Island Police Log: Lottery ticket sold twice

MOUNT DESERT — A man purchasing lottery tickets at a local store the evening of March 20 realized when he got home that one lottery ticket was missing, though it was on the receipt. He returned to the store, and the missing lottery ticket could not be located.

The customer called police to investigate a potential theft. Upon reviewing security tape, store management determined that while the store was busy, an employee dropped a lottery ticket, then picked it up later and accidently resold it to another customer. Police determined that nothing criminal had taken place.

A car reportedly struck a Main Street business the morning of March 20. Stephen Ashley, 68, of Northeast Harbor was parking his 2018 Hyundai on Main Street in Northeast Harbor when he failed to brake, police said, and the vehicle struck the side of the building. The Hyundai had front-end damage and the airbags were deployed, but no injuries were reported.

Police checked a vehicle that was parked at the Day Mountain parking lot past midnight on March 21. The driver informed the officer that he was fine, and not planning on sleeping in his vehicle.

A dog was heard barking in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday in downtown Northeast Harbor. Police contacted the dog’s owner, who brought the dog inside.

Gun shots were reported Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Indian Point and Pretty Marsh. Police responded to the area and heard no gun shots.


Bar Harbor

A 2017 Subaru sport vehicle operated by Mary Lou Carey, 58, of Surry reportedly struck a deer while traveling north on Route 3 the night of March 18. The Subaru had front-end damage but was drivable. The deer ran off.

The owner of an apartment building brought an unknown substance to police the morning of March 19. Police determined the substance to be marijuana concentrate, and disposed of it. According to police, marijuana concentrate is legal to possess in Maine, but there is no way to legally buy it.

Motorists called police the afternoon of Wednesday, March 20 when

a school bus stopped for an unusually long time on Route 102 in Town Hill blinking its yellow lights. As police arrived, a child got off the bus and the it continued on its way.

An officer changed a flat tire for a stranded motorist near the head of the island the morning of March 21.

A car-deer collision on Eagle Lake Road the morning of March 21 left no damage to the 2008 Volvo operated by Rachel Wray, 55, of Mount Desert. The deer died on impact, and was given to someone on the deer call list.

A Downeast Transportation bus reportedly struck a deer on Route 3 near Sand Point Road on Friday morning. No damage to the bus or injuries to passengers were reported. The deer was killed on impact, and taken by a local resident.

A 2014 Toyota Tundra operated by John Roscoe, 46, of Sullivan was driving north on Route 3, near Salsbury Cove, Friday afternoon when it reportedly struck a deer. There was minor front-end damage to the Toyota, but no injuries reported.

Jason Patten, 29, of Trenton was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence, following a 1 a.m. Sunday traffic stop for speeding on Eden Street. He was bailed from the police station.

Saturday afternoon, police received a report of someone feeding deer on Cromwell Harbor Road. Officers did find two deer feeding on the shoulder of the side road, but determined there was no serious traffic hazard and noted that the food was gone before dark.

Police stopped a vehicle on Shannon Way Sunday afternoon, because they were unable to see the license plate due to dirt. The passenger, Jakob Gregory, 18, of Bar Harbor was summonsed on a charge of illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.


Southwest Harbor

A wounded deer was reported on Seawall Road around 1 p.m. on March 19. An officer checked the area but was unable to locate the deer.

A dog at large on Freeman Ridge Road was reported around 2 p.m. on March 20. The caller offered the name on the dog’s tag and phone number, but the number was disconnected. Later the same day, a person stopped by the police station to say they were taking care of the dog and would retrieve it.

Chris Peterson, 51, of Tremont was arrested at a Southwest Harbor residence on March 20 around 3:45 p.m. for violating a protection order while he was at the Ellsworth Courthouse. A Southwest Harbor Police officer assisted the sheriff’s department with the arrest.

A 2012 Toyota Tacoma driven by Ronald Strout, 58, of Gouldsboro was damaged after colliding with a deer on Main Street near Fernald Point Road Friday morning. The truck had damage to the driver’s side rear door, but it was able to be driven from the accident.

Police received a report of a car parked illegally in a private business lot Friday morning.

Cones were set around a downed wire on Long Pond Road until Emera could arrive at the scene on Friday around noon.

A man living on Seawall Road went to the hospital voluntarily after threatening suicide on Friday around 6:30 p.m.

A sheriff’s deputy assisted an officer in locating a 47-year-old intoxicated man who was believed to be suicidal Friday evening. They found the man at home and he was voluntarily taken by ambulance to the hospital for an evaluation.

Marine Patrol called police to report a seal sighting near North Causeway Lane Sunday morning. An officer checked on the animal to see if it was stranded or taking a rest. A staff member of Allied Whale’s stranding response program was at the location observing the animal, so the officer left.

A woman called police on Tuesday around 3 a.m. concerned that her husband wasn’t returning her calls. An officer spoke with the husband at his workplace and advised him to call his wife.

A trailer got loose from the truck hauling it on Main Street Tuesday morning and reportedly ran into a restaurant building. The trailer was attached to a 2010 Toyota Tacoma driven by Devin Clark, 31, of Trenton.

A Toyota Tundra driven by Zachary Derosa, 34, of Trenton hit a deer while driving on Seawall Road Tuesday morning. The impact killed the deer and rendered the truck inoperable. It was towed from the accident.



Justin Snyder, 32, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed March 20 on a charge of failing to register a vehicle (30 – 150 days late).

A Bass Harbor woman wanted to speak to a deputy Friday afternoon regarding child custody and visitation involving her husband and protection from harassment. After speaking with both parties, the deputy assisted in facilitating a transfer of the children they share custody of to the husband’s home in Tremont.

A woman called to file a civil complaint against her landlord Saturday afternoon.



A renter of a property was given a no trespass warning after the property owner called the sheriff’s office asking for assistance the afternoon of March 19. By the time a deputy arrived at the property, the renter had left in a taxi and was planning to stay at a hotel in Ellsworth.

A man who was clamming allegedly parked his truck on private property Friday afternoon. Owners of the property reported a suspicious vehicle parked in their driveway. A deputy warned the clammer not to return, according to reports.

A subpoena was served to a woman at her residence at the request of the Ellsworth Police Department on Friday after an attempt to do so earlier in the week was unsuccessful.

A man reported loud music being played by his neighbor around 1:45 a.m. on Saturday. A deputy asked the neighbor to turn off the music.

Missing medications were reported by a woman on behalf of her boyfriend around 3 a.m. on Saturday. A deputy met with the couple and recorded the information for future reference.

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