Mount Desert Island Police Log Week of Sept. 16, 2016

BAR HARBOR — A pedestrian reported Friday that two men in a car tried to sell her drugs.

One of the men was reported to have asked the woman if she wanted “to buy 15s or 20s.” According to Lt. David Kerns, there is a description of the vehicle, and the matter has been referred to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Kerns, however, said the incident might have been a misunderstanding and that the woman could have misheard the men. It’s unusual for local drug dealers to approach people they don’t know with an offer to sell drugs.

A wedding guest told police Sunday that he had been assaulted while dancing at the reception.

The man said another male guest shoved him while on the dance floor and knocked him down. Police said alcohol was involved. The matter is under investigation.

A Sullivan man was arrested Sunday after police received a complaint from a local motel that he was causing a disturbance.

Christopher Smith, 35, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and violating the conditions of his release.

A resident complained early Friday that “a raccoon is having a party” in her attic.

A traffic stop Monday ended with the arrest of a South Portland man for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

Michael Butler, 41, was charged with operating while under the influence (OUI) and operating a motor vehicle after habitual offender revocation. Butler, police said, was under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and a central nervous system depressant for which he had a prescription. Lt. Kerns reminds drivers that operating while using some types of legally obtained prescription medications can be considered impaired driving.

Austin Veilleux, 20, of Scarborough was arrested Sept. 7 on a charge of OUI (drugs). Veilleux allegedly had used marijuana and a central nervous system depressant for which he reportedly had no prescription.

Mount Desert

An Otter Creek resident reported seeing a black bear cross her property Tuesday morning. Bear sightings also were reported in Somesville and in Town Hill.

A Trenton man was taken into custody Sept. 8 after he allegedly stole food from a store in Somesville. Justin Bulley, 23, was arrested on charges of theft and violating his bail conditions.

An estimated total of $11,000 damage resulted from a three-car collision Sept. 8 in Somesville.

According to police, Thomas Falt, 58, of Mount Desert was southbound on Route 102 and failed to see a line of cars stopped in traffic. Falt swerved his 2007 Dodge into the oncoming lane, striking the rear of a 2010 Hyundai driven by Jessie Sweeney, 54, of Nashua, N.H., before colliding with an oncoming 2016 Kia driven by Darren Montalbano, 34, of New York, N.Y. No injuries were reported.

Police summonsed David Akerley, 62, of Lewiston on a charge of violating the conditions of his release Sept. 9 at the request of Acadia National Park rangers. Akerley allegedly violated his conditions by possessing alcohol.

Southwest Harbor

Tara Murphy, 42, of Mount Desert was summonsed Monday on a charge of negotiating a worthless instrument after a business reported receiving a bad check.

Police received a report Tuesday of two tires being slashed on a vehicle on Forest Avenue.


James Williams, 50, of Trenton was arrested Friday on a warrant charging him with multiple counts of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. The case was investigated by the Ellsworth Police Department because the alleged assaults occurred in that city.

A woman was arrested Sept. 8 after she allegedly entered a home without permission and destroyed property.

Amanda O’Rourke, 34, of Trenton was arrested on a burglary charge and booked into the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth. O’Rourke also was summonsed on charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

A man reported finding a bag containing hypodermic syringes and other drug paraphernalia Friday. The sheriff’s department disposed of the items.


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