Police log: Dog hit by car dies

TRENTON — A dog was struck and killed on Route 3 around 10:20 p.m. Thursday, according to reports. After locating the dog, the deputy helped the dogs’ owners load it into their vehicle.

Two employees of a Trenton business came to the sheriff’s office around 6:45 p.m. on Thursday. They brought printed Facebook posts from a former employee who has a protection from harassment order in place, according to the report. The two employees said the posts were in violation of the order. A deputy reviewed the posts and determined no violation of the order took place, according to reports.

An employee of a business in Trenton called on Aug. 15 to report overseas fraud and attempted theft of funds from a business. The caller was advised by the sheriff office that a police report was needed to be able to release funds from the bank. According to the report, the funds had been frozen at the customer’s request.

Sheriff’s office received a call on Friday around 5:45 p.m. from a Trenton man. He was reporting that he was the victim of an internet scam, according to the report. Deputies documented the information for future reference, the report stated.

Around 1:20 p.m. on Sunday a Trenton resident reported a theft from a private residence. According to deputies, an investigation is ongoing.

Bar Harbor

A 2004 Subaru Forester operated by Matthew Buckley, 27, of Gouldsboro, reportedly struck and killed a deer on Route 3 Aug. 14. The driver was uninjured, but the car sustained disabling damage and was towed from the scene.

A 2008 Honda Ridgeline was parked on Cottage Street Aug. 14, when a 2012 Subaru Forester operated by Sarah Nevells, 75, of Bar Harbor, reportedly swiped the left front corner of the vehicle. The last known operator of the Honda was Scott Mitchell, 64, of Amherst.

Police responded to a noise complaint Aug. 14. A guitar player was playing on the sidewalk outside a Main Street bank, and using an electric amplifier. Police asked the musician to move along, and he cooperated.

A man reported to police Aug. 14 that he was being harassed on social media. Officer Ken Mitchell contacted the other party by phone and asked them to stop posting harassing statements.

Two reportedly intoxicated men were warned for disorderly conduct and drinking in public early in the morning Aug. 15 outside a Mount Desert Street hotel.

Responding to a report of a badly injured deer on the side of the road Aug. 15, Officer Elias Burne shot the animal to put it out of its misery.

While pulling into a parking space Aug. 15, a 2004 Chevy Suburban operated by Robert Pyle, 72, of Northeast Harbor, reportedly scraped the side of a 2018 Chevy Equinox owned by Carolyn Lynch, 57, of Fletcher’s Landing. No one was injured, and there was minor damage to the Equinox.

A local business called in a missing person report Aug. 15, when an employee did not show up for work or contact the employer. Police contacted the employee and verified they were okay.

A 2008 Honda operated by Samuel Lyons Payson, 18, of Bar Harbor, reportedly backed into a 2004 BMW parked on Greeley Avenue Aug. 15. There was minor damage to the BMW, last operated by Alexander Kaufhold, 28, of Petersborough, NH.

A woman called police from a Cottage Street business Aug. 15 to report being harassed. A man was reportedly hanging out at the business, where the woman works, despite a protection order barring him from doing so. The case is under investigation.

Officer Bradley O’Neil investigated a report of gunshots in the vicinity of Route 102 near the head of the island the evening of Aug. 15. He did not locate the source of the gunshots.

A man at a campground was warned for disorderly conduct Aug. 15 after reported yelling and aggressive behavior.

During a distracted driving detail Aug. 16, Officer Caleb Mora issued two warnings. He also summonsed Jenny Nichols, 45, of Ellsworth on a charge of operating after suspension.

A 2009 Toyota Venza operated by Laurie Wadsworth, 67, of Watertown MA reportedly struck a parked 2004 Chevy S10 pickup in a downtown parking lot Aug. 16. The pickup was owned by Lawrence Sargent, 90, of Bar Harbor. No one was injured, with only minor damage done to the Venza.

On Thursday, Officer Christopher Dickens arrested Anna Damon, 35, of Hulls Cove on a warrant for Failure to Appear/Unpaid Restitution.

Officer Bradley O’Neil investigated a noise complaint at a Rodick Street restaurant Aug. 16. He arrived to find the band taking a break. He alerted the restaurant of the noise complaint, and they agreed to ask the band to turn the music down when they returned from break.

Two people were warned for disorderly conduct at a Town Hill campground Friday following a report of a domestic fight. Sergeant Leigh Guildford spoke to the two people separately and saw no sign of a physical fight, according to reports.

Police received a report on Friday that a skateboard had been stolen on Main Street, despite being locked. The case is under investigation.

On Friday, a 2015 Toyota Prius operated by Vivien Igras of Boston reportedly backed into a 2012 Chevy Sonic operated by Reinhard Steffens of Braintree, MA, while moving from a parking space. There was no damage to either vehicle, police said.

A bicycle was reported stolen from 1st South Street on Friday and another from Eden Street on Saturday. The cases are under investigation.

On Friday, officer Ryan Larson responded to a report of a deer being struck by a car on the West Street Extension. The deer was removed from the scene.

Officer Christopher Dickens responded to a noise complaint at a West Street lodging business Friday evening, and found no violation.

Lieutenant Jim Pinkham assisted a local bar with a suspected fake ID Friday. He determined the ID was valid, according to reports.

A person reportedly camping in their vehicle in a downtown parking lot Friday was advised of the ordinance against camping in town and given a warning.

Kelton Hallet, 54, of Bar Harbor was arrested early Saturday morning on a charge of operating under the influence. Police pulled over his vehicle for reportedly swerving and failing to signal.

Also early Saturday, officer Judson Cake stopped a car for speeding, and arrested Jocelyn Brown, 25, of Mount Desert on an OUI charge.

Police were unable to locate the source of gunshot sounds reported early Saturday morning on Mount Desert Street.

On Saturday, officer Elias Burne responded to a request by a campground to be present when campers were asked to leave. The campers left without incident.

A backpack containing two electronic devices valued at $750 was reported stolen from a tent in a campground on Saturday.

Lieutenant Kevin Edgecomb responded to the report of gunshots in the area of Route 198 and Eagle Lake Road on Saturday. He did not locate the source of the gunshots.

Police contacted the parents of a teenage boy who had reportedly posted an inappropriate video online to make them aware of the video.

On Saturday evening, Officer Elias Burne stopped a vehicle for swerving within the lane. Matthew Carlson, 32, of Massachusetts was arrested on a charge of OUI.

Frederick Jordan, 63, of Portland was arrested just after midnight Sunday on an OUI charge.

A 2017 Kia Optima operated by David DeHaas, 62, of Mount Desert, reportedly struck a 2003 Volkswagen Tiguan operated by Aaron Michael Breene, 19, of Wilton, Conn. while out backing of a parking space in a downtown lot Sunday. No one was injured, and there was minor damage to both vehicles.

David Sawyer, 39, of Brewer was turning onto Main Street from Firefly Lane in his 2006 bus (no brand given) Sunday when he reportedly struck a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica parked on Main Street. The Pacifica sustained damage to the driver’s side rear panel; the operator of that vehicle is unknown.

Barking dogs at a kennel Sunday caused neighbors to call police. An employee of the kennel said they would close some doors to cut down on the noise.

On Sunday evening, a couple brought an injured bird in to the police department. The bird was picked up the next day by a wildlife rescue agency.

A tour bus company called police with traffic concerns due to construction on West Street Sunday. Sergeant Christopher Wharff responded and addressed the issue to make sure traffic could move through the area.

On Monday, Lauren Michael, 23, of Arnold, Md., was stopped at a stop sign on Holland Avenue when her 2003 Toyota RAV4 was reportedly struck by a 2017 GMC Terrain operated by Thomas Battie, 76, of Bar Harbor. No one was injured. There was minor damage to both vehicles.

Officer Ryan Lawson responded on Sunday to a complaint of harassment by telephone. Officer Lawson issued a verbal warning to the alleged harasser.

On Sunday evening, Lieutenant Jim Pinkham issued a warning to some people camping on private property near Access Alley.

Police followed up on several complaints of dogs being left in cars, though none of the animals checked on were under duress.

Several license plates were reported missing or stolen.

Police took many reports of lost property, and also took many found items turned into the police department.

Mount Desert

Officer Soren Sundberg investigated a case of vandalism at a camp on Somes Pond on Aug. 14. The camp owner had called to report broken windows. Though it appeared someone had gained entry, nothing was missing. The case is under investigation.

A bicycle was reported stolen in Seal Harbor Aug. 14.

Police Chief Jim Willis observed two minors riding an electric scooter on the sidewalk in Otter Creek Aug. 14. Chief Willis spoke to the boy who was driving and asked him to take the scooter home. Later he spoke to the boy’s father, who said he would secure the scooter so it could not be used.

Cars were parked on both sides of the street in front of the Northeast Harbor Library for the weekly charity bridge game Aug. 14, but no parking violations were found.

A coyote was reported in a residential yard Aug. 15.

A man swimming in Somes Sound Aug. 16 was asked to move his vehicle that was parked on private property in Hall Quarry.

Officer Christopher Dickens responded to a report of fireworks being set off near Echo Lake Aug. 16.

Alastair Gray, 45, of Thriplow UK reported $1000 in damage to his 2018 Chevy Malibu in a hit-and-run accident while parked in a Northeast Harbor parking lot on Saturday.

Officer Theodore Cake issued a warning to someone camping illegally at Suminsby Park on Sargent Drive Saturday night.

Officer Shawn Murphy responded to a report of gunshots heard in the Pretty Marsh area on Sunday night. He did not locate the source of the gunshots.

Katlyn Green, 27, of Southwest Harbor was driving north on Route 102 in Somesville Monday when her 2008 Cadillac SRX was reportedly hit by a 2008 Toyota Highlander leaving a parking lot. The Highlander was operated by Ekaterina Lyakhovich, 56, of Mount Desert. No one was injured, though both vehicles sustained damage. Lyakhovich was summonsed on a “failure to yield” charge.

Officer Ryan Lawson responded to a report of gun shots near Somes Sound on Route 198 on Monday. He determined the sounds were coming from a nearby construction site.

Southwest Harbor

Police received a call around 2:45 p.m. on Aug. 15 about a broken window of a car in the Cranberry Isles parking lot. When police contacted the owner of the vehicle, he told them he was aware the window was broken. Something inside the vehicle had broken the window, he said. Police said there was nothing suspicious about the incident.

A man was warned for disorderly conduct Saturday night after allegedly pouring beer on a car in the parking lot behind the police station.

Nicholas Hernandez, 27, of Spring Hill, Fla. went to jail for the second time in a month when he was arrested at 1:50 a.m. Sunday on charges of violating conditions of release. The bail conditions resulted from an OUI charge earlier this summer.

A golf cart was reportedly seen driving on Main Street without headlights Sunday night, with a possibly intoxicated driver. Police were unable to locate the cart.

Police contacted owners of a vehicle that had been left in a parking lot with its doors open Sunday.

Owners of a local business reported Monday that money had been withdrawn from their business account from an ATM in Georgia. Police assisted with an official report for the bank.

A person was warned Monday afternoon for dumping trash in a dumpster they were not authorized to use.

Police are investigating a report, received Monday evening in a phone call from California, that a wanted person is living in Southwest Harbor. Neighboring agencies have also been alerted.


Deputies were called to the Tremont Town Office around noon Aug. 16 regarding a man in the office who said he wanted to speak with the town manager about a deed. Employees of the office had attempted to reason with the man and when he refused to cooperate, they asked him to leave, according to reports. The deputy spoke with the man and said if he continued to cause problems he would be arrested and not allowed to return. Upon further consideration, the man left the town office.

A 62-year-old woman from Bangor called the sheriff’s office around 8 a.m. on Aug. 13 with a third party complaint from Tremont. Deputies said they are already investigating the residence in question following an earlier complaint.

A resident reported a theft or burglary from his business Saturday morning. The case is still under investigation.


Acadia National Park

Pieter Vandokkum, 46, of Connecticut was issued a violation notice for speeding Aug. 9 after reportedly driving 46 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone on West Street Extension.

Elizabeth Turek, 43 of Skokie, Illinois was cited for reportedly driving 54 mph in a 30 mph zone on Paradise Hill Road Aug. 9.

A 56-year-old woman was taken to MDI Hospital in a Bar Harbor Fire Department ambulance Aug. 10 after she reportedly tripped and fell on the Ocean Path, dislocating her elbow.

An 18-year-old girl reportedly dislocated her shoulder when she fell while hiking the Cadillac North Ridge trail Aug. 10. She was taken to MDI Hospital in a Bar Harbor Fire Department ambulance.

Jason Czapiga, no age given, of Clifton was issued a violation notice for expired vehicle registration Aug. 10.

Rangers assisted a 5-year-old boy with a bee sting on his lip that was causing swelling Aug. 11.

Stephanie Bierko, 19, of Yorktown, N.Y. was issued a violation notice for speeding Aug. 11 after reportedly driving 50 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone on Paradise Hill Road.

Kandi Flemming, 29 of Winterport was issued a violation notice Aug. 11 at the Sand Beach Parking Area for reportedly having an open container of alcohol in her vehicle.

Madison McWilliams, 22, no town given, was issued a violation notice for having an open container of alcohol on Sand Beach Aug. 11.

A 65-year-old woman who tripped over a grate at Seawall was having difficulty breathing, according to reports. She was taken to MDI Hospital in a Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance Aug. 12.

Dominique Lemoine, 59, of Georgia, was issued a violation notice for speeding Aug. 12 after reportedly driving 52 mph in a 25 mph zone on the Park Loop Road near Kebo Mountain Aug. 12.

Daniel Kovacs, 27 of East Brunswick, N.J. was issued a violation notice for reportedly possessing marijuana in the park Aug. 12.

Colby Kittredge, no age or town given, was issued a violation notice for reportedly discarding a lighted cigarette out his car window Aug. 12 on Paradise Hill Road.

A 57-year-old woman was injured after falling from her bicycle while stopped near Eagle Lake Aug. 13, according to reports. She was taken to MDI Hospital in a Bar Harbor Fire Department ambulance.

No one was injured when a tire and wheel reportedly came off a vehicle at the Hull’s Cove park entrance intersection Aug. 13.

A vehicle struck a coping stone on the Cadillac Summit Road Aug. 13 after the driver, a 46-year-old from Palm Beach, Fla., failed to negotiate a turn, according to reports.

John Pelkey, 27 of Southwest Harbor was cited Aug. 13 on charges of speeding and driving without a license.

A camper at Blackwoods Campground reported a hammock and other items missing from his campground Aug. 14. Most of the items were recovered from a nearby dumpster, rangers said.

Suze-Andree Altidor-Cespedes, 35, of Seal Harbor was issued a violation notice for speeding Aug. 14 on Paradise Hill Road.



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