Island Police Log: Man in taxi incident was tipsy

BAR HARBOR — A fight in the parking lot of an Eden Street hotel Saturday led to the arrest of two men. Police say John Gray, 36, of Ellsworth and Kenneth Morse, 27, of Machias allegedly became frustrated when their vehicle was blocked in by taxis picking up patrons at the hotel. The men allegedly became agitated with the taxi passengers, opened a taxi door and tried to pull them out, sparking the altercation.

Gray, 36, the passenger in the blocked vehicle, was arrested on a charge of violating the conditions of his bail. Morse, the driver, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, operating while under the influence, criminal mischief, operating without a license and operating after suspension. Both men were transported to Hancock County Jail.

A Bar Harbor man was arrested Saturday after striking a tandem bicyclist with the mirror on his truck. Police say Donald Parsons, 51, was driving on Schooner Head Road in his 2006 Chevy pickup when the mirror of the truck clipped one of two people riding along the side of the road on a tandem bike, causing the bike to crash. The bicyclists were evaluated by emergency responders and treated at the scene. Parsons was arrested on a charge of driving to endanger and was summonsed on a charge of failure to report a personal injury motor vehicle accident. He was not injured.

Max Blandford, 26, of Bar Harbor was summonsed April 30 on a charge of possession of a useable amount of marijuana.

Sgt. Shaun Farrar removed a dead deer from a Route 3 driveway Monday.

Police investigating a car alarm going off for half an hour on Rodick Street April 29 found an intoxicated friend of the car’s owner lying down in the back seat.

Officer Judson Cake helped a stranded motorist push his vehicle to the side of Eagle Lake Road April 30.

Mount Desert

Officer Ken Mitchell found himself playing the role of Elmer Fudd Tuesday morning as he attempted to find a “wascally wabbit” that got loose in Northeast Harbor. The owner of the pet rabbit called police to assist in finding her pet. No word on if the rabbit’s name is “Bugs.”

Gunshots were reported Sunday in Otter Creek.

Police were called to Otter Creek Friday after receiving a complaint that a juvenile was shooting a BB gun close to where other people had gathered.

Southwest Harbor

A pair of roaming roosters was the subject of an April 30 complaint by a resident of the Clark Point Road.

A blue 18-speed specialized bicycle was reported missing April 29 from the bike rack at the Pemetic Elementary School.

A used hypodermic needle was found Friday on the grounds of Beech Cliff Apartments.


Casey Henderson, 42, of Trenton was arrested April 30 on eight active warrants charging him with default in payment of fines.


Tremont firefighters responded Monday to a vehicle fire at a residence on the Cape Road. Chief Keith Higgins said the homeowner had extinguished the blaze in a Ford Ranger pickup before firefighters arrived.

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