Not-so-dead skunk in road, rages

BAR HARBOR — Police officers often are called to do some odd things in the line of duty. However, an incident Friday involving two officers might be considered beyond the call of duty.

Officers Jerrod Hardy and Judson Cake responded to a report of a skunk with a glass jar stuck on its head in the vicinity of Main and Oliver streets.

“After multiple attempts and multiple sprays, we were able to hold the skunk down and twist the jar off its head,” Hardy reported.

The skunk, apparently ungrateful for the officer’s efforts, walked off unfazed, leaving Hardy, who took the brunt of the animal’s spray, with a lingering reminder of the incident.

A Mount Desert man was arrested on several charges Sunday after his vehicle was photographed by a pedestrian as he drove off after hitting a tree head-on near the intersection of Park Street and Ledgelawn Avenue.

Kyle Killion, 31, was arrested on charges of operating while under the influence (OUI), leaving the scene of a property damage accident and violating the conditions of his release. Police located Killion after getting the license plate number of his vehicle from the photograph.

An off-duty supervisory officer reported Monday that he was following a vehicle that was swerving and crossing the centerline. By the time on-duty officers were on the scene, the vehicle was parked in a driveway with a man walking away into the woods. The man did not stop when directed to do so by officers and not located later.

Gregory Cornett, 22, of Stuart, Fla., was arrested Saturday on a charge of OUI.

On Friday, Amanda Gillespie, 29, of Palm Beach, Fla., was arrested on an OUI charge.

A driver and his passenger were treated at Mount Desert Island Hospital after their 2012 Hyundai was rear-ended by a pickup truck Sept. 15 on Route 3.

Joshua Norris, 31, of Hancock was stopped waiting to make a left turn into the entrance of Sonogee Rehabilitation and Living Center when his Hyundai was hit from behind by a 2014 Toyota pickup driven by R. Brewster Harding, 73, of Portland.

Norris’ Hyundai is considered a total loss. The Toyota sustained major front-end damage.

Carl Burch, no age given, of Bucksport was issued a summons Sept. 15 charging him with negotiating a worthless instrument after police investigated a report that credit card charges had been denied at a business. Burch also was warned not to return to the business.

A bicyclist complained Sept. 13 that the driver of a truck towing a trailer had honked the horn at him repeatedly in an attempt to get him to move out of the way on Main Street.

Police assisted Acadia National Park rangers on Sept. 13 but failed to locate a vehicle that struck a person running on a park road. The driver did not stop after the vehicle’s mirror hit the runner.

Mount Desert

A Mount Desert man was arrested Monday after police responded to a report of an assault in Otter Creek.

Mark Miller, 43, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault.

A Surry woman suffered minor injuries Sept. 13 after crashing her car while trying to avoid an animal on the road.

Rita Lundin, 61, was northbound on Route 198 when she lost control of her vehicle while swerving to avoid the animal. Lundin’s 2004 Dodge rolled over after leaving the road and is considered a total loss.

James Robertson, 43, of Victoria, Texas, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of OUI.

On Sunday, Sarah Draginich, 28, of Mount Desert was arrested on an OUI charge.

A home safe that had been pried open and was empty was found Sept. 15 in the parking lot of the Somesville Fire Station. Police are investigating.

People swimming Sept. 13 in Lower Hadlock Pond, a public water supply in which swimming is prohibited, were gone when police arrived.

Southwest Harbor

Two youths suspected of underage drinking Friday on the grounds of the Pemetic Elementary School ran off when approached by Officer Levi Soper. Empty beer cans were found.

A backpack containing unspecified items was reported stolen Monday from a business.

A 1996 Honda owned by Alyssa Young, 22, of Southwest Harbor reportedly sustained extensive front-end damage Sept. 15 after a Ford truck driven by Paul Rozeff-Sanchez, 43, of Bar Harbor struck the car while backing up.


A driver was summonsed Sept. 13 after she allegedly punched another driver in a road rage incident.

Christina Richards, 38, no address given, was summonsed by state police on charges of assault and operating after suspension. Richards reportedly punched the other driver through the open window of the women’s vehicle.

Another person, Steven Chattley, 21, no address given, was issued a summons charging him with hindering apprehension or prosecution in the case.

Acadia National Park

Charles Pangburn, 72, of Evansville, Ind., was summonsed by rangers on Sept. 13 on a charge of violating a closure order for being in a closed parking area at Schoodic.

Owen Cassidy, 30, of Brunswick was cited by rangers on Sept. 17 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance after allegedly being found with marijuana on the Schooner Head Road.

Vannapha Baravongsouk, 31, of Akron, Ohio, was summonsed on the Cadillac Mountain Summit Road on Sept. 17, on a charge of allowing a passenger to ride on the outside of a motor vehicle.

Ulrick Lambert, 38, of Terrabone, Que., was cited by rangers on Sept. 17 on a charge of failure to obtain a business operator’s permit.

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