Island Police Log: Illegal drug stash found

BAR HARBOR — Jason Redimaker, 22, of Addison was arrested early Sunday morning on charges of possession of a schedule W drug and operating while under the influence of intoxicants (OUI). Officer Christopher Wharff stopped Redimaker’s vehicle on Route 3 for alleged erratic operation and reportedly found heroin, Valium, Ritalin and marijuana. Redimaker was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and later released on bail.

Terri Rappaport, 66, of Bar Harbor was driving her Subaru Impreza west on the Crooked Road near Norway Drive at 11 p.m. Saturday when the vehicle crossed into the opposite lane of travel, striking a 2012 Toyota Prius head-on. The Prius was owned and operated by Linda Rowell Kelly, 63, of Bar Harbor. Rappaport suffered a broken bone, and both drivers had other minor injuries. Both vehicles were towed due to extensive damage.

Officer Brad O’Neil responded to an Eden Street business Saturday morning following a report of a dog running loose with a metal park bench attached to its leash. The dog had apparently been spooked by a passing bus and took off, dragging the bench, O’Neil said. The dog ran along a walkway where the bench struck a building and a parked rental car, causing minor damage.

Police responded to a report the afternoon of Sept. 2 of a person in the water in Frenchman Bay between the Bar Island sandbar and the town pier. Chief Jim Willis and O’Neil started out in the police boat while Officer Soren Sundberg stood by at the town pier. The apparently intoxicated male was out of the water when they reached him, Willis said. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Police warned two people for illegal camping on the Hadley Point Road Sept. 1.

A Lakewood Farm Road resident this week reported an ultralight manned aircraft flying over his property and scaring his horses. O’Neil told him there was no town ordinance violation and that the airport in Trenton “couldn’t do much unless there was an immediate danger to human life or property.”

An employee of a Cottage Street business reported returning to her car in the Old Police Department lot Saturday to find it had been vandalized.

Ronald Marinello, 34, of Boca Raton, Fla., was arrested early Monday morning on Rodick Street on a charge of OUI.

A dog owner was warned against cruelty to animals Monday afternoon after two passersby reportedly found the animal in a hot vehicle, took it out of the unlocked car and brought it down to the water at the foot of Bridge Street to cool off.

A 2006 Jeep Liberty was legally parked on Mount Desert Street Friday when it was sideswiped by a 2014 Freightliner box truck operated by Dennis Keyser, 55, of Levant. There was minor damage to the unoccupied Liberty, owned by Jackie Davidson, 62, of Trenton. No injuries were reported.


An alleged hit-and-run driver was arrested Sunday on a charge of impaired driving after he left the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Route 3.

Steven Roberson, 36, of Ellsworth was driving a 2000 Honda that reportedly rear-ended a 2015 Jeep driven by Frederick Simcox, 62, of Melbourne, Fla. According to the sheriff’s department, an argument ensued before Roberson drove off toward Mount Desert Island. He was stopped in Somesville by Bar Harbor police and taken into custody.

Roberson was charged with OUI, violating bail conditions and leaving the scene of an accident.

A Biddeford woman was arrested for alleged drunk-driving Sunday as the result of another accident on Route 3. Jessica Ham, 32, reportedly pulled out in front of another car, causing the vehicles to collide.

Ham was arrested on a charge of OUI.

Mount Desert

A Bangor man is facing several charges after being stopped Sept. 2 for a traffic offense.

Zachary Skolfield, 25, was arrested on a charge of operating after habitual offender revocation and on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court.

Police received a complaint Sept. 3 of a woman with a horse on the Village Green in Seal Harbor. The reporting party asked police to ask the woman to take the horse elsewhere, which she did.

A yellow canary, apparently unafraid of humans, flew up to a Somesville resident Sept. 1. The resident told police she picked the bird up and will be keeping it until its owner can be found.

Southwest Harbor

A small woods fire Saturday on the Freeman Ridge Road was extinguished quickly by the fire department.

A man staying at a Shore Road motel complained Sept. 2 that someone had broken into his room and taken cash.

Acadia National Park

Sometimes making a speedy delivery is not a good thing. On Sept. 3, rangers summonsed David Sirois, 22, of Bangor on a charge of speeding on the Park Loop Road just before Sieur de Monts. According to reports, Sirois was driving a FedEx delivery truck. The truck reportedly ran over a traffic cone in a construction zone on that road.

Also on Sept. 3, rangers assisted a hiker who sustained a minor injury while attempting to climb the Precipice Trail on Champlain Mountain. A ranger was able to assist the visitor back to their vehicle.

The Precipice was the scene of another incident on Sept. 5. According to reports, a man scaling the iron ladder rungs used to climb up a cliff on the upper portion of the trail panicked due to his fear of heights. A ranger was able to coax the man to move and escorted him down off the mountain.

Earlier that day, rangers were called to the Acadia Mountain Trail after a 63-year-old man reported sudden weakness and shortness of breath. Rangers cooled the man off and treated him for heat-related stress. He was able to walk out with the assistance of a ranger. A rescue team had formed at the trailhead but was not needed.

More than two dozen tickets for illegal parking and obstructing traffic were issued to park visitors last week.

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