MDI: Beer thefts lead to roundabout arrests

BAR HARBOR — The theft of several Heineken beers from a yacht docked at the town pier led to three arrests early Sunday.

Police responded to reports of intruders on the boat at 2:45 a.m. Sunday. Upon arrival at the town pier, officers located a young man and woman sitting in the back of a pickup truck with beers, Sgt. Shawn Farrar said. The man, George Taylor, 28, of Bucksport, allegedly took off running when officers approached, Sgt. Farrar said.

Police gave chase, following Mr. Taylor under a nearby wharf. Officer Soren Sundberg caught up to him and sprayed him in the face with pepper spray when he resisted arrest, Sgt. Farrar said. Mr. Taylor took off into the water, swimming over to neighboring Young’s pier, where he was apprehended and arrested on a charge of failure to submit to arrest or detention.

Mr. Taylor likely would have escaped charges because he did not match the description that the boat captain subsequently gave police of the person who had entered the boat and taken the brews, Sgt. Farrar said. Another man, Christopher M. Sarro, 21, of Ellsworth, did match the description, however, and his shoe print matched a footprint found by officers on the boat, Sgt. Farrar said.

Officers located Mr. Sarro a short while later when the pickup truck that they had seen at the town pier was pulled over on Route 3. After matching his shoe print and description, police arrested Mr. Sarro and charged him with criminal trespass and theft by unauthorized taking.

A 22-year-old Lamoine woman who initially was arrested when officers responded to the scene later was released and was not charged.

An underage drinking party on Rockwood Avenue led to several summonses and an arrest Aug. 14. Paige Lewis, 18, of Southwest Harbor, and Hannah Adelmann, 18, of Bar Harbor, each was summonsed on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor. Three teenage girls, one each from Trenton, Bar Harbor, and New Jersey, also were summonsed on underage possession charges. The host of the party, Tessa Irvin, 18, of Mount Desert, was arrested on a charge of providing a place for minors to consume alcohol.

William Fernald, 33, of Ellsworth, was arrested on Aug. 10 on Route 102 on a charge of operating without a license.

Giulliano Plorutti, 47, of Italy, was arrested Aug. 11 on West Street on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Glenn Evans, 26, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Aug. 13 on charges of violating a protection order and violating bail conditions.

Neil Brochu, 23, of Falmouth, was summonsed Aug. 11 on Main Street on charges of operating with an expired inspection sticker and failure to provide proof of insurance.

A bicycle was reported stolen from a Robert’s Square location Aug. 13, while another bicycle was reported stolen from a Robert’s Avenue residence the same day.

Duncan D. Crowley, 20, of Ellsworth, was summonsed Sunday on Main Street on a charge of possession of a usable amount of marijuana and warned for disorderly conduct and not to drive.

A used clothing drop-off box located in the L.E. Norwood parking lot on Route 102 in Town Hill was twice broken into this week.

Jillaine Butler, 62, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed Aug. 12 on a charge of keeping barking or howling dogs, and a substantiated level of noise was registered from her Albert Meadow residence. A second noise complaint was substantiated later the same day.

A gas driveoff worth $32.53 was reported by the Big Apple on Cottage Street on Aug. 13.

Southwest Harbor

Police have summonsed a young man on sex charges stemming from an incident earlier this year.

The male, who was 17 at the time of the incident, was summonsed Aug. 13 on charges of unlawful sexual contact, unlawful sexual touching and assault. Police are not releasing his name because he is being charged as a juvenile.

According to Chief David Chapais, the charges stem from an incident involving a teenage girl that occurred and was reported during the winter. Southwest Harbor police have been investigating the incident. The district attorney’s office recommended that the charges be filed, the chief said.

Police are investigating a melee Sunday at the Deck House restaurant, where several women reported they had been assaulted during an altercation.

Chief Chapais said a fight apparently broke out between several women during a late-night dance. Charges are pending, he said.

Officer Aaron Arsenault confiscated fireworks Monday night while investing a report of gunshots near the Seawall Road. No one was charged in the incident.

Calvin Tweedie, 18, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Monday on a speeding charge.

Mount Desert

A local man was told Monday not to return to the Northeast Harbor Library after a staff member complained he had been viewing inappropriate material on a library computer.

A Northeast Harbor resident reported an adult male dressed in camouflage and carrying a hunting bow was walking along the Neighborhood Road. Police were unable to locate the man.

Police on Aug. 11 came to the aid of a 23-year-old deaf man from Lewiston whose friend abandoned him near Echo Lake. Responding to a report that a man on the side of Route 102 was either sleeping or ill, Officer Leigh Guildford found him sitting on a guardrail. The officer took him back to the police station where, through use of a computer, the man was able to contact his parents, who also are deaf. The parents agreed to drive from Lewiston to pick up their son.

“I gave him money for lunch and he waited until they arrived,” the officer reported.

A 17-year-old male from Lamoine was summonsed Tuesday morning on a charge of operating without a license after police stopped him for speeding in Otter Creek.

A parked 2006 Subaru owned by Mary Jordan, 75, of Hancock sustained $1,000 damage Saturday after being sideswiped on Main Street in Somesville by a 2008 Dodge driven by Terri Tracey, 56, of Tremont. The Tracey vehicle was not damaged.

Cranberry Isles

State police are investigating the Aug. 12 theft of a laptop computer from a public library.


A resident reported Aug. 14 that he has been receiving harassing telephone calls from his ex-wife’s husband.

State police responded Aug. 11 to a family fight in Bass Harbor. The reporting party said her 14-year-old daughter assaulted her.

Acadia National Park

Joshua Minkiewicz, 27, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed by rangers on multiple charges on Aug. 10 in connection with a single-vehicle accident on the Seal Cove Road. He was charged with operating with a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance (PCS) for allegedly holding marijuana. Zachary Rand, 18, of Southwest Harbor, a passenger in the vehicle, was cited on a charge of possession of alcohol in a motor vehicle.

Zachary Sykes, 20, of Mount Desert was summonsed by rangers on Aug. 12 on a charge of illegal possession of alcohol by a minor.

Travis Smith, 26, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed on Aug. 14 on a charge of PCS.

Following a motor vehicle stop on Aug. 15, rangers summonsed Robert Barnett, 23, of New Jersey, on a charge of providing alcohol to a minor. Passenger Tina McLuekie, 20, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor.

David Karnofsky, 20, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed by rangers on Aug. 14 on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor.

Jessie Larran, 29, no listed address, was summonsed at Ranger Camp on Long Pond on Aug. 15 on a charge of possession of alcohol in a closed area. Sherry Chen, 46, of Hampden, was summonsed on a charge of PCS in connection with that incident.

Following a motor vehicle accident on the Park Loop Road on Aug. 17, a 16-year-old girl was summonsed on a charge of failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle. The 1998 Mercedes she was driving hit a granite coping stone and sustained an estimated $6,000 in damage.

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