Teen arrested in cash theft

BAR HARBOR — A 16-year-old Bar Harbor boy was arrested Saturday for allegedly taking a significant amount of cash from a retail business.

The youth, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, reportedly entered the Wind and Wine by the Sea shop in Hulls Cove without permission on Oct. 4 and has been charged with burglary, theft and unlawful possession of marijuana.

The burglary was reported Friday.

A deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department located the boy Saturday in Trenton and took him into custody. Police said more than $1,000 cash was recovered and two ounces of marijuana seized. Possession of any amount of the drug by a juvenile is illegal.

Apparently some people celebrated a bit too much over the Columbus Day weekend. Police responded to numerous complaints involving people who had over-indulged.

On Friday, Officer Doug Brundrett found a South Portland man passed out in the middle of Everard Court. As a result, William Spear, 33, was arrested on a bail violation charge.

Officer Judson Cake responded Saturday night to a report of a person lying in the road and found that an intoxicated man had fallen. The man, who declined medical treatment, was warned by the officer for disorderly conduct after he shouted at people passing by. He also was told not to drive.

That same night, Cake gave an intoxicated woman who was walking in the roadway a ride to her home.

On Sunday, Brundrett came upon a woman passed out in front of a business in Town Hill. A taxi was called to take her home.

Police also arrested three people for alleged drunken driving.

Kris Michael Magbanua Soriano, 31, of Jacksonville, Fla., was arrested Oct. 6 on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Christopher Smith, 35, of Sullivan was arrested Friday on an OUI charge and for violating bail conditions.

Christina Richard, 38, of Corpus Christi, Texas, was arrested Saturday on charges of OUI and operating without a license. According to the report, Richard has two prior OUI convictions.

A report Saturday of a loud crash in the harbor followed by a distress signal actually was the sound of a cruise ship dropping anchor and the vessel sounding its fog horn.

Ellsworth police Friday charged a woman from Italy with passing a stopped school bus on behalf of the Bar Harbor Police Department.

Carmelino Tanni of Aquileia, Italy, reportedly drove past a bus stopped with its lights flashing on Route 3 in Hulls Cove.

A Bar Harbor man was arrested Oct. 4 on charges of OUI and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly was seen walking away from a single-vehicle crash on the Crooked Road.

Eric St. Denis, 28, was driving a 2006 Toyota, which left the road and rolled over, coming to rest on the driver’s side, police said. St. Denis sustained cuts to his head and ear. The Toyota is a total loss.

A two-car crash Oct. 5 caused a total of $7,500 damage.

Judith Blank, 74, of Bar Harbor was turning her 2010 Subaru from Summer Street onto Bridge Street when her vehicle collided with a 2006 Honda driven by Jean Maffucci, 90, also of Bar Harbor. Neither driver was injured.


A Swans Island man was arrested Friday after state police responded to a report of a driver passed out in Bass Harbor.

Carl Lemoine, 34, was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence of drugs.

A resident who allegedly made threats to Emera Maine about his power going out in September was issued a summons Oct. 3.

Tyler Metzger, 36, was charged by state police with telephone harassment.

The sheriff’s department received an Oct. 6 report of a possible fraud involving a rental property in Bass Harbor. Deputy Brian Archer determined there was no fraud. The reporting party, a woman from New Jersey, simply was at the wrong address.

Southwest Harbor

An intoxicated man found lying down Sunday in the parking lot of a Main Street convenience store was escorted by an officer back to where he was camping.

A Tremont man was summonsed Oct. 4 as the result of a two-vehicle accident on the Seawall Road.

William Shepherd, 24, was driving a 1991 Hummer that reportedly clipped an oncoming 1999 Ford pickup driven by William Gott, 23, also of Tremont, damaging mirrors on both vehicles. Shepherd, who police said failed to stop, later was summonsed on a charge of leaving the scene of a property damage accident.

Political signs were stolen from the front yard of a residence, the owner reported Friday.

Mount Desert

Adam Watras, 59, of Mount Desert was summonsed Monday on a criminal trespass charge after he allegedly was found in the Yachtsman’s Building in Northeast Harbor without permission.

A Pretty Marsh resident called police Oct. 4 to say there was a bear on the property. The person was given the phone number for the Maine Warden Service.

Jessica Meyer, 32, of Ellsworth was northbound on Route 102 Oct. 4 when her 2010 Chevrolet struck a deer in the road.

Swans Island

A Greenfield man was charged Sunday with failure to give notice of an accident by the quickest means.

According to Deputy Rob Morang, 23-year-old Tyler Alexander was driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup on the Atlantic Road at a high rate of speed and failed to negotiate a sharp left-hand turn near the intersection with the Rose Hill road. The truck struck several trees and is considered a total loss. Alexander, Morang reported, complained of a headache.


A 2011 Ford pickup driven by a Tremont man sustained $3,500 in damage to the front end in a rear-end collision Oct. 4 on Route 3.

Kenneth Ogden, 52, reportedly failed to see that a 1989 Chevrolet pickup driven by Curtis James, 53, of Ellsworth was slowing in traffic. The Chevrolet sustained about $1,000 damage.

Acadia National Park

A visitor operating an aerial drone without the required permit received a summons to court from rangers on Oct. 3. Arturo Gonzalez, 29, of Palm Desert, Calif., was cited on a charge of violation of a closure.

Operating drones from park property is prohibited without advance permission.

More than half a dozen visitors were cited for illegal drone operation this summer.

Dwight Oakley, 47, of Hempstead, N.Y., was summonsed by rangers on Oct. 5 on charges of failure to obtain a commercial operator’s permit and operating a commercial vehicle on park roads.

David Herman, 44, of Mechanicsville, Va., was cited on Oct. 5 on a charge of speeding on the Park Loop Road.

At the Otter Cove Boat Launch on Oct. 5, Robert Scott Jr., 53, of Great Pond was summonsed on a charge of having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Jeffrey LeBlanc, 28, of Fairfield, Conn., was summonsed on Oct. 5 on a charge of violation of permit rules at Blackwoods Campground.

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