Crashes follow left turns

TRENTON — Two cars had to be towed after a collision on Route 3 Monday due to a motorist’s vision being obstructed by a snowbank, reported Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Zach Allen.

The crash began when a 2005 Saturn Ion turned out of Big Cats Catering’s driveway to head north on Route 3, Allen said. The operator, Rachelle DeRaps, 16, of Franklin didn’t see a southbound 2012 Toyota Camry due to the snowbank. The Saturn pulled out in front of the Camry, which was operated by Lynn King, 47, of Mount Desert, said Allen.

The collision reportedly caused the Saturn to spin around in the roadway and come to rest facing southbound in the northbound lane. Both DeRaps and King suffered minor leg injuries, the deputy said. DeRaps was taken to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital. King declined treatment. Both cars suffered “disabling, reportable” amounts of damage, according to reports.

Southwest Harbor

No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Route 102 the afternoon of March 13. Thomas Breindel, 63, of Dedham was driving south in a 2008 Chevrolet pickup as Thomas Lawson, 68, of Southwest Harbor was pulling out in a 2014 Chevrolet pickup onto the roadway from the Southwest Harbor Food Mart. Breindel’s vehicle couldn’t stop in time, police said, and it struck the turning truck, causing damage to its right rear bumper and quarter panel.

A Tremont woman was taken to the Bar Harbor Police Department for alcohol testing after police responded to a report of a vehicle off the road on Bass Harbor Road on March 14 at about 1 a.m. Laura Magoon, 48, was summonsed on a charge of operating under the influence.

Police received a report of lines down on Dirigo Road on March 14 around 10 a.m. The Fire Department responded to the scene and marked the lines with safety cones until utility services could arrive.

A car parked at Ridge Apartments on Village Green Way was reported damaged by a plow on March 14 around 3:30 p.m. The car had a dent in the right front bumper.

A Southwest Harbor resident reported money missing from his residence on March 14 around 6 p.m. The case is under investigation.

Kathrine Pierce of Southwest Harbor was summonsed for operating a defective and unregistered motor vehicle as well as failure to produce evidence of insurance after an officer stopped her car on Main Street on Friday around 6 p.m.

Bar Harbor

A 2008 Lexus driven by Madison Woodworth, 18, of Bar Harbor slid into the opposite lane in snowy conditions on Eagle Lake Road March 13. The Lexus struck a 2017 Ford driven by Tiffany Dow, 32, of Bar Harbor. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles sustained damage but were able to be driven from the scene.

Following a traffic stop on Pleasant Street March 15, Kristina McLaughlin, 52, of Bar Harbor was arrested and charged with violation of conditions of release and Drug Court sanction. She was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Following a traffic stop on Route 3 in Hulls Cove, Jayme Cruz, 21, of Bangor was arrested and charged with operating under the influence and operating without a license. He was released on bail. Two passengers in the vehicle, Keira Hayes, 20, of Burnham and Barbara McQuatters, 20, of Thomaston, were summonsed on charges of possession of liquor by a minor and released.

Mount Desert

Alberto Valdez, 38, Bayonne, N.J., was summonsed on charges of operating without a license and failure to produce evidence of insurance after the 2012 Toyota he was driving struck a guard rail on Route 102 on March 13. The vehicle sustained front-end and passenger side damage.

A 2013 Ford pickup driven by Christopher Drogalis, 20, of Garden City, N.Y., slid off Sound Drive in icy conditions and struck a tree March 13. The vehicle sustained rear-end damage.


A Honda Civic driven by Deborah Cressler, 74, of Tremont reportedly went off the road in snowy, slippery conditions on the Tremont Road the afternoon of March 13. The vehicle stopped just before striking a utility pole near Duck Cove Way. She was uninjured, according to reports, and the car had only minor damage after being pulled from the ditch by a tow truck.

Responding to what he thought was an accident on the Tremont Road March 6, Deputy Dan Harlan discovered that the vehicle allegedly had been stolen from a business in Rockland. He contacted the Police Department there and arranged to have the vehicle towed.

Deputy Zach Allen checked the area of Hodgdon Road several times on Saturday for parking violations per a previous request. He didn’t find any violations, he said.

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