Island Police Log: Man arrested, jailed twice

BAR HARBOR — A Southwest Harbor man was arrested and booked at the Hancock County Jail twice this week. Todd Lear, 47, was first arrested Friday evening in Southwest Harbor on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

Then, early Sunday morning, Bar Harbor police responded to a report of a suspicious person trespassing in the lobby of an apartment building on Eagle Lake Road. As a result, Lear was arrested on charges of refusing to submit to arrest and violating conditions of release. He was taken to the county jail again and booked at 4:16 a.m.

The afternoon of Feb. 3, a 2016 Toyota operated by William Bowie, 71, of Mount Desert was heading south on Route 102 in Town Hill, when a deer ran into the road and reportedly struck the passenger’s side of the vehicle. The Toyota was damaged but drivable. No injuries were reported. The deer was last seen walking toward the woods, and police could not locate the animal to check on its wellbeing.

An injured deer was reported on Eden Street near COA Feb. 4, but police didn’t find it.

Timothy Lary, 30, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Feb. 6 outside a Knox Road residence on charges of violating a protection order and violating conditions of his release.

A late-night collision between a deer and a vehicle on Route 3 on Feb. 6 resulted in the injured animal being shot by police. A 2009 Chevy pickup truck operated by Christopher Dickens, 44, of Blue Hill was travelling east on Route 3 near Log Cabin Restaurant when a deer ran into the road. The Chevy was unable to stop, and reportedly struck the deer. Police called people on the town’s deer list and no one wanted it, so it was dragged into the woods.

The morning of Feb. 7, police assisted a large truck through the stone overpass bridge on Eagle Lake Road by guiding the driver and flagging oncoming traffic.

A 2017 Toyota operated by Vernon McFarland, 81, of Bar Harbor, was leaving the YMCA parking lot on Park Street the morning of Feb. 7, when it reportedly struck a sign post.

Past midnight Friday morning, police stopped a vehicle on West Street for an expired inspection sticker and a defective taillight. As a result of the stop, Dante Maderal, 28, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence. He was bailed from the police station.

A resident brought an old BB gun to police station on Friday afternoon for disposal.

A commercial truck driven by Anthony Boody, 36, of Clinton reportedly backed into a porch corner post of a Maple Avenue house Saturday morning, causing damage to the post.

A car reportedly lost its front tire Saturday afternoon near the head of the island, and was towed. The 2009 Honda Civic, operated by Richard Michael Duer, 64, of Gouldsboro was travelling on the connector road between Route 102 and Route 3, towards the traffic light, when the driver reported feeling the front end of the car start to shake. Then the driver’s side front wheel came off the vehicle, causing damage to the front quarter panel. No injuries were reported.

Sarah Oleson, 37, of Ellsworth was arrested Saturday evening outside a Ledgewood Road residence on a warrant for failure to appear in court. She was transported to the Hancock County Jail.

Police took a dog into the station that had been found running in Route 102 Sunday morning. The owner later picked up the dog.


Mount Desert

A resident of a Maple Lane apartment building was warned for disorderly conduct after two complaints of loud music Friday afternoon.

Police received a call about a vehicle on the ice on Echo Lake on Friday afternoon. Later, when the vehicle drove off the lake, it was stopped on Route 102 in Mount Desert for expired registration. Leo Martin, 46, of Southwest Harbor was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence with one prior, and was taken to Hancock County Jail.


Southwest Harbor

Police were dispatched for a possible suicidal man around 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 5. An officer determined the man was not suicidal but gave him a crisis hotline number and his family was notified.

Police asked a construction company to move a flag that had been placed too close to the intersection of Main Street and Clark Point Road the morning of Feb. 6.

Police assisted an elderly woman around 4:30 p.m. on Friday who was locked out of her Ridge Apartments unit with her dog.

Candace Dornfeld, 68, of Southwest Harbor went to the police department around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday and reported having hit a deer with her car on Seawall Road. Dornfeld was driving a 2014 Kia Soul that had damage on the right side hood and front fender from the collision. According to Dornfeld, the deer ran off into the woods.

State Police are investigating an alleged assault that was originally reported in Southwest Harbor around 11 a.m. on Sunday but took place in Bernard.

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision in the post office parking lot Monday morning. Andrew Guerin, 28, of Glenburn was backing a 2017 Isuzu delivery truck up when it reportedly struck a 2014 Subaru Outback driven by Janet Madeira, 58, of Southwest Harbor. There was no damage to the Isuzu; the Subaru had some damage.

A woman went to the police station the afternoon of Feb. 2 to report she and her infant son had almost been hit by a vehicle while in a crosswalk on Clark Point Road. According to police, the woman said she knew the driver and filed a report.

A possibly injured dog was reported to police around 4:15 p.m. on Monday. After further investigation, the dog was thought to possibly be blind, not injured, but had wandered away from its owner in the area of Seawall Road. The dog was retrieved from the police station by its owner.

A missing child was reported a little after 9 p.m. on Monday by one of its parents. After investigating, police determined a custody dispute between the parents had led to the complaint. The child was found at the non-reporting parent’s home in bed asleep.



After the sheriff’s office received a complaint about a driver’s operation, Raymond Robledo, 50, of Franklin, was arrested Feb. 5 on a charge of operating under the influence and driving to endanger. He was transported to the Hancock County Jail.

Andrew Urquhart, 32, of Trenton was arrested on Feb. 7 at 5:25 p.m. on an outstanding warrant. He was transported to Hancock County Jail.

Deputies received a request for a well-being check on a man walking along Route 3 at 7:30 pm. on Feb.7 in dark clothing. A deputy at the Sheriff Office confirmed the department has received several calls in the last three weeks regarding this same pedestrian. Once the man was located along the road, a deputy gave him a ride home.





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