Trump signs go missing

BAR HARBOR — ‘Tis a ‘sign’ of the season. A woman reported Monday that nine political signs supporting Donald Trump for president had been stolen from her yard during the past month. Several of the signs were found crumpled on Forest Avenue.

A Corinth man is facing charges after he allegedly threatened a domestic partner Monday at her workplace in Bar Harbor.

Charles Cross, 51, was arrested on charges of domestic violence criminal threatening and obstructing the report of a crime.

According to Lt. David Kerns, Cross allegedly entered an Eden Street hotel Monday night and threatened the victim. Cross allegedly took the phone away from the woman as she tried to call police, which led to the charge of obstructing the report of a crime.

Cross was booked into the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

A Missouri man who allegedly painted graffiti on the exterior of a bar Sunday was summonsed on a criminal mischief charge. Police said Robert Tapley, 44, of Kansas City, Mo., had painted several graffiti “tags” on the building.

A television was reported missing Sunday by two apartment dwellers.

Falling asleep at the wheel was reportedly the cause of a single-vehicle crash Saturday on Route 3.

Siddartha Bothra, 31, of Forest Hills, N.Y., was southbound when his 2010 Acura crossed the centerline, left the road and crashed into the woods. Bothra and his passenger were not injured. The Acura sustained considerable damage.

Quinn Mcatasney, 49, of Allenhurst, N.J., was arrested Friday on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Jiayuan Shi, 32, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Oct. 19 on a criminal speeding charge after he was stopped for allegedly driving more than 30 miles an hour above the speed limit on Route 3 in Salisbury Cove.

John Vreeland, 46, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Oct. 19 on charges of unnecessary acceleration noise and imprudent speed.

A 2003 Subaru had to be towed from the scene of an Oct. 19 accident on Route 3 after the driver, Susan Goodman, 70, of Sullivan failed to stop in time to avoid hitting the rear of a 2010 Honda driven by Kelsay Helm, 31, of Ellsworth.

A $400 camera was reported stolen Oct. 18 from a classroom at the College of the Atlantic.

Southwest Harbor

Police here are investigating the theft of jewelry and other items from a home reported on Oct. 18.

According to Chief Alan Brown, some of the property was returned to the owner anonymously after officers conducted interviews. The matter remains under investigation.

Philip Chipman Jr., 63, of Southwest Harbor was arrested Monday on charges of OUI and operating beyond license restrictions as the result of a traffic stop by Officer Franklin Burke.

A resident reported Saturday that a neighbor had shot a gun at their dogs. The person who fired the shot said he fired it into the ground to scare the animals off his property. The dogs were not injured. This, too, is under investigation.

A vandal damaged a mirror on a vehicle parked Oct. 20 on Main Street.

Mount Desert

A Bar Harbor teenager escaped injury Monday when his pickup rolled over while avoiding a deer on the road.

Marcus Parsons, 17, was eastbound on the Oak Hill Road when he swerved to avoid the deer. His 2006 Ford left the road, entered a ditch and rolled onto the driver’s side.

Police said failure to yield the right-of-way resulted in an Oct. 18 collision in Somesville.

Kim Pepper, 57, of Mount Desert was driving a 2012 Toyota out of a private road and onto Route 102 when her vehicle was struck by a 2008 Cadillac driven by Matthew Sprick, 21, of Frederick, Md.

A 2003 Honda driven by Brian Mitchell, 57, of Bar Harbor sustained major front-end damage after striking a deer Oct. 18 on Route 198. The vehicle was towed from the scene.


Minor damage resulted Friday when a Mitsubishi van driven by Robert Taylor, no age given, of Mount Desert reportedly pulled onto Route 3 from a parking lot and was struck by a 2003 Mitsubishi driven by Michelle Rounds, 41, of Bangor.

Angela Tapley, 28, of Trenton was summonsed Oct. 18 on a charge of operating after suspension as the result of a traffic stop.


Vanessa Millay, 25, of Tremont was driving Friday on the Tremont Road in Seal Cove when her 2013 Dodge pickup collided with a deer on the road.

Gunshots reported Saturday turned out to be fireworks.

Swans Island

A resident reported Sunday that a wire for an electronic dog fence had been stolen.

Deputy Robert Morang is working with school officials to determine why a Mount Desert Island High School student has not been attending school. The school contacted the sheriff’s department Friday about the matter.

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