Island Police Log: Car crashes into marsh at bridge



TRENTON — An Ellsworth man was arrested Friday after his car left Route 3 near the town line with Bar Harbor at the Trenton Bridge and came to rest in the water in a saltwater marsh.

Nathaniel Isaacson, 23, was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Isaacson was not injured, but a female passenger was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

An estimate of the damage to Isaacson’s 2000 Mazda was not available. Bar Harbor Police assisted at the scene.

Bar Harbor

Corey Gordon, 45, of Hancock was arrested April 13 on West Street on an active warrant for a failure-to-appear charge. He also was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension

Officer Judson Cake removed a sign from a utility pole on April 13 that residents had reported as offensive. It was similar to other signs that have appeared and been taken down in the last few weeks and that featured web addresses for real or made-up pornographic websites.

Joseph Parsons, 41, of Ellsworth, was pulled over on Fogg Road Friday evening for allegedly texting while driving. He was arrested on a charge of operating without a license, which in this case, meant violating the conditions of a conditional driver’s license, police said.

Lori Stratton-Jones, 55, of Mount Desert was arrested early Sunday morning on Route 102 after being stopped on a suspicion of speeding. She was taken into custody on a charge of OUI. She was released on bail from the police station a short time later.

Randell Sprague, 61, of Bar Harbor was driving his Ford on the Crooked Road Friday afternoon when Ryan Mooreside, 27, of Sullivan, driving a Mazda, reportedly passed him going fast and then abruptly slowed. The rear of the Mazda struck the front of the Ford, but there was only minor damage. No injuries were reported.

Harbormaster Charlie Phippen issued an oral warning to someone allegedly digging clams without a license around noon April 13 off Thundermist Road.

Three car-deer accidents were reported this week, two on Route 102 and one on Route 3.

A parked vehicle reportedly slipped out of gear and rolled several feet, blocking a travel lane in the Old Police Department parking lot Friday night. The owner was contacted and moved it.

Southwest Harbor

Failure to yield resulted in a three-vehicle collision Monday at the intersection of Main Street and the Seal Cove Road, according to police.

Karrah Briley, 35, of Amesbury, Mass., reportedly was making a left turn onto Main Street when her 2005 Mazda struck a 2004 Pontiac driven by Gary Peters, 46, of Cushing. The Pontiac then struck a 1999 Ford pickup driven by Trudy Bickford, 63, of Southwest Harbor.

A 20-year-old Machias man was summonsed Saturday after Officer Levi Soper responded to a noise complaint. Haden Brooks was charged with illegal possession of liquor by a minor.

A caretaker told police two wooden signs are missing from a seasonal home and trash was strewn along a path.

An April 13, a report of vandalism to a warming shed at Chris’ Pond turned out to be weather-related damage.

Mount Desert

A Tremont man was pronounced dead following a single-vehicle crash April 14 in Somesville.

Police said 53-year-old Phillip Frost was southbound on Main Street when his 2014 GMC pickup crossed the oncoming lane and struck a rock wall. Frost was alone in the vehicle. The cause remains under investigation.

David Bowers, 59, of Dayton was arrested Monday on a charge of OUI following a traffic stop in Somesville by Cake.

Swans Island

The drivers of ATVs operating Monday on private property without permission were gone by the time Deputy Rob Morang arrived to investigate.

Acadia National Park

A man allegedly caught illegally camping in woods near the Hulls Cove Visitor’s Center was summonsed by rangers on April 14. Shamus Griffith, 30, of Sackville, N.B., was charged with one count of camping outside a designated area.

On April 17, Shalom Al Raddawi, no age listed, of Indianapolis, Ind., was summonsed by rangers on a charge of having a campfire outside a designated area. Although he was set up on a site in the Blackwoods Campground, Al Raddawi had chosen to kindle a campfire on ground next to his tent instead of in the metal fire ring provided, rangers said.

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