Island police log for week of July 21 



Mount Desert 

An officer responded on Saturday to a report of a parked vehicle blocking access to the EV charging station next to the Northeast Harbor Marina. The officer found a Porsche SUV blocking the charging station as the complainant had described. The officer couldn’t get contact information for the Porsche owner so permission was given to the Tesla owner to drive on the grass to access the charging station. The officer gave the Tesla owner his business card “should anyone question his choice of a grassy parking spot,” according to the police log. 

A man was warned for trespassing on July 12 after he was found camping on private property. 

A resident reported on July 13 that a vehicle may have struck a fawn in the area of Pretty Marsh. An officer went to the scene and did not find a vehicle but did find the body of a dead fawn and disposed of it. 

On Saturday, David W. Tonini, 56, of Hall Quarry, was issued a criminal summons for operating after suspension. 

Following a traffic stop in Mount Desert Sunday morning, Keanen Dixon, 37, of Delaware, was summonsed on a charge of operating without a license. 

Bar Harbor 

A 30-year-old Tremont man and his passenger were injured July 11 in a single-vehicle crash. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek was heading eastbound on Route 233 near Eagle Lake when it went off the roadway to the right, entered a ditch and struck trees head on. Both the driver and the passenger were taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital and the Subaru was towed. 

An officer responded to a report of criminal mischief in town July 11 resulting in Noah Brady, 23, of Bar Harbor, being charged.  

After officers conducted an OUI investigation July 12, Nathan Grant, 45, of Blue Hill, was arrested for operating under the influence. Grant posted bail. 

An officer observed an intoxicated man sleeping on a park bench on July 12 and provided him with bus information to get him where he was staying. 

The police department took a call on July 13 from a woman who said her estranged husband was on his way from Waldo County with weapons and she was worried what he was going to do. The man was located in Ellsworth and was given warnings for harassment and trespassing. 

Dispatch took a complaint on July 13 of a dog in a vehicle on the pier. An officer found a Subaru that had all four windows down a few inches with a medium-sized dog lying down in the front seat. The dog was not panting or showing any signs of distress, according to the police log. The officer stuck his hand inside the car and reported that it was not hot. Parking enforcement agreed to keep an eye on the dog and inform the officer if anything changed. 

Gregory S. Russell, 60, of Bar Harbor, was charged July 13 with violating conditions of release. 

Following a traffic stop July 14, Keagan Rae, 33, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed for operating an unregistered motor vehicle and attaching false plates. 

An officer found a dog roaming Mount Desert Street on July 14 and used the department’s microchip scanner to find the owner, who came to the station to get their dog. 

Someone reported a man passed out in the bushes on Friday afternoon. An officer found the man, who was intoxicated, and helped him “compose himself and get a bus ride,” according to the police log. 

Nadine Pinto, 56, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on Friday on a charge of domestic violence assault. 

In the early-morning hours on Saturday, a resident complained to the police of loud music coming from a Hull’s Cove property. Officers responded and found the complaint to be warranted. The police log indicated that the owner property owners will be receiving a disorderly house warning in accordance with the Town of Bar Harbor Disorderly House ordinance.  

The police received multiple complaints of a vehicle speeding in Bar Harbor on Saturday. An officer met with the driver at his residence and made him aware of the complaints, but the driver denied speeding. 

Officers provided traffic direction on Monday for an Island Explorer bus that had broken down at the intersection of Cottage and Eden streets. 

Southwest Harbor 

The police department received a report on July 12 about a found kayak. No owner has been identified. 

The police got a report of a loud party the night of July 12 but found only people talking outside on a porch. An officer advised the group to go inside and to keep the noise down. 

A report of suspicious activity at Chris’s Pond was called into the police department on July 13. An officer found some people there who were drinking and moved them along. 

On July 14, a man was reported to be looking into vehicles on the lower town dock. An officer went to the dock and the man was rowing his boat into the harbor. A witness told the officer that the man did not take anything from the vehicles. 

An officer responded to a child falling off the dock and striking the concrete below on July 14. Shortly after police arrived, the child was seen by ambulance personnel, who took over the scene. 

The police received a call of a possible domestic violence assault on Friday morning. One person was taken off a sailboat and to the hospital for evaluation. 

A little after 1 a.m. on Monday, dispatch got a noise complaint for a group on Main Street. An officer spoke to the group making the noise, warned them for disorderly conduct and told them they needed to call it a night. 

Tremont 

The Hancock County Regional Control Center received a report of vandalism on July 11 that involved a vehicle and a residence in Tremont but after an investigation, it was determined vandalism was not the cause of the damage. 

Trenton 

The Sheriff’s Department received a call from the Edwards Brothers Store in Trenton on July 12 about a vehicle that had been left overnight and was causing a parking issue. A deputy contacted with the owner of the vehicle and helped to make arrangements to get the vehicle towed. 

A deputy responded to a call on July 12 about a man who was possibly in crisis. The deputy determined the man, identified as Joseph Meek, 37, of Trenton, was not in crisis but was violating his bail conditions. Meek was arrested and taken to Hancock County Jail where he was charged with two counts of violating conditions of release. 

 

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