MDI Police: Cameras Capture Cash Grab

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A customer made off with cash Monday after performing a sleight-of-hand trick at a Main Street convenience store.


A man went into Dead River Convenience at about 2:30 p.m. and laid $35 cash on the counter to pay for gasoline he had purchased. As the clerk was making change, she became distracted. Taking advantage of the situation, the man grabbed the money and left the store.

The man, however, may now wish his magician skills extended to invisibility — he was caught on the store’s security camera and police are investigating.

A Sullivan woman was arrested Jan. 12 after police received a report of a woman running down the road while being chased by a man.

Allura Martin, 28, was arrested on outstanding warrants from Penobscot and Lincoln counties. According to police, Ms. Martin and the man had been in an argument.

Mount Desert

A young seal attracted plenty of attention Saturday afternoon at the Northeast Harbor Marina.

Police were called to the marina after receiving information that a group of people was concerned about the health of the seal, which was lying on a boat ramp.

The marine mammal research group, Allied Whale, was called. A researcher determined the seal was “a little skinny” but otherwise healthy. As the crowd watched, the animal rolled off the ramp and swam away.

A 2003 Subaru driven by Carole Plenty, 61, of Mount Desert, sustained $500 in damage after striking a deer Jan. 15 on Peabody Drive.

A black pop-up ice tent was reported lost Jan. 12. The owner said the tent fell out of the back of a pickup somewhere between Northeast Harbor and Ellsworth.


A Tremont girl was evaluated Saturday at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth for mental health issues arising from an alleged assault on her mother and older brother. Maine State Police and officers from the Southwest Harbor and Mount Desert police departments assisted sheriff’s deputies.

Bar Harbor

A report early Saturday of an alleged assault at a Route 102 residence has been forwarded to the Hancock County District Attorney’s office for investigation. According to police, a woman called at 2 a.m. and reported that she and her boyfriend had been forced to strip by another female, who had accused them of stealing $100 from her. The alleged assault reportedly occurred one hour before the report was made.

Darrell J. White, 30, of Trenton, was arrested early Sunday on Route 3 on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

A man reported Monday that he cut the throat of a deer that had been hit by a car and left to suffer at the side of Route 3. The man put the deer out of its misery, he said.

Jesse D. Ford, 20, of Mariaville, was summonsed Saturday on Route 3 on a charge of speeding.

A woman reported Jan. 12 receiving a suspicious piece of mail consisting of bizarre photos and nonsensical quotes.

Jody Patterson, 34, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed Sunday on Route 3 on a charge of operating with an expired state inspection and was warned for operating an unregistered vehicle.

A Trenton woman who allegedly was intoxicated and causing a ruckus was warned for criminal trespass at a Bloomfield Road residence Jan. 15.

A gas drive-off of $33.11 was reported by the Big Apple on Cottage Street on Jan. 14.

Several cars in town parking lots were tagged for being in violation of parking rules this week.

Slippery road conditions factored in to two minor single-car accidents Monday afternoon.

Police issued 14 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. One summons was issued for failure to provide proof of insurance. Two car/deer accidents were reported.

For more police & court news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander.




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