Woman arrested in protection order case

BAR HARBOR — A Bar Harbor woman was arrested Friday after she ignored a protection order that barred her from the Connors Emerson School.

According to Lt. David Kerns, there have been ongoing issues with 43-year-old Veronica Breceda-Harris visiting the school. The protection order prohibits her from being at the school when a certain person or persons are there.

On Friday morning, a Bar Harbor officer met with Breceda-Harris to discuss the problems at the school and to ensure that she understood the terms of the protection order. She was warned that she needed to abide by those terms, Kerns said.

About five hours later, Breceda-Harris was back at the school.

“She went into the reception area and told them to advise police she was there,” Kerns said. “It was in defiance of the order.”

Breceda-Harris then left the school. Police met up with her as she was walking along Mount Desert Street. She didn’t feel that she had done anything wrong and resisted being taken into custody, Kerns said.

“She tried to push past the officer,” he said.

Officers had to use a “restraint hold” in order to take Breceda-Harris into custody, Kerns said. She was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and violating a protection order and taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, from which she was released on bail Monday.

As the result of a traffic stop, a Bangor man was charged Friday with allegedly driving under the influence of drugs.

Nathan Bradeen, 37, was arrested on charges of operating while under the influence, violation of bail conditions, operating after suspension and the sale or use of drug paraphernalia. Police said Bradeen was in possession of hypodermic needles and other paraphernalia associated with intravenous drug use.

Angela Sawyer, 32, of Ellsworth was driving Sunday on Route 3 in Hulls Cove when her 2012 GMC struck a deer on the roadway. The vehicle sustained about $2,000 damage.

Vandals plugged toilets, emptied soap dispensers and otherwise damaged the public men’s restroom outside the police station on Nov. 5.

A resident complained Nov. 1 about a hand-painted sign reading “Hillary for Prison” being placed among other political signs on Mount Desert Street. The complainant was told that the sign fell under the First Amendment right to free speech.

The College of the Atlantic reported Nov. 1 a mangy fox on campus. The caller was referred to the Maine Warden Service.

Mount Desert

A Seal Harbor resident was warned Sunday for disorderly conduct after police responded to a report of a possible domestic assault in the village. Officer Brady Smith determined no assault took place.

A 2014 Honda driven by Elizabeth Peitruszka, 34, of North Adams, Mass., sustained $2,000 damage Monday from hitting a deer on Route 102.

Police were called to investigate what was thought to be a barking dog stuck in a culvert. The animal proved to be a skunk.


State police arrested a 35-year-old man after responding Friday to a report of a domestic assault on the Bernard Road.

Timothy Cook of Tremont was arrested on charges of domestic violence assault and criminal mischief. State police were assisted by Officer Franklin Burke of the Southwest Harbor Police Department.

A juvenile from Tremont was warned for trespassing after he was captured on surveillance video spinning the tires of his vehicle in the dirt driveway of a storage business. Deputy Shane Campbell also met with the boy’s mother to discuss the situation.

Southwest Harbor

A man reported Saturday that his vehicle had been vandalized.

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