Tide chases missing man ashore

BAR HARBOR — Police quickly located a marine worm digger reported missing Friday by a friend who was digging with him near Northeast Creek. Officer Doug Brundrett was on his way to the scene when he found the man sitting along Route 3, wet and unhappy.

The man was reported missing about half an hour before midnight. After he was located, he told Brundrett he had gotten turned around in the fog while out on the mud flats and began heading away from shore. He said he realized his mistake when the tide started coming in, but he was unable to make his way to shore without getting wet.

Three ladders were reported missing Monday from a residence on Atlantic Avenue. One was a 20-foot extension ladder; the others, 6-foot and 10-foot step ladders.

Jason Gaudett, 41, of Trenton was arrested Sunday on an outstanding warrant charging him with unpaid restitution.

Police responded Friday to a rear-end collision in a construction zone on Route 3.

Richard Hamblen, 71, of Mount Desert was stopped in traffic when his 2011 Ford pickup was struck from behind by a 2011 Ford sedan driven by Ryan Shumaker, 35, of Bangor.

There are plenty of car-deer accidents here on the island, but a Bar Harbor man found out April 25 that birds can also be a hazard.

Robert Alley, 68, was traveling on the Gilbert Farm Road when a turkey ran onto the road. Alley’s 2004 Suzuki sedan struck the bird, causing damage to the grill, bumper and a headlight.

Southwest Harbor

Trash collected here during the recent roadside cleanup by volunteers underscored the severity of the illegal drug problem on Mount Desert Island.

Numerous hypodermic needles and a soda bottle suspected to have been used in the making of methamphetamine were found along with other garbage strewn along the roads.

A Bar Harbor woman was arrested Friday on outstanding warrants. Brittany Carter, 30, has eight outstanding warrants charging her with unpaid fines, police said.

No injuries were reported as the result of a two-vehicle collision Monday on Main Street.

Police said Howard Monroe, 70, of Tremont was pulling from Seal Cove Road onto Main Street when his 2005 Volvo struck a 2016 Toyota pickup driven by Derek Wilbur, 47, also of Tremont.

Police are investigating two burglaries, one on April 25 at a private home and another the following day at a business where a back door had been forced open.

Mount Desert

Officer Jerrod Hardy stopped a vehicle he saw leaving a closed lobster pound on Somes Sound April 26 at 1 a.m. The driver was an elver fisherman who had been collecting saltwater in which to keep his catch.

Phyllis Moore, 66, of Gouldsboro was southbound on Route 102 near the Pretty Marsh Road Monday morning when her 2008 Smart car struck a deer.


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