Island Police Log: Deer hits two cars

BAR HARBOR — A large buck ran into Route 3 and struck two cars on Friday afternoon, dying from the impact, police said. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. A Honda CRV operated by Erin Leonardi, 51, of Bar Harbor was southbound on the road a 2014 Subaru Forester operated by Andree LaPierre, 52, of Otter Creek was headed north when the deer appeared. No human injuries were reported.

Materials were reported stolen from a Hulls Cove construction site Nov. 26.

Susan Dickenson, 60, of Surry was driving south on Route 102 the morning of Nov. 27, when her 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck reportedly collided with a deer that had jumped into the road. The front driver’s side of the truck was damaged. The deer ran off, according to reports.

Catharine McDonald, 43, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Nov. 27 on a charge of violating conditions of her release.

A vehicle that slid off the road in icy conditions on Eagle Lake Road the morning of Nov. 28 was not damaged, according to reports. It was towed back onto the road.

An unreported vehicle crash was the likely cause of damage to a Norway Drive mailbox reported Nov. 28, police said.

A 2004 Toyota Tundra last operated by Sheldon Goldthwait, 80, of Bar Harbor was parked on Firefly Lane on Nov. 28, when it was reportedly struck by a 2018 GMC Yukon operated by Peggy Brenner, 51, of Winter Haven, FL. Both vehicles had some damage.

Brandon Long, 33 of Bass Harbor was arrested Nov. 28 at a First South Street residence on two outstanding warrants. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

A 1995 Toyota Tercel operated by Debby Genther, 53, of Bucksport, was travelling west on Route 3 near Bayview Drive the evening of Nov. 29 when it reportedly collided with a deer that had run into the road. There was slight damage to the front passenger’s side of the vehicle, but the driver was uninjured. The deer was shot by police and given to someone who could use it.

A2010 GMC Sierra operated by Ronald MacQuinn, 54, of Bar Harbor, was traveling west on Route 3 near Pirates Cove when a deer reportedly ran into the road, striking the truck on the passenger side. The vehicle was damaged but drivable, and no injuries were reported.

A mangy fox was reported in the area of Park Street Saturday morning. Police could not locate the animal.

A dog was reported lost in the area of the Tarn along Route 3 Saturday afternoon. By evening the dog was reported found, cold and wet but otherwise fine.


Mount Desert

A well-being check at a Seal Harbor residence Nov. 27 led to the arrest of Joshua Hallock, 37 on a charge of violating conditions of his release. Hallock was reportedly intoxicated when police arrived, in violation of bail conditions.

Linda Gould, 62, of Mount Desert was summonsed on a civil charge of “dog roaming at large” Nov. 29 following a report of a dog loose on Indian Point Road.

After midnight on Friday, Colleen Brady, 29, of Hermon was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension.


Southwest Harbor

A portion of Seawall Road was closed for the night of Nov. 27 after the police department was notified around 1 p.m. that water and rocks were in the road at the Seawall. The Maine Department of Transportation responded the next day to make repairs.

A person reportedly making a scene at Circle K around 8 p.m. on Nov. 27 was warned by an officer not to return to the store.

A resident reported a scam phone call Nov. 28 from someone claiming to be representing Emera Maine.

Police received a 9-1-1 hang up the evening of Nov. 28 from a location about 1,700 feet from the Freeman Ridge Road tower. The phone number was not on file and return calls were not answered. When an officer searched the area of the call hang up, no one was found in distress.

A local resident turned in a key on a key chain to the police station Friday. There were no distinguishing marks on the key or keychain, police said, so it was put in lost and found.

The front bumper of the Dodge 1500 driven by Mark Chipman, 59, of Southwest Harbor was damaged when the vehicle hit a deer on Seawall Road around 5 p.m. on Friday. Police did not report whether the deer survived and Chipman was not injured in the accident.

A police escort was requested Sunday morning for a man who had been banned from a worksite to retrieve his belongings. While on the property with police, the man reportedly emptied and reloaded a tank used to incinerate brush.

A couple reported Sunday that their neighbor’s three dogs are often loose.



A Southwest Harbor man reported being assaulted by his ex-girlfriend while attempting to pick up their child from her home in Trenton on Nov. 27 around 6 p.m. No charges have been brought, but deputies said the case will be presented to the District Attorney’s office.



The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Southwest Harbor residents on multiple drug charges in Tremont on Saturday.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis said he had been on routine patrol when he noticed a truck drive to an empty parking lot and sit with the engine running for “a period of time.”

“After approaching the truck to make contact with the driver to see why they were sitting there, it appeared that the occupants of the truck were about to use drugs,” Dupuis said.

After an investigation, Dupuis arrested Shawn Scott, 44, on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an intoxicant (drugs), possession of cocaine and possession of heroin.

Also arrested was passenger Jennifer Hunt, 43, on a warrant as well as cocaine possession and heroin possession. Southwest Harbor Police assisted with the investigation and arrests.

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