Even the plows have trouble

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A state plow truck lost traction and couldn’t make it up the hill on Route 102 the morning of Feb. 8. An officer assisted by stopping traffic in the southbound lane until the truck was able to drive up the hill.

After receiving a complaint of a loose dog on Wesley Ave on Feb. 6 around 8:30 a.m., an officer located the dog and warned the owner not to allow it to roam.

Police responded to a noise complaint on Feb. 7 around 3:20 a.m. at Norwood Cove apartments and said that the cause for the loud noise was a medical issue.

A carved cane that was found on Seawall Road and brought to the station on Feb. 8 remains unclaimed.

An officer responded to a dead deer on the side of Seawall Road Friday. Upon arrival, the officer moved the deer off the roadway, because it had been severely hurt and animals had already gotten to it.

An officer assisted the staff of Pemetic Elementary School with a lockdown drill on Monday.

Police were asked to document information about reported suspicious activity at a local store on Monday.

Bar Harbor

A Bar Harbor woman was charged with operating under the influence after the 2010 Jeep Liberty she was driving reportedly slid on a patch of ice on Route 3 near the Oceanarium, left the roadway and struck a utility pole near midnight Feb. 9.

Meghan Graham, 33, of Bar Harbor was transported to Mount Desert Island Hospital after complaining of right hand and right hip pain. The vehicle sustained extensive front-end and passenger-side damage and was towed from the scene.

Police received a complaint Feb. 6 that someone had left household trash on the side of the road near the transfer station while the station was closed.

“I discovered who the trash belonged to and contacted them,” Officer Chris Wharff reported. “They picked up their trash.”

Three individuals were summonsed for underage consumption of alcohol following a traffic stop on Eden Street Feb. 11. They were Mark Riewestahl, 18, of Grantsburg, Wis.; Rainer McIntosh-Round, 18, of Wilson, Wyo.; and Andreas Olvera, 19, of Jackson, Wyo. Olvera also was summonsed for presenting a false identification card.

No one was injured when a 2003 Ford Ranger driven by Bernadette Williams-Yetz, 56, of Bar Harbor slid on black ice on Crooked Road and struck an embankment Feb. 11. The vehicle sustained “disabling damage” and was towed from the scene.

Sabrina Tucker, 23, of Ellsworth was summonsed for operating after suspension following a traffic stop on Route 3 Feb. 11.

Mount Desert

A resident reported on Feb. 7 that someone had fraudulently used her Social Security number to file a 2017 Maine tax return.

An unoccupied 2000 GMC Yukon owned by Elaine Foster, 72, of Mount Desert was parked on the side of Main Street in Somesville Feb. 8 when it was struck by another vehicle, which left the scene. There were no witnesses. The GMC sustained “functional damage” to the rear of the driver’s side.


A business contacted the Sheriff’s Office Monday about a gas bill that had not been paid in full, and a deputy contacted the customer, who made arrangements to pay the outstanding bill.

Ali Gray, no age given, was arrested on two outstanding warrants Saturday and taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Barbara Fleming, 82, of Southwest Harbor was uninjured in a single-vehicle rollover accident on the Goose Cove Road on Feb. 8. She was driving a 2001 Mazda SUV westbound, according to reports, when she lost control in “greasy and slippery” road conditions. The vehicle spun around and went into a ditch, landing on its roof, deputies said.

Alan Lieberman, 71, of Trenton was driving a 2007 Ford Ranger on Nutting Lane Feb. 6, according to reports, when the vehicle slid off the ice-covered road and struck a tree.


The Sheriff’s Office received multiple complaints Friday about illegal parking on the Hodgdon Road, including one from the town office. Patrol deputies were asked to check the area whenever they’re working in Tremont and to issue written warnings to illegally parked vehicles.

Deputy Zachery Allen responded to a report of a domestic altercation around 11 p.m. Feb. 8. The two parties “agreed to stay separated at different residences” for the rest of the night, Allen said.

A Honda Fit driven by Vesta Kowalski, 78, reportedly struck a deer in the roadway on Tremont Road the afternoon of Feb. 8. The vehicle sustained damage to the front passenger corner; no injuries were reported.


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