Three Arrested After Assaulting Police

BAR HARBOR — It took two officers to subdue a Florida man who was allegedly found in possession of a stolen cell phone Aug. 3. James Esterlin, 20, of Fort Myers, Fla. and Bar Harbor, allegedly tried to fight off officers Jake Day and Soren Sundberg when they confronted him at his Rodick Street residence, allegedly headbutting Officer Day in the jaw before being taken into custody, according to reports. Mr. Esterlin was found with a woman’s cell phone, which he allegedly admitted to stealing from her apartment along with $30. He was arrested on a charge of failure to submit to arrest and summonsed on charges of receiving stolen property, obstructing government administration and possession of liquor by a minor.

Two Bar Harbor men were arrested Aug. 5 following an alleged fistfight at the Fantail Pub on Main Street. Police tracked down Joey Kanareff, 27, on First South Street and took him into custody, charging him with disorderly conduct. Glenn Evans, 28, was taken into custody at his Arata Drive residence after allegedly fighting with Officer Thom Tardiff and kicking the officer in the head. Mr. Evans was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and summonsed on charges of violating the conditions of his bail and assaulting an officer.

A New Hampshire couple were both arrested on drunk driving charges during the same traffic stop on Tuesday. Officer Soren Sundberg first eyed Timothy M. Arey, 31, of Portsmouth, N.H., behind the wheel of a vehicle that was operating erratically, according to reports. But by the time Officer Sundberg turned around and pulled the vehicle over, Danielle Short, 28, of Dover, N.H., allegedly was behind the wheel. Both subjects were arrested on charges of operating while under the influence (OUI) and the vehicle was towed away.

Two young adults were arrested and two minors summonsed after officers broke up a drinking party in a Cottage Street apartment Aug. 2. Benjamin J. Fox, 22, of Levant and Ryan G. Criner, 22, of Orono, were arrested on charges of furnishing alcohol to a minor. Hilary Babin, 19, of Bar Harbor and Justin W. Thomas, 18, of Ellsworth, were summonsed on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor. Mr. Thomas was in trouble again on Monday, when he was summonsed on Cottage Street on a charge of possession of a useable amount of marijuana.

Chelsea Fogg, 19, of Bucksport, Brittany Stubbs, 18, of Ellsworth, Garrett Young, 18, no town given, and two male juveniles, one each from Bucksport and Lamoine, were summonsed Monday on Ledgelawn Avenue on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor.

Matthew C. Robinson, 31, of Ellsworth, was arrested Aug. 3 on a charge of operating after suspension and summonsed on charges of OUI and failure to provide proof of insurance after driving his 1998 Volkswagen off the Crooked Road and into a ditch on Aug. 3. Mr. Robinson was not injured in the incident.

Norman Bubb, 41, of Mount Desert, was arrested Aug. 5 on Main Street on a charge of OUI.

Sharon Murphy, 21, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Sunday on a charge of domestic assault, following reports of a man and woman fighting on Cottage Street.

Daniel Marshall, Jr., 26, of Dennysville, was arrested Tuesday at a downtown motel on a charge of domestic assault. Mr. Marshall and his girlfriend had been warned on disorderly conduct charges following an argument in front of a Main Street bar earlier in the night.

Timothy R. Smith, 31, of Steuben, was arrested Monday on Eden Street on a charge of OUI.

Michelle Racicot, 24, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Saturday on a charge of domestic assault at a Maple Avenue apartment.

Deidra M. Damon, 25, of Trenton, was summonsed Aug. 4 on a charge of leaving the scene of a property damage accident, after she allegedly drove away from a fender bender in the Days Inn parking lot on Eden Street.

A fire hydrant at the corner of Main and Hancock streets was discovered snapped in two pieces on the morning of Aug. 4. The value of the hydrant is estimated at $2,000. Police are investigating.

A young man was warned Saturday for playing music and panhandling on Main Street.

A cell phone worth $500 was reported stolen from the MDI Y on Saturday.

Jason Brown, 34, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Aug. 5 at the police station on a warrant for failure to appear.

A man whose name was typed onto a parking ticket that had been torn up and scattered in Agamont Park was contacted by police on Aug. 5 and told to clean up his mess or be summonsed for littering and arrested for violating the conditions of his bail.

A Route 102 resident reported Aug. 5 that her well house was stolen while she was away.

A man was warned on Aug. 3 for sleeping in his car on West Street.

A woman reported Aug. 2 receiving a scam text message stating that her Machias Savings Bank account had been deactivated. The woman reported that the account had been closed for more than a year.

Police issued 24 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. 13 minor traffic accidents were reported, including two that involved deer.

Southwest Harbor

A loud party at a Forest Avenue apartment led to the arrest Saturday of a Trenton woman who allegedly attacked a neighboring tenant who complained about the noise.

According to police, Amie Hilton, 27, followed the neighbor who complained back into her apartment and assaulted her. Ms. Hilton was arrested on charges of assault and criminal trespassing.

A woman reported Saturday that she found an empty pizza box with an obscene message and drawing placed on the windshield of her vehicle. The woman told police that she suspects a former employee left the message.

John Heil, 47, of Malvern, Penn. was arrested Aug. 4 after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at a hotel. Police said the victim decided to return home without Mr. Heil.

Roland Johnson, 50, of Salt Lake City, Utah was summonsed Aug. 5 on charges of operating without a license and violating his bail conditions.

Police are investigating the possible theft of scrap metal from a business on the Seal Cove Road. The incident was reported Aug. 5.

Adam Libby, 19, of West Bowdoin and Richard Taplin, 60, of Bala Cynwyd, Penn. were summonsed Monday on speeding charges.

Spencer Nighman, 18, of Mount Desert was summonsed Aug. 2 on a charge of operating with an expired registration.

Mount Desert

A Southwest Harbor teenager who allegedly drove off after a motor-vehicle accident Saturday on Route 198 has been issued a summons.

Nathan Chisholm, 19, was summonsed on a charge of leaving the scene of a property damage accident after the vehicle he was driving left the road and struck a sign.

A witness reported the accident and provided police with a description of the vehicle. Mr. Chisholm was located a short time later.

Police responded Tuesday to a report that two kayakers were harassing loons on Upper Hadlock Pond. Officer Travis Frost investigated and failed to locate the kayakers and the loons.

Driving the wrong way on Main Street in Northeast Harbor Aug. 5 led to a summons for a Mount Desert woman. Katherine Massicotte, 24, was summonsed on a charge of operating after suspension.

Jeremy Carr, 29, of Mount Desert was arrested Saturday on a warrant and taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth.


An elderly woman flagged down state police in Trenton Aug. 2, who told the trooper that she had been in a fight with her husband and was taking a flight home. The trooper gave the woman a ride to an Ellsworth hotel.

Jim G. Hillock, 44, of Hancock, David E. Dorr, 41, of Lamoine, and James A. Day, 43, also of Lamoine, were summonsed Monday on charges of illegal clamming, near the Bar Harbor airport. The summonses were issued by the Maine Marine Patrol.


A 2001 Subaru driven by a Trenton man sustained more than $1,000 damage Saturday after leaving the Bass Harbor Road and striking a rock and a tree.

According to police, driver Richard Kelley, fell asleep at the wheel.

Acadia National Park

On July 24, rangers summonsed Laura Schnerider, 38, of Maine on a charge of operating with an expired registration. That same day, Robert Fehon, 48, of New Jersey was summonsed on a speeding charge.

Shannon Swerwine, 35, of Arkansas was summonsed by rangers on July 25 at the Seawall Campground on charges of leaving a dog unattended at a campsite and having an unattended campfire.

Herbert Motley, Jr. 67, of New Hampshire was arrested by rangers on July 25 on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) after a single vehicle accident on the Seal Cove Road.

Craig Wood, 46, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed by rangers on July 29 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Robert Haskell, 20, of Bar Harbor was summonsed by rangers on Aug. 1 on a charge of illegal camping.

On Aug. 3, Elijah Sanchez, 24, of Washington, was summonsed by rangers on a charge of illegal camping. He reportedly walked into the Blackwoods Campground, claimed a site and set up his tent without registering or paying.

Andrew Freeze, 71, of Brewer was summoned Aug. 6 on a charge of passing on a double yellow line.

Others receiving speeding tickets in the park recently included: Mary Skahan, 24, of Maine; David Lazzaro, 63, of Massachusetts; David Kenney, 59, of New York; Randy Heath, 24, of Maine; and Cherry Schwartz, 63, of Connecticut.

A 13-year-old girl fell 20 feet and struck her head and lost consciousness at Ranger Camp on Long Pond on Aug. 4. She was taken by Southwest Harbor/Tremont Ambulance to the Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor for treatment in the emergency room and later taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.

Also on Aug. 4, rangers assisted a woman who dislodged a rock on an unused trail on the Precipice on Champlain Mountain and suffered a severe cut to her leg.

On Aug. 5, rescuers spent several hours carrying out a YCC youth worker who severely injured a knee on the Murray Young Trail.

On Sunday, rangers conducted a half-mile carryout of a 60-year-old woman who fell and broke her leg while hiking in the rain on the Bowl Trail on Beehive Mountain.

More than a dozen tickets for illegal parking were issued in the park last week.

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

Fenceviewer Staff

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