Island Police Log: Resident gets deer that washed ashore

BAR HARBOR — Officer Timothy Frost responded to a report Nov. 23 of a dead 10-point buck washed ashore at an Eden Street property. Police investigated, and the deer did not appear to have been shot, according to reports. The property owner agreed to dispose of the decaying carcass.

A resident reported the theft of a political campaign lawn sign from his property Nov. 23. Removal of a political sign by anyone other than the property owner or the person who placed it is a civil offense carrying up to a $250 fine, police said.

Enoch Albert, 72, of Bar Harbor, was reportedly driving on the Ledgelawn Avenue Extension bridge Nov. 23 when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction struck his car and broke a side mirror. The accident is being investigated as a hit-and-run.

A road rage incident was reported between motorists traveling off the island on Route 3 Monday afternoon. The two parties’ accounts differed, police said, but both vehicles allegedly stopped while the drivers argued.

A Cromwell Harbor Road resident was asked to redirect the flow from his sump pump Nov. 25 because the water reportedly was flowing into the street and creating a slippery hazard in freezing conditions.

Jeffrey Holmes, 48, of Bar Harbor was driving a Saturn Ion on Route 3 on Nov. 26 when he reportedly lost control of the vehicle on a turn. It went off the road into a ditch. No injuries were reported.

A resident reported finding a hypodermic needle on Route 102 near the head of the island Nov. 23.

Southwest Harbor

Police here remind motorists that the winter parking ban is in effect and will remain so until April 15. Parking is prohibited on all town roads and parking lots between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to allow for snowplowing.

A health center employee reported Nov. 24 that an unknown man was seen opening the door of a vehicle parked in the employee lot. Police responded but failed to locate the suspect.

Mount Desert

Three complaints about scam phone calls were reported on the same day, Nov. 24. All three involved fraudulent messages purported to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Overnight parking on town roads and parking lots is again prohibited until the first Monday in May, according to police. The winter parking ban is in effect to allow for snow removal.


A pickup sustained minor damage when it struck a deer Monday on the Tremont Road.

Brian Graves, 41, of Trenton was northbound in a 2012 GMC and unable to avoid hitting the deer, according to Deputy Eric McLaughlin of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department.

A resident reported Nov. 23 that someone had cut protective shrink wrap from a boat and a tire on a trailer.

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