Whitetail wars: Six deer crashes reported



BAR HARBOR — Police are urging drivers to be cautious due to the number of deer crossing local roads. Police here recently responded to three accidents involving deer.

Travis Devisme, 53, of Tremont was driving on the Indian Point Road Monday morning when his 2015 Ford pickup struck a deer, causing minor damage.

Kari Sargent, 38, of Ellsworth was westbound on Route 3 Nov. 9 when her 2006 Pontiac hit a deer. The Pontiac sustained moderate front-end damage.

On Nov. 8, a 2009 Jeep driven by Stephen Henry, 46, of Ellsworth struck a deer on the Indian Point Road.

Two motor vehicle collisions with deer were reported in Mount Desert.

Jason Kohr, 46, of Ellsworth was driving Nov. 10 on Sargeant Drive in Northeast Harbor when his 2001 Chevrolet pickup struck a deer.

On Friday, Elizabeth Hall, 49, of Mount Desert was southbound on Route 198 when her 2016 Honda struck a deer, sustaining $4,000 damage.

A 2007 Ford pickup driven by 31-year-old Keith Wedge of Tremont sustained minor damage when it struck a deer on the Cape Road in Tremont Friday.

Bar Harbor

The report of an assault late Saturday or early Sunday at an apartment complex resulted in the arrest of a 58-year-old Bar Harbor woman.

Nancy Knight was arrested on charges of assault and violating the conditions of her release and taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

The alleged assault took place inside an apartment where the victim was staying, police said.

A Tremont man was treated Nov. 9 at Mount Desert Island Hospital for injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle accident on the Eagle Lake Road.

James Alexander, 80, was eastbound just before midnight when he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. His vehicle left the road and struck a tree before coming to rest in a ditch. According to police, Alexander sustained serious injuries that were not life-threatening and included cuts to his arms and face.

Alexander was wearing a seatbelt, and the air bags in the vehicle deployed, police said. The vehicle is a total loss.

A 2001 Volvo driven by Jacqueline Ranco, 47, of Trenton sustained about $3,300 damage in a Nov. 10 rear-end collision on Route 102 in Town Hill. Police said Adrian Nietz, 40, of Southwest Harbor failed to see Ranco stopped in traffic and struck the rear of her vehicle with his 2001 Dodge truck. The Dodge sustained about $500 damage.

Southwest Harbor

Police responded Friday to a report of a fight outside a Shore Road restaurant only to find that the parties had left the scene. Officer Gary Caron located the victim, who reportedly was uncooperative and did not want to press charges.

Adrian Nietz, 40, of Southwest Harbor was arrested Friday on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court.

A woman who reportedly was intoxicated and causing problems Nov. 8 on the Seawall Road went back inside her home after police warned her for disorderly conduct.

Mount Desert

A man reported Sunday that he received a threatening text from his estranged girlfriend. Officer Ken Mitchell spoke with both parties and warned them to have no further contact with each other.

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