Storm closes road

TREMONT — A large tree and downed power line blocked the Tremont Road in Monday’s storm. The Fire Department and Mount Desert police closed the road until Emera crews could clear the tree and power lines.

A Tremont woman reported possible stalking to Bar Harbor police on April 10. Tremont is out of their jurisdiction, so the report was referred to state police.

Bar Harbor

Officers conducted four distracted driving details between April 10 and April 14. Mary Updike, no age given, of Bar Harbor and Joshua Griffin, no age given, of Hancock were cited for speeding. Katherine Pierce, 23, of Tremont was cited for having an expired inspection. Dale Martin, 53, of Corinth was cited for failure to provide proof of insurance.

A landlord reported an unfamiliar vehicle in the driveway of a building she owns on April 10. The car belonged to someone who just moved in nearby, according to reports, and police instructed the owner of the vehicle to move it.

On April 10, police received multiple complaints of vehicles crossing the double yellow line in Town Hill to pass cars slowing or turning.

A 2008 Ford truck driven by Ronald Fortier, 66, of Ellsworth reportedly backed into a parked 2005 Ford truck owned by Thomas Lauria, 66, of Otter Creek in the parking lot of the Circle K on Cottage Street on April 11. Fortier’s truck was undamaged, but Lauria’s had damage to a rear wheel well.

A live round of ammunition found on the exterior of a windowsill of a building on April 11 was turned in to police for disposal.

A woman reported that a dog injured one of her chickens on April 11. The chicken owner had seen the suspected dog, police said, but it is not clear whether she saw the alleged attack.

A woman reported to police that her child’s bike was stolen on April 11 but called back the next day to say the child had found the bike.

A loose dog was caught by officers with a catch pole at the Bar Harbor athletic fields on April 12. The dog was returned to its owner.

After a bail check, Brennan Spofford, 38, of Bar Harbor was arrested for violating conditions of his release. He was under conditions that he not use or be in possession of drugs or alcohol, police said. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

Officers responded to a report of harassment at a residence involving a man and woman on April 12. The woman reported the harassment, but both were served with trespassing and harassment notices.

A glass pane fell out of a window of a local business on Firefly Lane, shattering on the sidewalk on April 12.

A revolver was turned in to the Bar Harbor Police Department on April 12 for disposal after a woman found it in her home. It reportedly had belonged to her deceased husband.

Benjamin Billings, 38, of Lamoine was driving his 2015 Kia south on Main Street when the Kia was reportedly struck by another vehicle attempting to turn onto Main Street from Newton Way on April 12. The turning vehicle was a 2018 GMC driven by Rowan Kase, 25, of Bar Harbor, according to reports. Some damage was done to both vehicles. No serious injuries were reported.

Police responded April 12 to a report of domestic abuse that they decided was unfounded, but while at the residence, they arrested Dustin Lawson, 28, of Mount Desert on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for violating conditions of his release from a previous arrest, according to reports. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

After officers checked on a parked vehicle at the intersection of West and Eden streets, Aaron Avena, 22, of Bar Harbor was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of drugs on April 12. Specialized drug recognition training was used during the investigation, police said.

Officers investigated a possible instance of criminal threatening on the Indian Point Road on April 13. A customer was reportedly unhappy with service done on his vehicle and reported that he was threatened by the mechanic. Both were served harassment notices.

State troopers issued a summons for criminal threatening to Jeremy Duddy, 43, of Brooklin on April 13 after he reportedly left voicemails alluding to plans to bring a firearm to his Bar Harbor workplace.

Wil Zavala, 28, of Trenton, was summonsed on a charge of operating with a revoked license after police pulled him over for a noise violation on April 13. His license was reportedly revoked for a number of violations.

On April 14, a concerned citizen called police to report that the stop sign at the intersection of Cottage Street and Holland Avenue was facing the wrong way.

On April 15, an officer found an injured deer on the side of Norway Drive. The officer shot the deer and left it in the woods. It was too old to be eaten.

Mount Desert

Officers assisted the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on a bail check in Somesville on April 11. Alfred Lanpher, 49, of Mount Desert was arrested on a charge of violating conditions of his release, which included not using or being in possession of drugs or alcohol. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail.

The police responded to a number of animal control calls this week.

A resident reported a number of dogs off leash near their residence. State law requires dogs be under the owner’s control, either by voice or leash, at all times. No arrests or warnings were made.

Police received reports of a brown dog walking around Joy Road unattended on April 10. The dog was not found by police.

A neighbor reported potential domestic abuse in Northeast Harbor on April 12. Officers found that there has been no assault.

A Somesville resident recovered a lost dog on April 12 and reported it to police. The owner called police, and they and the dog were reunited.

A dog was loose at the Mount Desert Elementary School on April 13. The responding officer recognized the dog and took it home.

A dog was recovered by a resident on April 15 who took it home because they knew the owners.

Southwest Harbor

An officer assisted a motorist whose car reportedly struck a turkey on April 11. The car was not damaged.

Police received a report of an elementary school student making threats on April 11 at approximately 7:30 p.m. The incident is under investigation.

On April 13, an officer investigated a report of harassment and issued a warning for the parties not to have further contact.

A local resident reported that they found a syringe in town on April 25 around 12:30 p.m. Police collected the syringe and placed it in a container designated for disposal.


An officer helped the Ellsworth Police Department serve a Trenton resident with a cease harassment notice and criminal trespass warning on April 12 around 4:30 p.m.

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