Island Police Log: Police make drug arrest

BAR HARBOR — Amanda Holland, 30, of Bar Harbor was arrested March 26 during a traffic stop on Sand Point Road on a suspected probation violation. She was charged with possession of schedule W drugs. Schedule W drugs include opiates such as heroin. Possession is considered a Class C crime, punishable by five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.

A driver who encountered a deer in the road escaped the ensuing accident without injury Monday. Lynn Leighton, 58, of Ellsworth was driving south on Route 3 when a deer ran in front of her 2010 Subaru Forester, according to reports. She was not able to avoid the creature, reports state. The crash caused “major” damage to the Subaru. The deer ran off after the accident and could not be located.

Emergency responders were called to an Indian Point Road home Friday after multiple carbon monoxide (CO) detectors began sounding an alarm inside the house. An investigation revealed low levels of CO present on all floors. Firefighters determined that the homeowner had left a door open over the furnace vent, allowing exhaust to come into the house. Cold air contacting the thermostat had caused the furnace to run excessively, exacerbating the problem. The home was ventilated.

Firefighters on Monday shut off a leaking propane tank located behind Main Street restaurant Galyn’s Galley after responding to reports of gas odor. The restaurant was ventilated and checked for air quality. No hazardous conditions were found inside, and the situation was determined safe.

John Young, 34, of Bar Harbor was driving south on Route 3 in a 2005 Toyota pickup March 26 when he fell asleep at the wheel and lost control of the vehicle, according to reports. The truck left the roadway, collided head-on with an embankment and went airborne before coming to a rest approximately 100 feet from the road, according to reports. Young was taken by ambulance to the Mount Desert Island Hospital emergency department with facial lacerations. The vehicle sustained more than $1,000 in reportable damage.

Firefighters responded to a Shannon Way apartment building March 22 after report of a possible fire in the furnace room. The basement was filled with smoke when crews arrived. After an investigation, it was determined that an explosion in the furnace had caused an exhaust pipe to disconnect, causing smoke and soot to come into the furnace room and basement.

A dog found on Gilbert Farm Road on Friday was quickly reunited with its owner.

Game warden Phil Richter responded Sunday to a report of a talking, white bird on Mount Desert Street. The creature apparently had left by the time Richter arrived.

Officer Dustin Tierney helped an elderly man who had fallen on West Street Extension on Sunday.

Firefighters helped a resident of a Highbrook Road apartment get back into his residence after being locked out because of a faulty lock.

Southwest Harbor

Ian Jellison, 33, of Ellsworth was arrested Friday on a charge of operating while under the influence after Officer Toni Ryan initiated a vehicle stop on Main Street.

A Tremont teen was arrested by Officer Nick Hardwick while he was assisting the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department with a family fight in Tremont.

Ajha Stanley, 18, was arrested on a charge of obstructing governmental administration.

Mount Desert

Runaway teens were reported Sunday and Monday.

On Sunday, police located two boys from Seal Harbor and returned them to their parents.

A female minor from Northeast Harbor was reported missing Sunday by her parents. The disappearance is under investigation.

Two horses reportedly were running loose Monday on the Pretty Marsh Road. The equine escapees had been corralled by their owner and were resting comfortably in their stables by the time Lieutenant Kevin Edgecomb arrived.

David Rea, 26, of Ellsworth was summonsed March 25 on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle.


Vandalism at the Tremont Consolidated School gym was reported Saturday.

Leon Jacobs, 41, of Tremont was arrested Friday on an active warrant.

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