Island Police Log: Tractor trailer hits dogs

BAR HARBOR — Two black lab dogs were struck by a tractor trailer when they ran into the roadway on Route 3 near Salisbury Cove the afternoon of New Year’s Eve. One of the dogs died. The vehicle was driven by Paul Michaud, 56, of Arundel. The dogs’ owner soon arrived at the accident scene, police said, and retrieved the dogs. There were no citations issued, and Michaud was not injured.

The snowstorm on Dec. 29 was a factor in two traffic accidents on the Crooked Road. Marion Higgins, 54, of Bass Harbor was driving a Toyota Scion at 6:30 a.m. when it slid off the road and struck a utility pole. Later in the day, Jalique Keene, 18, of Bar Harbor was driving a Toyota Corolla when it skidded over a snow bank and struck a tree. In both cases, the cars were seriously damaged and had to be towed. The drivers were not injured.

Officer Dustin Tierney warned a resident in the area of Kitteridge Brook Road New Year’s Eve for violating the town ordinance prohibiting use of fireworks. He also responded to a complaint of fireworks earlier in the evening in DeGregoire Park but did not see or hear any fireworks, according to reports.

A man was taken to the hospital after allegedly falling and hitting his head New Year’s Eve on Kebo Street. Officer Judson Cake saw the fall and called the ambulance, police said.

Brady Thomas, 19, of Southwest Harbor was arrested early Friday morning on a charge of Operating After Suspension. He was taken to Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

Matthew Smart, 36, of Bar Harbor was arrested Friday night on an outstanding warrant. He was taken to the county jail.

Gunshots were reported in the area of Pine Heath Road Sunday evening.

Mount Desert

A Bucksport man was arrested early Tuesday after a Somesville resident called police to report someone knocking at the door because their vehicle had broken down.

Officer Brad O’Neil arrested Bernard Cough, 24, after responding to the 2:22 a.m. call from the homeowner. Cough was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence and summonsed on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana.

Two guns – a loaded handgun and an unloaded shotgun – were inside Cough’s vehicle and were being transported legally, police said.

Southwest Harbor

Christopher Carlson, 40, of Orland was summonsed Monday on a charge of operating with an expired registration.

An apartment dweller complained Monday about noises coming from inside an adjacent, vacant unit. Officer Rick Graham determined no one was inside.


A 2011 Chrysler driven by Debra Lunt, 55, of Tremont sustained front-end damage after striking a deer Dec. 30 on Harbor Drive.

Swans Island

Deputy Rob Morang is to issue warnings to several juveniles whom he recently saw riding ATVs on public roads.

The owner of a truck that accidently dropped crushed stone on the road Friday was warned against operating with an unsecured load.

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