Drama champs get lights, sirens escort

BAR HARBOR — Police and firefighters on Mount Desert Island once again provided an escort for the champions of a high school state competition, this time for the drama department.

On Sunday, police from Bar Harbor and Mount Desert, along with firefighters from Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor and Tremont, escorted the bus carrying the thespians and techies who took first place at the Maine Drama Festival in Yarmouth from the head of the island to the high school. Earlier this month, the state champion boys’ basketball team got the same treatment.

A 16-year-old Bar Harbor boy is facing several charges after he allegedly assaulted a parent Sunday at their home.

The boy, whose name is being withheld because he is a juvenile, was arrested on charges of assault, criminal mischief and obstructing the report of a crime.

According to Lt. David Kerns, the youth was charged with criminal mischief because he allegedly damaged household items, and with obstructing the report of a crime because he reportedly pulled a telephone off a wall when a parent attempted to call police for assistance.

The boy was taken to the police station and later released to the custody of his parents. Police were called back to the home less than three hours after the incident was reported because the teen was trying to leave the house, a violation of conditions placed after his arrest.

A 2003 Toyota sustained extensive front-end damage Friday after leaving Norway Drive.

The driver, Bo Chang, 61, of Bar Harbor, was northbound when the vehicle went into a skid on the snow-covered road, police said. Chang told police he hit both the accelerator and the brake pedal, which sent the vehicle off the road. No injuries were reported.

Ice on the road reportedly was a contributing factor when a vehicle driven by a Belfast woman collided with a deer Saturday morning on Route 3.

Audra Simpson, 37, was unable to stop in time to avoid hitting the deer with her 1998 Saab.

Mount Desert

A Massachusetts man who has been living locally was warned March 22 to have no contact with an Otter Creek resident after police responded to a reported of someone banging on a door and trying to get into a residence.

Police failed to locate a person who reportedly was acting suspicious March 21 on Sea Street in Northeast Harbor.

Southwest Harbor

Slippery conditions Friday on Carroll’s Hill were reported at the time of an accident involving three vehicles.

Yadicel Barria, 33, of Southwest Harbor was southbound when she lost control of her vehicle, which left the road and struck some trees. Lauren Crichton, 29, of Searsmont was behind Barria and slowed. Her vehicle was struck from behind by one driven by William Dandurand, 18, of Lamoine.

A Tremont resident was warned Sept. 23 to have no contact with a Southwest Harbor man or return to his property.


The sheriff’s department is investigating the March 22 report of a burglary at a residence where a safe containing cash and documents was taken.


Police investigated the report Friday of two suspicious people at a closed seasonal business and determined they are the owners.

Swans Island

Cash was reported missing Friday. Deputy Rob Morang is investigating.

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