Island Police: Summer resident asks police to keep eye on property 



Southwest Harbor 

A summer resident called the police department on Monday to report that they had received a phone call from someone who wanted to buy their Southwest Harbor property. The summer resident was concerned as their out-of-state number is unlisted and they wondered how someone could get information to call them by name and then ask about buying their property, which was not for sale. An officer explained that there are many online companies that obtain and sell that kind of information. The summer resident asked that the police department keep an eye on their property as it is closed for the winter.  

An officer responded to a call on Feb. 24 about dogs on the loose on someone’s property that were trying to get at the property owner’s rabbits. The officer located the dogs’ owner and warned him for the incident. 

Hancock Sheriff’s Office requested on Friday that the Southwest Harbor Police Department check on a person who had called them asking for a Southwest Harbor police officer. According to the police log, the Sheriff’s Office has had multiple calls relating to this person, who has a history of mental health issues. A Southwest Harbor officer drove past the caller’s residence and everything appeared to be OK. 

The police department received multiple 911 calls on Monday from an apartment complex on 39 Freeman Ridge Road. Upon call back, dispatch was unable to determine who had placed the calls. The apartment complex’s manager checked each unit and found that a child had been playing with a phone and that there was no emergency.  

Bar Harbor 

An officer went to the hospital on Feb. 21 to investigate a report of a dog bite. 

Richard Joseph, 41, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on Feb. 21 for operating a vehicle after suspension. 

A call was made to the police department on Feb. 22 to report that a man had struck a gas pump barrier on Cottage Street with his car. An officer was able to find the driver and summonsed Karl Griffin, 74, of Bar Harbor, for failure to notify of an accident by quickest means. 

Following an investigation, Yohann A. Edwards, 35, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on Saturday on the charge of violation of conditions of release. 

Mount Desert 

There was a report made to the police about trees on a powerline that were on fire on Feb. 23. Versant Power sent a crew to take care of the situation.  

The police department received a complaint on Sunday about a dog running loose. The dog ran into the woods and was not able to be caught. 

Alyssa Powell, 31, of Ellsworth, was charged on Sunday with operating a motor vehicle after suspension. 

 

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