Police beat: Frying pan fight

BAR HARBOR — A fight with a frying pan at a residence around 3 a.m. Monday resulted in an aggravated assault charge for Victor Mulero-Medina, 33, of Bar Harbor. Mulero-Medina was reportedly the aggressor in the fight, which involved both parties being hit with a frying pan. Mulero-Medina was also charged with violating conditions of his release from a previous arrest. He was taken to Hancock County Jail.

Police received a late report of a possible assault at a local business. A manager came into the station to report the alleged assault by one employee on another the week before. No charges were filed.

Officers found a runaway dog and returned it to its foster home after it was lost near the Crooked Road on March 26.

Officers conducted distracted driving details on March 27 and March 31, issuing four summonses for expired inspection stickers and four for speeding.

A car that reportedly was blocking traffic at the intersection of West Street and Route 3 on March 27 was towed. The car had popped a tire when it hit a curb, according to reports.

No one was injured in a two-vehicle fender bender March 27 at the intersection of Eagle Lake Road and Eden Street. A 2011 Subaru driven by Caroline Howard, 72, of Bar Harbor reportedly struck a vehicle driven by Sadie Algood, 28, of Bar Harbor.

A 2017 Dodge caravan driven by Mary West, 48, of Sullivan reportedly struck a deer on March 27. The van sustained a broken taillight and a dent. West was not injured, and the deer ran off into the woods.

A teenager was charged with false public alarm after they were alleged to have intentionally pulled a fire alarm at Mount Desert Island High School on March 27.

Joshua Conary, 25, of Sullivan, was summonsed on a charge of criminal threatening after reportedly making threatening gestures to another driver on Route 102 on March 28.

A teenager was summonsed for possession of a usable amount of marijuana at the high school on March 28.

A 2015 Subaru driven by Catherine Duley, 48, of Bar Harbor sustained minor front-end damage after striking a deer on Main Street on March 28. The deer was killed.

A resident reported that one of her chickens was killed by a dog on March 28. No charges were filed.

Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost and K-9 Finn visited the high school March 29 to give a demonstration in a class studying law.

On March 29, police received a complaint of transients who appeared to be selling goods on School Street. Police spoke with the group, who said they were picking up items for shipping, not selling them.

A 2015 Dodge driven by Russell Cunningham Jr., 35, of Otis was damaged when a deer reportedly ran into the side of the car Friday in Salisbury Cove.

Steven Dascoli, 52, of Lynn, Mass., was summonsed for operating a vehicle with a suspended registration Friday after a traffic stop on Route 102.

Robert Robbins, 48, of Lewiston was arrested Friday at a local business after reportedly violating a protection order. Robbins was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

A landlord filed a complaint Friday of possible suspicious activity, claiming one tenant had damaged another’s property at a property on Mount Desert Street.

Following a traffic stop on Route 102 Friday, Arthur Herbest, 23, of Southwest Harbor, was arrested on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear. The car Herbest was a passenger in was reported in Trenton for traveling at “varying speeds,” according to police reports. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

Roshan Luick, 19, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on charges of operating under the influence following a traffic stop Saturday on Holland Avenue.

Following a traffic stop on Route 102 on Saturday, Matthew Manchester, 42, of Bar Harbor was summonsed for driving in violation of restrictions on his license.

Officers were advised of a selfie-shooting motor vehicle operator on Saturday. Police caught up with the vehicle in Ellsworth and warned the operator about the behavior. No charges were filed.

Mount Desert

A bucket of fireworks was turned over to the Mount Desert Fire Department for disposal on March 30 after being found unattended on the side of Manchester Road.

Mount Desert officers held a distracted driving detail on Sunday. One driver was summonsed.

During that detail, a 2002 Mazda driven by Cassandra Jo Murchison, 25, of Mount Desert, was totaled after rolling over on Beech Hill Cross Road. Murchison was summonsed on a charge of driving to endanger and operating with a license.

A Somesville resident reported a cat stuck in a tree on Sunday. The officer arrived and told the owners to back away from the tree and allow the cat time to come down on its own. As the officer left, according to police reports, the cat was coming down.

An abandoned 911 call was traced to the Asticou Inn, where someone appeared to have been trying to call an international number with 911 as the first three digits. Inn staff said no one had made such a call and suggested it had been made by the “Asticou ghost.” Police disagreed with that assessment.

Southwest Harbor

Police responded to a resident’s request for a well-being check on another resident on March 27 at approximately 11:40 a.m. The person had fallen and was taken to Mount Desert Island hospital in an ambulance.

Sierra McMillan, 19, of Lamoine was summonsed for illegal transportation of liquor and drugs by a minor following a traffic stop on Main Street on Friday night.

Saturday evening, police received several calls from residents concerned about a man who reportedly had made suicidal statements. Police took the man into protective custody and transported him to MDI Hospital.


A sheriff’s deputy met with a landlord and tenant March 29 to discuss a dispute. The landlord was warned not to harass the tenant, according to reports.


Deputies David Lord and Jeff McFarland responded with State Police to reports of a domestic disturbance at a residence March 28.

Cynthia Andrews, 23, of Lamoine was driving her 2015 Honda south on the Jordan River Road Tuesday morning when she was unable to avoid a deer in the road. She was uninjured, but the car sustained significant damage, deputies said.

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