Island Police: Unsecured trash leaves paper trail 

Bar Harbor 

On Feb. 9 at 2:45 a.m., Amanda O’Rourke, 38, of Ellsworth, was arrested for operating under the influence and operation after suspension after she was pulled over for a traffic stop in Bar Harbor. 

At 9:40 a.m. on Feb. 9, a 2008 Ford F-250 operated by William Perepchuk, 41, of Hancock, was traveling north on Route 3 near the intersection of Lookout Point Road when a 2008 Saab operated by Kaveh Haghkerdar, 67, of Bar Harbor, traveling west on Lookout Point Road, failed to stop due to icy road conditions. The Saab slid into Route 3 and struck the passenger side of the truck. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage, but no injuries were reported. 

An officer spoke with a woman on Feb. 9 around 11:46 a.m. regarding a possible theft of cash from a Bar Harbor residence. The case is under investigation, according to the police report. 

On Feb. 10 at 6:39 a.m., an officer assisted an individual with a flat tire in Somesville by giving them a ride to work in Bar Harbor. 

At 2:33 p.m. on Feb. 10, a Wayman Lane business reported an abandoned bicycle. The bike was picked up and placed in the Bar Harbor Police Department’s Bike Room for safekeeping. 

An officer gave someone a ride home from the hospital around 11 p.m. on Feb. 10. 

On Feb. 11 at 8:26 a.m., a 2012 Ford Focus operated by Chelsea Herrick, 31, of Bar Harbor, was traveling west of State Highway 3 when a deer jumped over a snowbank onto the road and into the Ford’s path. There was minor front-end damage to the Focus, but Herrick was not injured. 

On Feb. 11 at 10:09 a.m., the police department was asked to look for a vehicle that had been involved in a hit-and-run accident in Ellsworth, but the vehicle was not located. 

At 11:42 p.m. on Feb. 11, as a result of a traffic stop, Jose De Souza Meira, 56, of Bangor, was summonsed on charges of operating without a license and attaching false plates. Meira was released from the scene. 

On Friday at 4:13 p.m., an officer took a report of a vehicle that had possibly been vandalized. According to the police report, the matter is under investigation. 

At 8:46 a.m. on Sunday, Sara Graves, 42, of Bar Harbor, operating a 2011 Subaru Outback, was traveling on West Street when she got distracted and drove off the road, according to the police report. Graves was uninjured but there was some front-end damage to the vehicle. 

An officer assisted the fire department with traffic control at a fire on Mount Desert Street in Bar Harbor at 11:39 a.m. on Sunday. 

On Monday around 11:39 a.m., an officer took a call from a Hancock County resident who had seen a large volume of paperwork scattered on the roadside in Ellsworth that had ties to the Bar Harbor area. The caller said the paperwork looked confidential in nature. The officer called the individual whose name was on the paperwork and was told the paperwork was legally disposed of in Bar Harbor and that there was nothing confidential on any of the papers. 

Mount Desert 

On Feb. 8 at 8:22 p.m., a report of a found dog was made to the police department. The owner was contacted and the dog was returned. 

At 11:37 a.m. on Feb. 11, Ryan A. Pinkham, 36, of Lamoine, operating a 2009 Navi 7400, and Kelsea Squires, 48, of Mount Desert, operating a 2016 Volvo, were traveling north on Maine Street in Somesville between the fire department and the traffic light when a chunk of ice fell out of the back of Pinkham’s vehicle. Squires vehicle struck the large piece of ice, causing minor damage to the Volvo. No one was injured.  

On Friday at 10:32 p.m., an officer responded to a Northeast Harbor residence after a neighbor reported someone with a flashlight next door in a garage. The responding officer was able to be there in a matter of minutes and found a male at the property who was renting the place but who had found the interior door locked and he did not have a key.  

At 1:55 a.m. on Sunday, Craig Cyr, 45, of Bangor, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence of drugs and was transported to Hancock County Jail.  

On Sunday at 3:50 p.m., a man was warned for parking his vehicle in the roadway on a corner while he was ice fishing off the Beech Hill crossroad in Mount Desert. 

While on patrol on Monday around 9:29 a.m., an officer observed a broken-down vehicle off the roadway along Harborside Drive in Northeast Harbor. The owner was contacted and said he was having the vehicle towed. The vehicle was removed a short time later. 

At 11:55 on Monday, an officer assisted the Mount Desert Fire Department with an odor investigation. 

Southwest Harbor  

When an officer responded to a residential alarm around 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, he found the home to be locked and secure. 

A woman went to the police station around 11:30 a.m. on Friday to report losing a credit card wallet and asked if it had been turned in. According to police, it had not. All credit cards contained in the wallet had been canceled after it was lost, the woman told police.  

Around 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, an officer assisted the fire department with a call from Beechcliff Apartments. According to the officer, it was an electrical problem at one of the poles on the property that Versant later corrected.  

A suspicious vehicle was reported in the driveway of a seasonal home on Main Street around 5:45 p.m. on Sunday. When an officer went to check the location, he did not find any vehicles or people in the area. 

Fraudulent activity on a business account was reported by the owner on Monday around 3:45 p.m. Police collected information for a report to be filed for bank purposes and the business owner was given information to secure his account activity. 

Police are investigating a report made on Monday around 4 p.m. of a vacant building on a Hadlock Road property being entered illegally. 


An officer responded to a home on Sunday around 9 a.m. for an out-of-control juvenile. When the officer arrived, he was able to calm the juvenile down and resolve the situation.  

A report of suspicious activity at a seasonal camp was reported on Sunday around 1 p.m. When an officer arrived, he found the property was secure with nothing looking out of place.  

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