Island Police Log: Pedestrian struck, taken to hospital

MOUNT DESERT — David Renault, 70, of Northeast Harbor was crossing Neighborhood Road on foot Friday morning when he was reportedly hit by a 2014 Ford F-150 operated by Shawn Grant, 44, of Ellsworth.

Grant reported he did not see Renault due to glare from the rising sun. Renault was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The truck had minor damage.

Police disposed of a hypodermic needle found in Northeast Harbor the morning of April 1.

Two vehicles slid off the road and into a ditch on Route 102, one after another, the morning of April 3.

A 2013 Honda Odyssey operated by Debra Lunt, 58, of Bass Harbor slid off the snowy Route 102 near Ikes Point the morning of April 3, coming to rest in a ditch. Driving behind the Odyssey was a Chevy Traverse operated by Belinda Reed, 59, of Southwest Harbor. Reed attempted to stop but also slid into the ditch, striking the Honda, police said. Both vehicles were towed, and Reed reported possible leg injury.

A 2017 Subaru Forester operated by Peter Lamoureux, 62, of Southwest Harbor, was stopping for the accident on Route 102 described above when it was reportedly struck from behind by a 2008 Toyota Prius operated by Taylor Liles, 25, of Amarillo, Texas. There was some damage to both vehicles, but they were drivable, and no injuries were reported.

A northbound 2007 Honda Odyssey operated by Kelly Merrill, 50, of Bucksport was travelling downhill on Route 198 near Parkman Mountain the morning of April 3 when it slid off the snowy road into a ditch. The airbag deployed and the Honda was towed. No injuries were reported.

Police responded to five more vehicles off the road in Mount Desert the morning of April 4, all of which were able to return to the road and continue on their way.

A bus became stuck on a hill on the Pretty Marsh Road late on the morning of April 4, police said. It was able to continue on after the road was sanded.

A 2010 Toyota operated by Veronica Breceda-Harris of Trenton was travelling north on Route 102 near Freshies April 4 when it slid off the snowy road into the woods. The Toyota was towed.

Following an argument between neighbors in Otter Creek reported on Friday evening, Edwin Peake, 52, of Mount Desert was summonsed on a charge of harassment.


Bar Harbor

After investigating a complaint of theft from a Cottage Street business on April 2, police summonsed Samuel Lyons-Payson, 18, of Bar Harbor on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.

No one was injured in a rear-end collision April 2 at the traffic light in Somesville. A 2017 Chevy Spark operated by Bernard Fitzmaurice, 60, of Eastbrook was stopped at the traffic light when it was reportedly struck by a 2015 Toyota Rav4 operated by Ann Rivers, 32, of Northeast Harbor. Rivers said she had looked down to check on her dog, according to reports, and did not see the stopped Chevy. There was damage to both vehicles.

A 2000 Toyota 4Runner operated by Benjamin Freudig, 17, of Bernard was travelling east on Route 233 in snowy conditions the morning of April 3 when it reportedly slid off the road, down an embankment, and into the woods. The Toyota was towed; Freudig was not injured.

The morning of April 3, a 2016 Volkswagen last operated by Rachel Sisson, 36, of Bar Harbor, was legally parked on Cottage Street when it was reportedly struck by a 2005 Chevy operated by Michael Tardiff, 56, of Eddington that was attempting to park in the space in front of the Volkswagen. The Chevy reportedly pulled the front bumper off the Volkswagen.

Police responded to assist numerous stuck vehicles on McFarland Hill in snowy conditions the morning of April 3.

A Buick Enclave operated by Joan Deveau, 54, of Bar Harbor was travelling south on Main Street near the Sieur de Monts entrance to Acadia National Park in snowy conditions the morning of April 4, when it slid off the road into a ditch, striking a small group of trees. The side airbags deployed and the vehicle was towed.

There were four more cars off the road in Bar Harbor the morning of April 4, all of which were able to return to the road and continue on their way.

A 93 Volvo 850 operated by Peter Houghton, 85, of Bar Harbor was backing out of a School Street driveway Friday afternoon, when it reportedly struck a legally parked 2010 Hyundai Elantra last operated by Alicia Welton, 30, of Bar Harbor. There was minor damage to the Hyundai.

A 2012 Subaru Outback operated by Evan Valarik, 27, of Mount Desert was stopped in traffic on Main Street Friday afternoon when it was reportedly struck from behind by a 2001 Toyota Camry operated by Hildreth Romer, 48.

Gunshot sounds were reported in the area of Lupine Way early Saturday morning. Police did not locate the source of the noise.

A customer who allegedly pushed an employee at a Route 3 business Saturday afternoon was issued a no-trespassing warning. No charges were filed.

Police officers and firefighters responded to a report of a large fire reported on the beach at Hulls Cove Saturday night. They checked the length of the beach and found no fire, according to reports.


Southwest Harbor

A local man brought in drug paraphernalia that was located on the side of the road April 4.

Jean Ringseisen, 68, of Southwest Harbor was issued a summons at around 9 p.m. April 4 on Seawall Road for operating with an expired license and operating after suspension.

Following a traffic stop on Seal Cove Road at around 11 p.m. Saturday, Ryan Bent, 20, of Southwest Harbor was issued a summons for possession of a useable amount of marijuana.

A pickup truck with a flat tire that had been parked in the lot behind the municipal building for more than a month was towed away on the order of police. Attempts to contact the registered owner had been unsuccessful.



A chunk of ice flew off a vehicle and shattered the window of a car behind it, being driven by a Gouldsboro woman, Friday on Route 3 in Trenton.

Deputy Dakota Dupuis said the woman didn’t report the incident until later in the day and instead called a business number that was on the side of the offending vehicle.

“The owner of the business denied responsibility and said they would not pay for the windshield,” Dupuis said. “I explained to the female that due to the gap of time in between the incident and the time reported, in addition to [having] no way of confirming whether the business was responsible or not, I would be unable to pursue any type of restitution for the damages.”

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