Potholes, deer and parking lots, oh my!



BAR HARBOR — A car had to be towed Friday with two flat tires after reportedly hitting a pothole on Route 3 in Hulls Cove. The 2011 Chevrolet was driven by Amy Walton, no age given, of Bar Harbor.

A person reported that photos of them were uploaded to a pornographic website without their consent on April 2. Police said they contacted the website’s hosts in hopes of getting information about the poster but had not heard back by press time.

Police received a call April 2 from someone concerned that a child appeared to have been forced into a pickup truck in downtown Bar Harbor. Police found that the driver was a family member of the child. No charges were filed.

A caretaker of a property on Main Street reported two trespassers on April 2. Reports say the trespassers fled when confronted by the caretaker.

A 2009 Ford driven by Zoltan Farkes, 82, of Bar Harbor reportedly backed into a 2011 Nissan owned by Matthew Horton, 22, of Bar Harbor in the parking lot at Machias Savings Banks on April 3.

Officers conducted distracted driving details on April 3 and April 5 and issued one citation for an expired inspection.

A dog was reported missing by its owner on April 5. The dog later returned home on its own, police said.

A car-deer collision April 5 resulted in some deer meat for a local family. A 2009 Honda driven by Bailey Burr, 22, of Mount Desert struck a deer. The animal was severely injured, so an officer shot the deer and contacted someone on the town’s list for retrieving deer for meat.

A 2012 Nissan driven by Sarah Olkkola, no age given, of Ashburnham, Mass., struck a deer on Route 3 late Friday. The car sustained minor damage.

A group of juveniles left the Bar Harbor athletic fields early Saturday morning after being spoken to by police. Parks close at midnight according to local ordinances.

On Saturday, a 2000 Jeep driven by Jose Davila, 18, of Southwest Harbor reportedly slid off the road on Eagle Lake Road, glanced off a utility pole and settled in a ditch. The vehicle sustained only minor damage. It was pulled from the ditch and driven home.

Police received a late report Saturday of a motor vehicle crash on Pretty Marsh Road. A 2004 Ford driven by Brenda Harkins, 59, of Tremont slid off the road and sustained “general body damage,” according to police.

Saturday, a 2005 Chevrolet driven by Nicole Diiori, 35, of Bar Harbor reportedly backed into a 2018 Dodge Ram owned by Shane Dowsland, 34, of Bar Harbor, parked at Steamboat Landing. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. Diiori was cited for an expired inspection and not providing proof of insurance.

On Sunday, a 2003 Dodge driven by Sara Graves, 39, of Bar Harbor, was backing out of a parking spot at Hannaford when it reportedly struck a 2015 BMW driven by Joseph Paluga, 73, of Bar Harbor, also backing out. Both vehicles had minor damage.

Deborah Cady, 58, of Bar Harbor was arrested after the Nissan she was driving on Crooked Road reportedly drove onto someone’s lawn Sunday. After an investigation, she was arrested on charges of operating under the influence. Cady was released from the station on bail.

Southwest Harbor

A passerby alerted police to a dump truck that had spilled gravel at the intersection of Seal Cove Road and Main Street on April 4 around 1:30 p.m. An officer controlled traffic until the gravel was cleaned up.

A resident reported a package stolen from her mailbox on April 4 around 2 p.m. She received notification that her package had been delivered a little while before seeing a vehicle turn around in her driveway and filed a complaint with the police suggesting the car may have been involved in the theft.

The Police Department received a call of a verbal domestic dispute on April 4 around 10 p.m. The couple was separated for the night.

An accident on April 5 at approximately 8 a.m. at the intersection of Route 102 and Fernald Point Road resulted in no injuries and minor damage to one of the cars. It involved Frank Vickerson, 35, of Bangor in a red 2000 Ford Escape whose bumper was slightly damaged and Katharine Walker, 24, of Mount Desert in a silver 2017 Subaru Forester.

On April 6, an officer assisted MDI Housing in advising a person they weren’t allowed to be living at a residence.

Mount Desert

Officers conducted a distracted driving detail on April 4, issuing two summonses for expired inspection stickers and one for speeding.

Police responded to a burglar alarm at a home on April 4. When they arrived, a plumber was waiting outside. Reports said the plumber accidentally set off the alarm when he entered the residence.

A dead tree fell across Pretty Marsh Road early in the morning on April 5. Officers removed the tree from the road and contacted the Maine Department of Transportation.

A 2008 Honda driven by Kenn Chandler, no age given, of Mount Desert reportedly backed into a parked 2017 Volkswagen owned by Whyte Owen Craighead, no age given, of Mount Desert on April 6 at Camp Beech Cliff. Both vehicles had minor cosmetic damage.

A resident of Mount Desert turned in a lost wallet found near the dumpster at the Northeast Harbor Marina on Saturday. The wallet was returned to its owner.

A 2014 Subaru driven by Emma Brodeur, 38, of Mount Desert struck and killed a deer on Indian Point Road Monday. The driver’s side door and mirror were damaged, but Brodeur was not injured.

Tremont

A dog at large was reported Saturday afternoon.

Deputy Brian Archer responded to a report of a family fight Sunday and spoke with the people involved, who agreed to handle the issue in a civil manner.

Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor police assisted the National Park Service on April 2 in locating two hikers who were having trouble finding their car after coming out of the woods in an unfamiliar location. Rangers transported the hikers back to their car.