Troop G Weekly Report - 08/09/2021 - 08/15/2021

On 08/09/2021, Tr. Keim stopped Rodney Kennebrew of Lewiston for traveling 77 MPH in a posted 45 MPH zone on Rt 9 in Sabattus.  

On 08/11/2021, at approximately 0030 hours, Sgt. Duda attempted to pull over a speeding vehicle in the construction zone northbound near mile marker 46. The vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle continued northbound to exit 53 where it then sped up and began operating unsafely. Sgt. Duda terminated the pursuit. A short while later Windham and Falmouth Police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. The vehicle fled into Westbrook where it went off the road and crashed into several trees. The male operator, Justin Ellsmore (39) of Cumberland was uninjured and taken into custody by officers on scene. Sgt. Duda responded to the scene and took custody of Ellsmore. Ellsmore was ultimately charged with operating under the influence and eluding.

On 08/11/2021, Cpl. Cropper attempted to stop a black Mercedes sedan with a NH Temp registration that passed him at the MM 72 crossover southbound at 122 MPH. A pursuit ensued and speeds reached over 130 MPH. The pursuit was called off at MM 55. The vehicle continued southbound and exited at 53. The investigation to identify the operator is ongoing.

On 08/11/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Chanita Verse (27) of Cheektowaga, NY on the ME Turnpike southbound in Wells.  Her privilege to operate in ME was found to be Suspended.  She was charged with Operating after Suspension.

On 08/11/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Matthew Babb (22) of Limerick on I-295 northbound in Portland.  His ME license was found to be suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and Possession of a Suspended License.  His vehicle was towed away.

On 08/13/2021, Lt. Zabarsky, Sgt. Burton, Cpl. Cropper, and Tr. Keim responded to MM 66 northbound for a single vehicle rollover with ejection. The 17-year-old female driver, on a permit, was pinned under the vehicle. The 23-year-old passenger, also on a permit, was injured as well. Both the driver and passenger were transported to CMMC in Lewiston and then the 17-year-old driver was Life Flighted to MMC in Portland for pediatric care. The CMMC doctor advised that the driver was critical, but the injuries were survivable.

On 08/13/2021, Cpl. Physic summonsed Collin Gayheart for Criminal Speed.

On 08/14/2021, Tr. MacKinnon stopped Imanuela Costiner (37) of Watertown, MA at MM 9 northbound in York for traveling 101 MPH. Costiner was summonsed for the speed and several other traffic violations.

On 08/15/2021, at approximately 0600 hours, Tr. LiBritz was running laser when she stopped a vehicle near mile 60 southbound for speeding 96 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone. Upon further investigation the driver, Patrick Chamberland (28) of Parsonsfield, was on two sets of conditions of release and had an active warrant for failure to appear. He was issued a summons for speed and no insurance and was arrested on the warrant. Tr. Davis assisted with the three other occupants who did not have a license and the vehicle was towed.

On 08/15/2021, Cpl. Cote stopped Jason Hesketh (34) of Lewiston on the Exit 63 departing ramp on the ME Turnpike southbound in Gray.  His ME driver’s license was found to be suspended.  He was charged with Operating after Suspension and his vehicle was towed away.

On 08/15/2021, Tr. Keim stopped Kevin Overlock of Windham for speeding.  Overlock was traveling 103 MPH in a posted 70 MPH zone on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

This past week, Cpl. Physic taught Racial and Implicit Bias/A History of Racism at the SRO SUMMIT that was attended by school administrators, assistant district attorneys, school resource officers, and juvenile correction officers.