Teen Arrested After Hit-and-Run

BAR HARBOR — A 15-year-old girl from Bangor faces charges after sideswiping two parked trucks with her father’s minivan in front of Jordan’s Restaurant on Cottage Street on Saturday morning.

The teenager was arrested on a charge of unauthorized use of property and summonsed on charges of operating without a license and failure to report an accident by the quickest means possible for her part in the hit-and-run accident.

The teenager did not stop after the crash, but Jordan’s employee Dean Paine jumped into his truck and chased the van she was driving, according to a witness. Mr. Paine caught up with the girl on Mount Desert Street, where she allegedly agreed to return to the scene. He gave her license plate number to police.

The 15-year-old did not return, but about an hour later her father took her to the police station, where she was arrested and ticketed.

The girl apparently was supposed to wait in the vehicle that morning for a job interview, but decided to take a drive to get a cup of coffee. The 2003 Chrysler van she was operating suffered an estimated $2,000 in damage from the crash.

Two customers at the restaurant had their vehicles damaged in the incident. A 2002 GMC pickup owned by Earl Brechlin, 54, of Bar Harbor (editor of the Mount Desert Islander) received an estimated $2,000 in damage. A 2008 Toyota Tundra owned by Byron Hodgkins, 27, of Bar Harbor, also suffered $2,000 in damages.

Albert C. Haft, IV, 47, of Bar Harbor, was arrested at a Route 3 residence Saturday on charges of terrorizing and criminal mischief after he allegedly threatened and orally abused his ex-girlfriend and allegedly threw a number of her belongings into the trash.

Taylor Kelley, 20, of Bar Harbor, escaped with minor injuries after driving her 2002 Toyota off Route 3 near Dreamwood Hill early Monday. Police say Ms. Kelley was impaired from alcohol and traveling at an illegal and unsafe speed when her vehicle left the highway and flipped over. Ms. Kelley was summonsed on charges of operating while under the influence (OUI) and possession of alcohol by a minor following the crash. The Toyota sustained an estimated $8,000 in damage. Ms. Kelley, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to the Mount Desert IslandHospital for treatment of minor injuries.

A Cottage Street business owner reported Sunday that her partner had cleaned out the safe and left town.

A cocker spaniel reportedly was attacked and killed by two golden retrievers while being walked on the Lookout Point Road Saturday afternoon. Police summonsed Jack Dyer, 61, of Bar Harbor following the incident, on a charge of keeping a dangerous dog. Any further actions are to be determined by the courts.

Jason Flynn, 31, of Indianapolis, Ind., was arrested on May 15 on Main Street on a charge of OUI.

Police assisted a Crooked Road resident with a horse that had fallen into a creek Saturday.

Alex Zeiher, 19, of Springboro, Ohio, was summonsed on May 12 at the town pier on a charge of not wearing a seatbelt.

Derek T. Benson, 17, of Southwest Harbor, was summonsed on a charge of unnecessary acceleration on May 13 on the Eagle Lake Road.

Daryll A. Morency, 18, of Ellsworth, was summonsed on a charge of not searing a seatbelt on May 14 on Kennebec Street.

Shallon A. Hardman, 29, of Orlando, Fla., was summonsed on charge of not wearing a seatbelt on May 14 at Access Alley.

A Spring Street resident reported a banana being thrown at her picture window May 15.

James Collier, 26, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on Saturday on Cottage Street on charges of operating an unregistered vehicle, operating with an expired inspection, and failure to provide proof of insurance.

Roy Blenkhorn, 25, of Bangor, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Saturday on Route 3.

Carrie Snow-Munson, 24, of Ellsworth, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Monday on Route 3.

Lindsey Robbins, 17, was summonsed on a charge of failure to stop at a stop sign on Monday on the Eagle Lake Road.

Vandalism was reported Monday on a seawall and on a fence on private property.

Kathy Haskell, 53, of Milbridge, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Tuesday on Route 3.

Police issued 17 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. Two summonses were issued for expired inspections, and three car/deer accidents were reported.

Mount Desert

Police on Sunday investigated a report of a possible missing kayaker only to find the man was safe and staying with a friend on the Cranberry Isles.

The report came from a man who told police he saw a kayaker head out from the Northeast Harbor Marina on Saturday in rough weather conditions. The reporting party became concerned and called police after seeing the kayaker’s vehicle in the marina parking lot the next morning.

Officer Leigh Guildford identified the owner of the vehicle through a license plate check and got a phone number. The kayaker’s wife answered the phone and said she had spoken to him on Saturday night and everything was okay.

Police responded to two car/deer accidents on Monday.

Debra Gray, 42, of Ellsworth struck a deer on Gatehouse Hill in Northeast Harbor, causing $1,500 damage to her 2007 Pontiac.

A short time later, a deer ran onto Route 3 in Otter Creek and into the side of a 2008 Mercedes driven by Janet Moore, 61, of Mount Desert. The vehicle sustained $1,000 damage; the deer ran off into the woods.

A two-vehicle collision May 13 at the traffic light in Somesville caused an estimated total damage of $4,250.

According to police, Andrea Leonard, 58, of Southwest Harbor was stopped in traffic when her 2006 Jeep was struck from behind by a 1996 Subaru driven by Linda Gould, 52, of Mount Desert. No injuries were reported.

Southwest Harbor

Animal complaints dominated police reports during the week.

On Monday, a worker at a Phillips Lane residence told police that a man has been walking two dogs without leashes. The worker said the two dogs went after his dog and he thought the dog walker should be informed of the town’s leash law.

Also on Monday, a raccoon was reportedly “acting strangely” in the back yard of an Evergreen Hill Road residence. The animal was gone by the time police arrived.


An Oak Point Road resident contacted state police May 14 after finding three prescription drug bottles alongside the road. One of the bottles contained several pills.

A resident reported May 12 that someone slashed the tires on his vehicle.


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