Troop B Weekly Report 02/22/21-02/28/21

Incident Type:   OUI drugs, DTE, Endangering the welfare of a child, & Other Pending Charges

Date:                                     2/20/2021

Town:                                   I-295 Freeport

Trooper:                               tr. lemieux

Brief Synopsis: At approximately 1638 hours, Augusta RCC received several complaints of a motor vehicle traveling North on I-295 swerving. Tr. Lemieux located the vehicle on I-295 in Freeport swerving over both lanes almost striking the guardrail. Tr. Lemieux conducted a motor vehicle stop. After approximately one mile, the vehicle pulled over. The driver (later identified as Paul Trask) showed signs of impairment. Tr. Lemieux noticed a single pill on the passenger floor. Tr. Lemieux spoke with TRASK outside of the vehicle. TRASK had a large bulge in his pants pocket. In his pocket was a large pill bottle with two types of pills inside. The name on the pill bottle was his fiancés. Field Sobriety was conducted. TRASK was placed under arrest for OUI drugs. A DRE performed several more tests. While waiting for a Bail Commissioner, TRASK mother in-law called looking for her grandchild. TRASK said his son was with his mother in law. The mother in-law informed me she did not have TRASK son. Portland PD was requested to go to TRASK residence in Portland. It was found that TRASK left his 8-month-old child inside of his apartment alone for approximately six hours. DHHS was called. TRASK was transported to Cumberland County Jail. The pills inside were counted (593 unknown pills) (8 Xanax pills). All pills will be sent to the lab for testing.


Incident Type:        OUI       

Date:                          2/28/2021

Town:                      Brownfield                   

Trooper:                   Tr. Willard

Brief Synopsis: On 2/29/2021, Trooper Willard was traveling west on Route 113 in Brownfield, when he observed a single vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the opposite direction.  The vehicle was confirmed to be traveling at 76 mph in a posted 55 mph zone.  Once Trooper Willard reversed direction and began catching up, the vehicle quickly turned left onto the Wakefield Road.  Trooper Willard closed the distance and the vehicle finally stopped.  The truck was a red 2007 Chevy Colorado pickup which had no registration plates.  Subsequent investigation led to the driver, Michael Shuman of Brownfield to be arrested for suspicion of OUI.  Shuman was transported to Fryeburg Police Department for a breath test.  Shuman was charged with Operating Under the Influence.


Incident Type:   OAR

Date:                                   2/22/2021

Town:                                 Bridgton

Trooper:                             Tr. Knight

Brief Synopsis:  Tr. Knight was traveling south on Rt 302 in Bridgton when she recognized a vehicle traveling north. Trp. Knight turned around, caught up to the vehicle and through prior knowledge and investigation, believed it was being operated by Tiffany Tolman, of Sweden. Tr. Knight conducted a traffic stop and confirmed Tiffany was the operator. She was also on multiple sets of bail. Tiffany was again arrested and booked at the Cumberland County Jail on felony OAR and VCR.