MDI residents charged in post-prom party



FRANKLIN — Three teenagers were arrested and 13 others charged late Saturday after police broke up what they described as a post-prom party of Mount Desert Island High School students at a camp on Donnell Pond.

Isaiah Keene PHOTO COURTESY OF HANCOCK COUNTY JAIL

Isaiah Keene PHOTO COURTESY OF HANCOCK COUNTY JAIL

One of those charged, 18-year-old Isaiah Keene of Bar Harbor, resisted arrest and was taken into custody only after a deputy used a Taser, according to Lt. Chris Thornton, who heads the Hancock County Underage Drinking Task Force.

Keene was “combative and fought with officers at the scene,” Thornton said.

Keene was arrested on charges of refusing to submit to arrest, disorderly conduct and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Keene’s brother, Jalique Keene, 19, also of Bar Harbor, was arrested on a charge of furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Jalique Keene PHOTO COURTESY OF HANCOCK COUNTY JAIL

Jalique Keene PHOTO COURTESY OF HANCOCK COUNTY JAIL

Thornton said he did not know who owns the camp, but the Keenes were “in control” of the lakefront property.

Also arrested was Elijah Malloy, 18, of Bar Harbor on charges of refusing to submit to arrest and disorderly conduct. Malloy reportedly fled the scene and was taken into custody by a state police trooper patrolling the area.

All three teens who were arrested were bailed.

Twelve others were summonsed on a charge of illegal possession of liquor by a minor. They include eight minors from Bar Harbor: Evan Jeannotte, 18; Teagan Candage, 19; Jonathan Phelps, 20; Geoffrey Hanscom, 18; Rebecca-Jean Grey, 19; Dylan Richardson, 18; Steven Hanscom, 20; and a 17-year-old male juvenile. Also summonsed on the charge were Dylan Collin, 18, Trenton; Dakota Abbott, 18, Hancock; Julia Nelson, 18, Tremont; and 15-year-old female from Lamoine.

A 17-year-old boy from Lamoine was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing government administration.

Elijah Malloy PHOTO COURTESY OF HANCOCK COUNTY JAIL

Elijah Malloy PHOTO COURTESY OF HANCOCK COUNTY JAIL

Thornton said others at the camp were not charged because they had not been drinking. Other than issues with Isaiah Keene and Malloy, most of the teenagers were cooperative, he said.

The underage drinking task force was out Saturday night because three area high schools were holding proms, Mount Desert Island High School, George Stevens Academy and Ellsworth High School. The camp on Donnell Pond where the party took place was known to task force members.

“We received information in past of underage drinking and partying at a specific camp on the Donnell Pond Road,” Thornton said.

Maine State Police and officers from police departments in Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor assisted the task force at the scene.

Mark Good

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