Store burglary nets charges

CRANBERRY ISLES — The Maine State Police charged two men with burglarizing a business on Great Cranberry Island Sunday.

Trooper Caleb McGary reported that cash and merchandise had been stolen from the business.

McGary charged Harry Beers, 26, and Justin Bunker, 24, both of Great Cranberry, with burglary, theft and criminal trespass. Beers also was charged with criminal mischief.

Trooper Owen Reed and the Maine Marine Patrol assisted.

Bar Harbor

Matthew Cuff, 40, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a failure-to-appear warrant Feb. 14 and taken to the Hancock County Jail.

James Palmer, 42, of Bar Harbor was arrested at a residence on Highbrook Road Feb. 14 and charged with domestic violence assault, criminal mischief and obstructing the report of a crime by allegedly taking the complainant’s phone. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

A 1999 Lincoln driven by Cathleen Gaucher-Senecal, 55, of Orland sustained front-end damage when it slid on black ice on Route 102 and ran off the road Feb. 15.

A Subaru Forester driven by Victoria Maggio-White, 60, of Swans Island backed out of a driveway on Snow Street and struck a parked 2011 GMC owned by Danny Carter Jr., 41, of Franklin on Feb. 15. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.

Graydon Dobbs, 20, of Bar Harbor was arrested Feb. 16 on Park Street and charged with OUI and operating without a license due to violation of a condition of release. A passenger in the vehicle, Victor Mulero-Medina, 33, of Bar Harbor was arrested and charged with violation of conditions of release.

A male student at Mount Desert Island High School, whose name was not released because he is a minor, has been charged with criminal threatening and terrorizing after posting a threat on social media Feb. 16. Police and school officials determined that the posting was done as a prank.

Laura Cross, 67, of Mount Desert was issued a summons for operating after suspension Feb. 17 on Eagle Lake Road.

A town plow truck, a 2017 Chevrolet S1V driven by Patrick Kaemerer, 39, of Lamoine, sustained damage to the rear passenger door and dump bed when it slid off Town Landing Road in icy conditions and struck a tree Feb. 18.

Mount Desert

Ryan Dunbar, 34, of Mount Desert was arrested following a vehicle stop Feb. 19 and charged with domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, a firearm, and obstructing the report of a crime by allegedly breaking the complainant’s phone. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

A 2014 Dodge Charger Bar Harbor police cruiser driven by Officer Brady Smith sustained minor front-end damage when it slid off Bartlett’s Landing Road in icy conditions and struck a tree Feb. 13.

Southwest Harbor

Katherine McDonald, 77, of Southwest Harbor was backing out of a parking spot in her 2011 Subaru on Seal Cove Road on Feb. 13 around 2:30 p.m., when she reportedly backed into the front of Catherine Spurling’s 2004 Dodge Caravan. Spurling, 90, is also of Southwest Harbor. No injuries were reported.

A local resident reported a dog chasing cars on Route 102 and brought it to the police station on Feb. 14. The owner had called and stated that the dog was loose and couldn’t be found. The dog and owner were reunited, and no further action was taken.

Police warned a dog owner of their dog at large Feb. 15 around 4:40 p.m.

Police received a report of a car that appeared to have crashed off a private drive Friday. After investigation and assistance from the Mount Desert Police Department, it appeared that the car owner’s family member had slid off the driveway a few days earlier and they were waiting for the weekend to tow the car.

A noise complaint about a truck idling at a local establishment was reported to police last Saturday around 5 p.m. The truck was hauling a large boat to Massachusetts.


A woman suffered minor injuries after her car went off the road, struck an embankment and rolled on its roof Saturday on Oak Point Road in Trenton, sheriff’s Deputy Jeff McFarland reported. Lisa Korey of Trenton had been driving a 2007 Dodge Caliber, which had to be towed from the scene, McFarland said. County Ambulance took Korey to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

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