Troop G Weekly Report 11/09/2020 - 11/15/2020

On 11/11/2020, Sgt. Burton assisted Cpls. Cropper and Wells (Troop A) with an honorable escort of retired Lt. Trask’s hearse from the funeral home in Saco to the cemetery in Portland.

On 11/11/2020, Tr. Keim, Tr. Reaser, Tr. Loder, Lt. Gosselin, and Sgt. Burton assisted the Wells Police Department with a barricaded suicidal subject.  Sgt. Shorey was consulted with several times from the scene as well.

On 11/13/2020, Tr. Darcy stopped a vehicle off the Kennebunk exit after observing the vehicle failing to maintain its lane. The driver of the vehicle fled into the woods. Troopers from Troops G and A responded, as well as Kennebunk PD units. While Troopers were preparing to begin a K9 track with Cpl. Schmidt & K9 Ibo, a Kennebunk PD officer located the male hiding in the woods after utilizing the thermal imager on their cruisers. The male fled on foot and was apprehended by the Kennebunk Officer. As a result, Tr. Darcy arrested Scott York (42) of Hollis for Operating after Revocation and Failing to Submit to Arrest or Detention. He was booked at the York County Jail.

On 11/15/2020, Cpl. Cote investigated a car-deer crash at mile 62 southbound in Gray where the operator fled the scene on foot.  Cpl. Cote ended up stopping a taxi on Portland Road in Gray a short time after the scene was cleared and he found the operator in the back.  He was identified as Ricky Whitney (43) of Warren.  He confessed to being the operator and leaving the scene.  He was charged with Failure to Report Accident by Quickest Means.

Cpl. Physic instructed EVOC this past week that was shut down this past spring due to COVID.