Island police log: Dog left in bar

BAR HARBOR — A downtown bar reported that a patron had left his dog in the bar at 1 a.m. on June 6. Police found the dog’s owner down the road, and reminded him about his dog. He retrieved the dog and walked home.

Two vehicles were towed the morning of June 3, following a head-on collision on Route 102. A 2019 Subaru Outback operated by Steven Lavrenz, 31, of Detroit, Mich. was travelling north when it was reportedly struck by a southbound 2019 Nissan Frontier pick-up operated by David Karnofsky, 30, of Ellsworth. The Nissan had drifted into the oncoming lane, police said, because Karnofsky had fallen asleep. Both vehicles had disabling damage, but no injuries were reported.

Levi Carpenter, 38, of Bar Harbor was served with a temporary protection order June 4, as a result of an ongoing dispute.

While parallel parking on Main Street the morning of June 5, a 2016 Porsche Macan operated by Garric Worcester, 43, of Southwest Harbor reportedly struck the driver’s side front fender of a parked 2017 Subaru Outback last operated by John Ambielli, 77, of Bar Harbor. There was minor damage to both vehicles.

While travelling south on Main Street on June 5, a Jeep Grand Cherokee operated by Leslie Tibbetts, 47, of Bar Harbor pulled over to the right side of the road. Pulling back into traffic to make a U-turn, the Grand Cherokee reportedly struck a southbound 2017 Jeep Renegade operated by Christina Deveau, 55, of Lewiston. There was minor damage to both vehicles, and no injuries reported.

A 2019 Toyota Rav 4 operated by Marvin Grablow, 74, of Mims, Fla. was travelling south on Route 3 on June 5 when it reportedly struck and killed a deer. The deer was removed from the road and disposed of by MDOT. The Toyota was damaged but drivable.

No one was injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Routes 3 and 102 at the head of the island June 5. A 2006 Ford Fusion operated by Isaac Wallace, 23, of Lamoine reportedly struck the rear portion of a 2005 Subaru Outback operated by Zachary Hunt, 31, of Surry. The vehicles were damaged but drivable.

Following up on a complaint after midnight on June 6 from a West Street hotel, police warned an intoxicated man for trespassing and disorderly conduct.

The evening of June 6, police moved traffic cones that had been placed to block the travel lane on Eden Street. A short time later, police got a second call stating the cones had once again been moved to block the travel lane. Officers again moved them back to their original position.

A delivery truck driver reported causing damage to a low hanging telephone cable on Albert Meadow after it caught on the truck Friday morning. Police moved the cable out of the road.

Fireworks were reportedly set off downtown Friday night. Police did not locate the people setting them off.

A 2015 Ford E-450 operated by Anthony Davis, 57, of Southwest Harbor was heading west on Mount Desert Street Saturday morning when it reportedly struck a parked 2008 Toyota Tundra, last operated by Abrahm Malloy, 18, of Bar Harbor. There was damage to the mirrors of both vehicles.

Police escorted an intoxicated man out of a downtown store late morning on Saturday.

Police removed an intoxicated man from the town pier Saturday afternoon, after he had reportedly passed out on the top deck of a local tour boat, and brought him to the residence where he was staying.

Past midnight on Sunday, police warned a visibly intoxicated man on Cottage Street for disorderly conduct. Afterwards, a friend gave him a ride home.

Police investigated a reported assault occurring in a large crowd of people on Main Street after bars closed at 1 a.m. Sunday. Police reported that some witnesses were intoxicated and tried to instigate a fight during the investigation. Aaron Maguire, 27, of Mount Desert was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and brought to Bar Harbor Police Department, where he was released on bail.

A group of three men sitting on lawn chairs in the Route 3 breakdown lane, watching the stars at 2:15 a.m. Sunday were asked to go further off the road for safer star gazing.

Police arranged for the disposal of a dead deer reported on Eagle Lake Road early Sunday morning.

A 2009 Nissan Maxima operated by Glenn Robertson, 44, of Bar Harbor was travelling north on Route 3 near Kings Creek Sunday when it reportedly struck a deer that had run into the road. The deer died on impact and was given to someone on the deer list. The Nissan was towed.

Sunday morning, police found a deer on Route 3 that had apparently died in a hit and run accident, and arranged for its disposal.

A 2015 Moped operated by Susanie Leslie, 28, of Orlando, Fla. reportedly sideswiped a parked 2017 Mercedes Benz in a Cottage Street parking lot Sunday morning. The Mercedes was last operated by Donna Reis, 61, of Mount Desert.

Sunday afternoon on Ash Street, a utility trailer broke off the vehicle that was towing it, after hitting a pothole. The trailer rolled onto a lawn, causing minor damage. The owner of the trailer, Abram Guay, 40, of Orland made arrangements with the property owner to repair the damage. Guay was also warned that his trailer’s registration had expired.

A group of people outside a Newton Way residence were warned for noise Sunday night.

Police collected and disposed of hypodermic needles reported seen along Route 3 near Salsbury Drive Monday morning.

A missing person reported in Bar Harbor was found in Penobscot County by the Maine Warden Service on Monday. Police took the man home.

An Airbnb guest who had parked her car on private property in a downtown residential neighborhood Monday afternoon returned to find it had been towed. She asked police where she could legally park, and was advised to work it out with the Airbnb host.

Mount Desert

A 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 operated by Robert Nolan, 49, of Southwest Harbor reportedly struck a deer on Route 102 near Little Echo Lane the morning of June 4. The deer died on impact and was disposed of by MDOT. The GMC was damaged but drivable, and no injuries were reported.

Electronic and household waste was dumped illegally outside a private dumpster in Pretty Marsh on June 6, police said.

A 2014 Audi Q7 operated by Daphne Webbe, 67, of Hulls Cove was heading south on Route 102 late Friday morning when a deer ran into the road, reportedly striking the side of the vehicle and causing damage to the driver’s side rear passenger door. The deer ran off.

A 2015 Subaru Cross Trek operated by Charlyn Dickens, 64, of Lincolnville was backing out of a parking space on Main Street in Northeast Harbor Friday afternoon, when it reportedly struck a passing 2019 Jeep Cherokee operated by Alexander Auchus, 60, of Jackson, Miss. Both vehicles were damaged but drivable.

On Friday, police asked the owner of a sailboat with a “for sale” sign on it to move it from private property at Pond End on the Pretty Marsh Road.

Responding to a report of gunshots heard Friday night near Bartlett’s Landing Road, police patrolled the area but did not find the source of the noise.

Southwest Harbor

A Ford F-150 pickup driven by Jack Ledbetter, 58, of Mount Desert was totaled when it collided with a Sargent Corporation dump truck driven by Alvin Mcreavy, 62, of Bangor at the intersection of Seal Cove Road and Long Pond Road at around 10 a.m. on June 4. The air bags in the pickup deployed, and no one was injured. The dump truck had minor front-end damage. The accident occurred when the pickup pulled out of Long Pond Road into the path of the dump truck, police said. Officer Franklin Burke noted in his report that “the sun was in direct line of exiting the Long Pond Road.”

Damage to the building housing a local business was reported June 4. “Photographs were taken and the business is in the process of gathering video footage,” Burke reported.

A Tremont resident reported June 5 that her prescription medication had been stolen in Southwest Harbor. Chief Alan Brown recovered some of the medicine. The matter is under investigation.

Burke reported that he “retrieved a firearm and ammunition from a man who did not want it” on June 5.

Police assisted the Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit with executing a search warrant at a Southwest Harbor residence on June 6.

Sage Lopez, 30, of New Hampshire was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence after being stopped for operating a defective vehicle on Seal Cove Road at around 8:40 p.m. on June 6.

A Southwest Harbor resident went to the police station at around 7:30 a.m. on June 7 to report that their son had been bullied. The matter is under investigation.


Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach Allen is investigating a theft of items from a Tremont residence. The theft was reported June 2.


A sport utility vehicle reportedly struck a bear that entered the roadway of Bayside Road in Trenton June 5. Britney Curtis, 26, of Trenton was southbound in a 2017 Honda Pilot, which sustained minor damage, deputies said. The bear was not found.

Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor police spoke with a camper who had reported a bear brushing up against her tent at Blackwoods Campground around 3 a.m. Friday. Police did not see signs of bear, but gave the woman tips on avoiding bear encounters.

CORRECTION: The print version of this story contained an error. The Bar Harbor Airbnb guest whose car was towed was parked on private property, not on the street, in a downtown residential neighborhood.

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