No grins as women ‘bare it’

BAR HARBOR — A group of women walked through town May 11 bare-chested in a protest event seeking equal treatment for men and women, sponsored by the Midwifery Group at the College of the Atlantic. Police received a call concerned that the protest might prove unduly distracting to drivers.

A rear passenger side window was reported stolen from a blue minivan in the area of Glen Mary Road Tuesday morning. A small amount of glass was found inside the Toyota Sienna, but it appeared to have been removed nearly intact. No glass was found on the ground, police said. Nothing appeared to have been taken from the vehicle. The owner said police theorize the window may have been specifically targeted by someone who needed that part to repair their vehicle.

Someone reported early Saturday morning that their car on Mount Desert Street had been egged. Police found eggshells in the road but did not find anyone in the area.

Anthony Scirbona, 29, of Lagrangeville, N.Y., was arrested Friday morning on a charge of failure to report a property damage accident. A Dodge pickup he was driving allegedly struck and damaged a fence at a downtown business.

Brenda Harkins, 58, of Tremont reportedly was driving her Ford Explorer on Ledgelawn May 12 when she slowed for another driver she thought was pulling out of a parking spot. Another vehicle behind her struck hers, she told police the next morning, but police have not identified the other vehicle or driver. No injuries and only minor damage were reported.

Someone reported hearing fireworks in Town Hill Saturday afternoon. When Officer Brad O’Neil responded, he found the noise was coming from someone shooting a handgun in compliance with state and town rules.

Dustin Gallant, 36, of Trenton was driving off-island on Route 3 early Friday morning when his Ford F-150 struck a deer. There was minimal damage to the front of his vehicle.

Someone reported the theft of prescription medication from their apartment May 11.

A bicycle was reported abandoned by the side of the road May 10. It was taken to the police station.

Police received two calls Friday night around midnight complaining about noise levels on Rodick Street. Using a decibel meter, Lt. James Pinkham found noise levels below the threshold in the noise ordinance needed to substantiate the complaint.

Mount Desert

A sure sign of warm weather is the sudden appearance of people illegally sleeping in their vehicles.

Two people found asleep Friday in a vehicle in Seal Harbor were warned that they were in violation of the town’s use of public places ordinance.

A Trenton man was arrested Sunday on a probation violation charge following a traffic stop. Joseph Shaefer, 24, also was charged with operating after suspension.

A woman reported a theft Friday at a Northeast Harbor business.

Construction equipment was reported missing March 11 from a jobsite in Northeast Harbor.

Southwest Harbor

The theft of sunglasses was reported Saturday.

Police failed to locate Friday a man wearing a blue-and-white checked shirt who reportedly was intoxicated and looking into different vehicles.

Swans Island

Three men from the midcoast area were charged May 11 with illegal shellfish harvesting after Deputy Rob Morang spotted them digging clams.

James Johnson Sr., 50, of Belfast; James Johnson Jr., 26, of Monroe; and Arthur Linscott, 36, of Northport each were charged with harvesting shellfish without a municipal license. Maine Marine Patrol officers assisted in the investigation.

A resident reported May 10 that her wallet had been stolen.


An anonymous complaint May 11 led to a resident being charged for allegedly violating his bail conditions.

Adam Chavez, 37, was summonsed on a charge of violating the conditions of his release.


A Lamoine man who allegedly was driving without a valid license was charged as the result of a March 10 traffic stop on the Jordan River Road.

Neil Salisbury, 65, was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension.

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