ATV Driver Injured in Collision with Pickup

ELLSWORTH — An all-terrain vehicle driver sustained cuts to the head and leg in a collision with a pickup truck Friday in Penobscot.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, Richard Leach, 55, of Penobscot was turning his 1995 Yamaha ATV around on the Southern Bay Road when he collided with a 1986 GMC truck driven by Eric Clark, 41, also of Penobscot.

Damage is estimated at $2,000 for GMC and $500 for the ATV.

Drug Charges

Two people are facing drug charges after Deputy Rob Morang spotted suspicious activity Oct. 20 while patrolling the Verona Island boat launch.

Clayton Ames, 33, and Monique Brages, 29, both of Bucksport were issued summonses charging them with possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

Bad Day

Oct. 18 was a bad day for a Surry man.

First his vehicle, a 2000 Dodge, broke down on the Morgan Bay Road in Surry. Then the vehicle caught fire. When Deputy Chris Sargent arrived, the driver, Wayne Alley, 56, was issued summonses charging him with operating an unregistered motor vehicle and failure to produce proof of insurance. Police said the Dodge is a total loss.

Alcohol Charge

A traffic stop Saturday in Stonington for a vehicle defect led to a summons for a Deer Isle man.

Kendall Bray, 20, was issued a summons charging him with possession of liquor by a minor.


A Tremont resident reported Saturday that items had been stolen from a home in Bass Harbor.

A Brooksville man reported Friday the theft of three tow chains.

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating an Oct. 20 burglary at a home in Sedgwick.

A computer was reported stolen Oct. 19 from a school in Blue Hill.

Tools are missing from an unlocked basement in an Orland residence. The theft was reported Oct. 14.


A deer ran onto Route 166 in Castine Friday and into the side of a 2004 Honda driven by Kathleen Keene, 53, of Portland. Police said damage to the Honda is estimated at $4,000.

A Deer Isle teenager escaped serious injury Oct. 19 when the 2007 GMC pickup he was driving left the Sunshine Road in Deer Isle and crashed into some trees.

The truck, driven by Caleb Heanssler, 17, is considered a total loss, police said.

Police said driver inattention is to blame for a rear-end collision Oct. 14 in Trenton.

Katelyn Mosely, 17, of Ellsworth was northbound on Route 3 in a 2002 Hyundai when she failed to see that a 2011 Ford pickup driven by Michael Wight, 41, of Ellsworth had slowed for traffic. The Hyundai struck the rear of the pickup, sustaining $1,500 in damage. The Ford was not damaged.

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Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander