Island Police: Possible domestic dispute call ends with arrest

Bar Harbor

At 8:44 a.m. on May 11, the police department received a call from a woman who was requesting help with an evicted tenant who was refusing to leave the property.

On May 11 at 8:11 p.m., Kenneth Seblin, 51, of Bar Harbor, was driving a 2008 Nissan Rogue southbound on the Crooked Road. In the area of Farm View Drive, a deer ran out into the road and was hit by Seblin’s vehicle. The deer was killed on impact. The Rogue sustained a crack to its lower front-end valance. Seblin was not injured. The deer was tagged and given to a local resident.

At 10:28 p.m. on May 11, a resident of Salsbury Cove called the police department to report someone sending him harassing text messages about his dogs barking.

According to the police log, a woman came into the police station at 10:35 a.m. on May 12 to report that her computer was “behaving oddly.”

On May 12 at 12:10 p.m., an officer issued a trespass warning to someone at a local residence.

An officer responded to a report of a sick or injured racoon in the Clefstone Road area at 3:38 p.m. on May 12.

The police department received a report of a disabled vehicle on State Highway 3 near College of the Atlantic at 3:43 p.m. on May 12.

At 4:06 p.m. on May 12, someone called the police department to report abandoned luggage by the stone bench between the banks on Main Street in Bar Harbor. An officer arrived and recognized the luggage as belonging to a person who had just been removed from his apartment in town. The officer located the person nearby who said he was waiting for a friend to come and take him out of town.

At 6:11 p.m. on May 12, an officer responded to a noise complaint in the Hadley Point area.

On May 12 around 8 p.m., officers responded to a report of a disorderly individual at a local business. The individual was moved along without incident.

The police department received a report of two vehicles squealing tires on Cottage Street on May 12 a little past 9 p.m.

According to the police log, on May 12, close to 10 p.m., Justin Bagley of Bar Harbor was issued a cease harassment order after and ex-girlfriend reported being harassed by him.

In the early-morning hours of May 13, the police department took a noise complaint about vehicles operating too early in the morning. The vehicle owners were contacted and said they’d address the issue.

At 8:20 a.m. on May 13, it was reported to the police that someone spray painted private property on Crooked Road.

Around 11 a.m. on May 13, someone turned in a case of children’s DVDs to the police station. The DVDs were found on Cottage Street. The DVDs were tagged and placed into lost and found.

Close to 2 p.m. on May 13, someone called into the police department to complain about a camper that was parked on School Street. An officer made contact with the camper’s owner who said they were waiting for their campsite to open in the park and had stopped so their kids could do a Zoom meeting for school. They said they would move the camper shortly. The officer said that was fine.

At 5:08 p.m. on May 13, an officer responded to a report of a delivery vehicle that had gotten stuck in a driveway on Eagle Lake Road.

A few minutes after 11 p.m. on May 13, an officer responded to a noise complaint in the town of Bar Harbor. The source of the noise was located, and the group was asked to quiet down.

At 3:25 on Friday, an officer checked on the well-being of a man who turned out to be intoxicated. The officer gave the man a ride home.

On Friday at 4:14 p.m., an officer responded to a report of theft and trespassing at a downtown residence. After an investigation, it was determined that no theft had taken place, but the subject was warned for trespassing.

While patrolling Park Street around 10:20 p.m. on Friday, an officer saw a blue, yellow and green kid’s LL Bean backpack next to the benches on the field across from the restrooms. The officer took the pack to the police department for lost and found.

After 11 p.m. on Friday, the police were called to help with an intoxicated man at a local business who was bothering customers.

Bar Harbor police responded to a possible domestic altercation on Friday around 11:12 p.m. According to the police log, Jakob Gregory, 20, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault and illegal possession of liquor by a minor.

At 7:41 a.m. on Monday, the police department took a report of a vehicle operating in an unsafe manner. The driver was located and was found to be suffering from allergies.

An officer responded to Cottage Street on Monday at 3:43 p.m. in reference to an intoxicated man passed out on a bench.

Southwest Harbor

A cat hit by a car on Seawall Road was reported around 8:30 a.m. on May 11. An officer took the cat to a veterinarian, but it died from its injuries.

An officer helped sort out a civil matter between two neighbors on May 11 around 6 p.m.

A loud noise on Seal Cove Road, believed to be neighbors arguing, was reported around 9:15 p.m. on May 11.

On May 12 around 4:45 p.m., an officer spoke with a person about vehicles speeding on Seawall Road.

Police received a report around 6 p.m. on May 12 from a Clark Point Road resident who came home to find their vehicle damaged. The mirror on the driver’s side of the vehicle was broken and there was damage to the door and front quarter panel.

A burglar alarm going off on Meadow Lane, reported around 11 a.m. on May 13, turned out to be a false alarm.

On Friday around noon, a delivery truck was parked in a no-parking zone on Main Street. An officer asked that the truck be moved.

Abandoned animals were reported around 7 p.m. on Friday. An officer responded to the home and spoke with the owner of the animals. According to the report, they did not seem to be abandoned, but the officer contacted the Department of Agriculture to have the animals’ living conditions evaluated.

A person walking through someone’s property to access a trail was reported as trespassing on Saturday around 10:30 a.m. According to the caller, the walker had gone onto the property several times and continued to do so despite a conversation with the property owner.

A 911 call made around 9 a.m. on Sunday was from someone who recently got a new phone and wanted to make sure the emergency number worked.

An open fire at a housing complex was reported around 5 p.m. on Sunday. When an officer checked the area, he found the fire was within local fire regulations because it had a screen cover and was being attended by several adults.

Erratic driving on Main Street was reported around 1 p.m. on Monday. The officer on duty was not able to respond in a timely manner to locate the vehicle.

A fight between two men was reported around 5:30 p.m. on Monday. After investigating the report, an officer found it to be false because one of the men was not in the area of the reported fight.

An out-of-control child was reported around 7 p.m. on Monday. An officer responded and spoke with the child and guardians.

At 7 a.m. on Friday, a Hancock County Sheriff Office deputy and K9 Finn were invited to go with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol on Operation Stonegarden Trident, which was a patrol of the area.


A problem with a juvenile was reported on May 12 around 7 p.m. and after speaking with an officer, the parents and child agreed to work it out.


A man escaped injury and was able to drive his 2007 Honda Civic from a single-car accident that happened around 5:45 p.m. on May 13. Jeffrey Witham III was driving the Civic on Route 3 and attempted to make a turn on to Jordan River Road when he lost control and the vehicle came to rest in a ditch. Speed was a factor in the accident. The Civic was towed from the ditch but was not damaged.

Danielle Shepard, 41, of Tremont, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze on Route 3 around 12:45 a.m. on Saturday when a deer ran into the road. Shepard swerved to avoid the deer and the vehicle went off the road and into the ditch, hitting an embankment and utility pole before stopping. The Cruze had to be towed from the accident and Shepard reported no injuries. She was issued a summons for operating after suspension.

Mount Desert

At 8:43 p.m. on May 11, officers responded to a fight in Somesville.

An officer spoke with a Seal Harbor resident at 9:03 a.m. on May 12 regarding an ongoing speeding complaint on Main Street in Seal Harbor.

An officer helped someone who had a flat tire on Otter Creek Drive on May 12 around 11:28 a.m.

On May 12 at 1:46 p.m., a Mount Desert employee provided information regarding a town computer issue to the police department.

At 7:27 p.m. on May 12, dispatch received a report of deer having been struck by a car on State Highway 102 in Somesville.

A woman called the police department at 5 p.m. on May 13 to report that workers at a Northeast Harbor business were not wearing masks.

At 5:11 p.m. on May 13, a man called the police station to report that his computer was being hacked and taken over by someone else. According to the police log, the man contacted an IT specialist for assistance.

A Northeast Harbor resident called the station at 6:50 p.m. on May 13 to say that a man was urinating near the nursery school. By the time an officer arrived at the scene, the man had left.

At 3:14 p.m. on Friday, a resident reported the theft of a fire ring from their Hall Quarry property.

At 11:50 a.m. on Saturday, dispatch received a report of a dog that had entered a business in Northeast Harbor. While heading to the business, the officer was told that the dog’s owner had called and was going to pick it up.

An officer found a dog roaming around Northeast Harbor on Monday a little after noon. The owner was located and took the dog inside.

Close to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, a 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander crashed on Northern Neck Road, causing the vehicle to be towed. There were no injuries, but Anya Owen, 43, of Mount Desert, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and leaving the scene of a property damage accident, according to the police log.


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