Island Police: Police called to shed light on property dispute


A man called police on Nov. 7 to report a missing package that he believed his neighbors had and to get help retrieving it. An officer went to the neighbor’s home, got the package and returned it to the man who called.  

Dispatch received a call from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) around 11 p.m. on Nov. 16 asking the sheriff’s office to check the airport here for a plane that was supposed to land there earlier in the day but had not reported a safe landing. An officer checked with the airport, found the plane and learned it had landed safely.  

On Nov. 17, close to 6:30 p.m., while Timothy Clements, 59, of Southwest Harbor, was driving a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban south on Route 3, a deer ran into the side of his vehicle. According to the report, the collision caused reportable damage to the Suburban but no injuries to Clement and the vehicle could be driven from the accident.  

Around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, a deer ran into Bayside Road, colliding with a 2021 BMW sedan driven by Tony McKim, 53, of Trenton. McKim was not injured and there was unreportable damage to the BMW, according to the report.  

Ownership of a utility shed may have to be settled in civil court, after officers responded on Friday around noon to a residence where a dispute between neighbors regarding the shed was taking place. While at the address, officers asked the two neighbors, both of whom laid claim to the shed, to remain separated until the dispute could be resolved in civil court.  

Southwest Harbor 

Police received two calls within 15 minutes of each other on Nov. 17 around 7:15 p.m. about an injured deer in the same area on the side of Seawall Road. When an officer arrived, there was no deer on the side of the road.  

Around 9 a.m. on Nov. 18, police received a report of merchandise theft of an unknown amount that had occurred at a local business at some point prior to the call. Police are investigating the report and have identified a person in connection with the report.  

An officer spotted a dog on the loose in the area of Hillcrest Circle while patrolling around 11 a.m. on Nov. 18. According to the report, the dog eventually wandered into the woods in the area and could not be found.  

Car keys with a mail key attached were found on Main Street and brought to the police station on Nov. 18 around 7 p.m. The owner was notified and retrieved them.  

When police responded to an alarm at a home on Cedar Lane around 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 19, a plumber working at the residence told police the alarm was not supposed to be active.  

A suspicious person was reported in the neighborhood of Freeman Ridge Road around 9 a.m. on Friday. When an officer searched the area, no one suspicious was found.  

Police received a report from a resident who lost their wallet around 9 a.m. on Friday.  

A car abandoned near the town’s salt shed on Seal Cove Road was reported around 11:45 a.m. on Friday. After an officer checked on the car, he reported that it had a flat tire and the owner was coming back to retrieve it later in the day.  

When an officer responded to a residential burglar alarm on Saturday around 10 a.m., he met with the property’s caretaker and learned the alarm was accidentally set off.  

Around 10:30 a.m., a man reported losing his keys. Police said they would call him if anyone turned the keys in. 

Police were notified by the Mount Desert Police Department on Saturday around 11:30 a.m. regarding what was described as a Ford truck with tree service lettering on the side driving erratically and traveling towards town. According to witnesses, the truck was all over the road, crossing the center line and almost hitting a guardrail. Police stopped the truck on Main Street and driver, Nicole Sargent, 34, of Sullivan, was checked for operating under the influence. According to the officer, she was not under the influence, but Sargent was issued a warning, charged with operating a vehicle after suspension and cited for failure to display a valid inspection sticker or to produce a drivers license.  

Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, a local inn owner reported disorderly conduct. According to the officer, the person making all the noise went to their room and the inn owner said they would call if there were any other problems.  

On Sunday around 3 p.m., an anonymous man dropped off property he found near the Carroll Homestead on Route 102. According to police, the property is described as a child’s gaming system.  


On Nov. 10 around 9 a.m., a woman reported a rental home was broken into, but nothing was stolen. According to the report, an investigation is ongoing for several burglary incidents in the same area and the sheriff’s office believes this was connected to the others.  

Bar Harbor 

According to the police log, on Nov. 17 at 6:54 a.m., a 2002 GMC pickup operated by Daryl Frazer, 51, of Bar Harbor, left the roadway on the right while traveling on Gilbert Farm Road. After a police investigation, Frazer was issued a charge of operating under the influence, and the truck was towed due to disabling damage. 

At 9:50 a.m. on Nov. 17, a person reported to the police department that some property had fallen out of the back of his truck while he was driving and he wanted to know if anyone turned it in. He was advised that no one recently turned in anything matching the description. 

A Bar Harbor woman turned in a wallet at 2:40 p.m. on Nov. 17 that she had found on Sound Drive. The owner was contacted and retrieved the wallet. 

On Nov. 17 at 4:11 p.m., the police department recorded assisting an electrical company with traffic control while malfunctioning streetlights were being repaired. 

The police department received a request for help on Nov. 17 at 10:21 p.m. from people who were stranded on Bar Island. 

At 10:28 a.m. on Nov. 19, a 2013 Subaru Forrester operated by Jean Warren, 69, of Bass Harbor, was traveling west on Route 233 when a large deer ran into the passenger side of her vehicle, causing reportable damage. Warren was uninjured. The deer was located and put down because of its injuries. 

After conducting an investigation, the police department recorded at 12:24 p.m. on Nov. 19 that Carlos Arroyo-Perez, 40, and Alexis Perez-Acevedo, 34, were arrested and charged with violating conditions of release and transported to Hancock County Jail. 

At 2:13 p.m. on Nov. 19, an officer searched an unsecured building but did not locate any evidence of a crime. 

A little after Thursday turned into Friday, a vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Eden and Cottage streets was reported. A 2017 Chevrolet Trax operated by Ann Morrison of Orland drove straight through the intersection, over the curb and up an embankment, causing disabling damage to the vehicle. Morrison was not injured, but she was arrested for operating under the influence. The Chevy was towed from the scene. 

At 1:03 a.m. on Friday, the police department received a report of a theft from a local business. The case in under investigation. 

An officer responded to a report of gunshots in the area of a residential neighborhood around 4 p.m. on Friday but was unable to locate the source. 

The police department received a report on Friday at 4:19 p.m. of a vehicle that had gone off the road. The vehicle was towed back on to the roadway. 

On Saturday at 1:38 p.m., a motorist reported a vehicle that was operating erratically on State Highway 3 near Pirates Cove. An officer stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver, who said the vehicle was having alignment issues. 

At 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office requested the Bar Harbor Police Department be on the lookout for a stolen trailer that was possibly heading toward the island. 

Gail Wright, 66, of Bar Harbor, was driving her 2013 Infiniti on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. westward on Gilbert Farm Road when a deer entered the road from the right and got struck. Wright was not hurt, but her vehicle sustained functional damage to the front and was towed. The deer was given to a resident on the deer kill list. 

On Sunday at 12:37 p.m., a woman came into the police department to report that her son had lost his prescription glasses somewhere in town. She left her contact information in case they were turned in. 

Mount Desert 

A 2018 Jeep operated by Laura Smallidge, 66, of Maine, was heading north on State Highway 102 on Nov. 17 around 10:27 a.m. and struck a deer that had run into the road. No injuries were reported. 

On Nov. 17 at 10:46, a report was made to the police department about a kayak that had washed ashore on private property. The owner is unknown. 

At 10:44 a.m. on Nov. 18, a 2013 Chrysler operated by Scott Crowley, 44, of New Hampshire, was backing into a Main Street Northeast Harbor parking lot and struck a 2004 Toyota operated by David Granston, 58, of Maine, which was parked in the lot. No injuries were reported.  

On Friday at 10:18 a.m., an RV operated by Alan Graves, 61, of Maine, was driving on Harborside Drive when a compartment on the RV came open and struck the driver’s side mirror of an unoccupied 2019 Subaru that was legally parked. The damage did not meet the threshold for reporting to the state of Maine. 

A deer that had been struck and killed by an unknown vehicle at around 11:50 a.m on Friday was given to a resident. 

At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, an officer spoke to a local resident in regard to an ongoing series of conflicts with a neighbor. 

A motorist reported a vehicle driving erratically on State Highway 102 heading toward Southwest Harbor on Saturday at 11:25 a.m. All officers were out of position at the time of the complaint, but the information was passed on to Southwest Harbor, who located and stopped the vehicle. 

The police department took a complaint on Sunday at 1:38 p.m. about an open door at a Mount Desert residence. An officer made contact with a caretaker who said she was in the house yesterday and must have forgotten to lock the door. She said there was no response needed and that she would check on the house. 


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