Island Police: Suspicious activity caught on home-security camera 


A woman reported suspicious activity on her home security cameras around 6 a.m. on Jan. 28. After looking more closely at the footage, it was believed to be an animal. 

Southwest Harbor 

On Jan. 26 around 2:30 p.m., the police department received a request from another agency to be on the lookout for a white or silver pickup that was involved in a hit and run. The vehicle was found later by the other agency. 

An orange cat that was let out in the morning had not returned home by 4 p.m. so its owner called the police. Police agreed to contact the owner if the cat was found.  

An officer reported being asked to look for a dog seen walking in a snowstorm around 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 26. When the officer looked in the area, the dog was not found and police did not receive any call from an owner missing a dog, according to the report.  

When an officer responded to a call around 2 a.m. on Jan. 27 regarding the person’s mental health, the caller was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. 

A runaway juvenile was reported on Friday around 5 p.m. but was found safe, according to the police report.  

Police received a report of tenant problems on Jody’s Acre Road on Saturday around 10 a.m.  

When a 911 call came in from Gott’s Store on Saturday around 12:15 p.m., an officer called the store and was told there was no emergency. 

Police are investigating a report made on Sunday around 12:30 p.m. of items taken from a house by a tenant who did not have permission to do so. 

Police responded to a report of a dog incessantly barking around 10:15 a.m. on Monday. When the officer arrived, he found the dog tied to a run with plenty of room to move. The owner was not at home. A neighbor told the officer they would let the owner know the police had come by regarding the dog. 

A toolbox and chainsaw that had fallen from a truck but couldn’t be found were reported around 5 p.m. on Monday. 

An officer reported assisting the Department of Health and Human Services with serving paperwork to a couple of residents on Monday around 5 p.m. 


An ongoing theft reported around 7:30 a.m. on Jan. 28 is being investigated. 

Cranberry Isles 

Information regarding a report of vandalism made by a resident around 3 p.m. on Sunday was documented for future reference.  

Bar Harbor 

At 9:27 a.m. on Jan. 25, the police department received a call from homeowners who were concerned that someone had stopped and taken a picture of their house. The vehicle of the person who took the picture had out-of-state plates. An officer went to check it out but could not find the described vehicle.  

Following a traffic stop on Jan. 25 at 11:48 p.m., Jesus D. Lorezana Abrego, 22, of Guatemala, was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle without a license. 

On Jan. 26 at 9:25 a.m., a man came into the police station to report that he was the victim of a fraud that cost him approximately $900. 

At 3:31 p.m. on Jan 26, a resident called the police department to complain about speeding traffic on Glen Mary Road. 

A little after 5 p.m. on Jan. 26, an officer responded to a report of a vehicle that was making unsafe passes on State Highway 102.  

Experiencing a touch of déjà vu, an officer responded to a report of a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner on State Highway 102 a bit after 7 p.m. on Jan. 26. 

While on patrol at 7:35 p.m. on Jan. 26, an officer saw that there were five nonoperational decorative lamps on the east side of the municipal pier. 

At 9:10 p.m. on Jan. 26, Dustin M. Pulkkinen, 32, of Bar Harbor, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. 

On Jan. 27 at 3 a.m., an officer assisted another local law enforcement agency with the intake of a subject for mental health evaluation. 

At 3:22 p.m. on Jan. 27, an officer pulled over a vehicle driven by Ruby Boateng, 31, of Bar Harbor, for a traffic stop and issued a summons in a charge of speeding. 

At 3:37 p.m. on Jan. 27, an officer responded to a report of an ATV that had fallen off the back of a truck that was traveling on State Highway 3. 

On Friday at 7:48 a.m., an officer responded to a report of a vehicle off the road. A passerby assisted in pulling the vehicle back onto the road. 

An officer responded to an open door at a local church on Friday at 8:59 a.m., but no issues were found. 

At 6:33 p.m. on Friday, an officer spoke to a local resident about an ongoing neighbor dispute. 

On Saturday at 6:56 a.m., an officer performed a well-being check on a woman who had missed her medical appointment. When contact was made, it turned out she had just forgotten about it and was fine. 

At 4:46 p.m. on Sunday, two officers responded to a report of a disorderly woman. Once the situation was assessed, the woman calmed down and the officers were able to clear the call without further issues. 

On Monday at 9:10 p.m., at the request of MDI Hospital, an officer had an application for emergency involuntary admission to a psychiatric hospital signed by a judge for a mental health patient. 

Mount Desert 

At 11:29 a.m. on Jan. 26, a local resident reported they were the victim of identity theft.  

On Jan 26 at 1:35 p.m., the police department took a report of a stolen sign. The matter is under investigation. 

An officer warned someone not to return to the elementary school on Jan. 28 at 10:12 a.m. 

At 10:24 p.m. on Saturday, a Northeast Harbor resident called to report their neighbor’s dog was barking and disturbing the peace. The dog was brought inside for the night, but this is an ongoing issue. 

On Monday at 10:31 a.m., an officer took a complaint of vehicles burning rubber. The matter is under investigation. 

At 7:12 p.m. on Monday, an officer spoke with a resident in reference to an ongoing issue with a neighbor. 

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