Island Police: Loss of marble investigated in Pretty Marsh

Bar Harbor 

On the morning of Sept. 14, an officer was flagged down by a landscaper in the area of Agamont Lane who reported an unresponsive male on a bench in Agamont Park. Bar Harbor Fire Department was dispatched to the scene. Prior to EMS arrival, the officer awoke the male and determined that no medical emergency existed. The male, who was a transient and sleeping on a parking benchwas advised of the town municipal ordinance pertaining to camping and was asked to move along. 

Late in the evening of Sept. 14, an officer responded to a possible domestic situation. Upon investigation, it was determined to be verbal only in nature and both parties were warned for disorderly conduct. 

Around 7 a.m. on Sept. 15, an officer observed multiple subjects camping in their vehicles in town and informed them of the ordinance. 

On Sept. 15 at 9 a.m., a man walked into the Police Department saying he needed a place to sleep. He was allowed to sleep in the department’s lobby for a few hours.  

At 4:04 p.m. on Sept. 15, a 2013 Dodge Dart driven by Tyrone Lee, 28, of Macon, Ga., was traveling east on Mount Desert Street while a 2007 Toyota Sequoia operated by Zachary Lemieux, 27, of Oakland, was heading west. Lee stopped and backed up to try to get into the driveway for Café This Way when a rear portion of his car crossed the center line and struck a rear portion of the Sequoia. Both vehicles sustained scratches and dents.  

Close to 5 p.m. on Sept. 15, a necklace and pendant were dropped off in the station’s lobby.  

An officer spoke with a Florida man in reference to the sex offender registry requirements of Maine around 10 a.m. on Sept. 16.  

On Sept. 16, a real estate agent and an appraiser were having difficulty with a tenant at a residence who refused to let them assess the property. Around 10 a.m., an officer was able to speak with the tenant who then allowed the appraisal to occur without any issue. 

Around noon on Sept. 16, a Mount Desert man reported a tree that was leaning against power lines in the area of West and Bridge streets. Dispatch contacted Versant Power about the issue. 

On Sept. 16, an unknown woman called in to complain about being told she couldn’t enter a store without a full mask on. She stated the owner was rude and she will take her money elsewhere. She would not identify herself. 

On the afternoon of Sept. 16, an officer responded to a citizen-assist complaint concerning a fence that had blown down on Cottage Street.  

Around 2 p.m. on Sept. 16, someone came into the station regarding a parking issue. One of the involved individuals was referred to as a “Karen.” No enforcement was necessary. 

On Sept. 16, the department received an email complaining about a scheduled wedding and referenced COVID-19 concerns. An officer spoke with the complainant and the wedding parties, and it was discovered that all appropriate measures were being taken to be in compliance with Governor’s orders.  

Someone called to report that a tree had fallen in town and partially landed on a vehicle on Sept. 16. 

On Sept. 16 at 3:39 p.m., a 2010 Subaru driven by Ivan Andros, 17, of Lamoine, was heading west on Otter Creek Drive when it swerved to miss a deer and struck a tree. No injuries were reported, but there was front-end damage to the vehicle. 

An officer addressed an email complaint on Sept. 17 in reference to a Bar Harbor establishment’s COVID-19 procedures. The officer spoke to the manager who said they were aware of the issue and making strides to correct it.  

A child reportedly riding a dirt bike dangerously was checked out by an officer around 4:25 p.m. on Friday, who found nothing to report. 

At 7:42 p.m. on Friday, an officer responded to a report of a woman yelling in distress, but she was just having an argument on the phone. 

On Saturday at 1:51 p.m., an Ellsworth woman turned in a wallet with no identification inside that she found in Agamont Park. The contents were inventoried and placed into lost and found. 

An officer assisted the Bar Harbor Fire Department at the scene of a medical emergency at the intersection of Eden and West streets around 3:18 p.m. on Saturday. A bicyclist had fallen and hit their head on the sidewalk, resulting in multiple facial lacerations and a head injury. The cyclist was taken to MDI Hospital for treatment. 

Mount Desert 

At 11:58 a.m. on Sept. 14, an officer took a report of a theft of marble from a residence in the Pretty Marsh area. This complaint is under active investigation.  

Around noon on Sept. 14, an officer responded to Main Street in Somesville after receiving an erratic vehicle complaint but was unable to locate the described vehicle.  

An email was sent the police department on Sept. 14 from a resident reporting that his kayak was missing. 

On Sept. 14 at 2:25 p.m., the department received a call from a resident about ongoing speeding traffic on Main Street in Somesville. 

At 11:32 a.m. on Sept. 15, a Bar Harbor man reported losing a disk with photographs on it in the area of Long Pond sometime on Sept. 12. 

Around noon on Sept. 15, a Seal Harbor woman called to report that she was receiving several harassing telephone calls at her residence. 

On Sept. 15, a UPS truck driven by Jon Sellars of Brewer blew a front tire while traveling south on Sargeant Drive in Northeast Harbor that caused the truck to swerve into several coping stones. Estimated damage to the truck is $1,300.  

A traffic stop at 5:22 p.m. on Sept. 15 resulted in Dana Peterson, 29, of Mount Desert, to be changed with attaching false plates.  

On Sept. 16, a male stopped by the department around 12:46 p.m. to report that he has no working phone or internet at home and wanted the police to know in case his family calls to make contact.  

On Sept. 17 around 3:30 p.m., an officer responded to a complaint of a dog running loose in Someville. The matter is under review with the dog’s owner. 

Around 9 p.m. on Sept. 17, officers responded to a noise complaint in Hall Quarry. The parties involved were spoken to and asked to quiet down for the rest of the night, to which they agreed. 

On Friday afternoon, a 2016 GMC Acadia operated by Jo-Lyn Harper Merchant, 45, of Hancock, hit a deer on Pretty Marsh Road. There was very minor damage to the vehicle and the deer ran from the scene. 

Suspicious activity was reported in the town of Mount Desert at 12:20 a.m. on Saturday.  

On Sunday around 4:17 p.m., officers were requested to assist with a small wildfire in Mount Desert. Mount Desert Fire Department and Acadia National Park also assisted.  

A resident of Mount Desert was warned for disorderly conduct after playing his music at an excessive volume and disturbing the neighbors at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday. 

On Sunday at 5:45 p.m., Justin Snyder, 33, of Trenton, was riding his motorcycle near the upper parking area entrance to Little Long Pond on Peabody Drive when a vehicle pulled out of the entrance in front of him. Snyder took evasive action and crashed into the woods but was not injured. The other vehicle did not stop. 

Southwest Harbor  

A woman called police on Sept. 15 around 8 a.m. to report losing her black TracFone. 

A vehicle parked in front of a fire hydrant on Seawall Road was reported on Sept. 15 a little after 10 a.m. Police found the driver and they moved the car. 

Police contacted the owner of a purse found on Main Street near the library on Sept. 15 around 5 p.m. and she picked it up at the station. 

Around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 16, police received a credit card found on Fernald Point Road. No information was found for the name on the card.  

State police were assisted by local police on Sept. 16 around 11 a.m. in transporting Dylan Norwood, 25, of Ellsworth, to the Hancock County Jail on a warrant for his arrest.  

Police helped with a medical call involving a man who got his hand caught in a wood splitter on Sept. 16 around 1:30 p.m. 

Police received a report of a purse being stolen from a vehicle on Seal Cove Road on Sept. 16 around 5 p.m. According to police, the purse was found and no theft had occurred. 

Police are investigating a report of an assault that happened off Jody’s Acre Road on Sept. 16 around 6 p.m. According to police, the incident involves a man and a woman who are not family or household members.  

A car versus deer crash was reported around 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 16. Catholyn Pickup-McMullin, 46, of Southwest Harbor, was driving south on 102 in a 2016 Honda Fit and hit a deer. There was considerable damage to the front of the Fit, according to police. Pickup-McMullin was not injured in the accident and was followed home by an officer to make sure she arrived safely. 

Suspicious activity was reported on Seal Cove Road around 9 p.m. on Sept. 16. According to police, a woman reported seeing someone near her vehicle with a light. When an officer checked the area there was no evidence of anyone being there. 

A man reported losing his wallet near the post office on Sept. 16 around 10 p.m. An officer searched the area but didn’t find it. 

Police were asked to place traffic cones near downed power lines at the intersection of Clark Point and Claremont roads around 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 17. A large tree had broken, coming across the lines and broken a guide cable. Versant was called to remove the tree from the lines.  

A bad check written to a local store was reported on Sept. 16 around noon. When police contacted the person who wrote the check, they agreed to an arrangement made to pay the amount. 

Police reported an accident involving a 17-year-old male who took too sharp of a turn at the corner of Wesley Avenue and Main Street and sideswiped a utility pole on Sept. 17 around 7 p.m. There was functional damage to the rear quarter panel of the 2017 Toyota Tundra driven by the teenager in the incident. He was warned for failure to report an accident by quickest means possible.  

Items of clothing found in the woods were reported on Friday around 9 a.m. by a resident who came into the police station. Because the items were found on Acadia National Park property, the report was turned over to them.  

Around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, a brown leather wallet was turned into the police station. 

An officer stopped a vehicle for multiple motor vehicle violations on Main Street around 4:15 p.m. on Friday. As a result, Haleigh Hammar, 24, of Bass Harbor, was issued a summons for operating with a license expired for more than 90 days.  

A resident brought what they thought was a counterfeit $20 bill to the police department on Saturday around 6:15 p.m. After examining the bill, police found it to be legal tender.  

Police were asked to help a woman retrieve her belongings from an ex-partner’s residence on Sunday around 9:30 a.m. Police called and left a message with the ex-partner.  

A dog that had run off was reported around 10 a.m. on Sunday. According to police, the dog returned home on its own. 

Money left in a car door was reported as suspicious activity on Sunday around 11 a.m. A woman who reported the incident asked police to speak with the man who did it and ask him not to have further contact.  

A lost trailer license plate was reported on Monday a little after noon. The plate was found in a ditch. 

An officer came across a vehicle accident on Monday around 1 p.m. on Main Street. A 2019 Ford Fusion driven by Lauren Roberts, 34, of Indiana, was stopped for another vehicle that was turning. While stopped, it was hit in the rear by a 1988 Dodge pickup truck, driven by Matthew Dunbar, 56, of Bernard, that was unable to stop in time. Dunbar was charged with operating with an expired license.   

A scam was reported on Monday around 5:30 p.m. According to police, money was sent to someone impersonating an Amazon employee.  


While on patrol in town around 6 pm. on Sept. 15, a deputy was flagged down by some people reporting a young child operating an ATV on a busy road. They were concerned about the child’s safety. The deputy found the child and returned them home safely. 

Suspicious people were reported in Bernard around 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. A woman said two people were acting strange and then disappeared into the woods by her house. When a deputy checked the area, no one was found. 

A deputy spoke with a man on Sept. 16 around 4 p.m. about people honking their horns at his political signs as they passed his house. 

When a deputy went to a home to check on the well-being of a child on Sept. 17 around 7 p.m., he reported finding the child happy and in good care with family members.  


A deputy responded to a home for an out of control juvenile on Sept. 16 around 2 p.m. When the deputy arrived, the child had calmed down. After speaking with the youngster, the deputy brought them to the Northern Light Maine Coast ER for an evaluation.  

Around 3:45 a.m. on Sept. 17, a deputy responded to a residence after receiving a report of an unknown female who did not live there being inside. When the deputy arrived, he found the woman walking down the side of the road. She told the officer that she had been waved into the residence by one of the occupants. According to the report, she was apologetic and said she did not mean to cause such concern. The deputy gave her a ride home.  

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