Island Police: Police investigate possible hacking attempt

Mount Desert

An officer responded to a false burglar alarm that resulted from the power in the residence being turned on.

On March 16 at 3:26 p.m., a 2001 Dodge Ram 3500 operated by Mark Harriott, 60, of Bass Harbor, was traveling westward on Bartlett Landing Road when it went off the road and into a ditch, coming to rest against a tree. Harriott was not injured, but the truck suffered disabling damage to the front, both sides and undercarriage and was towed from the scene.

At 1:20 p.m. on March 17, an officer investigated a harassment report. After speaking to all parties involved, it was determined to be a civil issue.

On March 17 at 1:55 p.m., an officer responded to a report of debris on the side of Bartlett Landing Road that looked like there had been an accident. Upon arrival at the scene, the officer determined the debris was from an accident that had happened a few days before. The vehicle’s owner was supposed to return to clean up the remnants.

At 2:06 p.m. on March 17, a report came into the police department about an individual urinating in the Somesville Fire Station parking lot. It was also reported that the individual traveled towards Southwest Harbor after being spoken to by the fire chief. Due to the officer being out of position, the complaint was passed on to the Southwest Harbor Police Department.

On March 18 at 3:16 p.m., a report was received by the police department regarding a possible hacking attempt by a third party into online banking accounts held by the town of Mount Desert. This matter is under investigation.

Eight minutes after midnight on Friday, pursuant to a traffic stop in Somesville, Christopher Sullivan, 38, of Southwest Harbor, was summonsed on charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of release.

At 3:44 p.m. on Friday, members of the Mount Desert Fire Department, Northeast Harbor Ambulance, Bar Harbor Fire Department and officers from the Mount Desert and Bar Harbor police departments all responded to a report of an unresponsive individual in Seal Harbor. The individual was subsequently pronounced deceased and the matter is not considered to be suspicious in nature.

At 9:17 a.m. on Sunday, a wallet that was found at Ponds End on the Pretty Marsh Road was turned into the police station and placed in lost and found.

Southwest Harbor

A four-wheeler traveling on Seal Cove Road was reported on March 16 around 1:30 p.m. When an officer arrived, the ATV was gone.

An officer responded to a report of a domestic dispute between a couple on March 16 just before 3 p.m. According to the report, a pedestrian and a driver of a vehicle were yelling at each other on High Road. When an officer arrived, he found it had been a verbal-only altercation.

Papers and cash found on Clark Point Road were turned into the police station on March 16 around 4 p.m. An owner of the property has yet to be identified, according to police.

An abandoned 911 call on March 17 around 10 a.m. was plotting within 25 meters of a residence. Police checked the closest address to the call and did not find an emergency. The phone number came back as one from out of town and a message was left by police on the voicemail.

Around 6 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, police stopped a four-wheeler driving on Seal Cove Road. As a result, Brittany Carter, 33, of Southwest Harbor, was issued a summons for operating after suspension of a license, operating an ATV on a public way and failure to present registration for the ATV. Christopher Sullivan, 38, of Southwest Harbor, was also issued a summons for permitting unlawful use.

A dog loose in the area of High Road was reported on March 18 around 10 a.m. Shortly after, the owner was found and retrieved the dog.

A dog on the loose in the Mountain View Road area was reported on March 18 around 2 p.m. When an officer arrived in the area, the dog was gone.

Police are investigating a report made on March 18 around 2:15 p.m. by a woman regarding harassment from her neighbor who she believes is creating a hostile environment.

Police are investigating a report made on Friday around 10:30 a.m. of the possible sexual assault of a minor by a man over 18 years of age.

A woman who lives in town called the police station on Friday around 1 p.m. upset because the flags were not at half-mast after the mass shooting that took place in Atlanta on March 16. Police notified the Town Office because they are in charge of the flags.

On Saturday around 11:30 a.m., police received a report of a woman possibly passed out in her vehicle at the grocery store. The responding officer spoke with the woman and determined she was just taking a nap and that there were no signs of intoxication.

Police received a report on Saturday around 2:30 p.m. of a person driving with a suspended license. Upon following up, police learned the person had a licensed driver operating their vehicle.

Police are investigating a report of suspicious people looking in the windows of a residence on Norwood Drive around 7 p.m. on Saturday.

A woman called police on Sunday around 2:30 p.m. to report a man in a blue Dodge Durango on Shore Road who was drinking in public. When an officer went to investigate the area, neither a man nor a vehicle was found.

A woman called police on Sunday around 4 p.m. to report an unfamiliar man wearing a hoodie coming into her driveway on Main Street the night before who may have done something near her fence. She was able to send police a video taken from the Ring camera by her front door and they are trying to identify the person.

Police are investigating a report of a theft that took place on March 18. According to the report, money was taken from a vehicle that was parked at one of the town docks.

A syringe on Seal Cove Road was reported on Monday around 11 a.m. An officer collected the syringe and disposed of it properly.


A woman called the sheriff’s office on March 19 around 10 a.m. to report, and have documented, a suspicious phone call she received.


When an officer responded to a report of a deer being hit by a vehicle on Bar Harbor Road on March 18 around 5:15 p.m., he dispatched it due to its significant injuries. The vehicle that hit the deer did not stop after the collision.

A 22-year-old woman called the police on Saturday around 6 p.m. to report an incident that happened at her apartment. She wanted it documented in the case there are problems in the future.

An officer responded to a call from a 39-year-old Bar Harbor woman on Saturday around 6:45 p.m. reporting suspicious conditions at her camp. After looking around the property with the woman, they found the incident had been caused by the weather.

Bar Harbor

On March 15 at 12:38 a.m., it was reported to the police department that the traffic lights at the head of the island on Route 3 were not working. An officer went to the area and confirmed the report. That officer located a nearby Versant crew that was working on the power lines and they said that they were responsible for the outage and that the lights would be restored shortly.

At 1 a.m. on March 16, the police department assisted the Mount Desert Island Hospital in getting paperwork signed by a judicial officer for an involuntary committal.

On March 16 at 8:05 p.m., officers looking for a Bar Harbor man with an active arrest warrant went to a Hull’s Cove residence but did not find the man they were looking for.

A concerned citizen called the police department to report a potential bail violation on March 16 at 8:46 p.m.

A bit after 9 p.m. on March 16, the police department received an abandoned 911 call that came from the area of Sand Point Road. Calling the number back, dispatch spoke with a person who indicated they had accidentally triggered the emergency feature on their phone. No further police action was taken.

On March 17 at 4:21 p.m., a Bar Harbor woman turned in a wallet that she had found on South Street. The wallet was inventoried and placed into lost and found.

At 4:27 p.m. on March 17, an officer responded to a report of a dog running loose on Norway Drive/Old Norway Drive. The officer located the dog and returned it to its owner.

On March 18 at 12:40 p.m., an officer stood by while Island Auto assisted in getting a vehicle off the bar after it became stuck.

At 2:30 p.m. on Friday, a man called the police department to report that someone had left a piece of furniture on his lawn and that he didn’t know where it had come from. He called back a few minutes later to say that his wife had given a friend permission to put the furniture there.

On Friday at 6:21 p.m., the Bar Harbor and Mount Desert police departments assisted the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue and the National Park Service with a missing persons report.

At 7: 25 p.m. on Friday, a lost hiker called the police department. Acadia National Park personnel were notified and were able to find the hiker.

A local resident called the police department on Saturday at 10:55 a.m. with some information about an odd interaction with a neighbor.

At 5:28 p.m. on Saturday, a Bar Harbor resident called the police department to inquire where he stands if he entered into a verbal agreement with someone to have work done at his residence.

Close to 8 p.m. on Saturday, the police department fielded a call from a woman who claimed that her boyfriend had taken some of her property.

On Saturday at 9:05 p.m., a blue bag containing bike tools was turned into the police station and put into lost and found.

At 1:19 a.m. on Sunday, Christopher Maxwell, 24, of Ellsworth, was arrested for violation of conditions of release and transported to Hancock County Jail.

On Sunday at 2:46 a.m., Tyler D. Skillings, 18, of Milbridge, was summonsed for furnishing liquor to a minor.

At 4:36 p.m. on Sunday, the police department assisted a citizen who had locked himself out of his car.

On Sunday at 6 p.m., Sebastian Moore, 51, of Bar Harbor, was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and for violation of bail.

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