Missing person found



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A Litchfield woman was taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital for evaluation Monday afternoon following a statewide search. Maine State Police had issued a Silver Alert after she failed to appear at a relative’s home in Bangor where she was expected Sunday.

Jacka Beckwith, 77, was reported seen near Ship Harbor around 3:50 p.m. Monday. Southwest Harbor and Tremont police and firefighters began a search, Tremont Fire Chief Keith Higgins said. A firefighter found her in her red Subaru Legacy on Main Street, turning into Norwood Cove Apartments.

Monday morning, Beckwith had been seen in Baileyville asking for directions to Bangor, according to reports. She reportedly has a medical condition and difficulty with memory, so she may have become disoriented.

On May 1 at approximately 10:45 a.m., an officer assisted the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office by holding traffic on Main Street while they escorted a large boat through town.

Police received a report regarding the theft of firewood from a roadside stand on May 3 around 7:45 a.m. Police identified a person of interest. The case is under investigation.

Police are investigating a case of vandalism to a motor vehicle reported on May 3 around 1 p.m.

An officer provided a ride home to a person who was intoxicated and had passed out near the Circle K on May 5 around 11:45 p.m.

An officer responded to information of possible drug use behind the school on Monday around 5:45 p.m. He located paraphernalia and collected information.

Bar Harbor

A 2008 Chevrolet driven by Seth Young, 20, of Southwest Harbor reportedly struck a telephone pole at the intersection of Mount Desert Street and Holland Avenue on May 1. Damage was sustained to the passenger side of the vehicle. Officers observed damage to the pole and notified Emera Maine.

A landlord of a Forest Street property reported that some items had been stolen from his property on May 2. He told police that he had been offering a cheap rent and was having trouble making the tenant leave. The issue is under investigation.

Officers warned a couple camping at the Hadley Point beach on May 2 about ordinances prohibiting camping in town.

A reportedly intoxicated man walking on Ledgelawn Avenue in the early morning hours May 3 was warned to stop obstructing the road.

A Bangor man was summonsed on a charge of operating with a suspended license following a traffic stop on Route 3 near Northeast Creek on May 3. Brian Wood, 27, was issued a criminal summons on a charge of operating with a suspended license. He reportedly had been driving 65 mph in the 45-mph zone.

Police received a report that a vehicle almost struck a construction worker on Route 3 on May 3. The vehicle was traced to a Trenton resident, and the matter is under investigation.

A minor crash occurred in the Hannaford parking lot May 3 when two drivers were backing out of parking spots, according to reports. A 2007 Jeep driven by Daniel Lunt, 57, of Mount Desert collided with a 1991 Ford driven by George Lambert, 73, of Bar Harbor. Both vehicles had minor damage. No one was injured.

A vehicle was reported to be weaving through cones in a construction area on Route 3 on May 3. The car was found in Ellsworth, so police handed the complaint to the Ellsworth Police Department.

Police received a report from a man stating his ex-girlfriend stole and cashed one of his checks on May 4. The matter is under investigation.

A resident received a scam phone call May 4 from someone claiming to represent a utility company, according to reports. The caller told the man that his power would be shut off if he did not purchase a $350 prepaid debit card. Police Chief Jim Willis said residents should hang up and call police if they believe this is happening to them.

Eric Fogg, 33, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct on Friday after reportedly knocking down items at Cadillac Mountain Sports on Cottage Street. Police said he was not cooperative when they arrived and confronted him. He was taken to Hancock County Jail.

A man reported to be living in his car on Livingston Road was warned Saturday and advised of the town ordinance prohibiting camping.

Police assisted the Bar Harbor Fire Department in directing traffic away from a downed power line on Highbrook Road on May 5.

A concerned resident reported a dog in a hot car at the town pier on May 5. Police called the owner, and the owner took the dog home.

Adam Hilton, 33, of Bar Harbor was arrested Sunday on a charge of operating under the influence and taken to Hancock County Jail. No one was injured when the 1991 Jeep driven by Hilton reportedly spun into the roadway and landed in a ditch Sunday on Route 3 near Seabury Drive. The crash was due to a brake malfunction, he said.

A 1989 Winnebago driven by Herschel Collins, 67, of Carrabassett Valley struck a 2006 Honda last driven by Robert Vettese, 43, of Cape Elizabeth on Sunday. Collins was driving north on Main Street, according to reports, when his entrance step scraped Vettese’s driver’s side door. No one was injured.

A tractor trailer drove onto a Holland Street residence’s lawn while making a delivery to the Circle K on Cottage Street Sunday, according to reports. The owner of the residence and the driver were notified by police.

A complaint of gunshots near Otter Cliffs Road was received Monday.

Trucks owned by a Mount Desert Island-based construction company were allegedly operating erratically and running red lights at the head of the island, according to a complaint. Police notified the company of the concerns.

Officers arrested Kumalo Longsworth, 37, of Pittsburgh, Calif., on a trespassing charge at a Mount Desert Street hotel on May 7. Police said he had been warned to keep away from the property the day before. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Mount Desert

A resident was arrested May 1 on a domestic assault charge after a family member who observed the dispute reported the alleged assault to police. Bradley Walls, 42, of Mount Desert was taken to Hancock County Jail.

An officer picked up a used needle from the bathrooms at the Northeast Harbor Marina on May 2. It was disposed of at the Police Department.

On May 3, officers warned someone who was camping on Route 198, in an area marked no trespassing, of local ordinances prohibiting camping in town.

Officers participated in a lockdown drill at Mount Desert Elementary School Friday.

A late report was received of a construction company’s vehicle operating erratically Saturday. The company was contacted by police.

A stray black-and-white border collie was found in Hall Quarry on Saturday. The dog was reunited with its owner.

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