Deer deaths raise suspicions

BAR HARBOR — Officer Soren Sundberg located Friday the carcass of a deer that died of a “suspicious” cause. The matter was referred to the warden’s service. Police received a report Nov. 21 of possible deer poaching. An officer checked the area and observed deer but no signs of poachers.

It might have been the tryptophan in the turkey but probably not. Police came upon a man lying on the sidewalk Thanksgiving night. The intoxicated individual’s friends gave him a ride home.

Adam Ropp, 36, of Bar Harbor was arrested Nov. 22 on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Shane Wood, 26, of Deer Isle was arrested Nov. 21 on a charge of OUI. According to police, Wood allegedly was driving while under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. He also was summonsed on a charge of sale or use of drug paraphernalia.

Mount Desert

A Mount Desert woman was treated Nov. 22 at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor for injuries she sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Route 198.

Dianne Watson, 69, was southbound near the Mount Desert Campground when the 2007 Subaru she was driving crossed into the oncoming lane and went off the road, where it struck a granite ledge before rolling onto its side. According to police, Watson suffered cuts as a result of the crash.

Deer on the roads continue to plague drivers. On Sunday, Kyle Lundberry, 19, of Southwest Harbor was southbound on Route 102 in Hall Quarry when his Toyota pickup struck a deer. Damage to the truck is estimated at $3,000.

Southwest Harbor

The report Friday of vehicles “racing up and down” Cedar Lane led to a Tremont teen being summonsed for alleged pot possession.

The 17-year-old, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, was charged with possession of a useable amount of marijuana.

A woman who reportedly was being disruptive Saturday at a Main Street convenience store was given a ride home by Lt. Mike Miller.


A Bucksport woman was charged Nov. 23 with criminal speeding after police stopped her for allegedly driving 46 mph above the posted speed limit on the Goose Cove Road.

Shauna Woods, 40, reportedly was driving 76 mph in a 30-mph zone.

Swans Island

Deputy Rob Morang investigated a report Monday of stolen firewood. The deputy located the responsible parties, who made arrangements to pay for the wood.

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