Island Police Log: Suspicious man arrested on warrants



BAR HARBOR — Russell Crossman, 35, of Trenton was arrested March 4 at a Route 3 business near the head of the island on five active warrants from Hancock County District Court for failure to appear.

Police were called to the business after reports that Crossman was acting suspiciously. He was arrested again on Monday afternoon in Ellsworth on a drug-related charge.

Joseph Dennison, 34, of Ellsworth was arrested Friday on a charge of violating the conditions of his bail not to consume or possess alcohol. The arrest came after police received a 911 hang-up call from a Foxfields Farm Road residence.

Matthew Smullen, 33, of Tremont was arrested Saturday on a charge of operating after suspension.

A driver was warned for driving while distracted after getting his vehicle stuck in a snowbank on Sand Point Road while using his cell phone Saturday.

A Kennebec Street resident reported Monday that upon returning home from vacation, they found their front door broken open and a large amount of change and some prescription medication missing from the residence. The case is under investigation.

A 16-year-old girl from Trenton was summonsed March 5 on a charge of operating beyond her intermediate license restrictions.

Officer Dustin Tierney assisted Coast Guard personnel looking for a vessel that had transmitted an electronic distress signal in the Hulls Cove area Friday. Nothing out of the ordinary was spotted during the investigation.

Police received report March 5 of a father giving his 15-year-old son cigarettes. The matter is under investigation.

Mount Desert

A Southwest Harbor teen escaped injury in a March 4 accident that totaled her vehicle.

Sixteen-year-old Sierra Degraca was driving on Route 102 near the Beech Hill Cross Road when she reportedly lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet SUV in poor road conditions. The vehicle left the road and rolled onto its roof.

Slippery sidewalks and driveways kept police busy delivering buckets of sand to residents as part of the department’s Sand for Seniors program.

Southwest Harbor

An employer complained Sunday that an employee he had fired the previous day had come back for his tools and tool items that didn’t belong to him. The incident is under investigation.

Two people were summonsed of Friday on speeding charges. They are Mark Kanter, 64, of Bar Harbor and Brendan O’Keefe, 32, of Portland.

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