Search locates missing man

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Seven agencies, including the police department here, responded Sept. 22 to search for a missing man with dementia who later was found near his home by a state police trooper and the trooper’s canine.

The wife of the 72-year-old man called police around 7:30 p.m. to report him missing saying she last had seen him about three hours earlier. Personnel from Maine State Police, Acadia National Park, the Mount Desert Police Department, the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Coast Guard joined Southwest Harbor officers in the search.

The man was found safe just before 11 p.m. by Maine State Police Cpl. Chris Smith and his dog, Winger.

Officer Levi Soper went back to school Sept. 22.

The officer met with the fourth-grade class at the Pemetic Elementary School to discuss proper use of the E911 phone system. Soper didn’t do all the talking; the students reportedly had plenty of questions as well.

Jewelry was reported missing from a residence on Sept. 20. The case is under investigation.

Medication was taken Sept. 21 from a parked vehicle.

Bar Harbor

A resident was arrested Sept. 22 after police found her in the company of a man with whom she had been ordered by a court to have no contact.

Nancy Knight, 58, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a charge of violating her bail conditions, which included no contact with Lonnie Watts, 53, also of Bar Harbor. Police responded after receiving a report the pair were together.

Watts also was arrested – on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court.

A well-being check Saturday at a residence led to charges for two male juveniles.

The youths, both of Bar Harbor, were charged with unlawful possession of a scheduled drug.

Police have stepped up efforts to keep bicyclists using the Crooked Road safe. The move is in response to a Sept. 22 incident where a bicyclist was run off the road by a speeding vehicle.

Molly Warren, 33, of Bar Harbor was arrested Saturday on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

William Spear, 33, of Bar Harbor was arrested Saturday on a charge of violating the conditions of his release after he allegedly consumed alcohol.

Meredith Greene, 37, of Houlton was arrested Friday on three warrants from three different jurisdictions charging her with failure to appear in court. Greene was arrested as the result of a traffic stop.

Roger Surette, 55, of Ellsworth was summonsed Friday on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana.

The theft of household items from a residence reported Sept. 22 is under investigation.

Marissa Ouellette, 30, of Fort Kent was arrested Sept. 22 on charges of operating after suspension and operating without a license.

Mount Desert

A Mount Desert man who allegedly was using the Yachtsman’s Building at the Northeast Harbor Marina without permission was arrested Sept. 21 on an outstanding warrant.

Adam Watras, 59, was arrested on a warrant charging him with contempt of court. Police originally planned to warn Watras for using the facility after investigating a report of a “possible squatter,” according to the report.


A driver from Brewer was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension following a single vehicle accident Friday on Route 3.

Jamie McCarthy, 43, was northbound in a 2004 Subaru and lost control while swerving to avoid debris in the road. The Subaru, which is considered a total loss, left the road and struck a utility pole. The crash snarled traffic on the busy highway for more than an hour.

A 2016 Honda parked legally Saturday at Lunt’s Lobster Pound sustained about $1,500 in damage after an unknown vehicle backed into the passenger side and left the scene. The vehicle owner was inside the restaurant when the accident occurred.


A 2002 GMC pickup driven by Hugh Gilley II, 30, of Tremont collided Saturday with an oncoming 2004 Dodge driven by Scott Kingsbury, 53, also of Tremont, on the Burnt Hill Road. Gilley reportedly said he was distracted by what he thought was an animal running onto the road.

Minor damage resulted Sunday when a 2006 Volkswagen driven by Erica Bowden, 19, of Milo struck a deer on the Tremont Road.


The sheriff’s department is investigating a report Friday that a 2013 GMC pickup was stolen during the overnight and found abandoned and damaged about a half-mile from where it was parked.

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