Island Police: Bomb Squad Detonates Chemical



BAR HARBOR — The Maine State Police bomb squad was called to College of the Atlantic on Eden Street on March 25 after being asked to dispose of a chemical from one of the school’s labs.

According to state police, a contractor cleaning out expired chemicals at the school asked for the bomb squad to get rid 200 ml of a solvent which is used in an organic chemistry lab. A college spokesperson noted the chemical involved was not out of date and questioned the contractor’s call for police assistance. Police determined that the best way to dispose of the chemical was to blow it up. The material was placed on a lawn away from buildings at the school along with a small explosive charge and detonated. Bar Harbor Police assisted with traffic control. Some observers called the explosion “underwhelming.”

Maxwell Timko, 18, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Route 3 on March 24.

A United States Post Office employee reported someone trying to use fake identification to set up a post office box March 25.

An Enterprise rental car license plate was found on Mount Desert Street on March 27.

An apparently abandoned vehicle was towed from the Old Police Station parking lot on Rodick Street on March 27.

Lucas Butler, 25, of Hulls Cove, was summonsed on Route 3 on March 27 on a charge of operating an unregistered vehicle.

A Myrtle Avenue woman reported receiving an obscene phone call on Sunday.

James W. Meier, 35, of Old Town, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Route 3 on Monday.

Krystal A. Flak, 21, of Steuben, was summonsed in the Hannaford parking lot on Cottage Street on Saturday on a charge of operating a vehicle with an expired registration.

David Emerson, 41, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on a charge of criminal mischief at his Cedar Street residence Monday.

Police issued 15 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. Four car-deer collisions were reported.

Southwest Harbor

Police here have arrested a man who, they say, committed a burglary in September at a Seawall residence.

Eric Warford, 25, of Hancock was arrested March 27 on a warrant charging him with burglary. Maine State Police Trooper Tom Pickering arrested Mr. Warford following a traffic stop in Hancock.

According to Officer Mike Allen, Mr. Warford is accused of climbing through a living room window at a mobile home in the Seawall Trailer Park and taking a purse containing more than $1,000 cash. The warrant was issued following a joint investigation by the Southwest Harbor Police Department and Detective Steve McFarland of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

A Marshall Brook Road resident reported March 26 that someone had entered her home and took prescription medication.

David Gillespie, 38, of Mount Desert was summonsed Sunday on a charge of operating with an expired registration.

Vandals painted graffiti on a junction box for a town-owned generator near the town office. The incident was reported March 26.

An employee of Southwest Food Mart complained March 26 that the business had received several returned checks from the same individual. Police are investigating.

Also on March 26, Isiah Gray, 20, of Mount Desert was issued a summons on a speeding charge.

Sarah Midwood, 19, of Manville, R. I., was summonsed March 25 on a charge of failing to stop for a stop sign.

Mount Desert

A Southwest Harbor teenager was summonsed on a charge of criminal speed Saturday after police radar allegedly clocked him driving 83 mph in a 50-mph zone. Conrad Strout, 18, was summonsed by Officer Leigh Guildford after being stopped on Route 102 near Echo Lake.

A pickup truck owned by the Mount Desert Water District backed into a car owned by a Tremont resident on March 26, causing about $1,000 damage to the Tremont resident’s vehicle. Water district employee Stuart Burr, 69, of Mount Desert was driving the truck when it stuck a vehicle owned by Terry Musson, 61.

A 1998 Ford van driven by Jane Fenno-Vaux, 49, of Mount Desert, sustained $1,500 damage March 25 after striking a deer on Peabody Drive in Northeast Harbor.

Acadia National Park

Two people were summonsed by rangers on March 27 on a charge of allowing dogs off leash. Britt Hulbert, 39, and Roland Sousa, 46, were summonsed while walking the dogs on the park loop road near the visitor’s center.

Nicole Ouellette

Nicole Ouellette

When Nicole isn't giving advice she's completely unqualified to give, she runs an Internet marketing company in Bar Harbor, where she lives with her husband Derrick and their short dog Gidget. She loves young adult novels, cooking and talking French to anyone who'll talk back. [email protected]