Island Police: Man Arrested After Bloody Assault



BAR HARBOR — A bloody fistfight at a local bar sent two people to the hospital and one to jail over the weekend. Chris Candage, 36, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on two counts of assault for his alleged role in the fight, which occurred at Little Anthony’s tavern on Cottage Street early Saturday morning.

Trouble began after one of the men allegedly made a comment to Mr. Candage about his wife, immediately sparking an altercation. The man, who is 30 years old, was left unconscious from his injuries. He reportedly sustained broken bones in his face and was admitted to Mount Desert Island Hospital for treatment. A second, 26-year-old man who apparently tried to stop the beating was also taken to the hospital, where he was treated for lacerations to his face and released.

Derf T. McKeeton, 56, of Boston, Mass., was arrested on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI) on Route 3 near the Tarn on Saturday. Before the arrest, police received reports of Mr. McKeeton’s van travelling at a high rate of speed and going off the road. Mr. McKeeton was picked up walking along the road.

Joseph F. Shorette, 54, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Route 3 on April 9.

Corey Papadopoli, 31, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on a warrant out of Hancock County for unpaid fees and fines on Route 102 on April 8.

Ross W. Parsons, 16, of Bernard, was summonsed on a charge of failure to provide proof of insurance and warned for speeding on Eagle Lake Road on April 9.

A teenager was warned for skateboarding at the town pier on April 7.

Mackenzie Curtis, 17, of Lamoine, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Route 3 on Saturday.

Two people were reported asking an Indian Point Road resident to have them do an air quality test in her house, but not carrying anything looking like a tester on April 9.

Michael A. Clune, 18, of Newburgh, was summonsed on a charge of passing on the right on Route 3 on Saturday.

Little Anthony’s tavern on Cottage Street was warned for a substantiated noise violation on April 10.

James C. McPhail, Jr., 66, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Sand Point Road on Saturday.

Jerry Hayes, 30, of Bass Harbor, was summonsed on a charge of harassment by telephone on April 2.

Avi S. Gabel-Richards, 23, of Lamoine, was summonsed on charges of failure to provide proof of insurance and having an expired inspection on Route 3 on Monday.

Kevin L. Smith, 45, of Hancock, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Route 3 on Saturday.

Chandra Arendall-Salvetti, 34, of Bar Harbor, was arrested on a charge of OUI on Route 3 on Sunday.

Hannah Adelmann, 18, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia on Park Street on Monday.

Jess Abbott, 19, of Hancock, was summonsed on a charge of speeding on Route 3 on Monday.

Police issued 16 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week.

Mount Desert

Vandalism was reported last week in Somesville and Hall Quarry.

On April 8, a man reported that the tires of his skidder had been flattened at a job site in Somesville. There is a suspect and police are investigating.

On April 9, a Hall Quarry resident reported the windshield of a 1984 Chevrolet Suburban had been scratched and broken. Damage is estimated at $300.

A camp on the Northern Neck Road in Somesville was broken into sometime during the winter. Police said an iron fireplace poker and some towels are the only items known to be missing. The burglary was reported on April 9. A camp on a neighboring property also was broken into, police said.

Southwest Harbor

A resident of Beechcliff Apartments reported April 9 that someone might have siphoned gasoline from her vehicle. The resident told police two other tenants also had gasoline stolen. The report is under investigation.

A bicycle was found near a home April 7 and turned over to police.

The Seal Cove Road near Goodwin Construction washed out during a rainstorm last week.

Officer Mike Allen reported that a section of the road was under water during the morning of April 7.

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]