Police beat: Door buster goes down

BAR HARBOR — A Mount Desert man was arrested Sept. 26 after allegedly breaking a door on his way into a stranger’s house.

Police say Alexander Dmitrieff, 18, was intoxicated when he damaged the door to a Forest Street home in order to get inside. The owner of the house was home at the time. Police say Mr. Dmitrieff did not realize he was at the wrong house.

Mr. Dmitrieff was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing and criminal mischief and was summonsed on a charge of illegal possession of liquor by a minor.

A downtown restaurant owner and an employee are charged with selling liquor to an underage person as a result of a compliance check by the Hancock County

Sheriff Department’s alcohol task force. Matt Haskell, 36, of Bar Harbor, the owner of Blaze restaurant, and an employee, Scott Pedicord, 35, of Trenton were summonsed Sept. 25 on charges of selling liquor to a minor. The charge is considered an administrative violation with the Maine Bureau of Liquor Enforcement, not a civil or criminal penalty.

A man set up on the sidewalk on Main Street with a typewriter and a “poetry for sale” sign was warned Saturday for violating municipal rules prohibiting soliciting on streets or sidewalks.

Tyler Damon, 23, of Milo was arrested Sunday on a warrant out of Piscataquis County for failure to appear. On Monday, Mr. Damon was summonsed during a traffic stop on a charge of possession of a useable amount of marijuana and was warned for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police are investigating a complaint that $500 was taken from a customer’s wallet at a Cottage Street business Monday.

Adam Roberson, 31, of Monroe was arrested Sunday on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) and was summonsed on a charge of operating without a license in violation of restrictions.

Jesse Shaw, 24, of Sarasota, Fla., was summonsed Friday on charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to provide proof of insurance.

A Ledgelawn Avenue resident was warned Sept. 23 for keeping a barking dog.

Officer Judson Cake assisted a motorist who had run out of fuel on Eagle Lake Road on Sept. 24.

Officer Tim Frost helped an intoxicated female gather her belongings from her boyfriend’s apartment Sept. 25.

Firefighters on Friday responded to reports of smoke coming from the woods on Route 3 near the head of the island. Upon arrival, they located a .25-acre patch of duff in the woods that was smoldering. The area was doused with water and covered with fire-suppressing foam. A check on the area later that night revealed no rekindling.

Trenton and Mount Desert fire departments each responded to the scene with mutual aid, as did the Maine Forestry Service. Emergency responders with Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service provided coverage at the Bar Harbor fire station.

Firefighters concluded that the woods fire likely was sparked by a campfire that had not been properly extinguished, Assistant Chief John Lennon said.


A Trenton man who allegedly threw a thermos of coffee at a deputy Sunday was arrested on several charges, including assault of an officer.

Deputy Chris Thornton was responding to a complaint of a driver operating erratically and found the registered owner at his home. During the investigation, the owner, Ricky Skillings, 56, reportedly became “extremely irate and uncooperative,” the deputy said. As a result, Mr. Skillings was arrested on charges of assaulting an officer, refusing to submit to arrest, disorderly conduct and operating after suspension.

Mount Desert

It must be quite a candle.

An Eastbrook woman was charged with shoplifting Monday after she allegedly left a Northeast Harbor store without paying for a $62 candle.

Police said a store clerk noted the license plate number of the suspect as she drove off and immediately called police. Officers were able to stop the vehicle before the woman left the island.

As a result of the incident, Patricia Bickford, 67, of Eastbrook was issued a summons charging her with theft.

Dylan Boland, 38, of Mount Desert was arrested Sunday on a Lincoln County warrant charging him with failure to appear in court.

Steven Bailey, 56, of Mount Desert was summonsed Monday on a charge of operating after suspension.

Southwest Harbor

Richard Weir, 66, of Osterville, Mass., was summonsed Saturday on a speeding charge. Police said Mr. Weir was driving 65 mph in a 40-mph zone.

Acadia National Park

Nathan Pronoust, 23, of Bar Harbor was summonsed by rangers on Sept. 25 on a charge of illegal camping.

Timothy Rivers, 27, of Gouldsboro was summonsed by rangers on Sept. 28 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).

Two bus drivers were cited for alleged violations of commercial permitting rules last week. They include Saul Hernandez-Ortiz, 69, of Connecticut, and Gary Knight, 57, no listed address.

On Sept. 28, rangers were called to the Eagle Lake Carriage road following reports of a visitor having heart problems. The man was taken to the Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor by Bar Harbor Ambulance.

On Sept. 29, rangers responded to a serious bicycle accident on a carriage road at the south end of Bubble Pond. A 61-year-old man from New Hampshire suffered serious injuries after being thrown over the handlebars of his bike.

The public restroom at Wildwood Stables suffered substantial damage after being hit by some kind of large vehicle on Sept. 29. An equestrian event with large livestock trailers and recreational vehicles was being held at the time. The case remains under investigation.

On Sept. 28, rangers received a cell phone call from a woman who was driving up the Cadillac Mountain Summit Road and suffered an anxiety attack. Her fear of heights got the best of her on a stretch that features sharp drop offs of several hundred feet. She pulled over and called for help. A ranger was able to drive her vehicle back down the mountain.