Island Police Log: One traffic stop – three arrests



BAR HARBOR — Joseph Thompson, 24, of Roque Bluffs was reportedly driving erratically in the parking lot of a Cottage Street business early Sunday morning when Lt. James Pinkham stopped the vehicle. Thompson was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI). One of the passengers in the vehicle, Kenneth Maclean, 23, of Lamoine, reportedly argued loudly with officers and was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

Pinkham warned two other passengers, also reportedly intoxicated, not to drive the vehicle.

A few minutes later, Officer Judson Cake spotted the vehicle on Eden Street and stopped it. Garrett Preston, 22, of Machias reportedly was driving, and according to police reports, he got out of the vehicle and fled along the shoreline. State Police arrived with a canine unit to assist in the search for Preston, who was quickly found by the dog and arrested on charges of OUI and refusing to submit to arrest or detention, and two outstanding warrants.

An Acadia National Park Tours bus reportedly struck a parked Chevy Tahoe Aug. 11 on Eden Street when the driver was pulling over to tell passengers about a landmark, causing several thousand dollars in damage. The bus had 24 passengers aboard at the time.

Andrew Daul, 32, of Gouldsboro was driving a Subaru on Aug. 11 on Rodick Street when he allegedly took off after striking another vehicle. Larry Jones, 61, of Hudson, N.H., was entering the intersection of Rodick Street and Cottage Street in his Nissan when the Subaru, making a right turn from Cottage Street onto Rodick Street, struck his vehicle, according to reports. Police later found the Subaru, registered to Amanda Kendall of Bar Harbor, with damage and summonsed Daul on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident by quickest means and operating without a license.

Crystal Noyes, 36, of Southwest Harbor was driving a 2001 Dodge Durango in the Hannaford parking lot Sunday when it accidentally struck a pedestrian, Suzanne Hughes, 62, of Florida. Noyes was watching another vehicle and didn’t see Hughes, police said. Hughes did not require an ambulance.

Jasmine Bender, 18, of Bass Harbor was driving a 2005 Ford Escape west on Pine Heath Road above the speed limit Sunday night when the vehicle slid on some gravel, she overcorrected, and the vehicle rolled over, police said. It landed on all four wheels, and she was able to drive it to the Somesville One Stop to report the crash. Only minor injuries were reported, but the vehicle is a total loss.

Anna Sawin, 43, of Stonington, Conn. was driving a 2015 Toyota Highlander east on the Eagle Lake Road Sunday morning when she slowed for another vehicle making a left turn into the high school. The vehicle behind her, a 2004 Toyota minivan driven by Kathleen Havey, 47, of Falls Church, Va., struck the rear of the Highlander. No one was injured, but the minivan was had to be towed.

Following a report of a guitar stolen from a truck Aug. 11, Officer Timothy Bland arrested Kalob Brehm, 19, on charges of theft and possession of alcohol by a minor and Corey Beane, 19, on charges of possession of stolen property and possession of alcohol by a minor.

A resident called to report a suspicious, unexpected check they received in the mail for $11,000. Officer Brad O’Neil confirmed the mailing was a scam and the check listed a fake account number.

An Eden Street restaurant reported a couple refusing to leave the business Aug. 12. They left promptly when officers arrived.

Officer Soren Sundberg removed a group of teenagers who had set up a tent in a Hulls Cove gravel pit Aug. 12.

Ocean Properties Ltd. was notified of a disorderly house event at the company’s Mount Desert Street employee housing building, the former Ledgelawn Inn, after Sundberg verified a noise complaint Sunday night.

Officers Judson Cake and Ted Cake warned a large group gathered in the Old Police Department parking lot early Friday morning for drinking in public and using fireworks.

Henry Minor, 20, of Greenwich, Conn., was summonsed Saturday night on a charge of possession of a fake ID.

Officer Christopher Wharff arrested Timothy Roberts, 30, of Franklin Saturday night on charges of criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. Wharff reportedly watched Roberts scream at someone he was with and hit several cars in a parking lot with his fist, causing minor damage to one of them. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

Some young visitors weren’t ready to leave at the end of their vacation this week. A father of several small children was yelling at them to get ready and help pack their vehicle on Main Street Saturday morning. That concerned bystanders enough that one called the police. No charges were filed.

Mount Desert

Ted Cake reunited a lost child with his family Saturday after responding to a report of a young boy wandering alone along Main Street in Somesville.

The boy was able to provide the officer with a phone number. After speaking with the boy’s mother, Cake took the boy to a nearby home where the family had been staying.

A Mount Desert teenager escaped injury, but her 2013 Volkswagen is a total loss as the result of a single-vehicle crash Aug. 12 in Northeast Harbor.

Lily Sue Lichtenstein, 18, was southbound on Sargeant Drive when the vehicle struck granite coping stones lining the road.

Scott Dembowski, 47, of Mount Desert was summonsed Aug. 13 on a charge of possessing a usable amount of marijuana.

Southwest Harbor

Cameron Dana, 19, of Southwest Harbor was arrested Aug. 13 on a Knox County warrant charging him with violating the conditions of his release.

A young deer was struck Sunday on the Bass Harbor Road near Gott’s Store. The vehicle, driven by Ellen Church, 77, of Tremont, was operable, police said.

Another Tremont resident struck a deer with a vehicle on Aug. 12.

Andrew Perriera, 47, was driving on Route 102 near the St. Sauveur Mountain parking lot when a deer ran onto the road.

Correction: An earlier version of this post contained an error. An item about an Eagle Lake Road accident incorrectly outlined the sequence of events.

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