Troop D Weekly Report

Troop D weekly activities for time December 30th 2019, to January 5, 2020

On 12/29/19 Tr. Peckham stopped Jennifer Beattie (54) of Waterville and Abdul-Rashid Bilal (22) of New York, New York on I-95 in West Gardiner for a vehicle defect and expired registration. Jennifer was on bail for drug possession and a search was conducted. Jennifer was summonsed for operating with a suspended registration, VCR and the vehicle was towed.

On 12/29/19 Tr. Belanger stopped a vehicle on Water St in Augusta for Speeding 30mph in a 25mph zone. The passenger, Jessica Shaughnessy (33) of Augusta, had an active warrant for FTA. Shaughnessy was also found in the possession of unprescribed muscle relaxers. Shaughnessy was arrested on her warrant and possession of schedule Z drug.

On 12/29/19 Recruit Mattson and Tr. Belanger stopped Ethan Mitchell (19) of Searsmont on Rt. 173 in Searsmont. Mitchell was operating with a permit only and transporting 4 juveniles. Mitchell was issued a summons for operating without a driver’s license. 

On 12/30/19 Recruit Mattson and Tr. Belanger stopped David Dineen (56) of Gardiner on Water St in Randolph for an expired inspection. Dineen had an expired registration and was ultimately charged with operating with an expired registration greater than 150 days.

On 12/30/19 Tr. Nunez responded to a slide off on Rt 126 in West Gardiner. The occupant was not hurt, and there was no damage to the vehicle. 

On 12/31/19 Sgt. Quintero arrested Evan West 21 of Belmont. West was found traveling in a vehicle with one 16-year-old female and two 17-year-old females.  All parties admitted that West was providing the juveniles with Schedule Z drugs.  The drugs were recovered from the vehicle. West was Charged with Class C Furnishing of Schedule Drugs.

On 1/1/2020 Tr. Verhille stopped John Kiermaier (67) of Augusta for operating an unregistered motor vehicle greater than 150 days.  Kiermaier was summonsed for the offense. 

On 1/3/2020 Trooper’s Dunn and Belanger conducted a bail check of Devere Cudo (31) of Farmingdale at 7 Lauryn Lane in Farmingdale. Cudo was on bail for OUI following a Christmas Day crash on Rt. 1 in Wiscasset where he struck another vehicle. Tr. Dunn observed Cudo attempting to hide a bottle of alcohol inside the apartment and Cudo was arrested for VCR based upon his possession and consumption of alcohol.

On 1/3/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Leo Coutu (34) of Augusta on Grant St in Farmingdale for a defective tail light. Coutu attempted to Elude the stop, ultimately crashing into a snow bank. Coutu was arrested on 3 warrant, OAS, and possession of schedule Z drugs. Coutu was transported to Kennebec County Jail.

On 1/3/2020 Tr. Belanger stopped Deanna Jones (37) of Farmingdale for an expired registration on Maine Ave in Farmingdale. Jones was charged with operating with an expired registration greater than 150 days.

On 1/4/2020 Tr. Harrington summonsed Richard Sears (31) of China for attaching false plates on Western Ave in Augusta.