November 2020

  • Missing Lebanon Woman UPDATE: Millette located safely

    Tammy MilletteUPDATE: Ms. Millette was located safely earlier this evening. Thank you for your assistance.

    Maine State Police Troop A is asking for assistance in locating Tammy Millette, a Lebanon resident. Millette was last seen on Route 5 in the Town of Fryeburg at the intersection of Lovell Rd and Cornshop Rd at approximately 1:30 p.m. yesterday. Millette was last seen walking northbound away from her vehicle wearing a black and grey Nirvana T shirt, leggings, and was barefoot. Millette left her cell phone with her vehicle. Millette is described as 5’6 and 175lbs with brown hair and hazel eyes.  If you have any information about Tammy’s last known whereabouts, please contact Maine State Police at 207-624-7076 x9, and ask for Trooper DuBois. 

  • Dayton Man Facing Multiple Charges

    A Dayton man is facing 8 charges after being arrested.

    On Nov. 6, 2020, Maine State Police Troopers in Troop A were dispatched to an address in Dayton for a report that Rock Varnum, 50, of Dayton, had assaulted his partner, threatened to kill her, burn down the house, and also attacked another female at the scene with a knife leaving her with injuries. Varnum initially fled the area on an ATV prior to Troopers' arrival. While State Police were investigating the incident Varnum returned on his ATV, highly intoxicated. Varnum was uncooperative with Troopers and was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Varnum was then transported to the hospital. While being transported by Rescue personnel he continued to threaten them with physical harm. 

    After Varnum was released from the hospital he was transported to the York County Jail where he was charged with the following offenses: Aggravated Assault (Class B); Domestic Violence Assault (Class D); Two Counts of Criminal Terrorizing (Class D); Domestic Violence Terrorizing (Class D); Operating under the influence of Alcohol(refusal to submit to test) (Class D); Refusing to submit to arrest or detention (Class D); and Disorderly Conduct (Class E).
     

  • Troop J Weekly Report (11-01-20 to 11-08-20)

    # of School Visits conducted – 0

    # of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

    # of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

    # of DV Arrests – 0

    11-02-20

    Trooper Miles Carpenter arrested Christopher Francis (43) of Pleasant Point for Operating Under the Influence - Drugs following a crash on County Road in Trescott Township. 

    11-05-20

    Trooper Jeffrey Taylor responded to a family fight in Deere Isle.

    11-08-20

    Trooper Owen Reed arrested Michael Mandell (27) of Blue Hill for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after a traffic stop in Blue Hill.  Sergeant Jeff Ingemi assisted. 

  • Troop F Weekly Report 11-02 to 11-08-20

    Incident Type:         false attachment

    Date:                          11/03/2020

    Town:                        fort kent

    Trooper:                   Tr. Desrosier

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Desrosier was driving through Fort Kent and observed a vehicle commit a traffic infraction.  Tr. Desrosier stopped the vehicle and an investigation revealed the registration plates on the vehicle were falsely attached.  Tr. Desrosier issued the driver a criminal summons for the violation and had the vehicle removed from the roadway.


     

    Incident Type:         Operating without a license

    Date:                          11/04/2020

    Town:                        bridgewater

    Trooper:                   Tr. Kilcollins

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Kilcollins was conducting traffic enforcement in Bridgewater and observed a vehicle speeding.  Tr. Kilcollins stopped the vehicle and found the operator was operating without a license.  The driver was issued a traffic summons for speeding and a criminal summons for operating without a license.  Tr. Kilcollins helped the driver arrange to have someone come get him and the vehicle.


     

    Incident Type:         FIREARM RELATED INCIDENT

    Date:                          11/04/2020

    Town:                        woodland

    Trooper:                   Tr. Kilcollins

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Kilcollins responded to an incident that occurred in Woodland.  A man was cleaning his pistol and was in the process of unloading the weapon.  He dropped the magazine and tried to catch it before it hit the floor.  In the process, he managed to hit the trigger causing the gun to fire.  The bullet grazed his palm and finger.  Tr. Kilcollins conducted an investigation and determined there was nothing suspicious or criminal with this incident.


     

    Incident Type:         Burglary

    Date:                          11/01/2020

    Town:                        Mapleton

    Trooper:                   Tr. Levesque

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Levesque responded to a vacant residence in Mapleton when the property owner discovered a home he owned had been broken into.  Tr. Levesque conducted a neighborhood canvass and collected DNA evidence at the scene.  The investigation is ongoing.


    Incident Type:         WARRANT

    Date:                          11/05/2020

    Town:                        Monticello

    Trooper:                   Tr. Rider

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Rider stopped and checked on a vehicle that appeared to be broken down in Monticello in the early morning hours of 11/5.  As he did so, a male subject ran from the scene and fled into the woods.  As the investigation unfolded, Tr. Rider had the vehicle towed from the scene and located a male subject later in the day that was linked to the vehicle.  The local man was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to jail without incident.



     

    Incident Type:         Criminal Mischief

    Date:                          11/07/2020

    Town:                        Island falls

    Trooper:                   Tr. Rider

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Rider investigated a criminal mischief complaint in Island Falls when a local woman reported that a playhouse on her property had been defaced with some derogatory words had been written on it.  The investigation is active and ongoing.

     

     

    Incident Type:         PURSUIT

    Date:                          11/06/2020

    Town:                        Mount Chase

    Trooper:                   Tr. Cotton

    Brief Synopsis:       On 11/6/20 at approximately 1030 Tr Cotton was investigating the report of a crime where he attempted to detain Cynthia Burley, who was a suspect. Burley would not comply and took off in her vehicle. Burley led Troopers on a high-speed chase on Rt 11 where speeds exceeded 85 MPH multiple times. Burley was operating on the wrong side of the road during the chase. Tr Cotton was able to use the PIT maneuver to immobilize Burleys vehicle. Burley was arrested and taken to the Aroostook County jail.  The Warden Service assisted at the scene. Rt 11 was shut down for a short time due to the vehicles in the roadway. Burley was charged with the following: Felony Eluding, Refusing to Submit to Arrest, Criminal Mischief, Driving to Endanger, Operating After Suspension, Violation of Contrition of Release. The investigation still ongoing.

     


     

    Incident Type:         BURGLARY

    Date:                          11/02/2020

    Town:                        Littleton

    Trooper:                   Tr. mahon

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Mahon responded to a residence in Littleton for a theft complaint.  Several thousand dollars’ worth of tools were stolen from the residence.  The investigation is ongoing.      


    Incident Type:         WARRANT

    Date:                          11/02/2020

    Town:                        ludlow

    Trooper:                   Tr. mahon

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Mahon arrested a 28-year old Ludlow female on two FTA warrants while investigating a possible Criminal Trespass complaint.  The female was transported to the Troop F Barracks where she posted bail.   

     


     

    Incident Type:         TRAINING

    Date:                          11/05/2020

    Town:                        Presque isle

    Trooper:                   Tr. Saucier

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Saucier instructed Intoxilyzer Certification to several area law enforcement officers at Presque Isle Police Department. 


     

    Incident Type:         THEFT

    Date:                          11/06/2020

    Town:                        oakfield

    Trooper:                   Tr. saucier

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Saucier took a report of a vehicle theft from a residence in Oakfield.  The victim reported hearing the vehicle leaving the residence and believed it was traveling north on Interstate 95.  Troopers attempted to locate the vehicle but were unable to find it.  There have been other reports of vehicle thefts in the area and the investigation is ongoing. 


    Incident Type:         THEFT

    Date:                          11/08/2020

    Town:                        Masardis

    Trooper:                   Cpl. Casavant

    Brief Synopsis:       Cpl. Casavant took a theft report in Masardis.  The caller advised sometime in the last three-weeks someone stole two old snowmobiles stored behind her residence.  The investigation is ongoing.


     

    Incident Type:         ASSIST OTHER AGENCY

    Date:                          11/08/2020

    Town:                        Island Falls

    Trooper:                   Tr. Saucier

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Saucier received a call from Dep. York of the A.S.O who had seen a male subject with warrants at a local residence.  Dep. York and Tr. Saucier parked down the road and approached the house through a wood line in attempt to verify it was the male they were looking for.  They observed the male in the backyard working on a vehicle, approached him and told him he was under arrest.  The male attempted to flee but was quickly caught by Tr. Saucier and Dep. York and after a brief struggle, was place under arrest for VCR, refusing to submit to arrest and the warrants.

     

  • Troop D Weekly Report

    On 11/4/2020 Cpl. Quintero responded to a single vehicle crash in Frankfort.  Crystal Cunningham (29) of Belfast, was found to be the operator.  Cunningham was found in possession of multiple bags of Methamphetamine and along with a loaded shotgun.  Cunningham was arrested and charged with Aggravated Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs Class A, Operating after Suspension and False Attachment of Plates.   

    On 11/04/2020 Tr. Belanger and Cpl. Quintero went to 53 Pomeroy Ln Searsport to look for Donald Resh (44) of Searsport, who was wanted on 4 warrants. Resh was located at the residence and additionally charged with VCR x 4 and Aggravated Furnishing of Schedule W Drugs Fentanyl. Samantha Brown (41) of Swanville, was arrested for Possession of schedule W drugs methamphetamines, possession of schedule Z drugs Gabapentin, VCR, and hindering apprehension. Miguel Mercado (33) transient, was arrested for Possession of Schedule W Drugs Methamphetamines. 

    On 11/05/2020 Tr. Belanger and Cpl. Quintero conducted a warrant check at 175 Rocky Rd Northport. Stephen Boyle (49) of Northport, was arrested on a warrant and VCR x 4. Stacy Hughes (46) of Northport was arrested on VCR.
     
    On 11/05/2020 Tr. Martin stopped a vehicle for a loud exhaust. The operator, Nicholas Hart (34), had a suspended license and was summonsed for Operating After Suspension.

    On 11/6/2020 Cpl. Quintero and Sgt. Couturier responded to 140 Detroit Rd., in Troy for the report of a domestic disturbance.  Upon arrival contact was made with Stephanie Coutu (26) of Troy.  Couto was found to be on a Conditional Release for a prior domestic violence and drug trafficking arrest. Couto was found to be in possession of hypodermic apparatus. Upon testing Couto was found to have recently used illegal drugs.  Couto was arrested and charged with violating her conditions of release.  Couto was held without new bail.

    On 11/07/2020 Tr. Belanger and Cpl. Quintero conducted a bail check at 18 Damon Rd Stockton Springs. Rodney Damon (40) of Stockton Springs, was found to be in possession of meth. Damon was charged with Possession of Schedule W Drugs Methamphetamines and VCR x 2. Gail Curtis (36) of Stockton Springs, tested positive and charged with VCR. Evidence of poaching deer was located at the residence. Damon admitted to the hunting offense. The Maine Warden Service was called and charged Damon with failing to register a deer and hunting over bait.

    On 11/7/2020 Cpl. Quintero and Tr. Belanger conducted a bail search at 2159 Belfast Rd in the Town of Lincolnville.  Christopher Ray (39) of that address, was the subject of conditions of release from a prior arrest for Gross Sexual Assault.  Ray was prohibited from the use or possession of alcohol.  During the search Ray was found to be in possession of alcohol and he confessed to its regular use.  Ray was arrested and charged with violating his conditions of release and brought to the Waldo County Jail. 
     

  • Troop G Weekly Report 11/02/2020 - 11/08/2020

    On 11/03/2020, Tr. Welch stopped Derek J. Lemieux (35) of Biddeford at mile 63 in Gray for an expired registration.  Lemieux was subsequently summonsed for OAS and Operating with a Suspended Registration (Toll Evasion).

    On 11/03/2020, Tr. Welch stopped Brady N. Nicholson (32) of Passadumkeag at Mile 66 in New Gloucester for a Suspended Registration (Toll Evasion).  Nicholson was cited accordingly.

    On 11/3/2020, a snow squall had gone through the northern end of the Turnpike causing the roads to become wet and icy.  Pike maintenance crews were called out to salt the roadway due to the icy road conditions.  Tr. Davis received a report of a single vehicle into the median guardrail at mile marker 108.  After removing the vehicle from the scene and completing a crash report, Tr. Davis proceeded southbound from exit 109 and observed a crash involving a pickup off the roadway and a tractor trailer jack knifed in the northbound lanes blocking the roadway at mile marker 108.5.  Cpl. Rogers had overheard the crash report and responded from mile marker 111 to assist.  Tr. Davis arrived on scene and met with Cpl. Rogers, who was assisting the driver of the Kris-Way tractor trailer.  The driver had been traveling northbound in the Kris-Way tractor trailer in lane two when he lost control of the vehicle due to the icy roads. The truck crossed from lane two into the median, striking the guardrail.  As the truck returned to the roadway, the rear of his tractor struck a JB Hunt tractor trailer that was traveling northbound in lane two.  The first truck then jackknifed, blocking the roadway. The driver of the JB Hunt truck continued northbound and pulled to the shoulder with disabling damage to the trailer.  A pickup truck had been traveling northbound after the crash and swerved to avoid the tractor trailer and went off the roadway down the grass embankment. The driver of the Kris-Way tractor trailer was transported to Maine General. 

    On 11/05/2020, Tr. Keller arrested Richard Gould (54) of Harwich, MA on the ME Turnpike at mile 109 northbound in Augusta resulting from a motor vehicle pursuit that began on the Pike in Sabattus.  Prior to the pursuit, three separate erratic operation complaints were called in on the suspect.  The last one reported that the vehicle went off the roadway and struck a guardrail and then continued on.  The vehicle was spotted by Tr. Kelley in the Sabattus area and he attempted to stop it to no avail.  The pursuit traveled up the Pike and was terminated when vehicle ran over deployed spike mats.  Troop G was assisted by Troopers from Troops B and C.  He was charged with Operating under the Influence, Eluding, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, and Criminal Speed.

    On 11/06/2020, Sgt. Porter responded to a modular home almost tipping over in the breakdown lane on I-95 NB in the area of mile marker 63.5. B & B Towing was hauling a modular home when a tire failed on the passenger side of the trailer. The heavy wrecker was towing the modular home that was attached to a trailer with only two axles resting in the middle of the modular home. Both passenger side tires failed on the trailer, and the modular home began to lean over towards the ditch in the breakdown lane. It appears the tires were not weight rated for the load. B & B Towing did their own recovery of the modular home and due to the limits of being over height and not fitting under the overpasses on the Turnpike while on the wrecker, it was brought to Maine Turnpike Authority Gray Maintenance until further arrangements could be made. The driver/owner of the wrecker produced a State of Maine over limit permit as well as an MTA permit to operate on the Maine Turnpike. The MTA permit was purchased at the Rand Road toll. It appears B & B Towing did not follow the route on the permit and may be in violation, which will be followed up on.  Tr. DeGroot from the Commercial MV unit was called out to assist in the investigation. At one point, both NB and SB lanes were shut down to move the modular home through a crossover in order to get it off the roadway. Traffic was affected for about 3 hours. Tr. Parks also assisted on scene.

    On 11/06/2020, Cpl. Physic attended the Interstate Commission of Juveniles meeting as the law enforcement representative to the council.

  • 2019 Merit & Citation Awards

    The Maine State Police typically hold their annual awards ceremony over the summer. With this year being anything but typical, like many similar events, the awards ceremony was canceled due to COVID-19 precautions. Instead, Col. John Cote personally visited as many of the award recipients as possible to recognize them for their incredible service. Here are a few of their stories.

    From Col. John Cote:

    Each year the State Police Merit & Citation Board receives numerous requests to formally recognize our members and those in the general public who have gone above and beyond resulting in positive impacts on our communities and citizens.  The board sets aside many submissions and presents awards only to those who are most deserving and engaged in both heroic and valiant efforts.  The fact that we were not able to publicly honor these recipients takes nothing away from the significance of their outstanding efforts.

    The Trooper of the Year is among the most coveted awards and is selected after each troop or unit selects a nominee to compete for the statewide award.  This group represents the best, brightest and most professional members within our ranks.  The member selected as the Trooper of the Year must meet several criteria based on meritorious service to the citizens of Maine, bravery, solving crime, combating drug problems, social service, and upholding the core values of INTEGRITY, FAIRNESS, COMPASSION, and EXCELLENCE as their guide as they strive to set the example for all to follow.

    The Legendary Trooper is the highest honor that can be bestowed on a member.  Selected from a group nominated by retired members, the award recognizes the winner as a member whose outstanding contributions were consistent and significant during their years of service and continue to have an impact on our agency today.

    Trooper of the Year

    Trooper of the Year John DarcyTrooper John Darcy

    Trooper John Darcy from Troop G was named the 2019 Maine State Police Trooper of the Year.

    Trooper Darcy joined the State Police in 2013 and graduated from the 65th Recruit Training Troop. He has served in Troop F, A, and G. He was previously nominated for Trooper of the Year in 2015 (Troop F) and 2018 (Troop G).

    Tpr. Darcy is an active member of the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (PACE) Team, a Field Training Officer, and instructed at the Junior Trooper Academy. Tpr. Darcy designed and taught a block of instruction on gangs to the recruit Training Troop (RTT) which was adopted into the curriculum for every new member of the State Police. He also volunteers and participates in a powerlifting competition centered around his neighborhood community in York County. The competition raises money and gifts for Toys for Tots.

     

    Other nominees:

    2019 Trooper of the Year Nominees

    Legendary Trooper

     

    Legendary Trooper Conrad McNaughtonConrad McNaughton

    The 2019 selection for Legendary Trooper is Retired, Detective Conrad McNaughton. McNaughton joined the State Police in 1973 as a member of the 30th Training Troop. He served in Troops B and D, as well as with the State Police Intelligence Unit. McNaughton was a cadre for the 34th Training Troop. He was twice nominated for Trooper of the Year (1976 and 1982). He was also a founding member of the State Police Underwater Recovery Team. He participated in many of the major events in our agency’s history including the State Prison lock-down in 1980 and the Seabrook New Hampshire powerplant protests in 1977. Det. McNaughton was widely known for his outstanding work ethic and determination. His son, Adam McNaughton, currently serves as a Troop Investigator in Troop D.

     

     

    Meritorious Service

    Cpl Diane PerkinsCpl. Diane Vance

    On Dec. 23, 2019, Cpl. Diane Vance responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on I-95 in Sidney.

    The operator was trapped after the vehicle sustained massive damage and came to rest on its roof against a concrete bridge. The driver suffered serious injuries. Cpl. Vance applied a tourniquet to her leg to stop the bleeding and rendered medical care prior to and after paramedics arrived. Cpl. Vance also provided psychological comfort to the patient and appropriately notified the next of kin who lived out of state. Following the crash, Cpl. Vance drove to a hospital outside of the Troop on her days off to meet with the crash victim. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Warden HladicksWarden Kyle Hladiks

    For his efforts to save the life of a hunter that had unintentionally inflicted what ultimately turned out to be a fatal gunshot wound in Eustice.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lt Scott IrelandLt. Scott Ireland

    On Feb. 13, 2020, a house fire occurred on the Hussey Hill Rd in Vassalboro. Lt Scott Ireland overheard the radio traffic while on his way home and responded to the scene near his home. Lt Ireland arrived before the fire department and learned that a man was still inside the residence. Lt Ireland, without regard for his personal safety, entered the house and located the man unconscious on the floor. Unable to revive the man, Lt Ireland worked with others to carry him from the house and perform CPR until fire and EMS crews arrived. Although the man did not survive his injuries, Lt Ireland’s selfless act of courage provided every opportunity for medical intervention and certainly prevented the man’s mother and caretaker from re-entering the house for her son. 

     

     

     

     

    Bravery Awards

    Bravery Award

    Cpl. Rick Moody
    Tr. Eric Sucy *
    Tr. Garret Booth
    Tr. Daniel Murray
    SA Ken MacMaster (Senior Fire Investigator, Maine State Fire Marshal)*
    (*Not Pictured)

    These five people were nominated for a Bravery Award for their courageous actions during a pursuit of an armed felon who had already shot a Waterville Police Officer.

    On Dec. 22, 2019, Cpl. Rick Moody, Tr. Eric Sucy, Tr. Garret Booth, Tr. Daniel Murray and Fire Marshal Ken MacMaster assisted the Waterville Police Department with a high-speed chase after Waterville Police Officer Timothy Hinton was shot twice while attempting to stop the vehicle.

    Officers engaged in the pursuit in the town of Fairfield. The pursuit continued over several miles into the town of Canaan. During the pursuit, officers took heavy gunfire at several different locations from Richard Murray-Burns, (29 of Hartland). State Police cruisers sustained damage from the suspects' gunfire; however, officers continued the pursuit in their efforts to apprehend a dangerous person and protect the public with unselfish regard to their own safety.

    The officers' unselfish efforts came to fruition on Route 23 near the intersection of Route 2 in the town of Canaan when Troopers shot and incapacitated Burns, ending his tyranny of violence. The Troopers' heroism continued as they transitioned into and administered life-saving measures to Burns.

     

    Tact Team Call in Millinocket

    Members of the Maine State Police Tactical Team were given a bravery award for their actions earlier this year in Millinocket. The Maine State Police Tactical Team responded to a residence for a reported shooting and hostage incident. The team were able to locate the hostages and remove them safely, as well as disarm and take the hostage-taker into custody.

    Colonel’s Awards

    Elgin PhysicCpl. Elgin Physic

    Tpr. Physic is being nominated for the Colonel’s Award for his many and varied service efforts to the Maine State Police and the Citizens of Maine. Tpr. Physic expanded his already considerable efforts toward service in 2019, both on and off duty, and maintained his status as one of the top performers in OUI enforcement in the agency.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Judie HartleyJudie Hartley

    Widow of retired Cpl. Darrell Hartley, Judie Hartley was nominated for a Colonel’s award for her many artistic contributions to the Maine State Police. She created and drew the generational set of six Troopers standing by their vehicles. Sets of this artwork hang in not only many Maine State Police barracks but in many homes of Troopers and support staff.

    More importantly, Judie has held the responsibility of drawing the Fallen Heroes of the Maine State Police. Anyone who has visited our Fallen Heroes Conference Room at Headquarters at 45 Commerce Drive will have seen her hand-drawn portraits of every one of our fallen Troopers.

    Most recently she completed a portrait of Detective Benjamin Campbell. 

     

     

     

     

    Pipes and Drums Unit

    Pipe and Drum File PhotoThe Maine State Police Pipe and Drum Unit have been a consistent representation of departmental pride and esprit de corps since its first public performance in 1998. The Unit first performed at the graduation ceremony for the 45th Training Troop in 1998. Since then they have performed at over 28 State Police Academy Graduations in addition to over 37 Basic Law Enforcement Training Program Graduations. In 2011 and 2019 the Pipe and Drum Unit had the honor of leading Governor Paul Lepage and Governor Janet Mill into their respective Inauguration Ceremonies. The Pipe and Drum Unit regularly performs at parades, civic events, memorial services, and funerals.

    Current membership in the unit includes sworn personnel ranging in rank from Trooper to Lieutenant.

    Members also include a retired Trooper and a municipal police officer. The unit is also grateful for assistance from civilian subject matter experts who provide instruction in both the piping and drumming disciplines.

    Current Membership:

    • Lt. Scott Gosselin
    • Mr. Jay Bradshaw
    • Lt. Patrick Hood (Snare Drum)
    • Sgt. Kristopher Kennedy (Bass Drum)
    • Tpr. Joseph Parker (Bagpipes)
    • Tpr. Forrest Simpson (Bagpipes)
    • (Ret.) Tpr. Gerald LaPointe (Tenor Drum)
    • Officer Alec Thompson- Biddeford Police Department (Bag Pipes)
    • Mr. Alan Gregory – Maine Criminal Justice Academy Staff (Snare Drum)
    • Mr. Steve Lemieux- Bureau of Consumer Credit (Bagpipes/ Instructor)
    • Mr. Daniel Bernardini (Snare Drum / Instructor)

     

    Special Award Commendation

    Janice LaBrieJanice LaBrie- St. Agatha

    Janice LaBrie was nominated for the award earlier this year after an incident in December 2019. A local resident had been walking on the road when he collapsed from an apparent heart attack. Janice, who is also a nurse, happened to be driving through the area and saw the man in distress and stopped to help. Janice immediately recognized the man was not breathing and began life-saving CPR, resuscitating the man. Janice’s quick thinking and decisive actions were instrumental in saving the man's life as she and responding Troopers performed CPR until the ambulance arrived. The man survived this incident solely on the actions and quick thinking of Janice.

    And Janice didn’t stop there, after the incident, realizing that others knowing CPR could help in a similar situation, she arranged training for locals in CPR in hopes that in another situation like this, there would be someone that could help just like she did. Thankfully on that fateful day, Janice was in the right place at the right time.

     

    Tpr Ryan PhillipsTr. Ryan Phillips – Turner

    On Feb. 16, 2020, Trooper Ryan Phillips arrived to a scene in Turner where a man was in medical crisis. Without second thought, he assisted EMS services by providing life-saving compressions and other resuscitation efforts, which ultimately helped save the life of the man.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tpr BartonTpr. Keith Barton

    Tpr. Randy Hall*

    East Eustis Hunting Accident

    For their efforts to save the life of a hunter that had unintentionally inflicted what ultimately turned out to be a fatal gunshot wound. 
    *(No Photo Available)

     

  • Belfast Man facing Charges for Parole Violations and Drug Charges

    Drugs, weapons, evidence seizureOn Nov. 11, 2020, Maine State Police Troopers from Troop D conducted a parole check on Trevor Cannell, 26, at 1 Poor’s Mills Road, in Belfast. Cannell was on parole for Burglary (Class A); Robbery (Class A); and Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drugs (class B), out of Missouri.  Cannell is prohibited from the possession or use of illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription drugs.  Cannell is also prohibited as per his probation from the use or possession of firearms or dangerous weapons.  

    During the check Cannell was found seated in a bedroom of the home. Located within the immediate area of Cannell several dangerous weapons were located.  4 large fixed blade knives, 3 folding knives, a tee-ball bat, a stun gun flashlight, brass knuckle stun gun, a stun gun, and pepper spray.  Separately located next to Cannell was a backpack containing a ski mask, club inscribed “Kill” and a replica Glock Pistol.  Located in the home was collection of cut drug straws containing white residue, a pill crusher, a pill canister containing white powder which has not yet been identified, two digital drug scales and 79 8mg Suboxone strips. Cannell was found to be in criminal possession of the Suboxone.   

    Based upon the items located in the home Cannell was arrested and charged with Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drugs and is held on a parole violation for his possession of his dangerous weapons, misuse of prescription drugs and new criminal conduct.  Cannell is a person of interest in an unrelated investigation into a crime of violence where seized weapons were used.  
     

  • Silver Alert for Steven George Levesque UPDATE: Located safe by Wardens

    Steven George LevesqueUPDATE: Mr. Levesque was located alive by the Warden Service. Thank you for your assistance!

    The Oxford Police Department has issued a Silver Alert for Steven George Levesque, 60, of Oxford. Mr. Levesque is described as a white male, 5’9”, 150 lbs., with brown eyes and gray hair. He left 10 Oakwood Drive, on foot wearing plat PJ pants and a plain T-shirt at approximately 1:15 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2020.

    Anyone who sees Mr. Levesque should call 911 or the Oxford Police Department at 207-743-9554.
     

  • Troop F Weekly Report 11-09 to 11-15-20

    Incident Type:         ACCIDENT

    Date:                          11/10/2020

    Town:                        castle hill

    Trooper:                   Tr. Kilcollins

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Kilcollins investigated a single vehicle crash in Castle Hill.  A man was driving, struck a utility pole and then went into a culvert.  The vehicle went end over end and came to rest in a ditch.  Tr. Kilcollins investigated the scene and spoke with the driver.  The stated he believes he blacked out and was not sure what happened.  The man was transported to the hospital in Presque Isle for broken arm, broken leg, and internal injuries that are suspected to not be life threatening.  Tr. Kilcollins will be issuing criminal summonses to the driver for possession of schedule drugs (2 counts, both class C) and for operating without a driver’s license, once the man is released from the hospital. 

     


     

    Incident Type:         criminal speed / oas

    Date:                          11/10/2020

    Town:                        presque isle

    Trooper:                   Sgt. Clark

    Brief Synopsis:       Sgt. Clark was driving through Presque Isle and observed a vehicle driving at an excessive speed.  The vehicle was driving 90 mph in a posted 55 mph zone.  Sgt. Clark stopped the car and after an investigation found the driver also had a suspended Maine driver’s license.  The man admitted to knowing his license was suspended and that he was driving 90 mph.  Sgt. Clark issued a criminal summons to the driver for OAS and exceeding the posted speed limit by 30 mph or more.  The man arranged to have a licensed driver come get him and the car.


     

    Incident Type:         OUI

    Date:                          11/14/2020

    Town:                        Saint agatha

    Trooper:                   Tr. Desrosier

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Desrosier was driving through Saint Agatha and observed a vehicle with poor operation.  Tr. Desrosier stopped the vehicle and suspected the man was impaired.  After conducting Field Sobriety Testing, the man was arrested for OUI and transported to Madawaska PD for a breath test.  The man was able to post bail and was released.


     

    Incident Type:         THEFT

    Date:                          11/12/2020

    Town:                        merrill

    Trooper:                   cpl. casavant

    Brief Synopsis:       Cpl. Casavant took a theft report from a residence in Merrill.  The victim reported items missing as well as damage to a vehicle that was parked in the driveway.  The investigation is ongoing. 


     

    Incident Type:         CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

    Date:                          11/14/2020

    Town:                        Cross Lake

    Trooper:                   Tr. curtin

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Curtin took a criminal mischief at a residence in Cross Lake.  The victim reported a 34-year old male had spray painted his residence.  Tr. Curtin was unable to locate the male in the area.  The investigation is ongoing.

     


     

    Incident Type:         CASE SOLVED

    Date:                          11/10/2020

    Town:                        Oakfield

    Trooper:                   Tr. Saucier

    Brief Synopsis:       Tr. Saucier took a report of a vehicle theft on 11-6-20.  As a result of the investigation, Tr. Saucier charged a 24-year old Houlton male with Unauthorized Use of Property Class D, Motor Vehicle Theft Class C, Theft of a Firearm Class B, Possession of Firearm by Prohibited Person Class C and VCR Class E.