Island Police Log: Man hit by tour bus

BAR HARBOR — A tour bus carrying 45 passengers reportedly struck a pedestrian at low speed in the crosswalk on Route 3 in Hulls Cove Sept. 23.

Robert Mohr, 56, of Luxemburg, Wis., was driving the bus and had stopped at the crosswalk, police said. Pedestrian Charles Chattley, 42, of Ellsworth reportedly started into the crosswalk and stopped when the bus started again and struck him. He was taken to the Mount Desert Island Hospital in an ambulance for injuries that were not life-threatening. There are no charges pending.

Officer Timothy Bland responded to a report of people target shooting in a Hulls Cove gravel pit Sunday afternoon. He found William Hanscom, 52, of Bar Harbor and two teenagers. Hanscom allegedly had three handguns in his possession. He was summonsed on a charge of prohibited possession of firearms, due to previous felony traffic convictions, police said. A court date was set for November.

At 12:30 a.m. Sept. 24, police responded to a report of assault at a West Street Extension residence. Breanne Johnson, 18, of Bar Harbor was summonsed on a charge of assault, reportedly resulting from a dispute with a roommate. No serious injuries were reported.

Police received a report Sept. 22 of people camping on town property at Hadley Point Beach. Lt. David Kerns found the campers, issued a warning and arrested Nicholas Sargent, 26, no address listed, on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. Sargent was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

Sandra Heath, 70, of East Orland was summonsed on a charge of disorderly conduct Sept. 22 on Eden Street following a dispute with a coworker, according to reports.

Taylor Greene, 25, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Sept. 23 on a charge of criminal mischief on Cottage Street. He was reportedly in an oral argument with a coworker and knocked over a business sign.

Two residents separately reported an injured or ill porcupine on Cromwell Harbor Road Sept. 22. One said it looked like it had been hit by a vehicle. Police were unable to find the animal.

Officer Soren Sundberg picked up two dogs running in the roadway on Ledgelawn Avenue the evening of Sept. 23 and took them to a veterinarian’s office.

Jamie Grindle, 25, of Bass Harbor was arrested early on the morning of Sept. 24 on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Police responded to a report of possible theft at a Main Street restaurant on Sept. 24. Two women were warned not to return after allegedly attempting to go behind the bar and pour themselves an adult beverage.

Noah Puglisi, 22, of Mount Desert was arrested on an OUI charge early Friday morning on High Street.

Brendan O’Keefe, 33, of Tremont was arrested on a charge of OUI following a traffic stop on Eagle Lake Road early Sunday morning.

Southwest Harbor

A 22-year-old man is facing several charges resulting from the report Friday of a car stolen from a residence.

Neil Long of Southwest Harbor was arrested on charges of theft and violating the conditions of his release and on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.

Mount Desert

The Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance Service’s new ambulance collided Sept. 24 with a deer while northbound on Route 102 near Echo Vista. The driver, Omar Alfonzo of Sun City, Ariz., was not injured.

A Massachusetts driver declined treatment for minor injuries after the 2009 Volkswagen he was operating struck a utility pole Sunday in Northeast Harbor.

Daniel Larson Jr., 68, of Ipswich, Mass., reportedly was driving on the Manchester Road when he lost control while swerving to avoid a deer.

Damon Pelletier, 42, of Tremont was arrested Sunday on a charge of OUI.


A motorcyclist from Mount Desert injured his right leg in a Sept. 22 collision on Route 3.

Jerry Michaud, 68, was riding a 2009 Honda motorcycle and failed to see that a vehicle was stopped in traffic at a work zone, according to the report. The motorcycle struck the rear of a Ford operated by Peter Ferdinand, 51, of Weston, Conn. Both vehicles sustained reportable damage.


A Swans Island man was arrested as the result of a Sept. 24 traffic stop by the sheriff’s department.

Timothy Treadwell, 25, was arrested on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court. He additionally was summonsed on charges of operating after suspension and possession of a useable amount of marijuana.

Acadia National Park

On Sept. 23, a 60-year-old woman injured her ankle while hiking on the South Ridge Trail on Cadillac Mountain. Rangers responded with a pair of crutches and an ankle splint. “The patient ended up being evacuated via a piggyback ride,” according to reports.

David Massey, 50, of Southborough, Mass., was summonsed by rangers on Sept. 24 on a charge of violating a closure. According to reports, he was operating a drone from park property.

On Sept. 26, a 56-year-old woman sustained a minor head injury in a bicycle accident at the base of the Cadillac Mountain Summit Road. “She said she was going too fast and couldn’t stop,” reports state. The woman laid the bike over to bring it to a stop. Rangers and paramedics from the Bar Harbor Fire Department provided first aid.

Also on Saturday, Richard Freiman, 47, of Barrington, R.I., got lost while hiking off trail on the North Ridge of Pemetic Mountain. With help from park dispatchers who were able to communicate with Freiman by cell phone, rangers were able to locate him and assist him back to his vehicle.

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