Mowing breaks window

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Mowing the grass can be a dangerous gig. On May 29 at 10:50 a.m., a town employee was cutting the grass near Goog’s Pond, behind the town office, when a hidden golf ball allegedly shot out from under the mower. The golf ball hit the back window of a 2014 Honda Fit parked nearby, breaking it, according to a police report. The employee notified police of the machine’s discharge and subsequent damage. A replacement window was ordered and priced at $480, according to reports.

A deer was the victim of an alleged hit and run near Smuggler’s Den Campground on May 29 around 10 a.m.. Police received a call from a motorist who reportedly observed a black Toyota Prius hit the deer. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a dead deer and no car that fit the description they were given.

Around noon on May 29, police received a call from a local hotel-motel reporting $200 stolen. The incident is under investigation.

Police were checking on a parked car in town on May 29 around 4:30 p.m. when they found Craig Camenga, 58, of Augusta resting inside the car after a long drive. After checking his information, police arrested Camenga on a warrant for failure to appear. Camenga was taken to Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

A car hit a deer near the Tremont-Southwest Harbor line on Route 102 Thursday night. A Buick Encore driven by Patrick Harkins, 29, of Seal Cove reportedly collided with a deer and sustained damage to the driver’s side front bumper. The deer did not survive, but the car was okay to drive, according to police.

Police received a call about a person who appeared intoxicated on Seal Cove Road around 3:20 p.m. on Friday. When police arrived at the location, the person had fallen off their bicycle and was unable to get back up, according to reports. While police were still at the scene, a neighbor came by and gave the cyclist a ride home.

Randy Spencer, 24, formerly of Boston, Mass., was pulled over for alleged speeding around 10 p.m. on Saturday. He was subsequently arrested on a warrant for failure to appear, according to reports.

Bar Harbor

Officers warned a group of panhandlers on Cottage Street on May 28 about violating town ordinances prohibiting solicitation. The prohibition also includes busking on town property.

A Bar Harbor woman was arrested May 29 after allegedly driving home drunk following a verbal fight with her domestic partner. Police responded to a report of the dispute and were told that Lauren Gelinas, 24, had left and driven home. She was arrested at her home on a charge of operating under the influence and taken to Hancock County Jail.

An employee at a Cottage Street business alerted police May 29 of a person repeatedly visiting them at work and making them uncomfortable.

Officers received a late report on May 29 of a single-car accident on May 26. A 2007 Chevy driven by Robert Jolin Jr., 60, of Bar Harbor reportedly struck a mail box on Route 102 near the Gilbert Farm Road intersection. Jolin told police a car ahead of him was preparing to turn. He looked away for a moment, and then looked back to see it had not turned. He said he veered into the mailbox to avoid hitting the car. No one was injured, but there was damage to the windshield and hood of the vehicle.

Grayson Dobbs, 20, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension after an officer noticed he was driving on Main Street on May 29.

An officer assisted the Fire Department in extinguishing an unpermitted fire on Edgewood Street on May 29.

On May 30, a 2017 Subaru driven by Yunwei Cao, 49, of Gainesville, Fla., was struck by a 2012 Toyota driven by Meryl Kiser, 70, of Little River, S.C. Cao reportedly was turning onto Cross Street from Eagle Lake Road when Kiser’s vehicle hit hers. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. No one was injured.

Officers assisted firefighters fighting a wildfire on Town Landing Road in Town Hill on May 31.

A woman told police on May 31 that she saw on Main Street in Bar Harbor a 16-year-old girl who reportedly was missing according to a Facebook post. The girl was officially reported missing on June 3 by her father. Officers located her and released her to her father from the police station.

Officers returned eight shopping carts to a Cottage Street business on Saturday after a number of carts were reported missing.

Officers assisted with traffic control while more than 65 Chevrolet Corvettes left the town athletic fields following an event Saturday.

A 2017 Subaru driven by Theodore Koffman, 73, of Bar Harbor struck a bicycle operated by Bryce Lambert, 29, of Bar Harbor on Saturday on Cottage Street. Koffman was driving into the Hannaford parking lot and reportedly did not notice the bicyclist. The collision destroyed the bike’s front tire and left a scratch on the car. No one was injured.

Following an incident Saturday night at a Mount Desert Street hotel, Scott Boardman, 43, of Palm Coast, Fla., was arrested on charges of domestic assault and violating conditions of release. A hotel employee called police after Boardman was reportedly kicked out of his room by the woman he was staying with. Police noticed red marks on the woman’s neck, and both people admitted that they had been fighting, according to reports.

Bail conditions from a prior incident, police said, prohibited Boardman from consuming alcohol. He was taken to Hancock County Jail.

A Connecticut man was taken to jail early Sunday morning following an operating under the influence charge. Spencer Mallette, 26, reportedly was slumped over with his eyes closed in his car at a Mount Desert Street traffic light when officers checked on him after the car failed to move when the light turned green.

No one was injured when a 2016 Subaru driven by Cameron Prescott, 22, of Poland Springs accelerated into The Looking Glass Restaurant building on Eden Street on Monday. Prescott reportedly got out of his vehicle without putting it in park. When he noticed the car rolling forward, he entered the vehicle and accidentally pressed the accelerator rather than the brake. Minor damage was done to the car and the building.

Mount Desert

Police investigated a report of kids pulling up trees and jumping on picnic tables at the town marina on May 30. No sign of damage to trees or tables was found.

Officers responded to a report of a baby deer in the roadway. Officers moved the feeble fawn off Manchester Road and into the woods.

A 2011 Isuzu driven by Brian Wilber, 30, of Milford reportedly struck a parked car owned by Michelle Lacroix, 46, of Frankfort, while driving through the One Stop parking lot on Friday. Wilber was attempting to drive his vehicle around Lacroix’s when he hit it, police said. No one was injured, but both vehicles sustained minor damage.

An Otter Creek Drive resident reported that $50-100 was stolen from their roadside wood stand on Saturday. The matter is under investigation.


The Hancock County Sheriff’s department received several calls on Saturday evening regarding loud music and fireworks coming from a Bayside Road residence. When officers arrived at the scene around midnight, they issued a warning for disorderly conduct to a 48-year-old male, according to reports.



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