Troop G Weekly Incident Report

On 07-31-19 Tpr. Hager stopped Alice Markey-Bynum (24) for speeding 88mph in a posted 70mph zone at mile 24.4 northbound in Kennebunk.  A subsequent driver’s license inquiry out of Rhode Island determined that Markey-Bynum did not have an operator’s license (expired operator’s permit).  Markey-Bynum was issued a criminal summons for Operating without a License and a violation summons for speeding.  A passenger with an active driver’s license (R/O) took control of the vehicle and Markey-Bynum was released from the scene.

Narcotics seized on Turnpike.

On 07-30-19 Tpr. Darcy conducted a cold stop on a vehicle northbound on the turnpike in York. Criminal indicators were observed during the traffic stop and Tpr. Wilkinson & K9 Pinny were called to the scene.  K9 Pinny conducted a sniff of the vehicle and the occupants. K9 Pinny alerted to the odors of narcotics and a search was conducted.  As a result, 266 grams of cocaine and 52 grams of fentanyl was located.  Juan Santiago (29) of Hartford, CT and Enrique Arroyo Robles (21) of Puerto Rico were arrested and transported to the York County Jail in Alfred.  Both subjects were booked on two counts of Aggravated Trafficking Schedule W Drugs.  Bail was set at $15,000 each. Sgt. Pappas and Tpr. Williams assisted. 

On 08-01-19 Tpr. Physic pulled over Lane Dearing for driving 78mph in a 50mph construction zone.  Tpr. Physic arrested Dearing for OUI.  A DRE was called in and found the driver was impaired. Tpr. Physic charged Lane with OUI.

On 08-04-19 Tpr. Physic pulled over a vehicle for erratic operation and speed.  Tpr. Physic arrested Bradley Byther for OUI.  Bradley took an intoxilyzer test and the result was over the legal limit.  He was charged with OUI.

On 07-31-19 Tpr. Wilkinson and K9 Pinny were requested to assist Tpr. Matthew Williams, who had a vehicle stopped on the Maine Turnpike for a traffic violation.  K9 Pinny conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle as well as the female operator.  K9 Pinny did not indicate on either the vehicle or the operator.  

On 08-01-19 Tpr. Jodell Wilkinson and K9 Pinny were requested to assist Tpr. Eric Bronson, who stopped a vehicle traveling northbound on the Maine Turnpike in York for a speeding violation.  Criminal indicators were observed and K9 Pinny was requested to conduct a free air sniff of the vehicle.  K9 Pinny indicated on the exterior of the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle was conducted, a crack pipe and other paraphernalia was located. 

On 07-30-19 Tpr. Kelley summonsed Anisa Mohamed (22) of Portland for speeding after she passed his cruiser in Farmingdale going 101mph.  

Cpl. Ricci Cote stopped Sean Nelsen (46) of Gray on the ME Turnpike on the southbound departing ramp at mile 63 in Gray.  He was under the influence of intoxicants and had a 10-year old female passenger inside along with her mother.  He was put through a battery of field sobriety tests and found to be impaired.  He was arrested, and his vehicle towed.  A Cumberland County Deputy assisted by transporting the two females to a residence in Gray.  Nelsen was taken to the Cumberland County Jail where he was administered a Breathalyzer Test.  The results were over the legal limit.  He was charged with Operating Under the Influence (Class D).

Cpl. Ricci Cote stopped Pavinna McIlwain (28) of Portland on the ME Turnpike in Portland at mile 46 southbound.  She was under the influence of intoxicants and put through a battery of field sobriety tests.  She was found to be impaired and arrested.  Her license was also under suspension for OUI.  Her vehicle was towed, and she was transported to the Cumberland County Jail where she refused to submit to a Breathalyzer Test.  She was charged with Operating Under the Influence (Class D).

Cpl. Ricci Cote stopped Robert True (48) of Portland on the turnpike at mile 62 southbound in Gray.  His ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  He had 9 active suspensions currently in effect.  His vehicle was towed, and he was charged with Operating After Suspension (Class E).

Cpl. Ricci Cote stopped Jessica Gaudette (30) of Limerick on the ME Turnpike in Gray at mile 60 southbound.  She was charged with Criminal Speed (Class E) for traveling 102mph in the posted 70mph zone.

South Portland brush fire

Cpl. Ricci Cote and Troopers Duda and Reaser responded to a brush fire on the side of the ME Turnpike at mile 46 southbound in South Portland by Crosby Maintenance.  The fire was put out by both Portland and South Portland Fire Departments.  Traffic was backed up for several miles for more than an hour while it was being tended to.  The cause of the fire is unknown.
Cpl. Ricci Cote stopped Jeffrey Clark (53) of Lewiston on Washington St northbound by the entrance to the ME Turnpike.  His ME License was found to be under suspension for failure to pay fines.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension (Civil), Possession of a Suspended License (Civil), and his vehicle was towed.