Island police log for week of Sept. 8



Southwest Harbor 

A vehicle was parked in a 2-hour sport at the upper town dock for over four days, according to the police log. After the vehicle was issued its third ticket Sept. 1, a wrecker was called in for its removal. While parking enforcement was waiting for the wrecker, the vehicle’s owner came to the dock, told parking enforcement that he was a resident and could park for as long as he wanted and got into the vehicle and left. The matter has been turned over to law enforcement. 

The police department received a report on Aug. 31 about possible animal neglect. Upon investigation, it was determined that the “animal is of ripe age and unable to get around without help,” according to the police log. No neglect was detected. 

The police department received a report on Friday of a vehicle that had passed a school bus that had its lights activated. The vehicle’s owner has been identified and will be contacted by police. 

A pedestrian on Sunday found several items that “looked like they had been rummaged through,” according to the police log. An officer responded and found the items, brought them to the victims of a reported burglary that had taken place on Friday. The burglary victims identified the items as those stolen from them.  

Bar Harbor 

An officer found parts of a vehicle in the road on Schooner Head Road on Aug. 29 but no incidents had been reported. 

The police department received an email on Aug. 30 reporting a large number of nails just off the roadway on Eagle Lake Road. The Department of Transportation was notified and staff there said someone would be sent to collect the debris. 

The police department took a report on Aug. 20 of possible smoke coming from Cadillac Mountain, which turned out to be clouds and fog. 

A report was made to the police on Aug. 31 regarding a golf cart that had been used without its owner’s permission. 

Someone reported the theft of a golf cart on Aug. 31. The cart was located and returned to its owner. No charges were filed. 

An officer on Aug. 31 assisted with an unattended death at a local residence. The cause of the 60-year-old female’s death is under investigation by the Medical Examiners Office. 

The police received a report on Aug. 31 of someone shining a flashlight at a residence. An officer checked the area but found no one. 

A 1993 Jeep XJ operated by Samora S. Buchanan, 28, of Washington, D.C., was traveling westbound on Eagle Lake Road on Friday when it went to make a right-hand turn onto Cromwell Harbor Road and left its lane into oncoming traffic, striking head on the 2022 Toyota Tacoma of a person from Massachusetts who was traveling northbound. There were no injuries reported. The Jeep was towed from the scene and Buchanan was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and operating without a license. 

An officer investigated an unattended death in Bar Harbor on Saturday where it was determined that the 48-year-old man died of natural causes. 

Following a traffic stop on Saturday, Nicole Wilson, 37, of Poland, was issued a uniformed summons and complaint for operating after suspension. 

An officer took a complaint on Sunday regarding a person yelling at skateboarders. This matter is under investigation. 

Turned into the police department’s lost and found for safekeeping this week were items including keys found in front of a store in town, four credit cards, a passport found in Acadia National Park that was turned over to park rangers and another passport.  

Mount Desert 

An officer responded on Sept. 1 to a report of a downed tree on Sound Drive. When the officer arrived, Versant Power was already on scene. Two officers directed traffic until Versant crew members were able to cut up the tree. 

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