MDI Police: New York Boy Charged with Vandalism

MOUNT DESERT — A 12-year-old boy on vacation from New York City was summonsed on numerous charges for incidents in Northeast Harbor and Seal Harbor.


The boy, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, was summonsed July 28 on a criminal mischief charge for damaging personal items at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor.

The next day, July 29, he was summonsed on burglary and theft charges after he allegedly stole video games and DVDs from a home in Seal Harbor.

The boy, who was visiting with his parents, has since gone back to New York, police said. The cases are being reviewed by the Hancock County District Attorney’s Office.

A couple from Biddeford was treated at Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor following a two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon on the Beech Hill Road in Somesville.

Polly Weaver, 88, complained of chest pain and her husband, Miles Weaver, 85, sustained cuts to the head in the crash. The other driver, Ariel Bothen, 17, of Mount Desert was not injured.

Officer Leigh Guildford said Ms. Bothen was distracted while adjusting the radio and failed to notice that her 1999 Chevrolet pickup had drifted into the opposite lane. The pickup collided with the oncoming 2004 Toyota driven by Ms. Weaver and left the road, striking a large boulder.

Damage is estimated at $3,000 for the pickup and at $10,000 for the Toyota. The Mount Desert Fire Department, the Northeast Harbor Ambulance Service and the Southwest Harbor/Tremont Ambulance Service assisted police at the scene.

A woman from Pennsylvania suffered a serious leg injury July 29 when she was pinned between her vehicle and a tree.

Carol Rush, 88, of Bryn Mawr, Penn. had parked and gotten out of her 2005 Toyota on the Asticou Trails Road in Northeast Harbor but failed to put the car’s automatic transmission into park, police said. The car began rolling, knocking Ms. Rush to the ground and injuring her left leg.

Damage to the Toyota is estimated at $2,500.

Stacy Dare, 30, of no given town in Massachusetts was summonsed on a charge of operating without a license following a July 31 traffic stop on Route 102.

Police investigated a July 31 report of partying and possible underage drinking at Bartlett’s Landing. Officer Brian McGinley reported he found cups, empty beer cans and trash in the area.

A woman’s diamond and sapphire ring was reported lost on July 28, possibly near Jordan Pond.

A Northeast Harbor business owner complained July 28 that feral cats were causing damage to the business’ property. The information was passed on to Sgt. Kevin Edgecomb, who is also the town’s animal control officer.

Southwest Harbor

A tourist told police July 29 that they saw a man pull a woman out of a white Oldsmobile on the Herrick Road and start hitting her. Police located the couple, who denied that any assault had occurred.

Last week, police summonsed four drivers on speeding charges. They include: Courtney Beconto, 27, of Carraboro, N. C.; Jose Dos Santos, 41, of Southwest Harbor; Nikolie Mindevski, 19, of Bronx, N.Y. and Jason Willard, 22, of Old Town.

Stephanie Braisted, 22, of Hermon, was arrested Saturday on a warrant out of Penobscot County charging her with failure to pay a fine.

Bar Harbor

David Furth, 21, of Atlanta, Ga., was arrested July 31 on a charge of disorderly conduct and summonsed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly bursting into the public women’s room next to the police station and threatening to “kick someone’s [expletive].” Previous to the incident, Mr. Furth had become belligerent after being refused entry into a Main Street nightclub and had been warned for criminal trespass. Police say alcohol consumption was a factor in Mr. Furth’s behavior.

Dalton Dalzell, 46, of Bass Harbor, was arrested early Saturday on a charge of assault after he got into an oral altercation with a worker at a Main Street convenience store and allegedly stepped behind the counter and pushed the employee.

An hour-and-a-half later, when Mr. Dalzell was bailed out of the police station, police arranged to have a taxi take him home. Mr. Dalzell, however, seemed to have had other plans. He asked the driver to stop at the store where he was earlier arrested. Upon entering the building, the police were called, and Mr. Dalzell was again arrested, on the charge that he had violated a condition of his release that he not return to the store. Alcohol consumption was a factor in the incident, police said.

A Bangor woman escaped injury after rolling her vehicle over on the Crooked Road July 31. Hannah Hirsch, 18, was driving on the Crooked Road near Town Hill when she lighted a cigarette and lost control of her 2001 Pontiac Aztec, according to reports. The vehicle, which flipped over and landed on its roof, is considered a total loss. Ms. Hirsch, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured.

Jesse Ford, 20, of Mariaville, was arrested Sunday on Cottage Street on a charge of illegal attachment of license plates.

Joseph R. Hammond, 22, of Bangor, was arrested Sunday on a charge of violating his bail conditions after police were called to an altercation at a Cottage Street tavern. Mr. Hammond allegedly was involved with another person in the incident with whom he is not allowed to have any contact.

Dexter M. Barnett, 22, of Waterbury, Conn., was arrested Monday on Route 3 on a charge of operating without a license.

Kyle Killion, 24, of Bar Harbor, was arrested July 28 on Greeley Avenue on a charge of domestic assault.

Glenn Evans, 26, of Bar Harbor, was arrested July 28 while on foot on Main Street on a probation hold.

Jeffrey A. Becker, 27, of Perkasie, Penn., was arrested Sunday on Holland Avenue on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

A man staying at a Mount Desert Street motel reported his 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle stolen after waking up Monday morning and finding the bike missing. The motorcycle, which was parked in the parking lot of the motel, had last been seen at 8 p.m. the night before.

Christian Austin, 26, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed July 29 on Route102 on a charge of operating at an imprudent speed.

A woman reported July 31 that a man broke into her room while she was staying at a Mount Desert Street inn. Police searched the area but failed to locate the alleged intruder.

Dacota Dow, 19, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed July 30 on Main Street on a charge of unnecessary acceleration.

Ryven E. Mareneck, 19, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed Monday while on foot on School Street on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor.

Harry Stork, 54, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed July 28 on County Road on a charge of speeding.

A man reported as passed out between two cars in the Old Police Station parking lot was moved along July 28.

Jason A. Carey, 19, of North Port, Fla., was summonsed July 28 on County Road on a charge of speeding.

Holly R. Greason, 20, of Bar Harbor, was summonsed July 29 on Route 3 on a charge of speeding.

Dakota Hatton, 21, of Bar Harbor, was arrested July 30 while on foot on Main Street on a charge of violating the conditions of his bail not to possess alcohol.

Police called a taxi for an intoxicated woman reported passed out in the ATM lobby of a Main Street bank July 30.

A gas drive-off of $10 was reported from Parkadia on Route 3 July 31.

Matthew K. Knabel, 25, of Dunmore, Penn., was summonsed Saturday on Route 3 on a charge of speeding.

Police issued 27 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. Ten minor traffic accidents were reported.

Acadia National Park

Three men were summonsed on charges of violating quiet hours at the Blackwoods Campground in Otter Creek on July 27. They include Norman Clausen, 29, of New Jersey, and Scott Peattie, 28, and Nilesh Shah, 29, both of California.

On July 28 rangers helpd carry out a woman who injured her ankle while hiking on the North Ridge Trail on Cadillac Mountain.

Several visitors were charged with parking violations this week. They include Gregory Eaton, 52, no listed address, Hanah Semler, 27, no listed address, and Lisa Jirgis, 39.

Ryan Schmidt, 31, of New Jersey was summonsed by rangers on July 31 on a charge of leaving a pet unattended in a parked motor vehicle.

Ronald Molnar, 57, no listed address, was summonsed by rangers on July 31 on a charge of illegal camping. According to reports, he had been tenting out illegally in the park for several nights.

Rangers assisted numerous visitors with medical problems last week including a 63-year-old man who suffered a stroke at the Jordan Pond House, and a 62-year-old woman who fell while hiking on Day Mountain and broke her arm.


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