‘Erotic’ driving reported

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The May 19 report of a white truck “driving erotically” through town each morning turned out to be a simple typographical error in the police logs. The truck, police said, was actually being operated erratically.

Police were contacted May 18 by a person concerned about an adult family member who had eaten a cookie left behind by a former tenant. The reporting party believed the cookie contained marijuana. Police contacted the former tenant, who denied knowing anything about the pot pastry.

A person riding a lawn tractor back and forth along the road Sunday was spoken to by police after neighbors complained that the muffler-less mower was keeping them awake.

Vandals tampered with a game camera, a property owner reported May 19. Police had no trouble tracking down the suspects – their photos had been recorded by the camera. At the request of the property owner, the young people responsible will receive a stern lecture from police instead of summonses to court.

Bar Harbor

Christopher Parsons, 28, of Bar Harbor was arrested Monday at an Eagle Lake Road residence on a charge of obstruction of a report of a crime or injury. Police responded to the house investigating a 911 hang-up call, which made them suspect a domestic dispute was happening. The incident is under investigation.

Parsons was released on bail from the police station a short time later.

With town starting to get busier with summer visitors, police received several found sets of keys, wallets and other belongings this week, and took reports of others missing.

A guest at a Main Street hotel reportedly damaged windows and screens in his room in an attempt to regain entry after getting locked out this weekend. The hotel reported the property damage to police Sunday morning.

Andrew Marin, 28, of Bangor was backing up a box truck at a Hulls Cove business when the vehicle struck the building, according to reports. Minor damage was reported.

Gabriella Niejadik, 24, of Bar Harbor was driving her 2000 Acura on Roberts Avenue May 17 when she reportedly pulled over to the right to stop. When she pulled back into the travel lane, she didn’t see a 2012 Jeep behind her driving the same direction, and the vehicles collided, according to reports. The Jeep was driven by Jana Silk, 37, of Bar Harbor. No injuries were reported, but both vehicles were significantly damaged.

A Bangor man who reportedly made a threatening phone call to a business in town May 16 was warned not to enter the property or have direct or indirect contact with the person he was calling. Written warnings were served to the alleged caller.

Someone reportedly refusing to leave a downtown business Saturday night was warned for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Kalob Brehm, 20, of Bar Harbor was summonsed May 17 on a charge of operating after suspension following a traffic stop on Newton Way.

Karen Benore, 54, of Bar Harbor was arrested May 17 on the Keif Farm Road on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

James Klausky, 26, of Ellsworth was stopped on suspicion of speeding on Route 3 Friday and summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension (OAS).

Catherine Ritzler of South Carolina was cited on a speeding charge on Route 3 Sunday morning.

Jacquelin Haddow, 25, of Lamoine was summonsed Sunday morning on Route 3 on a charge of (OAS).

Cody Austin, 22, of Bar Harbor was summonsed on Route 102 Sunday on a charge of OAS.

Shala Amanpour, 53, of Westford, Mass., was arrested Sunday on West Street on a charge of OUI. After further review, police determined that Amanpour’s ability to drive was not impaired and the charge against her was unfounded. It was later dimissed.

Officer Soren Sundberg responded to reports of gun shots or fireworks in the area of Bay View Drive May 19. He found spent fireworks on Hadley Point Beach but no one in the area, according to reports.

A parking ticket was issued to a vehicle left parked on Derby Lane for more than 72 hours last week.

Mount Desert

A 48-year-old Mount Desert man was arrested May 18 for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs after his vehicle crashed into an oncoming dump truck and rolled over.

Carl Carter was driving on Route 102 in Somesville near the Route 102 line when his pickup reportedly crossed the centerline and sideswiped a dump truck operated by Gerald Sinford, 41, of Hancock. Carter, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured, police said.

Carter was charged at the Bar Harbor Police Station with OUI (drugs) and possession of an illegal drug. He was later released on bail.

Police responded to Mount Desert Island High School May 19 after a student reportedly began causing problems after being suspended. The student decided the leave school property without a police escort.

A concrete flower pot was reported stolen May 19 from a Somesville residence.


A Mount Desert teenager escaped injury Sunday when the vehicle he was driving left Harbor Drive, traveled across a lawn and crashed through a fence before reentering the road.

Jack Stroud, 16, told the sheriff’s department he had been distracted, causing his 2013 Volkswagen to go out of control. Stroud was wearing a seat belt.

A resident was warned May 17 for driving in violation of a learner’s permit.


A Trenton man was arrested Saturday after the sheriff’s department received a complaint of a suspicious person at a business. Joseph Cobb, 26, was arrested on a charge of violating the conditions of his release.

Swans Island

Deputy Rob Morang helped with a “Bike-a-thon” held Saturday at the Swans Island School.

The theft of electrical wire was reported Monday.

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