Flooded roads add headaches

BAR HARBOR — A few new temporary detours and closed roads were added to the mix with Route 3 construction following heavy rain last Wednesday night and Thursday. Officers used emergency lights to warn motorists of a water hazard on Eagle Lake Road following flooding. Officers also contacted the Maine Department of Transportation to address three drains that were spitting water onto Eden Street.

Officers took a report of a suspicious pill found on Sand Point Road on April 23. The pill, which was not identified, was destroyed at the police station.

George Pepper, 71, of Mount Desert was backing his 2017 Volkswagen out of a parking lot at A&B Naturals on Cottage Street on April 23 when the VW reportedly struck a 2017 Chevrolet driven by 69-year-old Mary Harney of Ellsworth. Both cars had minor damage. No injuries were reported.

A tractor trailer was undamaged after reportedly hitting a tree limb on Rodick Street on April 24. The Bar Harbor Highway Department removed the limb.

Police received a report of a man asleep at the wheel at the intersection of Eden and Mount Desert streets on April 24 but were unable to locate any such vehicle or driver.

Jacob Bennett, 25, of Surry was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence (OUI) after a traffic stop for speeding on Route 3 on April 25. Bennett was bailed from the police station.

A 2010 Chevrolet driven by Barry King, 27, of Ellsworth reportedly hit a deer on Indian Point Road on April 25. The condition of the deer was unknown, but King was not injured. His car sustained minor front-end damage.

On April 25, an officer reportedly observed a teenager stealing e-cigarette cartridges from behind the counter of a convenience store while he walked into the store. Police called the teen’s parents, and the incident is under investigation. The cartridges are worth $15.99.

Officers removed a piece of plywood with screws in it from County Road on April 26, according to reports. It reportedly had fallen off a trailer.

The sound of birdsong is so unfamiliar after a long winter that one Main Street resident thought it might be an alarm going off and called police on April 26. An officer responded to the house and did not hear an alarm. After meeting with the resident, the officer heard a loud-pitched noise from the woods near the house, according to reports. The source of the noise was a bird.

While backing out of a parking spot on the Town Pier on April 27, a 2005 GMC driven by 70-year-old Robert Collier of Bar Harbor struck a 2018 Ford owned by Beth Leech, 27, of Pittsburgh, Pa. There were no injuries, but both cars had minor damage.

Officers arrested Daniel Norcross, 39, of Bar Harbor Friday afternoon on an OUI charge after an accident was reported on Norway Drive. Norcross was driving a 2003 Volkswagen that reportedly went off the road, struck a tree and became stuck in a ditch. He then walked to a nearby residence for help, prompting a call to police. He was released on bail from the police station.

Michael Smallidge, 54, of Bar Harbor was arrested Friday on an OUI charge following a traffic stop. Smallidge was released on bail from the police station.

Joan Delaittre, 70, of Bar Harbor was uninjured after a 2012 Toyota she was driving reportedly struck a deer on Lower Main Street on Saturday. The deer ran off, and the vehicle had minor damage, police said.

An officer cleared a tree limb from Roberts Avenue on Saturday.

A dog at large reportedly attacked another dog in downtown Bar Harbor on Sunday. The victim was not injured in the spat. The offender’s owner was warned by police to keep their dog on a leash.

Officers took reports from a resident of speeding vehicles on the Cromwell Harbor Road on Sunday. No arrests were made.

A man was reportedly reprimanded by police after a disorderly conduct complaint was received from the Bar Harbor Municipal Building Monday afternoon. The man was reportedly angry with town officials, and police told him to “behave himself,” according to reports.

Mount Desert

On April 24, officers happened upon car parts and broken fencing on Sound Drive. Officers did not see the suspected collision and are investigating it as a hit and run.

Officers took a report of a dog habitually running loose in Somesville. The animal control officer is investigating the issue.

A 1972 Saab broke down on Main Street on April 25. The driver reportedly had borrowed the car from a friend. The car was towed shortly after officers arrived.

A 2016 Ford driven by Allison Lovejoy, 53, of Tremont struck a deer on Pretty Marsh Road on April 26. The deer was killed in the accident and given to the next person on the deer list. Lovejoy was not injured, but her car had minor damage to the front end.

Officers received reports of a man driving around in circles suspiciously and quickly in Northeast Harbor on April 26. Police eventually contacted the man, who left town.

Officers and passersby helped push a car away from the intersection of Route 102 and Route 198 in Somesville after it broke down on April 26. The car was towed.

A burglar alarm in Northeast Harbor prompted a response from officers Friday morning. It was found that someone cleaning the house had inadvertently set it off.

A caretaker of a Sound Drive residence reported Friday that several items, including copper piping, had been stolen from a residence. The incident is under investigation.

An unleashed dog reportedly attacked another dog at Seal Harbor Beach on Saturday. There were no significant injuries to the victim dog, according to reports. The animal control officer is investigating the incident.

A police officer turned in $15 to the police station after he found it outside of the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on Saturday.

Michael Dacosta, 39, of Southwest Harbor was not injured when a vehicle he was driving struck a deer on Route 102 on Sunday. Officers received a late report of the crash after Dacosta reported it to Southwest Harbor police.

Officers investigated a car parked at the Mount Desert Town Hall Monday that had been running for over an hour. The driver was sleeping, and no other issues were found, police said.

A streetlight on Wall Street in Otter Creek was reported out on Monday.

Southwest Harbor

On April 25 at approximately 5:20 a.m., police responded to a report of a car that had been running all night with no one around it. An officer contacted the owner, who said he had been charging the car’s battery while sleeping.

A resident reported damage to their car from the town’s street cleaner on April 25. An officer met with the resident to discuss the complaint and took photos of the car but said it was a civil matter the person likely will have to address directly with the town.

Police took a report of a possible harassment incident on April 27. The complainant was being texted repeatedly and wanted the information documented in case anything else happens.

A man reported Saturday that he had lost his wallet along Seawall Road.

Brian Shepard, 40, of Southwest Harbor was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault Monday around 7 p.m. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth. The arrest was the result of a police investigation into a noise complaint on Maple Lane filed by a neighbor.


Police responded to a report of a possible break-in at a local business on April 26 around 4:30 p.m. An investigation determined that wind had caused damage to one of the doors.

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