MDI Police: Tattoo Tattles in Facebook Identity Case

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The social networking site Facebook helped police here identify and arrest a young woman who reportedly tried to pass herself off under an assumed name.


According to police, Adrienne Carter, 22, of Southwest Harbor was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Zachary Rand, 20, also of Southwest Harbor. During a vehicle stop Monday by Officer Aaron Arsenault, Ms. Carter allegedly gave the officer a false name.

The officer believed he knew her actual name and had a dispatcher search Facebook for confirmation. Ms. Carter’s Facebook profile photo showed she had a unique tattoo on her shoulder. She was arrested on charges of violating her bail conditions and for failure to give a correct name after she rolled up her sleeve at the officer’s request and revealed the tattoo.

Mr. Rand was also arrested on a charge of violating his bail conditions and summonsed on charges of possessing a useable amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A Florida woman who unsuccessfully tried to buy a bottle of wine at a local store after the 1 a.m. cut-off time Monday found she was no more successful in allegedly walking out without paying. Mia Clement, 25, of Key West, Fla. was arrested on a charge of theft.

A man reported Sunday that someone tried to steal his boat and trailer. The attempt failed but the trailer was damaged, he told police.

Peter Benson, 54, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed Sept. 3 on a speeding charge.

Vandalism was reported Sept. 2 at the public bathroom at the Cranberry Isles dock.

A resident complained Sept. 1 that apples were thrown at his home.

Mount Desert

William Morris, 67, of Stonington, Conn. was arrested Saturday on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) following a traffic stop by Officer Travis Frost.

A vehicle stop Monday for a defective headlight led to the arrest of the driver, Brian Smart, 46, of Mount Desert on a charge of operating after suspension.

The caretaker for a home on the Bartlett’s Landing Road told police Sept. 3 that a school bus had backed into the driveway and damaged a gate. The incident is under investigation.


A Lamoine man suffered burns from hot coffee during an accident Saturday on Route 3.

A 2003 Ford pickup driven by Spring King, 24, left the road, rolled over and struck a utility pole. The Ford sustained $5,000 damage.


Jerry Wright, 57, of San Antonio, Texas was arrested Saturday on charges of assault and terrorizing following an alleged domestic fight at the Bass Harbor Campground.

Bar Harbor

An errant bale of hay damaged a car on Route 102 on Sept. 1. Matthew Grinnell, 31, of Southwest Harbor, was driving on Route 102 in front of the Folly Farm property in a 2007 Ford truck when several bales of hay on a trailer he was pulling came loose. A 2007 Kia driven by Jennifer Tucker, 24, of Bar Harbor, was struck by one of the hay bales, causing an estimated $1,500 in damage to the front of the car. No injuries were reported.

A New York woman was taken to the hospital on Sunday, after the rental mo-ped she was driving crashed on West Street. Cathleen Oster, 24, of South Salem, N.Y., was turning onto West Street from Holland Avenue when the mo-ped accelerated, went up onto the sidewalk, and hit a fence. Ms. Oster was treated for minor facial injuries. The mo-ped sustained an estimated $1,000 in damage.

Brandon Brown, 22, of Franklin, was arrested Sunday on a Hancock County warrant for unpaid fines.

Matthew Inman, 27, of Bar Harbor, and Robert E. Pinkham, 25, of Ellsworth, were both arrested Sept. 2 on Hancock County warrants after police accompanied a child protective services worker to a Route 102 residence.

Mark Nickels, 23, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Aug. 31 on a charge of OUI on Cromwell Harbor Road.

Tadeu De Lima Jefferson, 33, of Gulf Stream, Fla., was arrested Saturday on a charge of OUI on Cottage Street.

James M. Frye, 23, of Jonesport, was arrested Sunday on a charge of OUI on Route 3.

A Bar Harbor man’s car was clipped by an Island Explorer bus on Sunday. Alton L. Mitchell, Jr., 71, was at the stop sign at the intersection of Hadley Point Road and Route 3 in his 2008 Buick when the bus, driven by Aaron Burgus, 31, of Southwest Harbor, turned onto the road from Route 3. The bike rack on the front of the bus struck Mr. Mitchell’s car, causing an estimated $1,500 in damage. No injuries were reported.

David Mendenhall, 64, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed Sept. 2 on a charge of terrorizing after allegedly threatening to pull a grenade on his West Street Extension neighbors.

Harbormaster Charlie Phippen picked up a New Jersey couple from Bar Island after they were stranded there by the rising tide on Monday.

A black Labrador retriever that had gone missing for a few hours was found Sunday after it came walking down the aisle of the Mount Desert Street church where its owner was finishing his sermon.

Joshua R. Faulkingham, 20, of Jonesport, was summonsed Saturday on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor.

Heather Carlisle, 33, of Trenton, was summonsed Sept. 3 on a charge of operating after suspension on Route 3.

An 82-year-old man was warned not to have contact with any Island Explorer buses after he told a bus driver that he was with homeland security and wanted to take two men off of the bus.

Bradford O’Coin, 22, of Southwest Harbor, was summonsed Saturday on a charge of unnecessary acceleration on the Eagle Lake Road.

A gas drive-off of $73.29 was reported by a Route 102 gas station on Saturday. The driver was tracked down by Ellsworth police and stated that he had forgotten to pay and would return to do so.

A woman reported finding cash blowing in the wind on Cottage Street on Monday.

A family of four skipped out on a $77.81 bill at a Main Street restaurant on Sunday.

A 17-year-old boy from Bar Harbor was summonsed on a charge of harassment on Sunday.

Nicholas B. Clark, 29, of Bangor, was summonsed Sept. 2 for having studded tires on his vehicle out of season.

A Rodick Place bar was warned for violating its special amusement permit following reports of loud music Saturday.

The driver of an RV parked in the Hannaford parking lot the night of Sept. 3 was warned for illegal camping.

A man was stuck in a malfunctioning elevator at a West Street hotel for five minutes on Aug. 31.

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