June 25, 2018
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Noisy couple facing multiple charges in Bar Harbor

By Abigail Curtis, BDN Staff

BAR HARBOR, Maine — A man and woman whose allegedly noisy fights were reported to police several times on Sunday night eventually were arrested on charges related to their evening.

Julene M. Kelley, 33, of Bangor and Donald Rogers, 47, of Glenburn first came to the attention of Bar Harbor police at 8:30 p.m. Sunday when a passerby reported that a couple was fighting on Cottage Street.

“They were basically walking down the sidewalk, yelling at each other,” Sgt. Shaun Farrar said Monday.

As there had been no physical contact between the two, Kelley and Rogers simply agreed to keep it down.

However, police were called a second time at 11 p.m. because of the couple. They allegedly were fighting in a room at the Bar Harbor Grand Hotel and people in the neighboring room could hear them shouting.

“At that point, Mr. Rogers was removed and given a warning not to return for the night,” Farrar said. “She stayed in the room.”

But the resulting quiet only lasted a few hours. The same hotel guest called police at 2:17 a.m. to report that two people were fighting in the hallway. Responding officers didn’t find anyone in the third floor hallway, but did notice the couple’s vehicle starting to pull out of the parking lot, Farrar said.

The officer ordered the vehicle to stop, and Kelley got out.

She was arrested and charged with operating under the influence, possession of a usable amount of marijuana and operating after revocation. She also was charged with domestic violence assault when officers saw that Rogers had injuries to his face.

Rogers had not been in the car with her, but instead was found in the hotel room, along with an empty half-gallon bottle of vodka.

“Supposedly he did return to the room and they started fighting again,” Farrar said.

Rogers was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. Farrar said he immediately posted bail.

Kelley was taken to Hancock County Jail, where she was released on $1,500 unsecured bail Monday afternoon, according to a jail official.

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