Island Police Log: Circuit breaker trips up renters

BAR HARBOR — Weekend renters of a cottage in town called police Saturday night to report the electricity was off. An owner’s representative was able to help them turn back on a circuit breaker that had been tripped, according to reports.

Police responded March 30 to reports of vandalism on a boat and trailer on Woodbury Road. Gauges, lights and the boat’s compass reportedly had been smashed and a tire on the trailer was flat.

A traffic stop Friday morning in the Indian Point Road area resulted in two arrests. Nathaniel Eaton, 21, of Blue Hill was arrested on a charge of operating after suspension. Glen Gray, 24, of Lamoine was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of his release.

James Ginn, 58, of Southwest Harbor was arrested Friday night on Route 3 on a charge of operating under the influence.

A resident called police March 30 to report that a bicycle has been locked to the bike rack in the village green for several months. The police department’s practice with such abandoned property, Lt. David Kerns said, is to bring it into the station before tourist season gets busy and eventually auction it off if it’s not claimed.

A resident reported Friday that someone had stolen parts off his bicycle while it was parked on Cottage Street.

A resident who reported his wallet missing Sunday after he left a Cottage Street restaurant said he was contacted the next day by someone in Portland who said she had found it and would mail it to him.


Two men were charged as the result of a March 29 motor vehicle stop by Deputy Dana Austin.

Andrew Kuti-Hellmer, 28, of Tremont was arrested on a charge of operating after suspension. According to the deputy, Kuti-Hellmer has four prior convictions for driving on a suspended license.

A passenger, Brandon Thomas, 27, of Southwest Harbor, was summonsed for violating his bail conditions.

A Tremont woman was summonsed Monday for motor vehicle violations.

Danielle Shepard, 36, was charged with operating after suspension and operating with an expired driver’s license.

Southwest Harbor

The report of gunshots at 2 a.m. on Saturday turned out to be two people shooting off firecrackers. Police discouraged them from continuing with the noisemaking.

Profanities led to a warning for a tenant at an apartment complex. The woman was issued the warning after another tenant complained to police that she had been subjected to a flurry of obscenities.

Kathy Donovan, 41, of Trenton was arrested March 29 on a charge of violating her bail conditions.

Mount Desert

A 2015 Ford pickup driven by John Goodwin, 65, of Southwest Harbor, struck a deer Sunday on Route 102. Goodwin was not injured. Damage to the truck was significant enough that it was towed from the scene, police said.

Victoria Parsons, 25, of Harrington was summonsed Monday on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana following a traffic stop.


An alleged hit-and-run accident March 28 on the Oak Point Road resulted in charges against a Trenton man.

Austin Kleffman, 27, was located and arrested on an outstanding warrant and summonsed on charges of operating after suspension and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Acadia National Park

A tree was reported blown down across the Old Farm Road by Sunday night’s high winds.

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