Women arrested in assaults

BAR HARBOR — Nancy Knight, 57, of Bar Harbor was arrested July 5 on a charge of domestic violence assault in the area of High Street. Someone in a nearby building reported hearing a loud and possibly physical argument in a residence. Officers could hear yelling and struggling when they arrived, according to reports, so they entered and arrested Knight. She was released on bail a short time later.

A Trenton woman also was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault Saturday morning in the area of Indian Point Road. Logan Hanson, 26, was taken into custody after a neighbor who heard yelling alerted police to a dispute outside a house. Hanson and the victim were not fighting when police arrived, but there was evidence there had been a physical altercation, according to reports. She was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.

Mark Saucier, 31, of Bangor was arrested just after midnight Friday on Route 3 on an outstanding warrant and charges of operating after suspension and violating conditions of his release.

A Windham man was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) on July 6 after he allegedly parked his SUV in a loading zone next to a box truck and the truck backed into it. Niel Nielson, 60, was arrested on the OUI charge after police responded to the accident. The truck was driven by David Demore, 65, of Dover. The SUV had some damage but was drivable, police said.

Daphne Webbe, 64, of Bar Harbor was driving her 1999 VW Beetle on the Crooked Road Monday afternoon when she reportedly lost control. The car left the roadway and struck a fire hydrant, police said. It was towed from the scene. No injuries were reported.

William Spear, 33, of South Portland was arrested around 1 a.m. on July 7 on Cottage Street on an outstanding warrant and on a charge of violating conditions of his release.

Lonnie Watts, 53, of Bar Harbor was arrested early in the morning of July 6 on a charge of OUI.

Kristina McLaughlin, 50, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Monday on the Eagle Lake Road on an outstanding warrant.

Use of private fireworks is prohibited by a town ordinance, but several people reported hearing fireworks late into the night on the Fourth of July holiday. Police only caught up with one of the revelers, a man reportedly lighting off fireworks in the area of Rodick Street around 1 a.m. Officer Jerrod Hardy warned him for the ordinance violation and confiscated the fireworks.

Police helped reunite a woman, who reportedly was intoxicated and lying in the bushes behind a Main Street business around midnight July 7, with her family, who was looking for her.

Police set up the speed sensor trailer on Eden Street and added patrols in the area after receiving complaints about speeding there.

Southwest Harbor

For some people, it takes several attempts before they understand. Then there are those who seem to never get it. A transient arrested here last week might be an example of the latter.

David Wayne Lawrence, 59, had been warned several times by police not to phone two individuals from Tremont. The most recent warning came July 5 from Officer Gary Caron. Caron gave Lawrence the warning in person then turned to address others that were present. That’s when Lawrence pulled out his phone and called one of the people he repeatedly had been warned not to contact.

Lawrence was arrested on a phone harassment charge, but his problems didn’t end there. Officer Caron also arrested him on a charge of being a fugitive from justice. Lawrence reportedly was wanted on a warrant out of Arizona charging him with four counts of drunk driving. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth where, as of Tuesday, he remained in custody.

A business was broken into sometime Sunday night. More than $500 cash is missing. According to police, a door was forced open to gain entry. The burglary is under investigation.

Allison Donovan, 37, of Somerville, Mass., was arrested Sunday on a charge of OUI as the result of a traffic stop for alleged erratic operation.

Police are investigating an employee theft from a retail business. The theft of cash was reported July 5.


A woman who reportedly overdosed on muscle relaxing drugs Friday was taken by ambulance to Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor for treatment, according to the sheriff’s department.

Two residents were arrested Saturday by Deputy Travis Frost as the result of checks to see if they were complying with the conditions of their releases.

Nathaniel Sargent, 28, was arrested on a charge of violating his bail conditions and summonsed on a charge of possessing a scheduled drug.

Shannon Stanley, 30, was arrested on a probation hold.

Mount Desert

Police disposed of hypodermic needles found Saturday in Somesville.

A “small sign” was reported stolen July 5. The theft took place over the Fourth of July weekend.

A woman reported as disorderly July 6 at a Seal Harbor residence was gone when police arrived.


A 28-year-old resident was arrested Sunday after sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at a home.

Jordan Kneeland was arrested on a charge of domestic violence criminal threatening and booked into the Hancock County Jail.

A Mount Desert man escaped injury Friday when he swerved his car to miss a piece of wood on Route 3, causing the vehicle to strike a guardrail.

The 2003 Volkswagen driven by John Romano, 29, sustained an estimated $2,500 in damage.

Acadia National Park

On July 10, rangers caught up with a visitor who allegedly drove through the entrance fee station near Sand Beach without paying. Michael Hartlove, 23, of Northwest, Md., was charged with failure to pay an entrance fee.

Emma Weiss, 19, of Hamden, Conn., was summonsed July 9 on a charge of speeding.

Gary Higgins, 60, of Fort Worth, Texas, was summonsed on July 9 on a charge of violating a park closure after being spotted allegedly operating a drone at Echo Lake Beach.

Rachel Morrison, 27, of York, Pa., was summonsed on a speeding charge on July 9.

Katelyn Davis, 22, of Holtwood, Pa., was issued a ticket on July 9 on a charge of having a campfire in an undesignated area.

Also on July 9, Mark Jarvis, 26, of Bangor was summonsed on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (PCS).

On July 8, Regina Kelley, 59, of Seal Harbor and Donna Denis, 56, of Mount Desert were issued tickets on speeding charges.

Dennis Li, 27, of Markham, Ont., was summonsed on July 6 at Schoodic on a charge of unauthorized use of fireworks.

Matthew Bowden, 49, of Southwick, Mass., was summonsed on July 6 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without due care.

Jack Yee, 28, of Flushing, N.Y., was issued a violation notice on July 5 for conducting a tour group without a conditional use permit.

Christopher Phillips, 24, of Leominster, Mass., was summonsed on July 5 on a charge of PCS for marijuana.

Also on July 5, Gilbert Heim, 67, of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., was summonsed at Schoodic on a charge of littering.

A man allegedly flying his aerial video drone over Sand Beach was issued a violation notice on July 3. Igor Deynega, 25, of Parma, Ohio, was charged with engaging in an activity without a permit.

Under current rules, it is illegal to operate a drone by taking off or landing from park property without obtaining a permit in advance. The fine for conviction of the offense is $180.

Also on Sunday, a man was seen flying a drone over Beaver Dam Pond along the Park Loop Road near Champlain Mountain.

Two visitors in the Schoodic section of the park were issued speeding tickets on the park road there on July 2. Sujithkumar Matharafi, 29, of Revere, Mass., was summoned on a charge of speeding, as was Phao Lee, 29, of State College, Pa.

On June 30, rangers began a search in the vicinity of Eagle Lake after a family reported their 10-year-old son missing while walking on the carriage roads around the lake. The boy was located several hours later at the Jordan Pond House, several miles away, after apparently taking a wrong turn.

Glenna Mannett, 60, of Haulook, N.B., a bus tour guide, was issued a ticket on July 4 on a charge of violating conditions of a commercial use permit. Rangers said the proper paperwork required to be on the bus was missing.

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