Vehicles continue slip sliding away

BAR HARBOR — A 2005 Toyota Tundra driven by Steven Piskura, 50, of Orland, sustained minor damage when it slid on packed snow on Cottage Street, went onto the sidewalk and knocked over a cement pillar at the edge of the Hannaford Supermarket parking lot Jan. 31. There were no injuries, and no charges were filed.

After receiving a complaint at 4:20 a.m. on Jan. 30 about noise near the intersection of Route 3 and Knox Road, Officer Jerrod Hardy informed someone engaged in a “wood procurement operation” about the town’s ordinance against operating heavy machinery outside the hours of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.

A 2015 Ford pickup driven by Richard Davis, 47, of Swans Island sustained minor damage when it slid on snow at the intersection of Routes 3 and 102 and struck a utility pole Jan. 30.

A 2018 GMC driven by Ali Eddaouahiri, 27, of Bar Harbor veered off Crooked Road during a snowstorm Jan. 30 then crossed back over the center line. Police said the GMC struck a 2005 Ford F35 driven by Benjamin Buzzell, 34, of Bar Harbor, head on. No one was injured, and no charges were filed. The Ford sustained front-end damage and had to be towed.

Mario Quintal, 57, of Maynard, Mass., was charged with failure to notify the owner of a parked vehicle of damage to the vehicle and with showing “fictitious evidence of insurance” to a law enforcement officer after the 2014 Ford he was driving struck a 2013 Hyundai owned by Louise Dionne, 58, of Mount Desert at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel Feb. 1. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.

Tara Lee Russell, 46, of Bar Harbor was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault Feb. 2.

A 2015 Toyota Corolla driven by Patsy Chattley, 56, of Otis sustained extensive front-end damage after striking a deer on Route 3 Feb. 4. No one in the car was injured. The deer ran into the woods after the accident.

Eric Della Peitro, 29, of Southwest Harbor was charged Feb. 5 with operating after suspension and failure to notify the secretary of state of an address change.

Mount Desert

No one was injured, and no charges were filed, but two vehicles were damaged in an accident Jan. 30 at the intersection of Route 198 and Sargeant Drive. A 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by Thomas Welton, 37, of Mount Desert reportedly spun around on the icy road, struck a snow bank and then hit a 2013 Dodge Ram truck driven by Corey Frost, 29, of Mount Desert, which was waiting to turn onto Route 3. The Dodge Caravan, which sustained rear-end damage, had to be towed.

A 2014 Subaru driven by Janet Adler, 50, of Mount Desert sustained “disabling damage” after sliding on snow on Oak Hill Road at the Route 102 intersection and hitting a stop sign and a tree Jan. 30. The driver was not injured.

Jane Cornman, 50, of Mount Desert suffered a broken wrist and the 2008 Honda Pilot she was driving was totaled when it slid on ice on Sound Drive Jan. 31. The vehicle reportedly left the roadway, struck a pile of stumps, was catapulted into the air, snapped a utility pole and came to rest on its roof. Cornman was transported to Mount Desert Island Hospital.

A 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Brittany Kearns, 28, of Trenton sustained significant front-end damage and had to be towed after it slid off Tremont Road in icy conditions and struck several trees Feb. 2. Neither the driver nor her young child was injured.

Southwest Harbor

An officer responded to a car that was stuck at the end of a driveway intersecting Seawall Road Jan. 31 around 1:30 p.m. The driver wasn’t injured, and the car didn’t sustain any damage.

A car slid off the road at the top of Carroll’s Hill Feb. 1 around 6:30 a.m. The driver made arrangements to have it towed out, and an officer gave her a ride to a place where she was able to make a phone call.

Jason Norwood, 22, of Bar Harbor was turning left into a store parking lot on Main Street near Circle K Friday when his Ford truck was reportedly struck on the passenger side rear corner by a delivery-style truck traveling northbound on Route 102, driven by Joseph Barrows, 30, of Bangor. Neither person was injured, and both vehicles sustained only minor damage.

After neighbors got in an argument last Saturday afternoon, one of them called police to complain about possible harassment. An officer warned them both not to contact each other.

People who were cleaning an apartment that had been vacant for some time called police on Monday morning after noticing items that could be the remnants of a meth lab. Based on observations made by an officer who inspected the site, Chief Alan Brown informed the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, who sent two agents, one of whom is on the Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab team. The suspected materials, including bottles and a propane tank, were disposed of. The case is under investigation.

Police received a packet from a local bank Monday containing information with details of check fraud that had been taking place in multiple jurisdictions throughout Hancock County. The Ellsworth Police Department is investigating.


The sheriff’s office received a report Jan. 29 of a large animal in the roadway on Route 3 near the zoo. When Deputy Corey Bagley arrived in the area, he found a dead bobcat and moved it out of the road.

John Morse, 65, of Trenton was driving his GMC Sierra southbound on the Oak Point Road Monday when a deer ran across the road in front of him, he told a deputy, and he was unable to avoid hitting it. The collision caused significant damage to the vehicle.


Brandon Harrington, 26, of Gouldsboro was taken to the hospital after the Dodge truck he was driving reportedly hit a utility pole on the Tremont Road the evening of Jan. 31. The truck was towed from the scene. The cause of the accident is under investigation, the sheriff’s office said.

An accident in the parking lot of Hanson’s Landing Feb. 1 resulted in only minor damage. Diane Joyal of Tremont was backing up her silver Honda CRV, according to reports, when the CRV struck the rear of a parked GMC pickup belonging to Everett Beers of Tremont.

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