MDI Police: Weekend Nets 5 OUI Arrests

BAR HARBOR — Police booked five people on charges of OUI over the holiday weekend. Frank Moya III, 43, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of OUI on the Eagle Lake Road.

Corey D. Starr, 41, of Leeds, was arrested Monday on a charge of OUI and summonsed on a charge of possession of a useable amount of marijuana on Route 3. Rebecca M. Veilleux, 23, of Bar Harbor, was arrested Sunday on an OUI charge on Route 3. Holly L. Hopkins, 46, of Mount Desert, was arrested Tuesday on a charge of OUI on Route 3. Joshua Beal, 25, of Cherryfield, was arrested May 28 on a charge of OUI and summonsed on a charge of operating without a license on Eden Street.


Corey V. Esposito, 20, of Ellsworth, was arrested Sunday on Pondview Road on a charge of operating without a license.

Robert Brownwell, 19, of Lafayette, Colo., and Garret McDougal, 18, of Bangor, were summonsed on charges of assault Sunday after allegedly pulling up next to a man walking on West Street Extension, throwing a drink at him, getting out of the car and punching him in the head.

Ian MacDonnell, 29, of Bar Harbor, was arrested May 28 on a warrant for failure to appear on charges of domestic assault, terrorizing, criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

Several underage drinkers found trouble with the law following a gathering at a Pine Heath Road residence May 26. Police arrived at the scene after reports of a disturbance, where they summonsed Kenneth Maclean, 18, of Lamoine, for possession of alcohol by a minor, and Alani Cote, 18, of Bar Harbor, for furnishing a place for minors to consume alcohol. A 16-year-old boy from Bar Harbor was summonsed on charges of possession of alcohol by a minor and criminal mischief. Finally, Joseph Kelley, 20, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Two young women allegedly were involved with shoplifting items from the Rite Aid pharmacy on Cottage Street on May 27. Brittney Carter, 23, of Bass Harbor, was arrested on a charge of violating the conditions of her bail, and summonsed on a charge of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer. Nicole Norwood, 23, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on a charge of receiving stolen property.

An alleged physical altercation between a father and son at an Edgewood Street residence resulted in two arrests on Saturday. According to reports, Jesse Stetler, 30, of Lamoine, was highly intoxicated when he got into a fight with his father, Frederick Stetler, 61, of Bar Harbor. Both men were arrested on domestic assault charges. Jesse Stetler also was summonsed on a charge of criminal mischief. He was taken to the Mount Desert Island Hospital emergency room for treatment before being taken to the Hancock County Jail.

A Gilbert Farm Road resident reported May 28 that a Jehovah’s Witness entered his home while he was not there. Police spoke to a church representative, who agreed that the group would not return to the property.

A disorderly house violation was issued to the residents of a West Street apartment Sunday.

Three men were warned for throwing a Frisbee on the village green on May 25.

A disorderly house violation was issued to the residents of an Arata Drive house May 28.

Two men were warned for disorderly conduct Monday after reports that they were fighting on Cottage Street.

The theft of a bicycle from outside of a downtown business was reported May 27. Also on May 27, a skateboard was reported stolen from the town athletic field. A woman reported Monday that her purse and a Nintendo gaming system along with four games were stolen out of her vehicle while it was parked downtown. A Cottage Street resident reported Sunday that his wallet and $20 were stolen out of his apartment. Also on Sunday, a bicycle was reported stolen from outside of a downtown residence. Firewood worth $30 was reported stolen from a Route 3 location Saturday.

Mount Desert

A Bar Harbor teenager launched more than his boat Sunday at the ramp at Bartlett’s Landing in Pretty Marsh.

According to police, Michael Robbins, 18, had just taken his boat off its trailer and was tying up at the dock nearby when his vehicle popped out of gear and rolled down the boat ramp and into the water. The water was deep enough to cover the hood of the vehicle. MDI Towing was able to pull the 2001 Chevrolet pickup and boat trailer from the water. Damage is estimated at $8,000.

A laptop computer and digital camera were taken Monday from a home on Sargeant Drive. The owner was at the town’s Memorial Day ceremony and returned to find the items missing.

Thomas Piini, 56, of Temecula, Calif., was arrested May 28 on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) after police received complaints about an erratic driver.

Roast duck apparently was not on the menu last week for a Northeast Harbor resident. Officer Ken Mitchell assisted the homeowner May 27 with removing a duck from the chimney of a fireplace.

A falling stop sign caused $2,000 damage to a 2003 Honda owned by a Southwest Harbor woman on May 25.

Casey Jarrett, 22, of Houlton was making a turn at the corner of Summit Road and Joy Road in Northeast Harbor when the 2009 Freightliner box truck he was driving struck a stop sign, causing the sign to strike a parked Honda owned by 73-year-old Anne Napier. The truck was not damaged.

Southwest Harbor

Vandals tossed a picnic table, chairs and landscaping materials into the Causeway Club swimming pool some time early Saturday.

Philip Gwinnell, 20, of Lincroft, N.J. was summonsed Monday on a speeding charge.

A mangy fox was reported near a home on the Seal Cove Road on May 28.

Eliezer Nahmani, 43, of Rockville, Md., was summonsed May 28 on a charge of speeding.

Police received a complaint May 28 that vehicles were not stopping for pedestrians at the crosswalk at Harbor House on Main Street.

Loud music was reported May 27 at Gatsby’s.

A Forest Avenue resident told police May 26 that dents in the passenger side door of her vehicle could have been retribution for a recent confrontation with another tenant.


Two cars are considered total losses following a May 29 rear-end collision on Route 3 near Downeast Lobster Co.

Tan Yiaoquing, 23, of New Haven, Conn. was stopped in traffic waiting to turn into parking lot of the business when his 2001 Volkswagen was struck from behind by a 2004 Chevrolet driven by Kathryn Peterson, 23, of Lamoine.


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