Island Police Log: Threats over elvers reported

TRENTON — Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies were called out in the wee hours Sunday to help Maine Marine Patrol officers handle a dispute between two elver fishermen in Trenton.

“One fisherman allegedly threatened the other with a gun,” said Deputy Jeff McFarland. “When we arrived on scene, we were only able to locate the complainant and there was no evidence to substantiate his claim.”

Deputy Zach Allen was called to handle an out of control student at the Trenton Elementary School April 11.

“After responding, I was able to calm the juvenile down, at which point he was released to his parents,” Allen said.


Bar Harbor

A 2016 GMC Sierra operated by Jeffrey VanTrump, 53, of Bar Harbor was travelling west on Crooked Road in snowy conditions the morning of April 8 when it reportedly failed to negotiate a curve and slid off the road to the right, striking a tree. The truck was towed.

The afternoon of April 8, a car was towed after striking a guardrail. India Janes, 19, of Mount Desert was driving a 2006 VW Jetta on Indian Point Road in snowy conditions when she reportedly lost control. The car crossed over into the oncoming lane, hit a guardrail on that side, and then came back into its own lane and went off the road. The car was towed. Janes reported pain from striking her head, and was checked by ambulance personnel but not transported to the hospital.

A plow truck backing out of a driveway on Route 102 the afternoon of April 8 reportedly struck a passing minivan. The 2004 GMC truck was operated by Reginald Gilley, 82, of Bar Harbor. The Chrysler minivan was operated by Robert Renault, 68, of Mount Desert. There was damage to the minivan, police said, but it was drivable.

Police issued two warnings on April 9 to companies for violating the heavy loads limit on Bar Harbor roads.

A muskrat caught in a chain link fence on Mount Desert Street caught the eye of someone passing by on April 9, who reported it to the police. Two officers got the muskrat back through the fence the way it had come in, and transported the animal to a wooded area to set it free.

A hit-and-and run accident on Main Street the afternoon of April 11 was solved when police located the 2009 Hyundai Tucson that had left the scene. The Hyundai, operated by Georgia Ward, 80, of Bernard was turning right onto Main Street from Mount Desert Street when it reportedly struck a legally parked 2013 Chevy Silverado last operated by Scott Lingley, 63, of Dedham. There was paint damage to the Hyundai, and a dent in the driver’s side rear fender of the Chevy.

A Hulls Cove resident reported two missing tires Saturday morning. The matter is under investigation.

A deer ran onto Route 3 near Log Cabin Restaurant Saturday afternoon, reportedly striking the front passenger side of a westbound 2014 Subaru Legacy operated by Kylie Bouchard, 22, of Medway. The Subaru was damaged but drivable. The deer ran off.

A Kia Sorrento operated by Dawn Doughty, 48, of Sullivan reportedly struck a deer Saturday on Route 3 near Hadley Point. A group of deer had entered the road, police said, and Doughty was unable to avoid hitting one of them. The Kia had front-end damage including leaking fluids and the deer had two broken legs. An officer shot and tagged the animal, and gave it to someone on the deer list.

Sunday morning, a driver swerved to avoid a deer in the road on Route 3 near Bay View Drive and struck a guardrail. The 2017 Chevy Colorado operated by Patrick Skeate, 37, of Bar Harbor only had damage to the paint. The deer was uninjured.

After pumping gas on Sunday afternoon, a motorist reportedly drove off with the gas pump still attached to the vehicle’s gas tank. The motorist then came back and returned the hose, and police helped with exchange of insurance information.


Mount Desert

A 2011 Honda CRV operated by Richard Boyd, 65, of Southwest Harbor reportedly struck a parked 2004 Jaguar owned by Martin White, 47, of Ellsworth in a Somesville parking lot on the morning of April 8. The Jaguar received damage to the front passenger side, but was drivable.

Upon receiving a complaint of threatening in a dispute between a former tenant and a landlord April 9, police spoke to all parties involved and told them not to have further contact with each other.

Police picked up a stray dog at the Seal Harbor Post Office the afternoon of April 10, and brought it into the police station. The dog was later picked up by the owner.

Late-night activities of elver fishermen on the pier in Somesville drew noise complaints on April 11. Police reported they will add the area to their rounds for the remainder of elver season.


Southwest Harbor

A Toyota Highlander driven by Robert Thayer, 72, of Mount Desert had fender damage when it reportedly struck a deer on Seawall Road at around 10:10 a.m. on Friday. The deer appeared to be uninjured.

Rhonda Langley, 45, of Tremont was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension after she was stopped for a traffic violation on Bass Harbor Road at around 5:20 p.m. on Friday.

A deer was found dead at the intersection of Herrick Road and Main Street Saturday. A local man was called and took the deer.

Gage Cochran, 23, of Mount Desert was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension after being stopped on Carroll’s Hill (Route 102) at around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday for having a headlight out.

Police received a report of a possible hit-and-run accident at the Southwest Food Mart on Monday at around 5:45 p.m. The matter is under investigation.


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