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BAR HARBOR — A family of weekly renters were alarmed when an allegedly drunk Bangor man made his way into the School Street home where they are staying late Monday.

Police found the man gone when they arrived, but they caught up with someone matching his description up near the intersection with Mount Desert Street. Police say Taylor J. Wicks, 20, initially handed over a false identification, which turned out to be that of someone with bail conditions not to consume alcohol. As Mr. Wicks appeared intoxicated, he was arrested. He eventually gave his real name, was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass, and was summonsed on charges of misuse of identification and possession of alcohol by a minor by consumption.

A pet Chihuahua being walked by its owner was attacked and mauled by a larger dog outside the Circle K convenience store on Cottage Street on July 3. The Chihuahua, from Bangor, apparently got within “striking distance” of an Akita, from Bar Harbor, when it was grabbed by the bigger dog and shaken vigorously, said Officer Eric McLaughlin. The Chihuahua was taken to Acadia Veterinary Hospital with major internal injuries, Officer McLaughlin said. It was stabilized before being taken to a facility in Bangor. The investigation continues.

Joshua Tripp, 29, of Biddeford, was arrested Saturday on a charge of violating the conditions of his bail not to consume alcohol after he was found lying near the intersection of Eden and Cottage streets with a beer on the ground beside him.

Several minors were charged on alcohol violations following reports of an argument in the street on Grover Avenue on Saturday. Summonsed on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor were Robert Colson, 17, of Bar Harbor, Alexander M. Brewer, 18, of Middletown, Conn., and Justin Bulley, 19, of Bar Harbor. Mr. Bulley also was arrested on a charge of violating the conditions of his bail and summonsed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

A 17-year-old Bar Harbor girl was summonsed Friday on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a useable amount of marijuana and was warned for possession of tobacco after police responded to a report of a teen girl smoking a cigarette in the gazebo on the village green.

Jesse Shaw, 22, of Sarasota, Fla., was summonsed Saturday on a charge of possession of a useable amount of marijuana after a caller reported a possible drug deal going down in a graveyard on Mount Desert Street.

Roseanna M. Watson, 26, of Southwest Harbor, was summonsed July 3 on Cottage Street on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mary Ellen Lasell, 62, of Franklin, was summonsed on a charge of failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk after striking a woman with her 1997 Dodge pickup while turning from Main Street onto Mount Desert Street Friday. The pedestrian complained of leg pain but refused transport to the hospital, according to reports.

Brian Stanwood, 26, of Steuben, was arrested Wednesday downtown on a charge of violating the conditions of his bail not to possess or consume alcohol.

Richard Gately, 56, of Ellsworth, was summonsed Saturday on Route 3 on a charge of operating after suspension.

Jennifer L. White, 34, of Rochester, N.Y., was arrested Saturday on Eden Street on a charge of OUI.

Frederick C. West, 21, of Cicero, N.Y., was arrested Saturday on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

Joseph Adam Mays, 32, of Allendale, Mich., was arrested Friday on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

Horses were reported loose on the Indian Point Road July 4. The owner was contacted.

Officer Dustin Tierney brought a loose Husky to the Acadia Veterinary Hospital on July 4.

The Bar Harbor Batman was warned for panhandling on the village green on July 4, just after the parade. Batman was collecting money for the project to rebuild the Park Street playground when he was spoken to by police.

The owners of Hinckley Cottages on Route 3 were to be handed a substantiated noise complaint stemming from an incident July 2 involving a guest playing a loud stereo. The guest, a Connecticut man, was warned for disorderly conduct.

Shawn K. Smith, 19, of Machiasport, was arrested July 3 on Ledgelawn Avenue on a charge of operating after suspension.

Ayla Carney, 23, of Otis, was arrested July 4 on a warrant for failure to appear for charges of theft and forgery. Ms. Carney had contacted the police to report her purse lost or stolen at Agamont Park.

A worm digger found his car with slashed tires and smashed windows after parking it on Route 3 at King’s Creek July 5.

A Cottage Street bar was warned for a liquor law violation after patrons left the bar with open containers of liquor July 5.

A leaking water pipe in the public women’s restroom on Newport Drive caused a small flood and closed the bathroom for the night late Friday.

Firefighters responded to several incidents this week. On Friday, a Saab caught on fire in a Bunchberry Road driveway. The fire began in the engine compartment, but the cause is undetermined, Assistant Fire Chief Matt Bartlett said. The vehicle was a total loss.

Also Friday, a lumber delivery truck developed a fuel leak on West Street. The driver put down absorbent pads, while firefighters placed further drying materials on the road. On July 4, a parade vehicle dumped anti-freeze onto Main Street near the Cadillac Medical Building. Firefighters used absorbent material before washing the area down.

A tour boat ticket booth on Newport Drive was reported broken into overnight on July 4. Also July 4, a kayak was reported stolen from the top of a vehicle at an Eden Street hotel. The kayak was located down the road. On July 3, a man swimming near Eden Street reported his backpack stolen.

Kayla Massicotte, 22, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed July 4 on West Street on a charge of failure to register vehicle.

A woman reported July 3 that a case of beer fell off a delivery truck and struck her car while it was parked at the Hulls Cove post office.

Byron Hodgkins, 30, of Bar Harbor, was arrested July 3 downtown on a charge of violating the conditions of his bail not to consume alcohol.

Tucker F. Charles, 18, of Marshfield, Mass., was summonsed Monday on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor by consumption when the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over on Route 3.

Justin A. Koons, 23, of Sullivan, was summonsed Tuesday on Route 3 on a charge of speeding.

Police dealt with a handful of fireworks complaints over the July 4 holiday.

A gas drive-off worth $61.19 was reported by the Big Apple on July 2.

Police issued 33 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. Several minor traffic accidents were handled.

Mount Desert

Someone has been using a vacant home in Somesville as a crash pad and police are investigating.

The owner of the home reported Sunday that someone had broken into the building sometime within the past three or four days. The person slept there and there are signs the trespasser held a party inside the home, the owner said.

There is a suspect, police said.

A Rhode Island woman stopped Monday, reportedly because her vehicle had a loud exhaust and no front license plate, was issued a summons. Nicole DiIorio, 29, of Pawtucket, R.I. was summonsed on a charge of attaching false license plates.

A 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle sustained about $2,000 damage Sunday after the rider, Richard Trombly, 58, of Ellsworth, lost control of the bike in Northeast Harbor.

Jordan Rich, 22, of Trenton was summonsed Saturday on a charge of operating after suspension.

A 2001 Pontiac is considered a total loss after a single-vehicle accident Friday in Somesville.

Dustin Pulkinen, 24, of Bar Harbor was northbound on Route 102 when he lost control, sending the vehicle into a utility pole.

Three young men were warned July 3 for driving a golf cart on a public road in Otter Creek.

Southwest Harbor

A Fourth of July stroll along Main Street proved to be a bad idea for a Southwest Harbor man.

Delwin Faulkingham, 42, was spotted by Officer Jeff Turcotte, who knew there was a warrant for Mr. Faulkingham’s arrest. Mr. Faulkingham was arrested on the warrant charging him with contempt of court and taken to the Hancock County Jail.

A July 2 vehicle stop led to a drug charge for a Southwest Harbor teenager.

Cameron Klausky, 19, was summonsed on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana.

Jesse Buys, 62, of Clearwater, Fla. was summonsed Tuesday on a speeding charge.

Jessie Harmon, 25, of Southwest Harbor was issued a summons Friday charging him with operating after suspension.


The sheriff’s department determined Saturday that a complaint from Cap’n Nemo’s restaurant saying someone had been throwing bottles at their building was unfounded.

Several mailboxes were reported damaged on Saturday.


An Ellsworth man was charged with drunk driving after a Fourth of July rollover accident on Route 3.

Police said James Smedberg, no given age, and his passenger were traveling on Route 3 after leaving a bar in Bar Harbor when Smedberg’s vehicle crashed at Romer’s Corner. Both men were taken by ambulance to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth where they were treated for minor injuries.

Mr. Smedberg was summonsed on charges of operating while under the influence (OUI) and operating after suspension.

A purse was reported stolen Sunday from a wedding reception in Trenton.

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

Fenceviewer Staff

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