On 07/21/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Todd Hood (33) of Auburn on the ME Turnpike northbound in Gray. His registration was found to be Suspended for Tolls and he did not have a license. He was charged with Operating Without a License and his vehicle was towed.
On 07/21/2020, Tr. Welch arrested Joseph J. Esty (33) of Madbury, NH for DV Assault at the southbound service plaza in Kennebunk.
On 07/21/2020, Cpl. Physic participated in the drug operation that occurred throughout the state.
On 07/21/2020, Augusta RCC received a complaint of a possible domestic incident in a motor vehicle NB from MM 1 in Kittery. Tr. MacKinnon, Tr. Loder, and Tr. Spicer attempted to locate the MV. The cellphone was pinged and last showed the location in Kennebunk, with a statement heard from a male that they were en route to Biddeford to buy heroin. A reverse listing was done on the cell phone number and a residence in Kennebunk was checked with the assistance of Kennebunk PD. The female at the residence denied any assault and had no visible marks and was believed to be unrelated to the call. The cellphone was turned off and no owner information was able to be obtained from the carrier since it was a Tracphone. A teletype was put out with limited information.
On 07/22/2020, at approximately 0635 hours, Tr. LiBritz was dispatched to a rollover crash in the area of mile 35 northbound in Saco. It was reported that a Jeep was tailgating, then ran into a tractor trailer unit and rolled over multiple times prior to stopping off the roadway. Upon further investigation, it appeared the Jeep was speeding in the fast lane when it came up behind another vehicle. It was reported the Jeep whipped into the middle lane and made contact with the tractor trailer unit, causing the Jeep to spin out and roll over. The driver of the Jeep was transported to Maine Medical Center for further evaluation, but the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.
On 07/22/2020, Cpl. Duda investigated a theft of 7 cartons of cigarettes from the Cumberland service plaza. Tr. Davis stopped the suspected vehicle a short while later near mile marker 82. The male subject, Luke Doering, later admitted to smashing the display cabinet and stealing the cigarette cartons. Doering consented to a search of his vehicle. Subsequently, Doering was found to be in possession of the cigarette cartons as well as 317.5 Xanax pills, 21 Adderall pills, 63 LSD tabs, 28 grams of molly, a small amount of cocaine, and $8,020.00 cash. K9 Mack indicated on the interior of the vehicle. Doering was charged accordingly.
On 07/22/2020, Cpl. Physic spoke at career day that took place at the YWCA in Lewiston.
On 07/23/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Joshua Mackaman (20) of York on the ME Turnpike southbound in Saco. He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted speed limit.
On 07/24/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Mark L. Thibault (30) of Mount Laurel, NJ on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland. He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone speed limit.
On 07/24/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Matthew King (28) of Somerville, MA on the ME Turnpike northbound in Portland. He was charged with Criminal Speed for traveling more than 30 MPH over the posted work zone speed limit.
On 07/25/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Damon D. Bolden (50) of Westbrook on the ME Turnpike southbound in Portland. He was charged with Operating After Suspension.
On 07/25/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Tyler Wing (21) of Epping, NH on the ME Turnpike southbound in Arundel. He was arrested on a warrant for Failure to Appear for misdemeanor motor vehicle offenses and taken to the York County Jail.
On 07/25/2020, Cpl. Cote stopped Ryan Ackerman (33) of Winslow on the ME Turnpike northbound in Kennebunk. He was charged with Operating After Suspension and Violation of Conditions of Release.
On 07/25/2020, Cpl. Duda investigated a single vehicle crash at mile marker 27 northbound. The operator, a 31-year-old female, stated that she fell asleep driving. She hit the ditch and launched the vehicle approximately 15 feet into the air, coming to rest approximately 20 feet into the woods, striking several small trees and just missing several large trees. Her boyfriend, a 36-year-old male of South Boston, was combative during his interaction with medical personnel. He is being treated at Maine Medical Center with a broken back.
On 07/26/2020, Tr. Keim stopped a 17-year-old male of Sanford for 82 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone. The male stated he was not paying attention.
On 07/26/2020, Tr. Keim stopped Kenneth Henderson (30) of Old Orchard Beach for 99 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone. Henderson also had 4 children in the vehicle with him. After running a license check, Tr. Keim obtained information that Henderson was under suspension in Vermont. Henderson was charged with speed and operating without a license.
Tr. Keim stopped Brenna Blechorn (25) of MA for 81 MPH in a posted 50 MPH zone in South Portland. Blechorn stated that she did not know she was in a construction zone. Blechorn was charged with criminal speed.
Tr. Keim stopped Ashley Ross of Minot for 91 MPH in a posted 50 MPH construction zone in York. Ross also had a baby in the backseat. Ross was charged with criminal speed.
Tr. Kristy LiBritz spent the week volunteering and coaching two teams at the New Gloucester Rec cheerleading clinic.
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