Southwest Harbor Police Officer Nick Hardwick, firefighter Colton Sanborn and ambulance attendant Lance Bishop come to the aid of ducklings trapped in a storm drain. PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTHWEST HARBOR FIRE DEPARTMENT

Island Police Log: Cops make way for ducklings

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Officer Nick Hardwick was among those Saturday who came to the aid of two ducklings trapped in a storm drain.

Police were alerted to the ducklings’ plight shortly before 11:30 a.m. The reporting party said the young birds had fallen into a storm drain on Main Street near Charlotte Rhoades Park. Hardwick, firefighter Colton Sanborn and ambulance attendant Lance Bishop responded.

The trio decided to use a small net to retrieve the ducklings from the drain. Hardwick reported that their plan worked and the youngsters were reunited with their mother.

Police disposed of used hypodermic needles found June 10 at the Upper Town Dock and the Cable Crossing Road.

Roland Phippen, 47, of Southwest Harbor was arrested June 10 on a warrant charging him with theft.

Mount Desert

Police arrested a Mount Desert man Sunday after receiving several complaints about a man driving erratically on routes 102 and 198.

Robert Murphy Jr., 40, was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Joslyn Westmoreland, 37, of Tremont was summonsed as the result of a traffic stop Sunday on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana.

Jewelry valued at $400 was reported missing June 10 from a Somesville residence. The items were taken sometime in the past several months.


A resident who repeatedly phoned the sheriff’s department June 11 to complain about a van parked on a neighboring property wound up getting a ride to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

Patricia Haskell, 50, whom deputies described as “intoxicated,” was arrested on a charge of misusing the 911 emergency phone system.

Failure to see a car stopped in traffic reportedly caused a two-vehicle crash Friday on Route 3.

According to the report, Roland Salsbury, 88, of Bar Harbor was northbound in a 2010 Ford pickup when he failed to see a 2015 Hyundai which had stopped to make a left turn into a driveway. Salsbury tried to go around the Hyundai but struck the car’s right rear.

The Hyundai, driven by John Seaman, 69, of Colts Neck, N.J., sustained about $3,500 in damage. Damage to the pickup is estimated at $400.


Melissa Hall-Brewer, 52, of Tremont was summonsed June 10 on a charge of operating after suspension.

Bar Harbor

Officer Timothy Frost responded to a report of possible campers on golf course property June 11.

The theft of a bicycle from College of the Atlantic property June 11 is being investigated. Another report of a missing bicycle was received that day from First South Street.

Daniel Marsh, 45, of Seal Harbor was arrested Friday on charges of (OUI) and operating without a license.

A reportedly intoxicated Evan Dickson of Kentucky was removed from a Rodick Street business and arrested Friday on two outstanding warrants and for violating conditions of his release. He was taken to Hancock County Jail.

Sequoia Johnson, 18, of Sullivan was charged Friday night with misuse of identification and possession of alcohol by a minor. Also charged was Maria Lockhart, 22, of Sullivan for providing the false identification.

Officer Timothy Frost recovered two fake ID cards used at a Rodick Place business Saturday night. The patrons fled the establishment.

A vehicle was towed from the access area to Bar Island Saturday night after it became stuck above the high-water mark. The driver advised the towing company that he became mired while trying to turn around.

Officer Judson Cake broke up a fight after 1 a.m. Sunday on Main Street. Justin Holt, 29, of Ellsworth subsequently was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct. James Freeman, 22, of Ellsworth was taken to the hospital and also summonsed on charges of disorderly conduct and violating conditions of his bail.

Officer Soren Sundberg responded early Sunday to a report of three intoxicated people getting into a vehicle and driving off. He conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle on the Eagle Lake Road. Laura Keating, no age listed, of New York was arrested on charges of OUI, refusing to submit to arrest and refusing to sign a uniform summons and complaint. She was taken to Hancock County Jail Saturday night.

Katherine McIntyre, 44, of Rochester, N.Y., was arrested Sunday on a charge of OUI. She made bail and was released from the police station.

Acadia National Park

Rangers were contacted earlier this month when a woman reported a voice coming from a trash can on Bar Island. A man apparently got stranded on the island overnight when the incoming tide blocked the route across the gravel bar to Bar Harbor. Rangers reported that the man removed the trash from the can and climbed in to stay warm.

No charges were filed.

Kenneth Copp, 54, of Thorndike was summonsed by rangers on June 9 on a closure violation charge. According to reports, Copp was spotted driving a horse and buggy on the Lower Mountain Road on his way from Wildwood Stables in Seal Harbor to Bar Harbor at dinner time. Horses are not allowed on the paved roads when they are open for the season.

Ronald Flynn Jr., 48, of Deep River, Conn., was summonsed by rangers at Seawall Campground on June 10 on a charge of disorderly conduct following an altercation at a campsite there.

Two visitors at Compass Harbor were cited June 12 on charges of allowing dogs to roam off leash. They include Caresse Hanson, 38, and Heather Dority, no age listed, of Bar Harbor. Reports indicate they had been warned earlier in the year about the leash requirement for dogs in Acadia.

Rangers warned several people this week about the requirement for visitors to have entrance passes and for parking violations.

On June 11, rangers assisted a man who slipped and injured his ankle while hiking around Jordan Pond. On June 16, rangers assisted a 72-year-old woman who slipped on wet rocks near Thunder Hole on Ocean Drive. She struck her head but did not lose consciousness. She was taken to the Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor by Bar Harbor Ambulance.

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