MDI Police: Arrest Follows Minor Crash



MOUNT DESERT — A minor traffic accident Monday in a driveway off Sea Street in Northeast Harbor led to the arrest of a Surry man on felony drunk driving charges.

Officer Leigh Guildford investigated the accident, which proved to be not reportable because total damage was less than $1,000. However, the officer did notice that one of the drivers, Louis Willey, 60, appeared to under the influence of alcohol. Mr. Willey subsequently was arrested on charges of operating under the influence (OUI) and violating the terms of his conditional driver’s license.

Officer Guildford said the OUI charge was elevated to a class C felony because Mr. Willey has two previous drunk-driving convictions. Class C crimes are punishable by up to five years in prison.

A Somesville resident reported Sunday the theft of two kayaks from her property on Somesville Harbor.

Police are investigating a complaint from an employee of Quirk Chevrolet in Bangor that the company had received a bad check from a Northeast Harbor business. The check was written for about $1,600.

Patrick Churchill, 19, of Trenton was arrested Saturday on a charge of operating after suspension.

A rear-end collision Saturday in Somesville caused a total of $3,500 in damage.

Police said Chris Czvornyek, 29, of Plainboro, N. J. had stopped on Main Street for a pedestrian in a crosswalk when his 2006 Ford was hit from behind by a 1999 Hyundai driven by Chelsea Bothen, 19, of Mount Desert. No injuries were reported. Both drivers and their passengers were wearing seatbelts.

Trasi Colson, 33, of Mount Desert was summonsed June 25 on a charge of towing an unregistered trailer.

Mount Desert police investigated a June 23 accident involving a police cruiser owned by the Bar Harbor Police Department.

According to the report, Officer Bradley O’Neil, 43, of Bar Harbor, was driving his department’s 2008 Chevrolet pickup when the vehicle struck a granite property marker on Davis Lane in Bar Harbor. Damage is estimated at $1,000. As a matter of policy, police departments do not investigate accidents involving their own vehicles.

Southwest Harbor

The sound of fireworks exploding was reported Saturday on the Bass Harbor Woods Road.

Bradley Simms, 23, of Hampden was summonsed Monday on a speeding charge.

The theft of heating oil was reported Sunday.

Wesley Chipman, 20, of Southwest Harbor was summonsed June 25 on a charge of operating after suspension.

Brittany Ward, 26, of Boca Raton, Fla. was summonsed June 25 on a charge of speeding.

Bar Harbor

A midday car accident on Ledgelawn Avenue on June 26 caused substantial damage to the vehicles involved, but left both drivers without injury.

Matthew J. Lubicky, 24, of Libertyville, Ill. was travelling north on Ledgelawn Avenue through the intersection with Park Street in a 2005 Volkswagen when his car was struck by a 1999 Ford Escort driven by Morgan A. Harper, 16, of Bar Harbor. Ms. Harper was travelling on Park Street and failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection, according to police reports. Both vehicles received an estimated $5,000 in damage to their front ends, and Ms. Morgan’s car had to be towed.

Adam Dragon, 36, of Mount Desert, was arrested early Saturday while on foot on Mount Desert Street on a charge of violating his bail conditions and was summonsed on a charge of disorderly conduct.

A group of youths was asked to leave the village green for the evening after reports of a disturbance June 24.

Matthew D. Taylor, 39, of Los Angeles, Calif., was arrested early Monday on Route 3 on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Sarah McDonald, 22, of Bar Harbor, was arrested June 24 at the police station on a charge of violating her bail conditions not to possess alcohol.

Officer Brad O’Neil helped to corral three horses running loose on the Crooked Road on June 25.

Edward R. Kiczek, 19, of Hancock, was arrested Sunday on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

Michael J. Bertolino, 24, of N. Miami, Fla., was arrested June 26 on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

Ralph Bennett, 37, of Tennessee, was summonsed June 25 on a charge of sale and use of drug paraphernalia while on foot on Rodick Street.

Holly Toothaker, 25, of Bangor, was arrested early Monday on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

Three people allegedly swimming in the pool of a downtown hotel without permission early in the morning of June 25 were gone by the time police arrived.

Robert Harmegnies, 54, of Quebec, Canada, was arrested Sunday on Route 3 on a charge of driving to endanger.

Peter A. Altavilla, 49, of Burlington, N.J., was summonsed June 23 on Route 3 on a charge of speeding.

Reports of loud party noise early Saturday at a Crooked Road residence turned out to be people playing a Nintendo Wii.

Kristopher M. Snyder, 20, of Bangor, was summonsed Sunday on Main Street on a charge of not wearing a seatbelt.

A BMX bike was reported stolen from a School Street residence June 25.

Dusten Phippen, 18, of Bernard, was summonsed June 26 on Main Street on a charge of excessive exhaust noise.

A car that was parked in front of the water department’s driveway on Main Street on June 25 was towed after police dispatch was unable to locate the owner.

Ralph W. Beverage, 57, of Ellsworth, was summonsed on Saturday on Route 3 on a charge of speeding.

Stephen Zirnkilton, 18, of Seal Harbor, was summonsed Sunday on Main Street on a charge of not wearing a seatbelt.

Ryan J. Cough, 24, of Bucksport, was summonsed Sunday on a charge of not wearing a seatbelt.

Police issued 22 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. Six minor traffic accidents were reported. Two summonses were issued for expired inspection stickers.

For more police news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

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