A tractor trailer taking the corner of Main and Mount Desert streets in Bar Harbor a little close on Sept. 11 took out this fence at Cherrystones Restaurant. PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES

Island Police Log: Freightliner takes out fence

BAR HARBOR — Nathaniel Gordon, 42, of Lutz, Fla., was reportedly driving a 2014 Freightliner 18-wheeler, making a right turn from Mount Desert Street onto Main Street Friday morning when the truck hit the fence around an outdoor dining area at Cherrystone’s restaurant, destroying the fence. No injuries or damage to the truck were reported.

A Toyota Corolla rolled onto its roof Sept. 9 on the Indian Point Road. According to reports, it went off the road over a culvert. Driver Daniel Brown, 33, of Southwest Harbor allegedly oversteered at a bend in the road. He was not injured, police said, but the car was towed.

Rui Li, 24, of Providence, R.I., was summonsed Saturday on charges of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle and operating without a license Saturday. He was reportedly distracted before the Lexus he was driving on the Schooner Head Road left the roadway and struck a tree.

A GMC Denali driven by Rodney Miller, 56, of Bernard was damaged Sunday on Route 102 in Town Hill when it struck a deer, according to reports.

Michael Tibbets, 31, of Bar Harbor was arrested early in the morning of Sept. 8 on Main Street on a charge of violating conditions of his release. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

A man was warned Sept. 9 for criminal trespass following a report of vandalism at Kebo Valley Golf Club.

Police issued two warnings this week for violations of the town fireworks ordinance, one at a residence on the Russell Farm Road Sept. 9 and one on Route 3 in Salisbury Cove Sunday.

A resident reported stolen medications and bank checkbooks Saturday night on Route 3.

Scott Nelson, 42, of Hudson, Mass., was arrested Friday morning on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Following a traffic stop on Cottage Street Saturday, Officer Dustin Tierney arrested Robert Robinson, 63, of Bar Harbor on a charge of violating conditions of his release. Austin McNeal, 28, of Swans Island was also in the car. He was summonsed on a charge of possession of a useable amount of marijuana.

Joshua MacDonald, 23, of Bangor was arrested Saturday on an outstanding warrant. He was released from the police station a short time later after paying off an outstanding fine.

Sgt. Shaun Farrar warned two people Monday night at a Cottage Street business for violating the town ordinance against panhandling.

Mount Desert

A Southwest Harbor man who reportedly got his truck stuck Sept. 10 while trying to turn around on the Indian Point Road ended up with a damaged vehicle and a summons from police.

Jeremiah Cousins, 27, struck three trees while attempting to get a 2012 Dodge pickup back on the road, according to police.

Cousins was summonsed on a charge of failure to register a motor vehicle. Damage to the truck is estimated at $1,500.

Books – 70 of them in all – were reported stolen from the Northeast Harbor Library. According to Officer Ken Mitchell, the books were among those destined for the library’s used book sale and most likely taken over a period of time. The library reported the thefts on Friday. For now, the case remains shelved under mysteries.

Earlier on Friday, Mitchell struck a deer while driving to work. He was southbound on Route 198 in his personal vehicle, a 2012 Kia, when the deer ran onto the road. The impact caused substantial front-end damage to the Kia. The officer, who lives in Trenton, was not injured.

Shalan O’Connor, 20, of Virginia was issued a summons Saturday on a charge of operating without a license.

Southwest Harbor

A 79-year-old Southwest Harbor woman sustained only minor injuries when her vehicle left Route 102 Sept. 9 and crashed into the woods.

Marcia Beal was driving a 2007 Saturn on Carroll’s Hill near Smuggler’s Den when she lost control after the vehicle traveled onto the soft shoulder. Beal, who was wearing a seatbelt, complained of neck pain and was taken by ambulance to Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor where she was treated and released.

Vandalism was reported Monday by residents on the Marshall Brook Road and on the Herrick Road.

A fence was damaged at the Marshall Brook Road property. The vandalism on the Herrick Road has been ongoing, police said.

Christian Austin, 32, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed Sept. 10 on a speeding charge.


Sheriff’s deputies responded Saturday to a call from a resident who said an intoxicated woman was causing problems and requested help getting her to leave the residence.

As a result, Kathy Donovan, 41, of Southwest Harbor was arrested on a charge of violating bail conditions. Donovan was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and later released on bail.

The intersection of routes 3 and 204 was the scene Saturday of a two-vehicle collision.

According to the report, Evelyn Sargent, 68, of Mount Desert was stopped on Route 204 waiting to turn onto Route 3 when her vehicle was struck by one driven by Justin Willey, 24, of Ashland.


Two people were warned Monday for trespassing following what the sheriff’s office said was a “domestic altercation” at a residence. No one was charged with criminal conduct.

Early Tuesday, a resident reported a suspicious man near her home. Deputy Luke Gross failed to locate anyone at that location.

A woman reported Friday that her cat is missing and there are “suspicious circumstances surrounding the disappearance,” according to the report. Deputy Eric McLaughlin is investigating.

Acadia National Park

A Tremont man was summonsed to court on Sept. 9 following a single vehicle accident on the Western Mountain Road.

According to Ranger reports, Dustin Phippen, 25, of Bernard was driving a Jeep Cherokee on the dirt road when he looked down to find a dropped cigarette. He looked back up just as the vehicle was leaving the road and crashing into several trees. Injuries were minor, but the Jeep was a total loss, rangers said.

Phippen was summonsed on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without due care.

Donald Parsons, 52, of Bar Harbor was summonsed by rangers on Sept. 10 on a charge of failure to produce evidence of insurance. He was warned on several other traffic and defective equipment counts.

Also on Sept. 10, rangers were called to the Jordan Pond House where a three-year old girl was having a seizure. The girl was taken by Northeast Harbor Ambulance to MDI Hospital in Bar Harbor.

A 78-year-old woman was assisted by rangers after she fell while hiking near the Hulls Cove Visitor Center on Sept 13. She suffered arm, shoulder and facial injuries and was taken to the hospital by Bar Harbor Ambulance.

On Sept. 15, a 78-year-old woman fell while hiking on Acadia Mountain, sustaining possible broken ribs. Rangers were able to help her walk out on her own.

On Sept. 8, rangers warned visitors found picking mushrooms in the park. That same day, rangers responded to reports of “a dead smell” near a park drainage pipe.

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