Woman hurt in Harley crash

BAR HARBOR — An Eastbrook woman was hospitalized Monday afternoon after the brakes on her Harley-Davidson motorcycle reportedly locked up and she was thrown from the bike. Myrna Bragg, 58, was driving north on Route 3 before the intersection with Norway Drive when the traffic in front of her stopped quickly, according to reports. Bragg skidded when she tried to stop, police said, and was thrown. The motorcycle did not hit anything in the incident, but it was significantly damaged and towed from the scene.

A VW Jetta reportedly left the roadway and struck a utility pole on Route 102 in Town Hill Monday afternoon. Driver Janice Sinnett, 78, of Southwest Harbor was taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital in an ambulance and the car was towed. The impact knocked down phone lines, but no electric lines.

Valerie Tabb, 63, of Bar Harbor was driving her 2010 Toyota on Route 3 near Highbrook Road Friday when her car was allegedly struck from behind by a motorcycle. Joe Fortin, 51, of Quebec was driving the 2011 Harley Davidson and was unable to stop in time, police said. There was damage to both the car and the motorcycle. Both drivers were treated by paramedics for minor injuries, but neither was taken to the hospital.

A box truck reportedly struck a light pole on the corner of Rodick Place and Main Street Friday afternoon, damaging the light and a street sign. Driver Kyle Grey, 37, of Brewer was making a right turn from Rodick Place onto Main Street, according to reports. The damage was estimated at $3,000.

Allan B. Pratt, 82, of Arizona was driving a Toyota Camry Sunday afternoon on West Street when he reportedly pulled to the right to make a right turn. Ryan Reynolds, 23, of Hancock was driving his VW behind the Camry and began to pass it on the left. When Pratt reportedly changed his mind and turned left, the Camry struck the VW on the right side. No injuries were reported.

Taylor Engber, 21, of Ellsworth was summonsed Friday evening on a charge of operating after suspension.

Michael Bailey, 47, of Massachusetts was arrested Sunday morning on West Street on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Ethaniel Fogg, 34, of Bar Harbor was arrested early Monday morning on Main Street on a charge of violating conditions of his release. He was later released on bail from the police station.

Two car-deer accidents were reported early Monday morning, one on Route 3 near the Old Bar Harbor Road and one on Route 102 south of County Road.

No charges have been filed against a Bar Harbor resident who reportedly collected $9,000 from someone in Virginia in an alleged scam. Bar Harbor policed assisted in an investigation by a Virginia law enforcement agency. The money was returned to the victim.

Police took a report June 21 that a vehicle parked on Glen Mary Road had two of its tires punctured. The incident is under investigation.

A mobile home being transported on the Crooked Road Monday afternoon reportedly was damaged when it struck a tree and broke off a large limb.

A group reportedly was swimming in the nude early in the morning of June 22 near Bridge Street.

A Toyota Camry parked on Forrest Street was towed June 23 because it was obstructing a public way.

A bicycle that had been left outside a downtown business was returned to its owner after someone else found it in the bushes near the Conners Emerson School and brought it to the police station.

Graffiti on the wall in the men’s restroom attached to the police station was reported June 21.

Southwest Harbor

A find by a resident last week might illustrate the extent of the heroin problem on Mount Desert Island.

A woman came to the police station June 21 with about a dozen small packets of aluminum foil containing a white powder believed to be heroin. An officer went to the location on the Clark Point Road and found two more packets, according to Chief Alan Brown.

The foil packets were turned over to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, where agents are investigating.

A resident was arrested Friday on a warrant out of Florida charging him with larceny.

Adam Babbitt, 36, was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and later released on $4,000 cash bail.

Officer Levi Soper assisted Wiscasset police with the recovery of a stolen canoe. The resident who recently purchased the canoe from someone in that Lincoln County town was unaware that it had been stolen.

Bumps on the Seal Cove Road in Acadia National Park reportedly caused the driver of a 1998 GMC pickup June 22 to lose control on a curve. The truck, driven by Johnathan Norwood, no age given, of Trenton, left the road and struck a tree. No injuries were reported.

Two kayaks were reported stolen June 22 from a residence.

Mount Desert

A vehicle stop for a defect Friday resulted in a summons of a Bar Harbor man.

Daniel Pratt, 31, was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Jonathan Seavey, 29, of North Carolina was summonsed Saturday on a charge of operating without a license.

Hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia were found Sunday on Ripples Road in Somesville.

Kathy Donovan, 41, of Trenton was arrested June 21 on outstanding warrants and charged with violating the conditions of her release.

When you gotta go, you gotta go. Police received a report Friday evening that a woman was urinating in a yard on Sound Drive in Northeast Harbor.


A Tremont man was arrested Friday after his mother reported he had stolen two checks from her.

Darrell Thurston, 45, was summonsed on a theft charge.

A Franklin man was arrested Sunday as the result of a bail check.

Joshua Colson, 34, was arrested for violating the conditions of his release and taken to the Hancock County Jail.

A vehicle stop Saturday resulted in Shannon Faulkingham, 45, of Tremont being issued a summons on a charge of operating after suspension.


An Ellsworth driver was charged Saturday during an impaired driving enforcement detail on Route 3.

Jonathan Pattengale, 22, was arrested on a charge of OUI and summonsed on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana.

Acadia National Park

Park visitors here continue to run afoul of federal marijuana statutes.

John Weaver, 19, of Lamoine was cited on June 27 on the Seal Cove Road on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (PCS) after allegedly being caught with marijuana. On June 22, Derrike Copke, 19, of Cranston, R.I., was summonsed by rangers on a charge of PCS following a traffic stop on the Park Loop Road. According to reports, Copke also was in possession of “all kinds” of pot smoking accessories.

Angel Cordero, 50, of Stratford, Conn., was summonsed by rangers on June 27 on a charge of camping outside a designated area. According to reports, rangers found her with a tent set up in the back of her pickup truck parked at Thunder Hole.

Jonas Brown, 18, of Mansfield, Conn., was summonsed by rangers on June 26 on a charge of out-of-bound camping after rangers found him set up on Sand Beach.

Numerous citations and warnings were issued to park visitors for parking violations last week.

On June 23, rangers investigated reports of “a weird man” taking photos of people on Sand Beach. No charges were filed.

A 58-year-old man who fell and injured his knee on cliffs overlooking Sand Beach at Great Head had to be carried out of the woods on June 24. Three Bar Harbor Ambulance personnel and nine rangers conducted the carry-out operation.

On June 27, a 15-year-old boy suffered an undisclosed medical problem at the Sieur de Monts Spring Nature Center. The unconscious youth was taken to Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor by Bar Harbor Ambulance. He was later flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor aboard a helicopter ambulance.

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