Deer tangles with cruiser

BAR HARBOR — A Bar Harbor police cruiser reportedly collided with a deer on Eagle Lake Road at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Officer Jerrod Hardy, 31, was driving the cruiser, on his way to a call in Mount Desert, according to reports. Southwest Harbor police were called to respond to the accident. The cruiser was damaged but still drivable, police said, but the deer was killed.

A man was warned for sleeping in his vehicle on Paradise Hill Road around midnight on Nov. 5.

Police checked a Crooked Road residence after midnight Nov. 6 after a woman reported hearing someone in the house. They didn’t find anyone.

A vehicle parked on Cottage Street blocking one of the driveways for the Municipal Building was issued a ticket, police said.

At the request of Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, police stopped a vehicle on Route 3 near Hadley Point Road the morning of Nov. 6, and warned the driver for a reported road rage incident involving hand gestures in Trenton.

Elijah High, 33, of Greenville was stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Norway Drive and Crooked Road on Nov. 7 when his 2014 Ford sedan was reportedly struck by a 2012 Mitsubishi sedan operated by Gary Stewert, 61, of Ellsworth. There was damage to both vehicles, but no injuries reported.

Distracted driving was reported to be the cause of an accident on Ledgelawn Avenue the afternoon of Nov. 7. A 2006 Infiniti FX3 operated by Ewarton Sackaloo, 33, of Hulls Cove was travelling north when it reportedly swerved into a parked 2016 Chevy Flex, last-known operator Adrien Monro, 41, of Bar Harbor. Sackaloo told police he had been to reading a text on their phone at the time of the accident. He was summonsed on a charge of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle.

An apparently abandoned vehicle was towed from Eagle Lake Road Nov. 11. Police first checked on the seemingly disabled vehicle Nov. 8, but they could not find anything wrong with it and could not reach its owner.

Two people were warned for sleeping in their vehicle in a Main Street parking lot at 1:44 a.m. Friday.

Govindarajan Kunde-Ramanoothey, 47, of Unionville, Conn. reported Friday that his 2017 Buick had been struck by an unknown vehicle while parked in a hotel parking lot. There was minor damage to the rear bumper, according to reports.


Mount Desert

On Nov. 7, a 2009 Ford sedan operated by Ross Parsons, 26, of Ellsworth reportedly struck a deer on Indian Point Road. There was minor damage to the vehicle, and no injuries reported.

A 2014 Toyota Corolla was towed after a car-deer accident on Route 102 in Somesville the evening of Nov. 8. Emalee Wedel, 27, of Southwest Harbor was driving the Corolla when it reportedly struck and killed the deer. No injuries were reported.

Gunshots were reported in the area of Beech Hill Road Saturday morning. Police checked the area and did not find the source of the noise.


Southwest Harbor

Heavy rains caused one motorist to miss his turn and end up in a ditch around 6 p.m. on Election Day, according to police. An officer responded to a report of a vehicle off the road at the intersection of Fernald Point Road and Main Street and found a 76-year-old man in his vehicle in a ditch. A tow truck was called to get the vehicle, which was not damaged back to higher ground.

A three-car accident was the morning of Nov. 7–and not a single driver was present. A Subaru Forrester owned by Phyllis Aschenbrenner, 67, of Southwest Harbor was parked on Apple Lane when it reportedly rolled down a hill and into two Dodge vans within a parking lot there. Both vans are owned by George McGlauflin, 41, of Bar Harbor for the Bangor-based business G & G Electric. Nicholas Grant, 40, of Hulls Cove was listed as the last driver of one of the vans. Front bumpers of both vans and the front of the Subaru were damaged, according to reports.

Someone reported seeing a couch, presumed to have fallen off a moving vehicle, at the corner of Seal Cove Road and Main Street the evening Nov. 7. By the time an officer arrived, the couch had been retrieved.

A wallet containing cash, credit cards, lottery tickets and miscellaneous cards was turned into police Friday. It was returned to its owner.

Police received a reported of an intoxicated local resident lying on the ground on Main Street around 6 p.m. Friday. An officer found the man sitting at a picnic table in the area and sent him on his way.

A fallen tree on Main Street near Chris’s Lane blocked traffic for some of Saturday morning. The tree fell around 7 a.m., according to reports. Police and fire crew members responded and remained at the scene about an hour and a half until Emera came to clear the tree from the power lines. Later in the morning, Verizon was called to address what appeared to be a downed telecommunication wire on Main Street.

When a local resident found a debit card left in the gas pumps at Circle K on Saturday, it was turned in to police. The owner of the card was contacted and agreed to retrieve it.



Deputies arrested Patricia Closson, 51, on an outstanding warrant the afternoon of Nov. 7. Closson was located at a Tremont residence and transported to Hancock County Jail.


Acadia National Park

Blackwoods Campground was closed Nov. 3 for one night due to forecast high winds and heavy rain. The campground is open year-round for primitive camping, but between December and March only a portion of the campground is open and the entrance road is closed to vehicles.



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