Island Police Log: Stop results in summons



BAR HARBOR — Police stopped a vehicle for expired plates on Eden Street past midnight on May 6. As a result of the stop, Jennifer Eckert, 26, of Lamoine was summonsed on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle over 150 days.

Lawrence Sargent, 91, of Bar Harbor was driving a 2004 Chevy pickup to the hospital on May 6 when he reportedly drove onto the yard of a private residence near the hospital parking lot. The truck got stuck in the soft dirt, causing damage to the yard. No injuries were reported.

The afternoon of May 6, Elizabeth Hall, 76, of Bar Harbor, operating a 2016 Ford, was parking on Cottage Street when she reportedly struck a newly installed parking meter pole. There was minor damage to the vehicle, and significant damage to the pole. No injuries were reported.

A resident reported on May 6 that his home, which he had listed to rent, had been reposted on Craigslist by someone other than himself as a scam.

Police looked for, but did not find, a vehicle reportedly driven through the stop sign on Ledgelawn without stopping the morning of May 8.

A 2000 Dodge Intrepid operated by Omar Johnson, 34, of Stowe, Vt., being backed into a parking spot on Holland Avenue the morning of May 8 reportedly struck a parked 2006 Chevy Malibu last operated by Sarah MacQuinn, 37, of Bar Harbor. There was minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Police did not find the source of loud yelling on Mount Desert Street, reported the morning of May 8.

Police issued a notice for an evidently abandoned vehicle on Center Street to be towed after 72 hours. The vehicle was later moved.

A resident complained about cars speeding on Cromwell Harbor Road the morning of May 9.

Past midnight on Friday, police observed a vehicle parked at a Town Hill business with its parking lights on. Police turned the lights off to save the battery.

Police addressed two complaints of improperly parked vehicles on Hancock and Mount Desert Streets Friday afternoon.

Police conducted an OUI enforcement detail Saturday evening without incident.

Police were on hand at the request of a landlord to keep the peace while a former tenant collected his belongings on Sunday.

A coat found on Route 3 near the bluffs was brought into the police department on Sunday. Inside the coat pocket were several intravenous needles which the police disposed of safely.

Police looked for an injured deer reported on Eden Street near College of the Atlantic Sunday afternoon, but were unable to find the animal.

A dog reported loose on Main Street Sunday evening was caught at the intersection of West and Eden streets. The dog was later returned to its owner.

Police stopped a vehicle for speeding on lower Main Street Sunday night. As a result of the stop, Jennifer Wright, 38, of Bar Harbor was arrested on charges of operating under the influence, criminal speeding and endangering the welfare of a child. She was brought to the police department and released on bail.

Mount Desert

A man reported the theft of firewood the afternoon of May 6. By questioning people in the area, police found the person who took the firewood. He agreed to reimburse the owner. No charges were filed.

Royce Gordon, 41, of Ellsworth, operating a 2012 Trackless MT6 Sweeper, was performing maintenance work on Dodge Point Road when the vehicle reportedly lost its brakes and began rolling backwards down the hill. According to the report, though Gordon was able to maintain control of the vehicle, it struck a small fence on the side of the road, causing minor damage.

The afternoon of May 7, police were on the lookout for a Chevy pickup reported to have made a bad pass around a line of cars, heading north on Route 198 at high speed. Police located the truck at the juncture of Route 198 and Route 233, and warned the driver.

Police arranged to move construction vehicles that were parked below a hill blocking the roadway on Whitney Farm Road on May 8.

A 2009 Toyota Tundra operated by Steven Weed, 48, of Mount Desert reportedly struck a deer on Peabody Drive the evening of May 8. There was no damage to the vehicle. Officers put down the animal, and issued it to an individual on the deer list.

In Northeast Harbor, police helped a Main Street resident locate the owner of a vehicle blocking his driveway on May 9.

Police brought in a dog found loose on Sargent Drive the afternoon of May 9. The dog’s owner came in later to pick it up.

Police searched for a deer reported to have a broken leg Friday evening in the area of Manchester Road and Sargent Drive but did not find the animal.

Police shot and disposed of an injured deer that appeared to have been hit by a vehicle in a driveway off Route 102 past midnight on Sunday.

Police searched for a dog reported roaming loose around Jordan Pond Road Sunday night, but did not find the dog.

Southwest Harbor

Police received a report Friday of the theft of a gas can from a boat. Officer Michael Miller searched the area but was unable to locate the offender or the gas can.

A hit-and-run accident on Main Street, in which one vehicle sustained minor damage, was reported Saturday. Police Chief Alan Brown reported that the operator of the vehicle that left the scene “was located and was cooperative, explaining that he did not know he had struck the other vehicle.”

A bicycle was reported stolen Saturday. The owner told the responding officer that “the bike was going to be discarded anyway,” so there was no need for further action.

Officer Michael Miller assisted the Southwest Harbor/Tremont Ambulance Service in responding to a call Monday for two people who had fallen from a balcony on Freeman Ridge Road. One of the people was transported to Mount Desert Island Hospital; the other declined transport.

Hancock County Sheriff

A Frenchboro resident reported on Monday a possible fraud committed by a contractor. This investigation is ongoing.

Information was given to the Sheriff’s Office Monday regarding a juvenile possibly being given marijuana and marijuana products from his stepfather in Trenton. “The allegations seemed to be unfounded,” the report concluded.

On Sunday, Rylee Robertson 18, of Mount Desert was driving northbound on Rt. 3 in Trenton when she struck a deer crossing the road. Robertson was not injured. The Honda had reportable damage to the left front and could be driven from the scene. A deputy dispatched the deer.

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