Island Police: Suspects may need to dig deep to pay clamming fines

BAR HARBOR — Officer Brad O’Neil confiscated 475 pounds of clams from four clammers allegedly harvesting without a license June 15 on The Twinnies islands in Thomas Bay. Ricky Pomeroy, 53, of Belfast; Brad Pomeroy, 34, of Belfast; Wayne Lawrence, 36, of Belfast; and Jacob Graffam-Connors, 31, of Searsport were charged with a municipal clam ordinance violation. Possession of more than one peck of clams each is considered evidence of illegal commercial activity. A peck of clams weighs approximately 13 pounds.

The men face fines of up to $1,000 each.

Stephanie Wakefield, 31, of Bucksport was summonsed Thursday morning on charges of operating after suspension and possession of a useable amount of marijuana after officers responded to a report of a woman operating a vehicle with a suspended license on the Hadley Point Road.

Jacob Cyr, 26, of Ellsworth was arrested twice early Saturday morning. Officer Larry Fickett responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at 1 a.m. on Mount Desert Street and arrested Cyr on charges of assault, refusing to submit to arrest and disorderly conduct. He was released on bail and arrested again at 3 a.m. by Officer Judson Cake on charges of operating while under the influence (OUI) and violating conditions of his release.

At the request of county sheriffs, O’Neil summonsed Tyler Murphy, 26, of Bar Harbor Saturday for violating the conditions of his release and OUI.

William Kimball, 20, of Belmont, Mass., was charged with illegal possession of alcohol by a minor after police said he was found with a false identification at a Rodick Place bar. Michael Barrett, 25, of Fort Myers, Fla., was arrested early Sunday on a charge of OUI.

Officer Dustin Tierney took an injured raccoon to the Acadia Wildlife Foundation Wednesday following a report that it was injured on Main Street. On Saturday, Fickett picked up a baby raccoon from lower Main Street. A warden picked up the animal from the police station the following day.

An 18-foot yacht came loose from its mooring Saturday afternoon and was secured by a passing vessel.

Mount Desert

An Alabama resident was arrested early Saturday for alleged drunk driving as the result of a traffic stop by Officer Ted Cake.

Amy Tanner, 21, of Huntsville, Ala. was arrested on a charge of OUI. Tanner was taken to the Bar Harbor Police Department, where a breath test was administered, and later to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

A caretaker for a Somesville seasonal home reported Tuesday a sign bearing the name of the estate had been stolen. The sign is valued at $100.

Police failed to locate a man who reportedly was sleeping Saturday in a hammock at the Northeast Harbor Marina.

Southwest Harbor

A vandal broke a window in a van owned by the Don and Beth Strauss Center. The incident was reported June 15.

An injured seagull was taken June 18 to Acadia Wildlife Foundation in Bar Harbor by Officer Toni Ryan.


A break-in at a camp in Tremont was reported June 16. The sheriff’s department is investigating.

Swans Island

The sheriff’s department is investigating a burglary at a summer residence that took place during the winter.


Three vehicles were damaged June 18 in a chain-reaction rear-end collision on Route 3.

According to the report, the three vehicles were northbound when one of the drivers, Austin Lufkin, 16, of Clifton, braked abruptly for a stopped vehicle. Lufkin’s Chevrolet was struck from behind by a Dodge driven by Hannah Pray, 22, of Bradford. The Dodge was rear-ended by a Nissan driven by Sierra Bloom, 19, of Bar Harbor.

No injuries were reported. Total damage is an estimated $7,000.

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