Island Police: Pig, dogs fail to self-quarantine


It took a deputy and the town’s animal control officer to move a pig out of Tremont Road around 2:45 p.m. on March 19. Once the pig was corralled, its owners brought it back to their farm.  

A camper parked in a public parking lot was reported by a resident on Saturday around 5:30 p.m. It was in violation of a No 24-hour Parking order and subsequently moved from the parking lot.  


Bar Harbor 

A loose dog was reported around 11 p.m. March 16 on lower Main Street, but the dog returned home before an officer arrived. 

A passerby told police that one of two ducks in the road near Ledgelawn Cemetery might be injured the morning of March 18. An officer checked on the ducks and they were fine. 

A loose dog was reported in the area of the Crooked Road the afternoon of March 18, but the dog had been retrieved by its owner before an officer arrived. 

A person was visiting a friend at a Pleasant Street residence the afternoon of March 19 when a dog, on a leash with its owner in the front yard, reportedly bit the visitor in the leg. 

A man reported knocking on doors in the area of Cottage Street at 2 a.m. Friday told police he was looking for a friend’s house. 

A vehicle driven by Sharon Kenausis, 59, of Ellsworth reportedly struck a deer on Route 3 near The Narrows campground Friday morning. The deer ran off, and only minor damage to the vehicle was reported. 

Police received a late report Friday afternoon that someone had been sleeping in the woods on private property in the area of Mount Desert Street. 

Some latex gloves blowing out of the back of a pickup truck Saturday afternoon prompted a call to police about someone littering while driving. The driver offered to go back and pick up the gloves, police said. 

An officer helped a driver restart a truck that was stalled on Dreamwood Hill Saturday afternoon. 

A woman reported being targeted by a possible mail scam Saturday. 

A man walking on Cottage Street apparently intoxicated was warned for disorderly conduct Sunday afternoon after reportedly flipping people off and throwing garbage. 


Mount Desert 

A resident who had left a patio table at the transfer station was asked to pick it up again. He hadn’t seen the sign asking large items to be taken to a different location, according to reports. 

A loose dog was reported the afternoon of March 16 in the area of Bartlett’s Landing. Police were unable to locate the animal. 

White powder found in a bank bag at the town office the afternoon of March 17 was determined not to be dangerous, following an extensive investigation. The substance is the same as particles found in drywall, police said. 

Max Welton, 29, of Northeast Harbor was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension the morning of March 18. 

Firefighters swept the road on Route 102 in Somesville the afternoon of March 18 after a box of nails fell off a vehicle and spilled onto the road. 

Police received a report of gunshots late morning on March 19 near Walls Street in Otter Creek. An officer responded and was unable to substantiate allegations as to who had been shooting. 

A loose dog reported in the area of Hibbard’s Hill Friday was picked up by its owner. 

A dog reportedly came into a Northeast Harbor business Friday morning. Police identified the dog and contacted the owner, who picked it up. 

A Jeep Cherokee stuck on Seal Harbor Beach Saturday evening was towed. 


Southwest Harbor 

A man was given a trespass notice not to return to the Southwest Harbor Food Mart after police received a report of theft around 9 a.m. on March 17.  

Police received a call from a vehicle recovery company around 11 a.m. on March 19 after the company found and took a vehicle from a Bass Harbor Road address.  

An officer was unable to locate a dog reported at large in the area of Forest Avenue around 5 p.m. on March 19.  

When police were again notified of a dog at large in the same area around 11 a.m. the next day, the owner was contacted and told police the issue would be taken care of. 

After a report of gunshots near Hillcrest Circle was received by the police department around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, an officer checked the area. A neighbor told the officer that two people had been target practicing but left before the officer arrived.  

A burglar alarm was received at the police department around 2 p.m. on Friday. Before an officer arrived at the address, he was told construction was taking place at the home and everything was fine.  

Police warned a man for harassment and disorderly conduct on Friday around 4:30 p.m. after a couple hiking on Freeman Ridge Road called 911 to report a man in a red truck was harassing them.  

After receiving several 911 calls on Friday around 6 p.m. from the same man, police warned him for misuse of 911. 

An officer spoke with a man who wanted to file a complaint about an officer around 10 p.m. on Friday. He was told to make an appointment with the police chief.  

Police are investigating a report of ongoing harassment by a neighbor after it was reported on Sunday around 2 p.m. and again at 3 p.m. 

A possible theft of personal property was reported on Sunday around 5 p.m. and is being investigated by police.  

Police are investigating a report of harassment by a neighbor that was originally reported on Feb. 25 



A deputy was unable to find a group of people walking on Route 3 that were reported on March 19 around 11:30 a.m. 


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