Parking demo derby reported

BAR HARBOR — Parallel parking apparently is a lost art. The driver of a rental car proved that Friday near the intersection of Main and Mount Desert streets.

The driver of a 2015 Chrysler who still has not been identified was attempting to park on Main Street and rear-ended a parked 2014 Nissan before pulling forward and damaging a parked 2012 Chevrolet. The driver then left the scene and faces a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. A passerby got the license plate number.

According to Lt. David Kerns, police learned from the car rental agency in Massachusetts that the vehicle has not yet been returned.

During the incident, a taillight in the Chrysler was broken and the vehicle sustained other damage.

A driver traveling on Route 3 Sunday reported what they believed might have been a car-pedestrian accident after seeing skid marks and a pair of shoes on the road. Officer Ryan Lawson responded and determined that the skid marks were not recent and the shoes most likely fell from a passing vehicle.

A Bar Harbor woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly attacked a man while the pair was driving on Route 3.

Linda Boland, 59, was arrested on a domestic violence assault charge and booked into the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

A six-year-old boy who became separated July 19 from his family after getting off an Island Explorer bus was found wandering the Village Green and taken to the police station by a concerned person. The boy was reunited with family members after telling Chief Jim Willis his mother’s cell phone number.

Michael Garrity, 34, of Bar Harbor was arrested Monday on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) following a motor vehicle accident on Route 3.

William Spear, 33, of South Portland was arrested Monday on a charge of violating the conditions of his release.

Prescription medication was reported stolen from a vehicle on Sunday. The theft occurred sometime Friday or Saturday.

Daniel Belair, 27, of Auburn, Mass., was arrested Saturday on a charge of OUI.

Angel Lopez, 31, of Edison, N.J., was issued a summons Friday charging her with operating without a license.

Police are investigating a report Friday of a sexual assault involving two minors.

A bicycle was stolen Sunday from the Village Green.

Drivers of Island Explorer buses are finding it difficult to navigate the crowded, narrow streets. Drivers for the free bus service struck parked vehicles on July 21 and again on Sunday. There were no injuries, and only minor damage resulted.

Patrick Kaemerer, 38, of Bar Harbor was backing up a 2015 Chevrolet truck Monday on Kebo Ridge Road and struck the front of a 2014 Chevrolet truck driven by Richard Jamison, 41, of Ellsworth, according to the report. The Jamison vehicle sustained about $3,500 in damage. Damage to the Kaemerer vehicle is estimated at $100.

A High Street resident called police July 20 after finding an unknown man sleeping on his front porch.

A purse was reported stolen July 20 from a vehicle parked at an area campground.

Southwest Harbor

Police here recovered a stolen vehicle Friday after receiving a report of an abandoned car on South Causeway Lane. The vehicle had been reported stolen on July 21 in Bar Harbor.

On July 20, Officer Levi Soper rescued a kitten that was stuck inside a lobster trap being stored on land.

A resident reported July 19 the attempted theft of money from his bank account. The attempt was made electronically.

The theft of a sign was reported Friday.

Mount Desert

A short time after Lt. Kevin Edgecomb investigated a report of an abandoned vehicle and had it towed on Tuesday morning, he learned from the town’s parking officer, Zach Allen, that a man on Main Street was looking for his car.

Allen returned to Main Street, found the man and brought him to the police station. The driver, John Coffey, 69, of Bath reportedly was traveling on Summit Lane during an early morning rainstorm. Unfamiliar with Northeast Harbor, he failed to stop at the intersection of the Manchester Road, drove over a curb and became stuck. Coffey had no cell phone and did not want to disturb anyone living in the area so decided to spend the night in the car rather that walk into town in the downpour, Edgecombe said.

Coffey was not injured, and there are no charges, Edgecomb said. Coffey was given a ride to pick up his vehicle.

A Seal Harbor resident reported July 20 the theft of firewood from his roadside stand. About $18 worth of wood was taken, the resident said.


A Glenburn man is facing a drunken driving charge as the result of a single-vehicle accident Saturday on the Goose Cove Road.

Eric Anderson, 45, was arrested on charged of OUI and operating without a license after he drove off the road and struck a tree.

Deputy Jacob Day arrested a resident July 19 after reportedly seeing him driving despite the fact his license had been suspended.

Austin Kleffman, 27, was arrested on charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of his release.

William Dressel, 30, of Trenton was arrested Sunday on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court.

A 2002 Honda minivan driven by a Tremont woman sustained extensive rear-end damage after being struck Saturday by a 2003 GMC box truck.

Phyllis Bennett, 81, was stopped in traffic on Route 3 when the truck, driven by Nathan Richards, 32, of Southwest Harbor, rear-ended her Honda.


Cash and electronics were taken during a July 19 burglary at a home. The sheriff’s department is investigating.

A Tremont woman complained of back pain but declined medical treatment following a two-vehicle accident Sunday involving neighbors.

Nancy Lincoln, 70, had pulled from her driveway onto Harbor Drive at about the same time Ronald Johnson, 66, also of Tremont, was backing out of his driveway. Johnson’s 2015 Chevrolet pickup struck the passenger side of Lincoln’s 2006 Ford, causing significant damage.

Acadia National Park

Along with dozens of tickets for parking violations, rangers in Acadia National Park over the past two weeks have issued more than a dozen court summonses to visitors for alcohol consumption violations.

On July 13, Albert Dow, 53, of Ellsworth was arrested at Thompson Island on a charge of OUI. He also was charged with having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

That same day, a local juvenile was summonsed on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor.

Two people were charged with possession of alcohol by a minor on July 14. They include Graydon Dobbs, 19, of Bar Harbor and Michael Saflicki, 19, of Trenton.

On July 15, two visitors were summonsed at Lakewood on charges of consumption of alcohol in a closed area. They include Joaquin Villa Jr. 29, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jason Locke, 34, of Bar Harbor.

Ernest Landry, 59, of Baileyville was summonsed by rangers on July 16 on a charge of having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Several underage visitors at the Schoodic Campground were summonsed on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor on July 19. They include Ethan Niyangoda, 18, Johnathan Petit, 18, Mather Nutt, 18, Nathan Lewis, 18, and Sean Hickey, 18, all of Norwell, Mass.

Rose Lubin, 22, of Brooksville was summonsed on July 21 on a charge of consumption of alcohol in a closed area at Sand Beach.

Three visitors were summonsed at Sand Beach on July 24 on charges of consumption of alcohol in a closed area. They include Ricardo Tull, 24, of Philadelphia, Pa., Sara Barbee, 23, of Orlando, Fla., and Jonathan Zanaboni, 22, of Aurora, Mo.

Generally, alcohol can be consumed in the park by those of lawful age except in motor vehicles, at beaches and in parking lots.

Krystin Schnedler, 24, of Hampden was summonsed on July 15 on a charge of violation of a closure for being at Lakewood after dark. Robert Mechanic, 32, of Bar Harbor was summonsed on a Lakewood after-dark closure charge on July 20.

Illegal possession of marijuana resulted in court summonses to several visitors over recent weeks on MDI and at Schoodic. Those charged include John Semtak, 36, of Kent, Ohio, Brooks Bumbalo, 19, of Rockport, Colin Lynch, 21, of Oakland, Md., Leonard Smoliak, 22, of Highland Park, Ill., and Daniel MacGregor, 18, of Hancock.

Sara Starbuck, 29, of Bar Harbor was summonsed by rangers on July 13 on a charge of defacing natural resources after allegedly carving into a tree.

Bei Yang, 29, of Urbana, Ill., was summonsed by rangers on July 13 on a charge of violation of a closure for flying a drone in the park.

David Flnger, 64, of Philadelphia, Pa., was summonsed on July 18 on a charge of camping outside a designated area.

Kenneth Johnson, 64, of Goshen, Ind., was summonsed on July 22 on a charge of engaging in an activity without a permit.

Christopher McDonald, no age listed, of Greensboro, N.C., was summonsed on July 24 on a charge of operating a commercial vehicle on park roads.


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