Island Police Log: Icy road rollover

BAR HARBOR — No one was injured when a car went off the road and rolled onto the driver’s side in the early morning hours of Feb. 25 on Route 102. The 2008 Chevy Colorado operated by Jarod Donnell, 21, of Gouldsboro reportedly lost control traveling too fast for icy conditions. The Chevy was towed with disabling damage including a shattered windshield.

Police investigated a set of tire tracks “all over the golf course,” according to reports, the morning of Feb. 26.

The owner of a Main Street business was advised that the business sign was hanging dangerously Feb. 26. The owner reportedly took care of the issue.

Joshua Burhoe, 34, of Mount Desert was stopped in Somesville the evening of Feb. 26 when police recognized his vehicle. He was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension.

Police spoke with an apparently intoxicated man in his car in a downtown municipal parking lot the night of Feb. 26. He told police he was going to sleep in his car, and police gave him a ride to where he was staying.

An accident in MDI Hospital parking lot the afternoon of Feb. 27 resulted in minor damage to both vehicles involved. A 2014 Toyota Prius operated by Lillian Bartlett, 59, of Cherryfield was pulling out of a parking spot when it reportedly struck a 2009 Honda Civic operated by Douglas Monteith, 75, of Bernard.

Several streetlights on Cottage Street and Main Street were out the evening of Feb. 27. Police notified power company Emera Maine of the outages.

An accident in a private parking lot the morning of Feb. 28 resulted in minor damage to one vehicle and no injuries. A 2006 Honda CRV operated by Katherin Dube, 41, of Mount Desert, reportedly backed into a parked 2018 Kia Sorento last operated by Siobhan Ryan, 39, of Swan’s Island, causing minor damage to the Kia.

A resident in the area of Sandy Lane reported a loose German shepherd Friday afternoon. Police searched the area but could not find the animal, and notified the animal control officer.

On Saturday, police participated in the “Fill a Cruiser” food drive event at Hannaford Supermarket to collect food for Hancock County food pantries.

Police received a report of a vehicle speeding and making bad passes while traveling southbound on Route 3 Saturday afternoon. As a result, Milton Rosado, 61, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. He was bailed from the police station.


Mount Desert

Police assisted a motorist with a flat tire on Route 102 the morning of Feb. 26, by providing emergency lights for visibility as he changed his tire on the side of the road.

Two minors were warned not to return to Freshies, Somesville One Stop Friday morning after reportedly shoplifting from the store.


Southwest Harbor

Police Chief Alan Brown did a triple take on Feb. 27 around 11:30 a.m. after receiving a report of a white Jeep speeding on Route 102 in Somesville. Brown drove from the center of town to the town line, encountering three white Jeeps along the trek, none of which were speeding or in any other violation of the law.

When an officer was dispatched to Seawall Road for a report of a disabled motorist at 6 a.m. on Feb. 28, he found the car and learned the transmission was not working.

A call from a woman who lives in southern Maine Feb. 28 alerted police to confusion caused by a seemingly custom-made business card that had been found at an Ellsworth business. The women said her phone number was being passed around on a business card with offensive statements. The statements were aimed at a local carpenter and the card was apparently meant to contain his phone number. The number was one digit off, so the woman in southern Maine was receiving calls. The carpenter had no idea who had made the card, he told police.

Dale Bernaquer, 44, of Southwest Harbor was arrested on a charge of harassment on Feb. 29 around 6:45 p.m.

Police departments on the island were notified by the Ellsworth Police Department to be on the lookout for a blue Volkswagen Golf around 6 p.m. on Saturday after a convenience store clerk reported observing the driver stumbling as he walked.

When an officer responded to a report of a traffic accident at 7 a.m. on Monday he found no vehicles or evidence of a crash.

Dogs chasing deer on Seawall Road was reported on Monday around 2 p.m. When an officer arrived, he found no deer or dogs.

A town snowplow driver reported a vehicle in the way of snow removal at 2:18 a.m. on Tuesday.



Regina Charette, 41, of Trenton was arrested on an outstanding warrant on Feb. 27 around 6 p.m. She was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Slippery, snowy road conditions were the reported reason a Dodge Dart driven by Andrew Dorgan, 27, of Ellsworth went off the road on Route 3 Monday afternoon. Dorgan was traveling south in Trenton when the Dart skidded across the northbound lane and ended up in the ditch. There were no injuries or damage to the vehicle reported. A wrecker pulled the Dart from the ditch.



A caretaker reported damage to a wooden post on a property around 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 26. A deputy agreed to document the information for future reference.

A deputy made contact with a resident around 1 p.m. on Feb. 28 and asked them to contact the Bar Harbor Police Department, per that department’s request.

William Renault, 19, of Bar Harbor was pulled over on Friday around 6:30 p.m. and, as a result, summonsed on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

A 59-year-old woman from Bar Harbor called the sheriff office to report a large section of icy road on Tremont Road around 1 p.m. on Saturday. A deputy notified the town’s road commissioner who said he would try to scrape the ice up to fix the problem.


Swan’s Island

A couple came into the sheriff’s office to report suspicious conditions on Swan’s Island around 10 a.m. on Feb. 26. They told a deputy they had information about kids possibly entering summer homes without permission.





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