Delusional man taken to Hospital



BAR HARBOR — A Hampden man with a history of drug trouble was transported off island and committed to a mental health facility after police spent the night with him at the Mount Desert Island Hospital on Sept. 7.

The 25-year-old man, who had been working in Bar Harbor this summer, was found acting “very strange,” with his SUV stopped in the Indian Point Road around 7 p.m. While he voluntarily accepted a ride to the emergency room, he soon became quite aggressive and took off running, police chief Nate Young said. “In his delusional state, he believed we were trying to kill him,” Chief Young said.

Officers Chris Wharff and Soren Sundberg spent the better part of the night keeping the man at the hospital and under control while medical authorities waited for a bed to open up at a mental health facility. No charges were filed in the incident.

Brandon A. Pinkham, 29, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Sept. 9 on a charge of felony receiving stolen property, at his residence on Ledgelawn Avenue. Mr. Pinkham allegedly was found in possession of a Trek mountain bike valued at $5,000 that had been reported stolen, police said.

James K. Tweedie, 52, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Monday on a warrant out of Penobscot County for negotiating a worthless instrument.

A number of reports of theft were filed this week. On Sept. 9, $352 was reported stolen from the cash drawer at a Main Street shop. On Sunday, a man said he had been assaulted and robbed of his wallet on Rodick Street the previous evening. Also on Sunday, a man who allegedly stole a pack of cigarettes from a Cottage Street convenience store was contacted by police and made payment arrangements. A Rodick Street bar reported the theft of $250 and a guitar that allegedly occurred the night of Sept. 9. On Monday, money was reported stolen from an in-room safe at a Route 3 motel. A woman retrieving her found wallet from the police station on Saturday told police that the wallet had been stolen from her vehicle and $700 taken out of it.

A Holland Avenue auto shop reported Monday that tires on a car parked in the lot there had been vandalized. A similar report of flat tires at the same location had been filed three days previously.

Paul D. Sorli, 64, of Portsmouth, N.H., was summonsed Sunday on Route 3 on a charge of speeding. Summonsed Monday on Route 3 on charges of speeding were Ashley Willis, 21, of Orono, and Ariana Wycoff, 21, of Franklin.

A culvert reportedly fell from a loader and struck and damaged a town truck at the Hulls Cove gravel pit on Sept.7

Officer Sundberg transported a man who was reported acting “creepy” at a Cottage Street convenience store to the Mount Desert Island Hospital emergency room for an evaluation Sunday.

A woman reported Saturday that a teenager hit her with a flicked cigarette from his car window as he was pulling out of a downtown parking lot.

A man was ordered not to return to Pepper’s Pizza and Subs in Hulls Cove on Sept. 9 after causing a disturbance there.

Gunshots and the sounds of explosions coming from the Russell Farm Road area were reported Sunday.

A DeGregoire Park resident reported Sept. 9 that a dog in the neighborhood was terrorizing his cats and had injured one of them.

A woman reported Sept. 6 that the driver of a black SUV/van asked her teenage daughter to get into his vehicle while the girl was walking downtown.

Police issued 12 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. Ten minor traffic accidents were reported.

Southwest Harbor

A Swans Island woman was arrested Sept. 9 after she allegedly raised a fuss about not getting the pizza she wanted at Gott’s Store.

According to police, Amber May, 26, became unruly while trying to order a pizza at 2 a.m. When an officer arrived, she reportedly refused to cooperate and was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and obstruction of governmental administration.

Police were called Monday afternoon to round up a goat that was loose in the vicinity of the Manset Town Dock. The owner arrived and took the animal back home.

A shower landed a Southwest Harbor woman in hot water Sept. 9. Tami Antieri, 45, was issued a warning for criminal trespass after she reportedly used a shower at a condominium complex without permission.

Joshua McInvale, 25, of Trenton was arrested Tuesday morning on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court. He also was charged with operating after suspension.

Evan Connor, 22, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed Sept. 9 on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana.

Nancy King, 47, of Ellsworth was summonsed Sept. 7 on a speeding charge.

Mount Desert

Police on Monday arrested a Massachusetts man after they were called to investigate a report of an intoxicated person fighting at the Long Pond boat launch in Somesville.

Bruce Replogle, 54, of Cohasset, Mass. was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct.

A motorcyclist escaped injury Saturday when his 1983 BMW struck a 2000 Toyota pickup that had pulled onto the Pretty Marsh Road and into his path.

The BMW, driven by David Dyer, 63, of Bar Harbor, sustained about $1,500 in damage. Damage to the pickup, driven by Michael Quinton, 53, of Manomet, Mass., is estimated at $500.

Katherine Massicotte, 24, of Mount Desert was summonsed Sept. 7 on a charge of operating after suspension.

Scott Michaud, 39, of Mount Desert was summonsed on a drug paraphernalia charge after police conducted a bail check. Mr. Michaud was found to be in compliance of his bail conditions.

Luke Abell, 27, of Islesford was summonsed Sept. 6 on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

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

Fenceviewer Staff

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