Troop G Weekly Report 03/01/2021 - 03/07/2021

On 03/02/2021, the Augusta RCC received a call on a vehicle that was traveling 100+ MPH southbound in Kennebunk before it pulled over abruptly.  Tr. Loder found the vehicle abandoned at the Wells line and discovered it had been reported stolen from Portland the night before.  A few minutes later, Cpl. Rogers came upon a man hitchhiking just south of Exit 19.  The subject – identified as Jacob Bowman (20) from Florida - admitted driving the car but denied stealing it.  Bowman said he borrowed the car from a friend and was headed to Tennessee when the car ran out of gas.  After coordinating with Portland PD, Bowman was charged with Theft by Unauthorized Use of Property.

On 03/07/2021, Cpl. Duda and Sgt. Pappas assisted in locating a reportedly armed suspect that had committed a home invasion in Massachusetts. The suspect was ultimately located in Scarborough and taken into custody without incident during a felony stop on Payne Road in Scarborough. Sgt. Kennedy and Sgt. Bryant also assisted.