Island police log: Crash leads to OUI charge

BAR HARBOR — A Mount Desert woman was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence after the vehicle she was driving reportedly crashed into a parked car on Firefly Lane, causing minor damage, just past midnight April 23. Ashlee Piskura, 24, was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

The morning of April 22, a 1995 Ford F250 operated by Ryan Meddaugh, 32, of Bar Harbor was stopped at the intersection of Crooked Road and Gilbert Farm Road, when it was reportedly struck from behind by a 2003 Honda Civic operated by Justin Jordan, 33, of Holden. There was minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Loud music and arguing were reported late night April 23 in the area of Newton Way and Main Street. Police did not find the source of the noise.

A Ford commercial van operated by Paul Richardson, 49, of Franklin was travelling east on Route 3 April 24 when it reportedly struck a deer that had run into the road. The deer died on impact, police said.

A resident reported damage to mailboxes on Woodbury Road on April 25.

A man reported his laptop stolen the evening of April 25. The laptop was later found in the middle of Main Street and brought into the police department. It turned out the man had left the computer on top of his car and drove off.

Police gave a 72-hour notice to an abandoned motor vehicle at the town tennis courts early Friday morning.

A 2015 Toyota Tacoma operated by Thomas Silocka, 71, of Bar Harbor and a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek operated by Thomas Halpin, 49, of Hancock were both backing out of parking spaces at the same time when they reportedly struck one another in a Cottage Street parking lot. There was minor damage to the rear of both vehicles.

Saturday afternoon, police provided traffic control for a vehicle broken down on Eden Street until a tow truck arrived.

Olivia Geandreau, 33, of Bar Harbor was driving a 2011 Toyota Yaris on Ledgelawn Avenue Saturday evening when she reportedly swerved to avoid a car in the roadway. The Yaris struck a parked 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, last operated by Bradford Haskell, 66, of Bar Harbor. There was damage to both vehicles.

Following up on a report of a suspicious intoxicated person knocking on doors on Kebo Street past midnight on Sunday, police found that the person was lost and gave him a ride to where he was staying.

Police contacted Acadia Wildlife about a bird with a broken wing Sunday afternoon.

Monday morning, police arrested Graydon Dobbs, 21, of Bar Harbor on a charge of burglary. The arrest was made following an investigation of a burglary reported at a Bar Harbor residence on April 16.

Mount Desert

Crews working on the Main Street construction project who had parked on Cooksey Drive Friday morning were asked to move their vehicles so traffic could flow better.

Two people were warned for sleeping in a vehicle parked in Seal Harbor, past midnight on Saturday.

What appeared to be a generator leaking diesel in front of the Somesville Library Saturday morning was determined to be a water leak. Police contacted the town water department about the problem.

Southwest Harbor

Damon Eversole, 40, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed April 24 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle that had been unregistered for more than 150 days.

Following a traffic stop on Bass Harbor Road at around 10:30 p.m. on April 24, a 17-year-old boy was summonsed on a charge of having an expired registration and an expired inspection sticker.

No charges were filed but two vehicles were damaged after an accident on Main Street the morning of April 25. A 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Taylor Kelly, 30, of Southwest Harbor reportedly struck the rear of a 2007 Chevrolet truck driven by Katherine Durgin, 27, of Ellsworth. No injuries were reported.

A local man reported April 25 that he had lost a new lobster trap somewhere between Southwest Harbor and Ellsworth. Officer Franklin Burke checked the roadside to the town line but did not locate the trap.

Police received a report that two dogs almost got hit on Main Street on Friday at around 10:20 a.m. The dogs were caught and taken to the police station, where the owner picked them up a short time later.

Police received a report on Monday at 11:10 a.m. of a confused elderly man at a local business. The man was determined to be a missing person from Topsham. His family and Topsham authorities were notified.



Deputy Chris Sargent is investigating an allegation of perjury that a Tremont man reported Monday about a Tremont woman.

Sargent said the man advised the woman “had committed perjury and sworn to false statements on court paperwork, which she had recently obtained against him.”

“The complainant provided this office with several documents in support of his complaint,” Sargent said. “The information will be documented and reviewed.”

A Tremont man on Monday reported items missing from his mother’s residence.


Acadia National Park

A 42-year-old Pennsylvania woman fell while walking near Sand Beach April 19, rangers said, dislocating her knee. Bar Harbor paramedics and rangers responded.

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