Searsport police blotter
Searsport — Law enforcement officials with the Searsport Police Department reported the following recent activity.
Police responded to a two-vehicle collision near Sears Island Road after Jesse Merritt, 24, of Old Town, crashed into the back of a 2011 Honda CR-V driven by Krishna Thiagarajan, of Bangor. Merritt told police he was momentarily distracted by his child yelling from the back seat. When Merritt looked into his rear view mirror and then back to the road, he saw Thiagarajan was stopped. Merritt applied the brakes, but was unable to stop his vehicle, a 1996 Toyota Corolla, from striking the rear bumper of the CR-V. Merritt's vehicle was towed from the scene and Thiagarajan's vehicle sustained rear end damage. No one was injured.
Seasport police responded to a report of a car vs. deer crash at 6:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Moose Point State Park. Deborah Bush, of Searsport, was driving a 2005 Honda Pilot when she collided with a deer. The vehicle was towed due to disabling damage to the driver's side front door. No injuries were reported as a result of the collision.
Officers responded to West Main Street near Birch Lane at 8 a.m. after Jennifer Robertson struck a deer that ran into the road. Robertson told police she was driving east when two deer ran out of the woods and into the roadway. One of the deer made it across West Main Street but Robertson was unable to avoid colliding with the second deer. Robertson's 2012 Acura MDX was towed from the scene after sustaining approximately $2,500 worth of damage.
Searsport Police Chief Dick LaHaye issued a reminder to pedestrians it is important to stay in the crosswalks for their own protection and that of the motoring public.
Readers are reminded that an arrest or summons does not constitute a finding of guilt. An individual charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at criminal proceedings.