Island Police: Hit and run driver drunk, police say



BAR HARBOR — A hit-and-run accident in a downtown parking lot led to an arrest Saturday. Damon Eversole, 30, of Ellsworth, was arrested on a charge of felony OUI after police caught up with him on Bridge Street. Mr. Eversole’s vehicle had reportedly just struck a parked truck in the Old Police Department parking lot and did not stop. The OUI charge was the third for Mr. Eversole. He also was summonsed on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating without a license.

Albert C. Haft, 47, of Bar Harbor, was arrested May 21 for violating the conditions of his bail not to possess alcohol, after police received a report that he was passed out on the floor of the apartment he’d recently been kicked out of. The door to the apartment was wide open. Mr. Haft was arrested again on Monday at the same apartment after reports of a domestic argument and was charged with violating the conditions of his bail, burglary, and criminal mischief.

Stacie B. Wilson, 42, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on a charge of OUI on May 21 on Route 3.

A motorcycle parked at a downtown hotel reportedly was vandalized the night of May 22.

A fire that destroyed a maintenance van at the Best Western Motel on Route 3 was quickly extinguished by firefighters May 20. The van was engulfed in flame by the time crews arrived. The cause is unknown. The vehicle is considered a total loss.

Timothy Cook, 28, of Skowhegan, was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines on May 22 on Mount Desert Street. Emily Berzinis, 32, of Manset, was summonsed on a charge of failure to provide proof of insurance during the same traffic stop.

A guest at a Route 3 cottage who was staying in a non-smoking room was reported Saturday to have left a large burn hole in a comforter.

MDI towing was called to assist a vehicle that was stuck on the Bar Island bar as the tide came back in on Saturday.

Officer Tim Frost helped a man retrieve a chair on Monday.

A transient Pennsylvania man was warned not to return to a number of downtown establishments this week.

Police issued 26 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. One summons each was issued for failure to provide proof of insurance and for an expired inspection. Four minor accidents were reported, as was one car/deer collision.

Mount Desert

An Indiana man was summonsed Saturday on a drug possession charge while police were investigating a possible stolen vehicle at the coin-operated showers in Otter Creek.

Ricky Alexander, 23, of Evansville, Ind., was summonsed on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana.

According to police, Officer Christopher Pitman was assisting Acadia National Park rangers with a vandalism complaint when he came across the suspect’s vehicle at the Otter Creek facility. When the officer ran the license plate number, it came back as a stolen vehicle. That proved not to be the case but, while doing a consensual search of the vehicle, the officer found a small amount of the drug.

A “large amount” of bait fish accidentally was dumped Monday on a road in Northeast Harbor. The fire department arrived to hose off the pavement and improve the quality of the air.

Sara Alley, 23, of Trenton was arrested Monday on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Four lobster traps were reported stolen Sunday in Pretty Marsh.

A Northeast Harbor resident reported Saturday that someone had siphoned gasoline from his pickup truck during the past several days.

The manager of rental properties in Otter Creek told police May 21 that a tank of heating oil had been stolen during the winter.

Andrew Hastings, 29, of Portland was summonsed May 20 on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

As the result of a May 20 traffic stop, Brennon Potter, 20, of Ellsworth was arrested on a charge of operating after suspension and summonsed on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana.

A Long Pond camp owner reported May 19 that an unoccupied boat with an outboard motor had just drifted by his camp. Officer Leigh Guildford responded and reported he could not find the boat but, in the strong winds, the watercraft could have drifted a considerable distance from where it was first spotted.

Southwest Harbor

A resident called police Saturday after capturing a blue parakeet loose on the Clark Point Road. Police told the man that no one had reported a missing bird.

Expletives were found written Sunday on the spiral slide at the playground behind Harbor House on Main Street.

The previous day, Saturday, a cell phone was reported stolen from the same playground.

A broken board found Sunday on a finger float at the Manset Town Dock is considered to be the work of a vandal.

Tyler Weeks, 23, of Conway, N.H., was summonsed May 21 on a speeding charge.

Christopher Sprague, 27, of Surry was summonsed May 20 on a charge of operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

State police summonsed Derek Lanpher, 22, of Southwest Harbor on a charge of operating after suspension after stopping his vehicle Sunday on Route 102.

Acadia National Park

Maureen Finley, 23, of Ashland was summonsed by rangers on May 20 on a charge of having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Two visitors at the Echo Lake ledges were summonsed by rangers on the afternoon of May 21. Aquene Diedricksen, 21, of Somesville was charged with having alcohol in a closed area. Lauren Erickson, 19, of Tremont was summonsed on a charge of illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

Luke Wagner, 34, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed by rangers near the Otter Creek Causeway on May 24, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (marijuana).

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