Police Beat: Woman gives police wrong name

MOUNT DESERT — A Fort Kent woman faces an aggravated forgery charge after reportedly using the identity of another person when she was arrested on an OUI charge in Bar Harbor June 8.

Following a noise complaint in Mount Desert Friday, Marissa Ouellette, 32, was arrested on two outstanding warrants for revoked probation and failure to appear in court. She was taken to Hancock County Jail.

Officers recognized Ouellette from the June 8 incident in Bar Harbor. But, during that arrest, Ouellette told police she was Crystal Young, 32, of Eddington.

After being taken to jail, Ouellette was additionally charged with operating under the influence, aggravated forgery and violating conditions of her release.

Young’s name appeared in police reports and was reported by the Islander as being charged with operating under the influence, but she has not been charged with any crimes.

David Foss, 37, of Clifton was arrested following the same noise complaint. He had three outstanding warrants for failure to pay fines in Penobscot County, police said. He was taken to Hancock County Jail.

Some cash, found on Firehouse Lane, was brought into the police station for safekeeping on June 18.

A car reportedly got stuck in a ditch while attempting to pull over on Bartlett’s Landing Road on June 19. The 2016 Dodge, driven by Beverly Bono, 72, had to be towed.

After officers reportedly found him asleep at the wheel of a parked car on Peabody Drive on Sunday, Matthew McElwee was arrested on charges of operating under the influence and violating his conditional release for a prior OUI charge. He was taken to Hancock County Jail.


Bar Harbor

Police officers assisted two “good Samaritans” who were helping two women stranded by the incoming tide on Bar Island June 19. The women were attempting to wade across the submerged sandbar, but had veered off the bar into deeper water. No one was injured.

Following a traffic stop prompted by running a stop sign on Rodick Street, Daniel Doane, 32, of Trenton, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence in the early hours of June 19. He was bailed from the police station.

A 2015 Mitsubishi driven by Britney Kelley, 27, of Brewer, reportedly struck a coyote near Hamilton Station on Route 3 around 11 p.m. June 19. The car was towed.

No one was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on Main Street the morning of June 20, but one of the cars had to be towed. A 2011 Hyundai driven by Keely Mcconomy, 20, of Bar Harbor reportedly struck the rear end of a 2011 Saab driven by Vikki Evers, 69, of Bar Harbor while Evers was making a right turn from Main Street onto Nannau Road.

A passenger bus clipped the mirror of a parked Subaru on Main Street June 20 and caused some damage, police said. The bus was driven by Timothy Searchfield, 57, of Bar Harbor. The 2005 Subaru’s last known operator was David Townsend, 27, of the United Kingdom.

Jonathan Fisher, 25, of Southwest Harbor, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence just after midnight June 21. The arrest followed a traffic stop on Eagle Lake Road for erratic driving. He was bailed from the police station.

A charter bus reportedly sideswiped a Chevy Silverado that was parked on West Street the morning of June 21. The bus was driven by George Friou, of Friendship. The Chevy, which belongs to Terrijo Rodick, 51, of Bar Harbor, had some drivers’ side damage.

A driver allegedly running a red light at the Hull’s Cove entrance to Acadia National park led to an accident there June 21. A 2014 GMC Terrain driven by Ricky Anderson, 57, of Fairfield was turning left onto Route 3 towards Hull’s Cove on a green light, police said. A 2017 Ford driven by Michael Gordon, 73, of Bar Harbor reportedly ran the red light and crashed into the front right bumper of the Terrain. No one was injured and Gordon’s car was towed.

Officers conducted a distracted driving detail on June 21, issuing three warnings for vehicle defects and two warnings for speeding.

Officers responded to a neighbor’s report of a physical domestic assault on Cottage Street on Friday. Police reportedly observed marks on the woman and subsequently arrested Bruce Peters, 37, of Bar Harbor, on a charge of domestic assault. Peters was taken to Hancock County Jail.

Early Saturday morning, officers pulled over Taylor Beattie, 22, of Sullivan, for reportedly driving the wrong way on Everard Court. Beattie was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. He was bailed from the police station.

Adam Chavez, 39, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence around 1 a.m. Saturday after a traffic stop on West Street.

Following a reported theft at a West Street store on June 19 and returning to the same store on Saturday, Duane McCarter, 39, of Glenburn, was arrested on charges of felony theft and violating conditions of his release. He was taken to Hancock County Jail.

On Sunday, a boy under 18 was summonsed on a theft charge after reportedly taking a two-ounce container of cotton candy from a Cottage Street business.


Southwest Harbor

Both vehicles were drivable following an accident at the intersection of Main Street and Seawall Road June 19. A Toyota Tundra, driven by Chad Gilbert, 45, of Herdon, Va., was hit by a Dodge Dakota, driven by Matthew Reed, 30, of Southwest Harbor, according to reports. The Tundra was attempting to turn left onto Seawall Road from Main Street when the Dakota attempted to turn left onto Main Street from Seawall, according to reports. Drivers from both vehicles refused medical treatment.

Winston L. Stutsman, 19, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed on a charge of assault and unlawful sexual touching June 20 after a teenage girl came to the police station to report being harassed. According to Police Chief Alan Brown, the assault charge was brought because of reported offensive physical contact and the alleged sexual touching was through clothing.

A resident reported June 20 that they had pre-paid for cleaning work and the work had not been completed.

Two children were reportedly locked inside a vehicle in the Bass Harbor Head Light parking area on the afternoon of June 21. Once the vehicle was unlocked, the children were checked by EMTs and were fine, according to reports.

Police assisted National Park rangers June 21 with escorting a man found sleeping in the bathroom at Seawall Campground back to his campsite.

Around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, police pulled over Joy Levesque, 44, of Southwest Harbor for operating without plate lights. After an officer conducted a field sobriety test, Levesque was arrested on charges of OUI and violating conditions of her release. She was taken to the Bar Harbor Police Department.

Lucas Lemoine, 36, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension and violating conditions of his release following an anonymous tip to police Saturday morning.

A man believed to be intoxicated was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic on his bicycle on Seal Cove Road Monday afternoon. When an officer responded, he was no longer on the public road and was walking home, according to reports.

A resident came to the police station Monday evening to complain that a neighbor had been yelling at their children. An officer met with both parties and made a plan to address the issue at an upcoming community meeting, according to reports.

Dylan Norwood, 23, of Hancock was summonsed Monday on a charge of operating after suspension. Police stopped Norwood’s vehicle because of an expired inspection sticker and an obstructed license plate, reports stated.



Police responded to a 911 call around 9:24 p.m. on June 20 from a 911-only phone. Officers responded to a residence near the cell phone location listed on a 911 map. When they arrived, officers found a 6-year-old boy who was unable to find his mother. She was in the basement doing laundry, according to reports.


Acadia National Park

A girl under 18 was taken to the hospital by the Northeast Harbor Ambulance June 14 after suffering a seizure while on the Carriage Roads near intersection 14.

A 54-year-old woman was carried out in a wheeled litter June 14 after injuring her ankle on the west side of Jordon Pond, on the boardwalk.

A woman was reportedly thrown from the horse she was riding while on the carriage roads outside of the park June 14. Rangers responded and arrived at the same time as the Northeast Harbor Ambulance. She was transported to MDI Hospital.

Bonnie Ertel, 22, of Blue Hill was cited on a charge of possession of marijuana June 14. The citation followed a traffic stop for driving the wrong way on the Park Loop Road.

A dead seal on Sand Beach was collected by Allied Whale June 14.

A Michigan man took a bad step and fell at the summit of Cadillac Mountain June 15, according to reports. He was taken to MDI Hospital by the Bar Harbor Fire Department.

A bad fall on the west side of Jordan Pond June 15 left a woman with three broken vertebrae, a broken knee cap and broken ankle, rangers said. She was transported via litter in a boat to a waiting Northeast Harbor Ambulance and then to MDI Hospital.

A man was hospitalized after reportedly falling off his motorcycle while going around a curve on the Cadillac Summit Road June 16.

A 2-year old boy was taken to MDI Hospital from Blackwoods Campground June 16 after reportedly suffering a seizure.

A 59-year-old man reportedly fell and struck his head while walking down Ocean Path towards the Sand Beach overflow parking lot June 16. He lost consciousness, rangers said, and was taken to MDI Hospital.

Justin Omer, 40, of Colorado was cited on a charge of possession of marijuana June 16 on the Park Loop Road at Otter Cove.

John Brushwein, 57, of New Gloucester was cited on a charge of speeding June 16.

Rangers received a late report of a bicycle-deer accident on Seal Cove Road around midnight June 17. Lake Phillips, 24, of Bernard said he hit his brakes when a deer ran out in front of him, causing the bike to slide off the road.

Theophilus Fitanides, 22, no given town, was cited on a charge of possession of marijuana June 17 at Echo Lake parking area.

Julia Getman, 20, of Rye, NH was cited on charges of possession of marijuana and alcohol at the Great Head parking area June 17.

George Keefe, 31, of Glenburn was cited in a charge of possession of marijuana at the Echo Lake parking area June 17.

Norman Gray, 52, of Bar Harbor ME, was cited for the use of a metal detector within the park while on the beach at Echo Lake June 20.

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