Island Police Log: Tipsy taxi patron charged

BAR HARBOR — A New York man was reportedly intoxicated, angry that a taxi did not come to the right place and unhappy with the taxi’s quoted price early in the morning of Oct. 20. Lusasz Czapalicki, 26, of Ridgewood, N.Y., allegedly saw the taxi driver again a short time later, and a fight broke out. Czapalicki was summonsed on a charge of assault.

Police received two reports this week of vehicles striking deer on Eden Street.

Firefighters responded to a fire in a trash can in a Newport Drive parking lot Oct. 21. They reportedly extinguished the fire with a can of water.

Police have increased patrols and put out a speed trailer on Norway Drive following complaints of speeding in that area.

An iPad was reported missing Oct. 22 from a Rodick Place business. It has not yet been found, police said, but the owner was able to remotely lock the device to secure the data stored on it.

Aaron Boucher, 21, of Bar Harbor was arrested Friday morning on Route 3 on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Tyler Damon, 24, of Orneville was summonsed Saturday on a charge of operating after suspension. His license had been suspended for failure to pay a fine, police said.

Mount Desert

Police are investigating thefts of silverware and cash from homes.

The silverware was reported missing on Friday. On Saturday, the theft of about $2,000 cash was reported. There are persons of interest in both cases, according to Officer Ken Mitchell.

A man who reported Sunday that his 14-foot skiff was missing from the Seal Harbor pier later reported the boat was back at the dock.

Failure to yield at a traffic light led to an Oct. 22 head-on collision in Somesville.

Emma Watras, 17, of Tremont reportedly was making a left turn onto Route 198 and failed to stop for a northbound 2003 Chevrolet pickup driven by James Pasha, 55, of Bar Harbor. Watras’ 2012 Subaru sustained $5,000 damage. Damage to the pickup is estimated at $5,500. No injuries were reported.

A caretaker complained Oct. 22 that someone had dumped a bag of household trash on a property he oversees in Pretty Marsh. The person responsible was contacted and picked up the bag.

Southwest Harbor

A Mount Desert resident is facing a drunk-driving charge as the result of a traffic accident early Monday on Main Street.

Gordon Falt, 22, was summonsed while at Mount Desert Island Hospital, where he was being treated for injuries sustained in the crash. Bar Harbor Police, at the request of Southwest Harbor Police, summonsed Falt on charges of OUI and operating after suspension.

Chief Alan Brown said Falt’s passenger also sustained minor injuries. Both were treated at the hospital and released.

Falt and his passenger were not at the accident scene when police arrived. “They went to a residence and an ambulance was called,” Brown said.

Mount Desert police also assisted.

Police were called Oct. 20 to the Pemetic Elementary School after a teacher requested help in dealing with a “disruptive” first-grader.

The possible theft of commercial fishing gear is under investigation. The incident was reported Oct. 20.

A business requested help Friday with getting a customer who refused to leave to move on.


A resident reported Sunday that “something suspicious hit his house.” Deputy Luke Gross patrolled the area but failed to locate the source of the sound.


A trespassing complaint Oct. 22 turned out to be a dispute about space in a garden, Deputy Eric McLaughlin reported. The parties involved were advised not to have contact with each other.

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