MDI Police: New Arrest In Home Invasion

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Another arrest has been made in connection with the Oct. 26 assault of a man inside his Main Street apartment, bringing the total number of people charged to nine.


Charles Pinkham, 24, of Sullivan was arrested on burglary and assault charges after turning himself in to police on Nov. 10, said Chief David Chapais. A warrant had been issued earlier for Mr. Pinkham’s arrest.

Mr. Pinkham allegedly is one of as many as 14 people who entered the apartment shortly before midnight and assaulted a 20-year-old tenant, who reportedly was asleep in his bed. According to court records, the tenant grabbed a knife and chased his assailants out of the home.

The victim knew his attackers and police believe the assault was in retaliation for an earlier incident involving the parties. The victim sustained a cut to the head and was treated and released from Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor.

Chief Chapais said the case has been referred to the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Brittany Carter, 22, of Tremont was arrested Saturday on charges of operating after suspension and violating her bail conditions.

There was a report Nov. 13 of pickup trucks drag racing on the Bass Harbor Road.

Ariel Gilley, 19, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed Nov. 13 on a charge of unnecessary acceleration noise after she reportedly squealed the tires of the vehicle she was driving while leaving the Manset Town Dock.

A black iPod with a silver back was reported missing on Nov. 11.

The town’s winter parking ordinance went into effect Sunday. The ordinance prohibits parking on town roads between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. when snow is accumulating.

Mount Desert

The Maine Warden Service is investigating a poaching incident reported Monday afternoon by a resident walking a dog at the Northeast Harbor Golf Club.

Sgt. Kevin Edgecomb said the warden’s service was called after the resident called police saying he found a dead deer with an arrow sticking out of it in a remote area of the golf course. The deer most likely had died several days prior to the report, the sergeant said.

Windows were found broken Tuesday at a home in Otter Creek. The homeowners believe the home was entered but are unsure if anything is missing.

Debra Gilley, 47, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed Saturday on a charge of operating after suspension. Police said Ms. Gilley’s license was suspended for failure to pay a fine.

A transient staying in Southwest Harbor was summonsed Nov. 10 after police stopped him for driving a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker.

Kiley Lowry, 24, was summonsed on a charge of operating without a license.

Police remind drivers that the town’s winter parking ban is in effect until April 1. The ban prohibits parking on all town roads from midnight to 6 a.m.


The sheriff’s department is investigating vandalism reported early Saturday at McKinley Market. Messages reportedly were spraypainted on the exterior of the building.

A former Bass Harbor resident called state police Nov. 11 to report that three pieces of jewelry and an Omega watch turned up missing while she was in the process of moving to West Virginia.


A Trenton man was arrested Monday after he allegedly threatened to shoot sheriff’s deputies when they came to investigate a domestic disturbance at his home.

Joseph Cobb, 31, was arrested on charges of domestic assault, terrorizing, refusing to submit to arrest and assault of an officer. He was taken to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and later released on bail.

According to Deputy Chris Sargent, the sheriff’s department responded after the Hancock County Regional Communications Center reported they had received several 911 phone calls from the residence. The deputy reported that, after threatening to shoot deputies, Mr. Cobb became “belligerent and combative, which resulted in a physical altercation.”

Bar Harbor

Megan Dow, 17, of Bar Harbor, was driving a 2003 Volkswagen on Route 3 Nov. 11 when the car went off the road near Hamilton Pond, struck a rock, and landed in the ditch. Ms. Dow, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured in the accident. The vehicle sustained an estimated $2,500 in front-end damage.

Gunshots reported on Nov. 12 were the result of someone duck hunting on Hamilton Pond.

Ryan Miller, 27, of Franklin, was arrested on a warrant while hitchhiking on Route 3 on Nov. 11.

Police are investigating a vandalism incident at the upper football practice field at Mount Desert Island High School that apparently took place over the weekend. Tire marks on the field indicate that someone drove over it a number of times, doing donuts with a vehicle, according to reports.

Lori D. Leonard, 40, of Bangor, was summonsed Nov. 10 on a charge of speeding on Route 3.

A West Eden Avenue resident reported Monday that a deer ran into a vehicle that was parked in the resident’s driveway.

Police are investigating a report Tuesday of possible deer poaching near Blueberry Hill Road.

Officer Chris Wharff shot and killed an injured deer on Route 3 on Saturday.

A man was warned Nov. 12 for moving leaves onto Mount Desert Street from a private property.

Police are investigating a Nov. 11 report of $700 in unauthorized purchases being made on a man’s debit card.

A wedding ring was found in the parking lot of the Circle K convenience store on Cottage Street on Saturday.

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

Acadia National Park

A girl with a driving learner’s permit lost control of the vehicle she was driving and hit a roadside granite coping stone on Nov. 11. Neither the girl or the adult with her were injured. No damage estimate for the vehicle was available.

Dirt roads located in the park on the west side of Mount Desert Island have officially been closed for the winter. They include the Seal Cove Road, Lurvey Spring Road and others.

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




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