be rescued by rangers.

According to reports, the trio failed to time their hike to get back before dark. They called 911 on a cell phone at 5:15 p.m., and two rangers were able to locate them about an hour later. The hikers were not dressed adequately for the extreme winter conditions, rangers said.

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