October 2019

  • Troop F Weekly Report 09-23 to 09-29-19


    Incident Type:         unregistered vehicle

    Date:                          9/22/2019

    Town:                        cyr plantation

    Trooper:                   Tr. Kilcollins

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Cyr Plantation and stopped a vehicle for a minor infraction.  During the course of the stop, he discovered the pickup, registered in Tennessee, had expired in 2017.  Tr. Kilcollins issued the man a criminal summons for the unregistered vehicle.


    Incident Type:         warrant

    Date:                          9/27/2019

    Town:                        houlton poe

    Trooper:                   Tr. Duff

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Duff responded to the Houlton Port of Entry for a man with an extraditable warrant from Louisiana for bigamy.  The man is currently married to five different women; none of them know about the other.  The man was traveling to a business conference when the warrant was discovered.  He was taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.


    Incident Type:         warrant

    Date:                          9/27/2019

    Town:                        westfield

    Trooper:                   Tr. Kilcollins

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Kilcollins was parked along the roadway in Westfield when a man approached him telling him he is having a challenging time hitchhiking due to his cruiser being parked along the roadway.  Tr. Kilcollins conversed with the man briefly and conducted a warrant check; the man had an active arrest warrant for failing to appear in court.  He was arrested and taken to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton without incident.


    Incident Type:         Eluding Arrest

    Date:                          9/27/2019

    Town:                        mars hill

    Trooper:                   Tr. Kilcollins

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Kilcollins was getting gas in Mars Hill.  While standing at the pump, he observed a vehicle driving by and noticed the passenger appeared to be trying to hide his face from view.  Tr. Kilcollins noticed the vehicle had a defective light and knew the driver had current bail conditions.  He pulled out and stopped the vehicle, which stopped in a private driveway.  Before Tr. Kilcollins could get to the vehicle the passenger got out and started walking quickly towards the house.  Tr. Kilcollins recognized the man and knew he had an arrest warrant.  Tr. Kilcollins called out to the man and he took off into the woods behind the residence.  Tr. Kilcollins gave chase but was not able to catch the man.  Sgt. Clark and Cpl. Quint responded to assist looking for the man but could not locate him.


    Incident Type:         warrant

    Date:                          9/28/2019

    Town:                        presque isle

    Trooper:                   tr. kilcollins

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Kilcollins was questioning multiple people regarding the man with a warrant that escaped into the woods in Mars Hill.  He received information that the man was staying in a camp off Center Road, Presque Isle, and that another man Troopers have been looking for (multiple warrants) may be there as well.  Sgt. Clark, Cpl. Quint, and Tr. Kilcollins went to the camp which was about a mile into the woods.  The Troopers located one man that had bail conditions and claimed he had permission from the property owner to be there (they reside in Connecticut).  The man kept saying the man that ran from Tr. Kilcollins was there several hours prior but not there now.  When questioned about the second man with the warrants he eventually admitted the man was hiding inside.  The man was arrested without incident.  Sgt. Clark was able to speak to the property owner but they stated no one should be at the camp but they declined to file any formal charges.

     

     

    Incident Type:         oas/ drug possession

    Date:                          9/26/2019

    Town:                        Mars Hill

    Trooper:                   Tr. Levesque

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr Levesque saw a male driving that he believed to be suspended and dispatch confirmed the suspension.  Tr Levesque stopped the vehicle and was able to find the male to be in possession of meth.  Tr Levesque arrested the male for OAS and drug possession and transported him to ACJ.


    Incident Type:         oas

    Date:                          9/26/2019

    Town:                        littleton

    Trooper:                   Tr. Bell

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr Bell ran a registration plate and found the owner was under suspension, Tr Bell turned and stopped the vehicle and summonsed the male for an OAS infraction.  

     

    Incident Type:         OUI

    Date:                          9/27/2019

    Town:                        Madawaska Lake

    Trooper:                   Tr. Curtin

    Brief Synopsis:       Shortly after 4 am on Friday September 27th, State Police were called to a crash on the Little Madawaska Lake Road in Westmanland. Tr. Matt Curtin responded to the crash and determined 24-year-old Jordyn Doucette of Westmanland had been traveling West when her vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree. Doucette suffered minor injuries and was transported to Cary Medical Center by a family member. She was treated for her injuries and later released. It appears Speed and Alcohol were factors in this crash. The investigation is active and ongoing.

                                                                                                               


    Incident Type:         Suspicious Activity

    Date:                          9/27/2019

    Town:                        Chapman

    Trooper:                   Cpl. Michaud

    Brief Synopsis:       Cpl. Michaud was dispatched to a suspicious incident in Chapman.  A caller reported that there was a vehicle stuck at the end of the ATV trail with 2 unresponsive people inside.  Cpl. Michaud located the vehicle and determined that the people had been sleeping in the vehicle after getting it wedged between two poles the night before in an attempt to bypass a gate that had been erected to prohibit vehicles from driving on the ATV trail.  Wardens and a Forest Ranger also responded to assist Cpl. Michaud.  The landowner was consulted, and the vehicle was towed from the scene since the operator was not licensed and the passenger appeared unfit to operate the vehicle.

  • Troop B Weekly - 09/23/19-09/29/19

    Incident Type:   BURGLARY

    Date:                                     9/19/2019

    Town:                                   Greene

    Trooper:                              Tr. Nadeau

    Brief Synopsis: On 09/19/2019 at 1030 hours Tr. Nadeau responded to 29 LAAPERI LN in Greene for a burglary in progress. The caller reported that he had a camera in the garage at his camp, and he saw a male break into the garage. The caller reported that the male suspect was possibly a family member. Once on scene Tr. Nadeau saw a male getting into a dark colored sedan in front of the address. Tr. Nadeau stopped the male and held him at gun point until he got on the ground. Tr. Nadeau secured the male in handcuffs and identified both suspects on scene. Daniel Williams (23), was highly intoxicated and claimed he was showing his girlfriend his cousins camp. Daniel admitted to stealing watches out of the garage, which were later found in his girlfriend’s car. Tr. Nadeau arrested Daniel for burglary and transported him to Androscoggin County Jail.

     

    Incident Type:   DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/CRIMINAL TRESPASS  

    Date:                                     9/24/2019 

    Town:                                   Porter 

    Trooper:                              tr. PYBURN, Sgt. bureau  

    Brief Synopsis: Trooper Pyburn responded to 35 Wadell Road in Porter, after a report Melissa Doughty was at that residence, in defiance of a trespass notice. Doughty left before Trooper Pyburn arrived on scene.  After contacting the complainant, Trooper Pyburn learned Doughty had intentionally swerved and struck the complainants vehicle as she was leaving the residence, causing minor damage. Sgt Bureau was in the area and stopped Doughty on Route 113 in Hiram. While roadside, Doughty became extremely uncooperative. Trooper Pyburn went to the scene of the traffic stop, and while interviewing Doughty, learned her 15-month old daughter had been in the vehicle at the time she struck the complainants vehicle. She was transported to Bridgton Hospital for an evaluation, then to the Oxford County Jail. Doughty was charged with DV Reckless Conduct (Class C), Criminal Mischief, Criminal Trespass, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Failure to Submit to Arrest or Detention.    

     

    Incident Type:   OUI

    Date:                                     9/27/2019

    Town:                                   Gray

    Trooper:                              Sgt. BUREAU

    Brief Synopsis:  Sgt. Bureau received information from a toll taker at the New Gloucester barrier toll on I-95 that a female driver just came through the cash toll and was suspected to be impaired.  Several motorists told the toll taker that the driver was all over the road and the toll taker also suspected the driver to be impaired after speaking with her.  A vehicle description and plate number were provided.  Sgt. Bureau located the suspected driver as the vehicle passed him going South and stopped the vehicle shortly after.  The driver, Dana Calkins (63) of Orleans, MA was put through field sobriety testing.  Sgt. Bureau developed probable cause to determine Calkins was impaired.  She was arrested for Operating Under the Influence and transported to Cumberland County Jail.

     

    Incident Type:   DRUGS

    Date:                                     9/23/2019

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    Trooper:                              Tr. Fillebrown

    Brief Synopsis: While working a PACE detail Tr. Fillebrown attempted to stop a vehicle for a cellular phone violation.  The operator did not stop and continued driving at a low speed for a mile before finally stopping.  The male was arrested. A digital scale and 14 grams of crack cocaine was located in the suspects shoe after a K9 Alert by Cpl. Schmidt’s k9 Ibo. The male had prior drug and robbery charges out of Connecticut.

    Incident Type:   VIOLATION OF BAIL

    Date:                                     9/28/2019

    Town:                                   Pownal                                               

    Trooper:                              Tr. James

    Brief Synopsis:  Tr. James stopped Mathew Grenier (26) of Phippsburg on Elmwood Rd in Pownal for speeding and an inspection violation. Grenier’s license was also found to be suspended and he was on bail conditions. The conditions stated he was to have no contact with a Rachel McCray. McCray was determined to be his passenger. Grenier was charged with Operating after Suspension and Violating Conditions of Release.

     

    Incident Type:   CRIMINAL SPEED 

    Date:                                     9/23/2019 

    Town:                                   Brownfield 

    Trooper:                              tr. PYBURN 

    Brief Synopsis: Trooper Pyburn stopped John Davis on Route 113 in Brownfield, and summonsed him for Criminal Speed, 90mph in a 55mph zone. 

     

    Incident Type:   oas

    Date:                                     9/28/2019

    Town:                                   Hiram

    Trooper:                              CPL. HINK

    Brief Synopsis:  Cpl. Hink stopped a vehicle on Main St. in Porter for speeding.  During the investigation, Cpl. Hink learned the female operator was suspended.  She was summonsed for Operating After Suspension and allowed to coordinate a driver for her and the vehicle.

     

    Incident Type:   Assist other agency 

    Date:                                     9/27/2019 

    Town:                                   Oxford

    Trooper:                              TR. Fillebrown 

    Brief Synopsis: While working a minimum shift Tr. Fillebrown heard Oxford PD get dispatched to a car in the woods.  Tr. Fillebrown was in the area and located the suspect attempting to leave the scene.  The car was held until Oxford PD arrived

    Incident Type:   SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

    Date:                                     9/28/2019

    Town:                                   Northport

    Trooper:                              TR. WING

    Brief Synopsis:  Trooper Wing was a guest speaker at the annual Maine County Commissioners Conference held at Point Lookout in Northport.  Trooper Wing was asked to provide a 90-minute lecture on the ALICE safety program.  At the conclusion of the lecture, representatives from different counties inquired about training from the State Police.

  • Dempsey Challenge Maine 2019

    Members of the Maine State Police IMAT team, Cpl. Rogers & Det. Terry James assisted the coordinators of the Dempsey Challenge to provide logistical support and escorts for the 100-mile ride. Sgt. Farley & Tr. Joe Royle were selected to ride with the VIP group which included Patrick Dempsey. The event was a huge success in raising money for the Dempsey Treatment Center in Lewiston. Photo: Sgt. Farley & Tr. Joe Royle with Patrick Dempsey.

  • Troop J Weekly

    # of School Visits conducted – 0

    # of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 2

    # of OUI Drug Arrests –  1

    # of DV Arrests –  0

     

    09-30-19

    Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Amanda Rooney (40) of Orland, for Operating after Suspension after a traffic stop in Penobscot.

    10-01-19

    Trooper Kim sawyer investigated a complaint of assault at a road construction site in Princeton. Two flaggers at the site were the victims.  Trooper Kim Sawyer summoned Dean Francis (60) of Princeton for Criminal Mischief, Operating an Unregistered Motor Vehicle >150 Days, and Failure to Yield Right of Way in a Construction Site.  Edna Sabattis (23) of Princeton was summoned for Assault.

    Corporal Chris Smith responded to a vehicle involved in 2 different crashes on Route 1 in Hancock.  As a result of further investigation Michael Mitchell (40) of Hancock was arrested for Operating Under the Influence of Drugs.  Game Warden Dave Simmons assisted on scene and Trooper Travis Chapman assisted at the jail as a drug recognition expert. 

     

    10-03-19

    Corporal Micah Perkins responded to a theft complaint in Lubec where an ATM card was reported stolen after having been forgotten in the ATM machine at the bank.  The card was later attempted to have been used at a local restaurant.  The suspect was in a vehicle with Quebec plates.  Investigation continues.

    Corporal Micah Perkins responded to Pembroke for a report that Ralph (Butch) Kierstead (71) had fired a gun possibly shooting a dog and was outside banging on the door and windows of a residence.  While responding, it was found that Kierstead was also a felon.  Kierstead was arrested for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  Sergeant Jeff Ingemi, Trooper Keith York, Pleasant Point Police Department and Eastport Police Department assisted.

    10-05-19

    Trooper Caleb McGary responded to a criminal mischief complaint in Lamoine where a garage door was damaged on a seasonal residence.  Investigation continues.

    Trooper Caleb McGary responded to a theft complaint in Lamoine where a rabbit and urn were reported stolen.  The rabbit was located.  Investigation continues.

    Trooper Travis Chapman stopped a vehicle for speeding on the Front Ridge Road in Penobscot. As a result of the stop the operator, Wendy Lynds (46) of Dedham was arrested for Operating Under the Influence.  

     

    10-06-19

     

    Trooper Caleb McGary responded to a rollover crash in Orland.  As a result of the investigation Dustin Smith (27) of Bucksport, was arrested for Operating Under the Influence. 

     

  • Troop G Weekly Report

    On 09-30-19 Tpr. Keller stopped Austin Graffam (21) for loud exhaust, headlight, speed and tailgating near mile 83 northbound.  His license was suspended.  He was charged, and vehicle was towed. 

    On 10-02-19 Tpr. Keller received a complaint of a verbal argument between in male and female in a vehicle in the area of the Gray Maine Turnpike Maintenance yard.  The vehicle continued southbound and Tpr. Keller stopped it at mile 57.  The female, Alecia Tadlock (23) was arrested for domestic violence assault on her boyfriend.  She admitted to an assault.  Their 6-month-old baby was in the vehicle with them at the time.  Tadlock was taken to the CCJ.  Sgt. Porter assisted.

    On 10-01-19 Tpr. Darcy charged Jaime Pillcorema (43) of Bronx, NY with Operating without a License as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Wells.

    On 10-04-19 Tpr. Darcy charged AJ Wills (38) of Knox with Operating after Suspension as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in York.

    On 10-04-19- Tpr. Darcy charged Jose Ortiz (39) of Lowell, MA with Operating without a License as the result of a traffic stop northbound on the turnpike in Ogunquit.

    On 10-04-19 Tpr. Libritz stopped a vehicle in the area of mile 66 northbound for a plate light out. The driver, Jenna Wai Leighton (35), had a valid license but the registration was suspended for toll evasion.  Leighton was issued a summons for operating with a suspended registration. 

    On 10-04-19 Tpr. Duda was traveling to the EVOC range.  Tpr. Duda was northbound on Route 8 in Smithfield when he observed a school bus traveling southbound on Route 8 at a high rate of speed, the bus was clocked at 72mph in a 50mph speed zone.  Tpr. Duda conducted a traffic stop and found the bus did not contain any students.  The operator, Elizabeth Lane (56) was issued a summons for speed. 

    On 10-02-19 Tpr. Baker stopped Brian Heinman (32) of Augusta at mile 109 and charged him with OAS.

    On 10-02-19 Tpr. Baker arrested Samantha Leonard (62) of Gray for domestic violence assault and violation of bail conditions at the West Gardiner Toll plaza.  Leonard assaulted her domestic partner while driving home to Gary from Applebee’s in Augusta.

    On 10-05-19 Tpr. Hager investigated a late report suspicious incident at the Kennebunk Service Plaza southbound in Kennebunk.  A third-party complainant reported an elderly male was seen filming a female teenager in line at the Starbuck’s store.  The third-party complainant provided the registration to the suspect’s vehicle and Tpr. Hager located James Hoyle (57) at his residence in Wells.  Hoyle was issued a no trespass notice to both the Northbound and Southbound Service Plazas in Kennebunk, and the trespass notice was logged into Spillman.
     

  • SIDNEY FATAL CRASH

    Sidney Fatal
    Trooper Eric Sucy investigating today’s fatal crash in Sidney

    Maine State Police say a woman was killed this morning when her pickup truck overturned off the Middle Road in Sidney.  Trooper Eric Sucy said Elizabeth Simmons,38, of Sidney, Simmons was not wearing her seat belt when the truck overturned off the Middle Road.   Troopers said the truck was speeding and the woman was not wearing her seat belt.  The truck went off the road on a slight curve and came to rest on its roof at the intersection of the Reynolds Hill Road. The woman, the truck’s only occupant , was killed instantly.  The crash was reported about 8:15 a.m.  The crash was less than two miles from the Augusta city line.

    (Updated to include name and photo)

  • CASTLE HILL MURDER INDICTMENTS

    The Aroostook County Grand Jury has handed down indictments against 38 year old Bobby Nightingale of Presque Isle, charging him with two counts of murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two men in Castle Hill in August . Nightingale has been in Aroostook County Jail on an unrelated  weapons charge since a week after the deaths.  He is expected to be arraigned on the new charges sometime next week in Aroostook Superior Court.  
     
    The indictments against Nightingale stem from three separate incidents.  Below is a summary of the charges for each incident. 

    For the deaths of 25 year old Allen Curtis and 51 year old Roger Ellis on August 13 on Route 227 in Castle Hill:

    • 2 Counts: Intentional and Knowing Murder 
    • 1 Count: Possession of Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Class C)

    The following charges were issued as a result of an incident in Presque Isle on August 5: 

    • 1 Count: Burglary (Class A)
    • 1 Count: Robbery (Class A)
    • 1 Count: Possession of Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Class C)

    The following charges resulted from an incident on August 10 at the residence located at 1961 State Road in Castle Hill.  

    • 1 Count: Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon (Class C)
    • 1 Count: Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Class C)

    The deaths of Curtis and Ellis were investigated by the Aroostook County Sheriff's Department, the Maine Warden Service, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Maine Forest Service and the Presque Isle Police Department, along with State Police .
     

  • RICHMOND SUSPICIOUS DEATH

    State Police are investigating the death of a Richmond man, who was found dead inside his downtown home Friday afternoon.  The death of 48 year old Andrew Sherman of 7 Kimball St is being termed suspicious.  Sherman's body was found by a friend about 5 PM who had gone to check on him, after Kimball had not been seen or heard from in a few days. An autopsy was performed Saturday at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta, but no details are being released at this time.

    A team of detectives and evidence technicians, assisted by Richmond Police, have been at the home since Friday night . Detectives are working out of the Richmond Fire Department.  Police are asking anyone who has either seen or heard from Sherman in the past week to contact them, either by dropping by the fire department, or calling State Police in Augusta at 207-624-7076, extension 9.

    Sherman lived alone in the house and had not worked in recent years because of injuries from a car crash.
     

  • Troop J Weekly

    # of School Visits conducted – 1

    # of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 0

    # of OUI Drug Arrests –  0

    # of DV Arrests –  1

     10-08-19

    Trooper Dana Austin received a report of mobile home that was being towed down Route 182 in Franklin by a front-end loader. Trooper Austin responded to the scene and located the mobile home blocking most of the roadway. The mobile home struck a guardrail and damaged a mailbox in the short distance that Trooper Austin was behind it. With assistance from the Franklin Fire Department, Trooper Austin was able to get the mobile home off the roadway and it was parked at the Franklin Community Center. As a result of the investigation, Augustus Edgerton (49) of Carmel was summonsed for Operating without a license. Also, charged in this incident was Sarah Day (28) of Franklin. Sarah was summoned by Trooper Joshua Deangelo for not having the proper permits to transport the mobile home.

    10-10-19

    Trooper Gavin Endre conducted a consensual encounter with a vehicle at the Ellsworth Market Place in Ellsworth. During the conversation, Trooper Endre built probable cause to believe Courtney Raymond (24) of Jonesboro was driving the vehicle. Raymond’s driving status was currently revoked and she also had an active warrant for her arrest. Trooper Endre arrested Raymond and transported her to the Hancock County Jail where she was booked in on the warrant and summonsed for Operating After Revocation.

    Trooper Gavin Endre conducted a traffic stop on a yellow Subaru Baja in Hancock, for a registration violation. The operator David Briggs (37) of Hancock had a suspended driving status as well as an active warrant for his arrest. Briggs was transported to the Hancock County Jail, where he was booked in on the warrant and summonsed for Operating After Suspension and Falsely Attaching a Registration.

    10-11-19

    Trooper Owen Reed responded to Deer Isle for a report of a vehicle passing a school bus with its lights on.  Investigation continues.

    10-12-19

    Trooper Keith York summonsed Ian Rudd (32) of Machiasport, for Failure to Report an Accident by Quickest Means stemming from a crash investigation on October 5th in Machias.  Trooper Andy Foss assisted.

     

  • Troop D Weekly Report

    On 10/6/19 Tr. Harrington summonsed Eric McKinley (34) of Waterville for operating without a license on I295 in Richmond.

    On 10/6/19 Tr. Bureau stopped Mikaela King (25) of Orrington for an inspection violation on Route 1 in Searsport. Upon further investigation, Tr. Bureau learned the vehicle operated by King had a suspended registration for Tolls. King was summonsed for operating with suspended registration and the released-on scene after the vehicle was towed.

    On 10/9/19 Tr. Bureau stopped William Overlock (19) of Carmel for speeding 84 mph in a posted 50 mph zone on Route 137 in Knox. Overlock was summonsed for exceeding the speed limit by 30 mph or more and released on scene.

    On 10/9/19 Tr. Harrington arrested Chelsea Wyman (27) of Augusta for: Failing to give correct name, violating conditions of release, unlawful possession of schedule drug (Suboxone and Heroin), and operating after revocation. This stems from a traffic stop that was conducted on a vehicle Wyman was operating on Sewell Street in Augusta. It was also determined Wyman was on probation for Trafficking Heroin and a probation hold was placed on Wyman. Det. Quintero assisted with the stop.

    On 10/10/19 Tr. Harrington and Sgt. Fowlie attended a “Trunk or Treat” event for Connor Sawtell in the parking lot of Texas Roadhouse in Augusta. Connor is suffering from a rare spinal condition and is going in for surgery on 10/16/19.

    On 10/10/19 Tr. Martin stopped a vehicle for a plate light being out. As a result of the stop it was discovered one of the passengers, Jenna Maddocks (26), had an outstanding warrant. She was taken into custody and transported to Waldo County Jail without incident.

    On 10/10/19 Tr. Bureau stopped Bryanna Blanchard (26) of Freedom for an expired inspection sticker on Route 137 in Waldo. Upon further investigation, Tr.

    Bureau learned Blanchard’s license was suspended with a prior OAS conviction. Blanchard was summonsed for OAS with a prior and the vehicle was towed.

    On 10/10/19 Tr. Bureau stopped Naota Farris (27)of Bucksport on the Hawes Bridge Road in Prospect for a vehicle defect. Upon making contact with Farris, Tr. Bureau observed thick clouds of smoke coming from the inside of the vehicle. The odor smelt of burnt marijuana. It was learned that the rear passenger, Carlos David (22) also of Bucksport was smoking a joint in the back seat while Farris was driving around. David was charged with consuming marijuana in a vehicle on a public way.

    On 10/12/19 Tr. Peckham arrested Brian Costa (55) of West Gardiner on an unpaid fines warrant.

    On 10/12/19 Cpl. Robinson responded to 745 Townhouse Road in the town of Unity for a reported assault. Corey Robinson (22) of Farmington, and Alec Reynolds (41) of Troy, got into an altercation at a residence they both were at in Burnham. The case is being forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office in Belfast for review.

    On 10/13/19 Cpl. Robinson took a report of a protection order violation at 94 Indian Hill Lane in the town of Frankfort. Patricia Parker (40) of Frankfort, was ultimately arrested for the violation by texting her estranged husband Eric Parker (33) of Frankfort, who was the protected party.