Island Police Log: Halloween hijinks lead to man’s arrest

BAR HARBOR — Employees at two different downtown establishments called police about someone acting strangely in and around their businesses around midnight on Saturday. Nicholas Reynolds, 27, of Bar Harbor was allegedly standing on the hood of a taxi on Main Street when Officer Jerrod Hardy and Lt. James Pinkham arrived. They arrested him on charges of disorderly conduct and refusing to submit to arrest. He reportedly was taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital for a medical evaluation and then to the police department where he was later released on bail.

A vehicle traveling on Knox Road reportedly struck a turkey, killing it, on the afternoon of Oct. 29. The driver alerted the police and asked if he needed a permit in order to keep the bird, according to reports. He was informed he did not need a permit.

A 17-year-old was summonsed at 6 a.m. Oct. 27 on the Crooked Road on a charge of criminal speeding, which is driving at a speed at least 30 mph above the posted limit.

Police warned employees at a Rodick Street business for loud music the evening of Oct. 27.

Police said an arrow, of the kind used in bow hunting, was found on the golf course at Kebo Valley Oct. 28.

Vincent Stone, 47, of Fort Pierce, Fla., was arrested Oct. 28 on Kebo Street on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Scott Beaudreault, 32, of Bar Harbor was summonsed on a charge of OUI Saturday evening following a traffic stop on Cottage Street.

David Cowing, 61, of Bar Harbor was arrested Sunday on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

Mount Desert

An Oct. 27 complaint of a vehicle stopped in the middle of Indian Point Road at night without lights led to charges against a 30-year-old Ellsworth man.

Officer Leigh Guildford arrested William Dressel on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. Dressel additionally was summonsed on charges of operating after suspension and possession of a scheduled drug.

Wet road conditions during an Oct. 29 rainstorm were a factor in a rollover accident on Route 102.

Cody Hamor, 25, of Ellsworth was northbound in a 2005 Chevrolet pickup when he reportedly lost control due to water on the roadway. The truck left the road, rolled over and came to rest in a ditch.

Hamor sustained a minor injury, police said. The truck is a total loss.

Faulty brakes and a deer in the road resulted in a rear-end collision Monday on Route 198.

According to police, Felice Janes, 62, of Mount Desert made a sudden stop to avoid a deer. Janes’ 2016 Ford was struck from behind by a 2003 Chevrolet driven by Benjamin Conners, 21, of Ellsworth. The brakes on Conners’ vehicle failed, police said.

Swans Island

Deputy Rob Morang helped the owner of an inn here evict three guests. One of the guests, 21-year-old Dakota Arnold of Bradford, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to pay a fine. The U.S. Coast Guard assisted the deputy.

The theft of a canoe was reported Sunday. According to Morang, ownership of the canoe is disputed, and the incident remains under investigation.

A dog is to blame for a single-vehicle accident Friday on the Atlantic Road.

Zoe Zalta, 22, was eastbound in a 1997 Honda when her pup jumped onto her lap, causing her to lose control of the vehicle. The Honda left the road and struck a small tree.

Southwest Harbor

A resident living on the Seal Cove Road reported Oct. 27 the theft of rope from his yard. The rope is valued at $160.

Timothy Wedge, 20, no address listed, was summonsed Oct. 28 on a speeding charge.


Windows were reported broken Monday in a van parked on a vacant lot.

Acadia National Park

A man caught illegally skateboarding down the Cadillac Mountain Summit Road on Friday, was summoned to court by rangers. Crockett Lalor, 19, of Lincolnville was charged with possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). He was warned on the skateboarding charge and for possession of alcohol by a minor.

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