Deer hit by trucks, plows and cruisers

BAR HARBOR — A Dead River oil delivery truck driven by Arthur Hammond Jr., 51, of Bar Harbor struck and killed a deer that had run onto Route 3 in Otter Creek on Dec. 27. The truck was not damaged.

Someone wishing to get rid of “some very old ammunition” brought it to the Police Department on Dec. 28. It was given to the Fire Department for safekeeping until it can be disposed of.

A Bar Harbor resident came to the Police Department Dec. 30 to report an assault. Victor Mulero-Medina, 33, of Bar Harbor and Puerto Rico was subsequently charged with assault and taken to the Hancock County Jail.

A 2017 Toyota Tacoma pickup driven by Jerrod Hardy, 30, of Southwest Harbor struck and killed a deer that had run onto Route 102 near Quarry’s Edge Road on Dec. 30. Hardy was not injured, but the pickup sustained an estimated $3,000 in damage to the front grill area.

Daniel Brown, 35, of Southwest Harbor was charged with operating after suspension on Dec. 31. He was later released on his own recognizance.

Mount Desert

A 1995 Ford F350 with a snow plow driven by Randall Kelley, 48, of Lamoine struck two deer, killing one, when several deer ran across Route 102 at the Bar Harbor town line on Dec. 28. There was no damage to the truck.

No one was injured on Dec. 31 when a 2007 Pontiac Vibe driven by Ben Vryn, 71, of Northeast Harbor slid on a patch of black ice on Route 198 and went into a ditch before striking a utility pole. The car sustained an estimated $500 in damage.

Someone called to report losing a chainsaw out of the back of his truck on Route 102 on Jan. 1.

Southwest Harbor

A 2016 Ford Explorer police cruiser driven by Officer Levi Soper of the Southwest Harbor Police Department struck a deer that ran onto Manset Road on Jan. 1. The front bumper of the cruiser sustained minor damage. It is not known if or to what extent the deer was injured.

Bar Harbor Police Officer Christopher Dickens responded to the incident at the request of the Southwest Harbor Police Department.

An employee of a local business brought a CD containing software to the police department Dec. 28 to report that the software had been pirated. He had been asked to install the program on his computer at work, he told police, and suspected the software had been illegally obtained. The incident is under investigation.

Suspicious noises reported around a local business Saturday evening were discovered to be coming from deer feeding in and around shrubs next to the building.

Police responded Sunday morning to a report of water running outside of a local establishment. A pipe joint had separated inside the building, according to reports, and caused some flooding.


Sherriff’s deputy Travis Frost conducted an OUI detail in the area of Route 3 in Trenton on Dec. 27.

“Several vehicles were stopped, and all operators were found to be sober,” Frost said.

Deputy Eric McLaughlin also held a detail on Friday and stopped several vehicles for miscellaneous violations.

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