Island Police Log: Charges real for fake cop

BAR HARBOR — A Blue Hill man allegedly claimed to be an undercover Bar Harbor police officer during a reported road rage argument with another driver Saturday afternoon on Route 3. “Do you know who I am?” he reportedly told the other motorist.

The real police were called, and subsequently, Henry Elliott, 60, was summonsed on charges of impersonating a public servant and violating conditions of his release.

Ewarton Sackaloo, 30, of Ellsworth was arrested Nov. 4 at an Edgewood Street residence on a charge of criminal mischief after reportedly slashing the tires on a female relative’s car. He was released on bail from the police station a short time later.

Keagan Rae, 27, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed on a charge of driving with a suspended vehicle registration early in the morning of Nov. 3 following a traffic stop on Mount Desert Street. The registration had been suspended for unpaid state tolls, according to reports.

Travis Bisson, 24, of Massachusetts was reportedly backing up a Toyota Tacoma truck on Main Street Nov. 3 when the truck struck a car legally parked on the street. He was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension. No injuries were reported. Damage to the vehicles was minimal.

Melodie Haskell, 62, of Bar Harbor was arrested Friday night on Eden Street on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Kimberly Spratt, 42, of Trenton was arrested on a charge of OUI Sunday morning on Route 3.

Julie York, 45, of Bar Harbor was making a left turn from Bay View Drive onto Route 3 in her Toyota Sienna the evening of Nov. 5 and reportedly pulled out in front of another vehicle. Kassandra Strout, 25, of Milbridge was headed off-island on Route 3 in her Ford Focus, according to police. The Sienna struck the front of the Focus. The Focus was towed, and the Sienna also sustained damage. No serious injuries were reported.

Cody Norwood, 24, of Southwest Harbor was driving on the Crooked Road Saturday morning when his truck reportedly struck a fence and utility pole causing significant damage. The truck was towed from the scene, according to reports.

Police took three calls this week with concerns or questions about where in town skateboarding is allowed. Along with bicycling and similar activities, skating is prohibited in public parks and on sidewalks except in areas designated by the Public Works Department, police said.

Skating is permitted on public streets and parking lots under the same rules as cycling. Excessive noise is prohibited, as is skating on private property without permission.

Mount Desert

Motor vehicle accidents kept police here busy during the past week, two involving deer, another caused by a mechanical failure, and the fourth, a motorcycle crash.

On Friday, Tyler McKim, 23, of Trenton was southbound on Route 198 near Gatehouse Hill in Northeast Harbor when a deer ran into the side of the 2008 Toyota he was driving. Damage to the vehicle was minor, police said.

On Saturday, Sally Hoff, 49, of Mount Desert was eastbound on the Parker Farm Road in Somesville when a deer struck the passenger side of her 2014 Ford. Damage is estimated at $3,500.

A Southwest Harbor woman was driving on Route 102 Saturday when the left front wheel came off her vehicle. Kristen McKearin, 39, was not injured. Damage to her 2004 Chevrolet is estimated at $1,500.

A motorcyclist from Ellsworth escaped injury when his 2004 Suzuki crashed while he was trying to avoid a cat on Route 198. William Chamberlin, 69, lost control of the bike, which left the road and hit a fence.


A 27-year-old resident who allegedly assaulted an individual and then left the scene was later charged by a Hancock County sheriff’s deputy.

Evan Connor was arrested on an assault charge by Deputy Jacob Day. Connor was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and later released on bail.

A 2013 Chevrolet driven by a Bar Harbor man sustained front-end damage Saturday when it struck a deer on Route 3.

Kenneth Hill, 50, was wearing a seatbelt and not injured, according to the report.

A Ripley woman was arrested Nov. 3 on a warrant as the result of a traffic stop by Deputy Travis Frost. Stacy Austin, 23, was arrested on a warrant charging her with failure to appear in court.

Southwest Harbor

Police here assisted Maine State Police in locating a juvenile reported missing Monday from his home in Tremont.

Officer Franklin Burke reported the boy was found safe and taken back home.

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