Snow takes toll on motorists



BAR HARBOR — Police and emergency responders assisted with a number of vehicles that became stuck or slid off area roads during a snowstorm on the morning of Friday, Nov. 14, according to reports.

On Knox Road, Autumn Jones, 23, of Mount Desert went off the roadway and struck three mailboxes with her 2007 Mercury before the vehicle came to a rest. Jones was not injured. On Eagle Lake Road, Jack Cunningham, 56, of Bar Harbor lost control of his 2009 GMC pickup, rolling the vehicle onto its top. Cunningham, who was without injury, received a ride back to his house from police after the crash.

On Crooked Road, Steven Boucher, 34, of Bar Harbor left the road with his 2006 Subaru Forester, striking several trees and a rock with the vehicle. Boucher was evaluated by medical personnel at the scene.

On Norway Drive, Lisa Girardin, 39, of Bar Harbor escaped injury when she lost control of her 2011 Subaru Outback, striking a utility pole with the vehicle.

Jay Jolly, 20, of Millsboro, Del., was summonsed Friday on Eagle Lake Road on a charge of operating without a license after police responded to a one-vehicle crash. Jolly’s 1991 Toyota, which was not damaged, was towed from the scene.

Rachel A. Mackenzie, 34, of Trenton was summonsed Nov. 13 on a felony charge of theft of lost or mislaid property after police say she allegedly took possession of a woman’s diamond engagement ring and wedding band. The victim had set her jewelry down while she was exercising at an employee fitness center. The jewelry was recovered by police upon investigation.

Officer Eric McLaughlin responded to a rental property Nov. 11 where the owner reported hearing strange noises. The source was determined to be a furnace making loud, unusual sounds.

Peter Martin, 19, of Newberry, N.H., was arrested Nov. 13 while on foot downtown on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer after being caught allegedly stealing street signs.

Christopher Parsons, 26, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Nov. 11 on a charge of operating after suspension.

Officer Chris Wharff on Nov. 13 responded to a Mount Desert Street business where a woman was reported to be exhibiting strange behavior. The woman was taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital for an evaluation. Police dealt with the woman several times over the course of the week.

Officer Brad O’Neil shot and euthanized an injured deer on Route 102 on Nov. 13.

Jason Locke, 32, of Bar Harbor was arrested Friday on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Bryan Lord, 38, of Bar Harbor was arrested Saturday on a charge of OUI and was summonsed on a charge of operating without a license in violation of his license restrictions.

Mount Desert

A Southwest Harbor teenager escaped injury early Monday when he lost control of his 2004 Ford SUV on the Indian Point Road.

Thomas Brady, 18, was southbound when he reportedly lost control on a curve and overcorrected, sending the vehicle off the road. The Ford, which is a total loss, traveled across a small pond before striking two trees and coming to rest with the rear of the vehicle submerged.

The snowstorm Friday, Nov. 14, kept police busy as they responded to numerous motor vehicle accidents. No injuries were reported, and damage was limited, except in two cases.

Kim Keene, 44, of Bar Harbor was driving on the Pretty Marsh Road when she lost control of her 2008 Ford pickup, which left the road and struck a tree. Damage to the truck is estimated at $3,500.

In Seal Harbor, Corey Frost, 26, of Mount Desert was plowing snow with a 2012 Navi dump truck when the snowplow caught on a utility pole, causing the pole to snap in half. There was no damage to the truck. Police estimate the cost of replacing the pole at $4,000.

Richard Hamblen, 69, of Mount Desert was arrested Nov. 10 on a charge of domestic violence terrorizing following an incident in Seal Harbor.

A resident reported on Nov. 10 the theft of medications.

Dominic Generazio, 35, of Tremont was summonsed Nov. 10 on a charge of operating after suspension after his vehicle was involved in a minor accident in Somesville.

Southwest Harbor

A resident reported Sunday that the propane gas lines to his home had been cut.

A woman complained Nov. 13 that her neighbor’s dog has been chasing her chickens.

Natalia Pajor, 23, of Meriden, Conn., was summonsed Nov. 11 on a speeding charge.

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