Tips sought in burglaries

TRENTON — The Sheriff’s Department is asking for help finding the person or persons responsible for breaking into several homes last week.

Anyone who noticed suspicious activity during the late morning or early afternoon of Wednesday, Sept. 30, is asked to call either Lt. Tim Cote or Deputy Jeff McFarland at 667-7575. Grumble Corner is the local name for the sharp curve where the Bayside Road meets the Oak Point Road.

Five residents reported their homes had been burglarized.

Bar Harbor

Public safety personnel were busy during a period of high winds and heavy rain the afternoon of Sept. 30. Route 3 near Ocean Drive was closed for about four hours due to a downed power line. Traffic was routed via Ocean Drive and the Park Loop Road. A large tree fell on West Street, reportedly damaging a restaurant’s walk-in cooler, two vehicles and a fence. Lt. James Pinkham placed traffic cones on Route 3 near the tarn to warn motorists of a flooded area. A large tree limb reportedly fell into the roadway on DeGregoire Park Road. Pinkham placed cones there as well after determining there was room for vehicles to pass.

The Highway Department’s water truck reportedly rolled over Saturday afternoon when Christopher Lewis, 33, of Trenton, who was driving it on Eden Street, reportedly swerved to avoid a deer that had entered the road in front of the truck. The truck rolled onto the passenger side, according to reports, and skidded several feet before coming to rest on the passenger side partially in the roadway. Lewis was not injured, but passenger Joseph St. Pierre, 38, of Bar Harbor was taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital with minor injuries. The truck reportedly was towed and sent for repairs.

With the water truck temporarily out of commission, Public Works used air for street cleaning operations, leading to a noise complaint on Cottage Street at 5 a.m. Monday.

Carolyn Buccellato, 52, of Allen Park, Mich., was driving a rented Chevy Impala northbound on Route 3 Monday when she reportedly stopped to allow another vehicle to make a left turn onto the Old Bar Harbor Road. A Nissan Altima owned by At Your Service Taxi and driven by Michael Turner, 30, of Sullivan struck the rear of the Impala. Both vehicles were seriously damaged, and Turner was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Employees at a Main Street store reported a theft Oct. 1 after someone allegedly tried to return a pair of earrings that had not yet been put up for sale.

A cruise ship tender reportedly struck the Police Department’s boat Friday, but no new damage to the boat was found.

Kayla Pattern, 23, of Bar Harbor was summonsed on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) early Sunday after the Ford Focus she was driving reportedly crashed into a telephone pole on Eden Street.

Officer Brad O’Neil responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a private driveway on the Schooner Head Road Saturday evening. He reportedly found the driver asleep and asked him to leave the property because he didn’t have permission to be there. The driver left the area.

Southwest Harbor

A 20-year-old resident who reportedly set off a fire alarm Friday in a Main Street apartment building by smoking might be more careful about where he decides to light up.

Samuel Anderson was issued summonses charging him with possession of a useable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Darrell Dolliver, 45, of Bangor was arrested Sunday by Officer Rick Graham on a probation revocation.

Firefighters extinguished a small fire Sunday at Smuggler’s Den Campground.

Cash was reported missing after a Sept. 30 burglary at a Shore Road property.


There is a suspect in the theft here of silver flatware but no one has been charged, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

The flatware, valued at approximately $8,000, was reported missing on Sept. 30. Some of the items have been recovered, said Lt. Chris Thornton.

Jeremiah Dorval, 41, of Tremont was arrested Monday on an outstanding warrant.

Mount Desert

Officer Ken Mitchell responded Friday to a complaint of a group on roller skis using the road in Pretty Marsh near the Tremont town line as a training facility. The caller said the activity was a traffic hazard. The officer met with the group from the Maine Winter Sports Center in Caribou and was told they would be leaving the area.

The “juice” leaking from lobster bait elicited a complaint Sept. 29 from someone at the Northeast Harbor Marina.

Trees were reported on power lines in several areas of the town during a rainstorm on Sept. 30.


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