Car Hits Store at One Stop

MOUNT DESERT — A vehicle crashed into the Somesville One Stop convenience store Friday, punching a hole in an exterior wall of the building.

According to police, Gilbert Kinney, 81, of New York, N.Y., was pulling his 2012 Subaru into the store’s parking lot when he mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake. The Subaru sustained $3,000 damage. An estimate of damage to the building is pending.

A Somesville summer resident arrived at her home for the season Saturday to find more than 60 small metal sculptures missing from her yard. Police don’t consider this to be an art theft. Instead, they believe the items were taken for scrap metal value.

Police failed to locate the driver of a pickup truck that pulled into the driveway of a Pretty Marsh home the night of June 12 and shouted profanities at the woman who lives there. The truck returned a little over an hour later and parked across the road from the home before driving off toward Tremont.

A Northeast Harbor business reported the June 12 theft of tourmaline and quartz crystals.

The Kimball Terrace Inn reported Saturday that people were using the pool after hours. The swimmers were gone by the time police arrived.

A two-vehicle accident Saturday in Hall Quarry caused a total of $5,000 damage.

Police said Verna Cocks, 73, of Mount Desert pulled her 1998 Volvo onto Route 102 and into the path of a 2003 Dodge truck driven by Mark Sanchez, 43, of Trenton. Mr. Sanchez was leaving the Acadia Mountain parking lot and Ms. Cocks said she did not see the truck.

Southwest Harbor

Pink flamingos were reported stolen Sunday from the yard of a Main Street residence. The plastic avians were on display to celebrate the annual Quietside Flamingo Festival that took place over the weekend.

An offensive message regarding a resident was spray-painted on the Seawall Road, it was reported Friday. The town’s public works crew took care of the damage.

Police summonsed Gregory Gilley, 24, of Southwest Harbor on a theft charge Monday at the request of Maine State Police.


The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department responded Saturday morning to a report of a man lying in the middle of the Cape Road wearing only boxer shorts. The 20-year-old was released to family members after being cleared by attendants with the Southwest Harbor-Tremont Ambulance Service.

A resident reported finding an undisclosed amount of cash July 12

at the boat launch ramp in Seal Cove.

A Southwest Harbor man reported Sunday that the tires on his vehicle had been slashed and the radiator damaged while parked a week earlier in Tremont.


Several mailboxes and road signs were reported damaged Sunday along Route 230.

A July 12 accident at the intersection of Routes 3 and 230 caused an estimated total damage of $1,500.

Charles Lynch, 61, of Atlantic Beach, N.C., was pulling out of Route 230 when his 2001 Volvo was hit from behind by a 2005 Nissan driven by Jeanne Abbott, 67, of Ellsworth.

Bar Harbor

Kenneth Rubenstein, 81, of Great Barrington, Mass., was arrested Friday in the parking lot of an Eden Street hotel on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI). According to reports, Mr. Rubenstein had become combative when refused additional alcohol at a downtown bar before leaving and driving away.

The owners of a West Street bed and breakfast reported Monday that a neighbor’s dog had jumped through a window screen into her house.

The owner of the Black Friar Inn on Summer Street was summonsed on drug charges Saturday after a disgruntled former employee reported that someone was storing marijuana in the basement of the inn, police said. Thomas Hulbert, 49, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on charges of possession of a useable amount of marijuana and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. Police removed six quart-sized mason jars of marijuana, not all of them full, from the basement, according to reports.

Maureen Leeman, 50, of Mount Desert, was arrested Sunday on a probation hold after testing positive for cocaine.

Peter D. Fagonde, 27, of Jonesport, was arrested Sunday on Eden Street on a charge of OUI.

Judith Caminiti, 52, of Trenton, was arrested July 12 on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

Orville E. Blank, 51, of Islesford, was arrested July 10 by Marine Patrol Officer Thomas Reardon on a charge of OUI. Mr. Blank was at the helm of a boat while allegedly intoxicated, according to reports.

Eric E. Fogg, 23, of Bar Harbor, was arrested July 12 on Edgewood Street on a charge of OUI.

Todd N. Teter, 44, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Friday on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

A School Street resident who complained on July 11 that her female neighbors were going topless was told by Officer Soren Sundberg that there was nothing illegal about the activity.

Amy Russell, 20, of Lincoln, was summonsed July 11 on Route 3 on a charge of speeding.

A gas drive-off worth $28.28 was reported July 10 by the Big Apple.

David D. Newbold, 60, of Bend, Ore., was summonsed Tuesday on Route 102 on a charge of speeding.

Allied Whale was contacted Monday to investigate reports of a dead seal near the shore path.

Police responded to a report July 12 that a man was growing marijuana on his property. The man was doing nothing illegal, police found, because he was in possession of a medical marijuana card.

A West Street Extension resident reported July 12 that she had lost approximately $80 to a scammer who promised her money in the mail from Australia. No further details were available.

Police are investigating a report that a 12-year-old girl was physically assaulted at the athletic fields during a ball game July 12.

A 14-year-old boy from Bar Harbor and a 15-year-old girl from Trenton were each summonsed on underage drinking charges on the Bar Island sand bar on Friday.

A substantiated noise complaint was registered Sunday at Carmen Verandah on Main Street.

Among items reported stolen this week were: a utility trailer taken from the Bayview Inn; a bicycle taken from the Holiday Inn; a kayak taken from atop a car parked at College of the Atlantic; a GPS device and medication taken from a lunchbox at EBS; prescription medication and cash taken from a purse at the Fantail Pub; recycling bins taken from behind A&B Naturals; and a “private drive” sign taken from a Stephens Lane property July 12.

Police issued 22 warnings for speeding and other traffic violations this week.

Acadia National Park

Michael Orsini, 22, of Raymond, was summonsed by rangers on July 15 on a charge of having alcohol in a closed area on Sand Beach.

On Saturday, a 19-year-old boy required first aid after injuring himself while trying to impress a girl on Sand Beach. According to ranger reports, the boy decided to use a jellyfish he found washed up on the shore as a hat. As soon as it hit his head its tentacles began stinging him.

He was treated for forehead swelling.

Several parking tickets were issued this week to visitors whose vehicles were blocking the boat launching ramp at Jordan Pond. Other parking violations were logged at the Great Head parking area.

Megan Six, 19, of Bangor, was summonsed by rangers on July 9 on a charge of operating a motor vehicle after license suspension.

On July 10, rangers performed a carryout of a man who suffered a twisted back while hiking near Bubble Rock. An ambulance took the 39-year-old man from Maryland to MDI Hospital.

For more police & court news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

Fenceviewer Staff

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