MDI Police Report: Woman Hurt In Mo-Ped Crash
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Monday, August 03, 2009 at 10:02 am


ACADIA NATIONAL PARK — A 33-year-old woman from Etna suffered head injuries after losing control of her rented mo-ped on the Park Loop Road near Jordan Pond House on Saturday.

According to ranger reports, Hannah Drost was with her husband who was also on a rented bike when she swerved into the opposite lane, fell off the mo-ped onto the pavement and slid head-first into a granite coping stone. She was wearing a helmet that wasn’t buckled at the time.


She bounced off the rock, her helmet went flying and she then struck her head on the front passenger tire of a sport utility vehicle heading in the opposite direction, rangers said. Seeing the accident unfold, the driver of the SUV had stopped his vehicle by the time Ms. Drost hit the tire.

Ms. Drost was transported by Northeast Harbor Ambulance to a LifeFlight helicopter waiting at the Bar Harbor ballfield. She was flown to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and admitted for treatment of unspecified injuries.

On July 20, Ryan Hardwick, 28, no listed address, was arrested by rangers on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI). He also was cited on charges of speeding and operating after suspension.

A 13-year-old girl stopped her bicycle too abruptly on a carriage road on July 21, and went sailing over the handlebars and onto the ground. She was given first aid for a shoulder injury.

A 51-year-old woman from Quebec needed help getting off the Jordan Cliffs Trail on July 22 after suffering an ankle injury.

Rangers reported finding evidence of illegal paintball activity in the area around Great Head on July 23. Rangers noted that they take people misusing any type of firearm in the park very seriously.

John Stewart, 46, of Pennsylvannia, was summonsed by rangers on July 24 on a charge of operating with an expired license.

Tour bus driver Alfred Chong, 53, no given address, was summonsed by rangers on July 25 on a charge of operating a tour in the park without a commercial use permit.

Bar Harbor

Brian Bunnell, 31, of Auburn, was arrested on a warrant Saturday following a report that he had assaulted his roommate at their Main Street apartment.

Nicholas Henderson, 26, of Blue Hill, was arrested July 23 on Route 3 on a charge of operating while under the influence (OUI).

Nicholas J. Payson, 21, of Surry, was arrested Sunday on Route 3 on a charge of OUI.

Joseph Diamond, 20, of Long Beach, Calif., was summonsed on a charge of possession of alcohol by a minor at Rupununi restaurant on Main Street on Sunday. The management of the restaurant was summonsed on a charge of serving alcohol to a minor.

Nicole Norwood, 22, of Bar Harbor, was arrested July 22 on the village green on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Brian Harding, 21, of Bar Harbor, was arrested July 27 on a probation violation on the Old Pit Road.

A 16-foot aluminum boat that went aground at Ironbound Island July 23 was towed to Bar Harbor with the harbor patrol boat Equitas by Sgt. Dave Kerns and harbormaster Charlie Phippen. Boat owner James Lydick, of Sorrento, and another man aboard also were taken into town. The crew of College of the Atlantic’s boat Indigo launched a rubber raft to help with the rescue operation.

A teenage boy from Bar Harbor was summonsed on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia at the village green on Sunday.

A man was warned for theft after being spotted taking change out of the fountain at Agamont Park on Sunday.

Several people were warned for disorderly conduct following an altercation at a West Street restaurant Sunday.

A loud party on Bowles Avenue drew a substantiated noise complaint on July 23.

A group of people getting loud at the tennis courts parking lot were told to quiet down and warned not to drive Sunday.

A Route 102 resident was warned for having a dog at large July 23 after his pet apparently ran into the road and caused a minor traffic accident.

The theft of $400 from a guest’s room safe was reported at an Eden Street hotel July 24.

The Lompoc Café was warned for loud noise Saturday.

A woman found camping at the town ballfield Sunday was asked to move along.

Police issued 17 warnings for speeding and other moving violations this week. Ten minor traffic accidents, including two involving deer, were reported. Several people were warned downtown for disorderly conduct or indecent exposure this week.

Mount Desert

A Mount Desert man was arrested July 22 after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend at a home in Seal Harbor. Police arrested Jesse Perrin, 38, on a charge of domestic violence assault while investigating an E-911 hang-up call from the residence. Mr. Perrin also was summonsed on a charge of obstructing the report of a crime for allegedly “ripping the telephone off the wall,” police said. The woman had left the scene by the time police arrived and was located at the home of a neighbor, police said.

Police believe they know who is responsible for the July 21 theft of birdfeeders from a home in Hall Quarry. A “bear is the most likely suspect,” Officer Kevin Edgecomb reported. The feeders were found in the woods, a short distance away from the residence.

Sanjeeva Abeysekera, 25, of Bar Harbor was summonsed Saturday on charges of operating an unregistered motor vehicle, failure to provide proof of insurance and failure to display a valid inspection sticker.

A July 22 complaint of someone stealing lobsters from traps in Northeast Harbor and selling the crustaceans to boat owners in the town marina proved to be unfounded.

Police on July 21 handled an accident report involving a Southwest Harbor Police Department cruiser. The 2008 Ford Crown Victoria cruiser, driven by Officer Aaron Arsenault, sustained $1,000 damage to the passenger side doors when the vehicle struck a rock on the Seal Cove Road.

Southwest Harbor

A Rhode Island woman escaped serious injury early Monday when her car struck a utility pole on Main Street and overturned.

Police said a 2007 Honda driven by Lauren Rarich, 23, of Bristol, R. I., hit a pole near the intersection with Forest Avenue, snapping it in two. The accident occurred at about 2:30 a.m.

“She apparently fell asleep,” Chief Dave Chapais said. “She had been driving for some time.” Ms. Rarich was wearing a seatbelt, police said. The Honda is considered a total loss.

Tyler Murphy, 20, of Bar Harbor was arrested July 24 on a charge of violating his bail conditions. He also was summonsed on a charge of possessing a useable amount of marijuana.

A Waterview Lane resident reported July 23 that a BB gun was used to damage a window.

Karl Brunner, 34, of Tremont and Sun Jun, 40, of Hockessin, Del. were both summonsed last week on speeding charges.

A man reported July 21 that his boat was missing from his mooring. The boat was later found adrift, with the mooring line cut.


State police are investigating the July 22 report of an assault in the village of Bernard.


The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department said the driver of a pickup truck fell asleep while southbound on Route 230 on Sunday, sending the vehicle off the road and into a ditch.

Steven Dolliver, 65, of no given address, was driving a 2003 Dodge pickup, which sustained an estimated $4,000 in damage.


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