Troop J Weekly Report (05-17-20 to 05-24-20)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 1

# of DV Arrests – 0


Trooper Dana Austin attempted to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation in Ellsworth.  The motorcycle took off at a high rate of speed and attempted to avoid being stopped. Trooper Austin located the motorcycle abandoned behind an apartment building in Ellsworth and shortly after he located the operator. As a result of the investigation, Jacob Hale (25) of Hancock was arrested for Failure to Stop for a Law Enforcement Officer, Operating Without a Driver’s License, and Driving to Endanger. Trooper Austin was assisted by the Hancock County Sheriffs Office and the Ellsworth Police Department.

Corporal Chris Smith assisted Washington Sheriff Office with searching for a missing juvenile in Eastbrook.  The juvenile was later located in Washington County. 

Corporal Chris Smith investigated a theft of a racing style jack off the steps of a residence in Sullivan. 

Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Gregory Candelmo (26) of Robbinston for Failure to Notify by Quickest Means after an accident in Robbinston.


Trooper Dana Austin stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in Hancock, as a result of the investigation, Kimberly Gravelle (37) of Houlton was arrested for Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drug, Operating Under the Influence of Drugs and Operating after Suspension. Kimberly was found to have Methamphetamine on her person and a further search of her vehicle located more Methapmetamine inside of it. Also located were empty drug baggies that were going to be used for the sale of illegal drugs. Approximatly 9 grams of Methapmetamine was located and also located was $5,959 dollars. The money is believed to be from drug proceeds. Trooper Austin was assisted by Sergeant Jason Sattler, Trooper Gavin Endre, and Trooper Joshua Lander.


Sergeant Jeff Ingemi summonsed Alexis Matos (21) of Pennsylvania and Harrington, Maine, for Operating Without a License after a traffic stop in Harrington.  Washington Sheriff Office assisted.


Trooper Kim Sawyer summonsed Shane Seavey (39) of Crawford for failing to notify owner of a property damage accident after he smashed a support post in Crawford.

Corporal Daniel Ryan attempted to stop a vehicle on Rt 15 in Penobscot for speeding 82/50.  The vehicle failed to stop and then a chase ensued.  After approx. 5 miles, the driver pulled over on Rt 1 just east of the Orland Big Apple.  The driver, SETH RIOUX (32) of Brooklin was arrested and charged with Eluding an Officer and Criminal Speed.


Trooper Miles Carpenter responded to Roque Bluffs for the report of a lost 12-year old child.  The child was located shortly after arrival.  The child had gone for a walk and got turned around in the woods. 


Trooper Kim Sawyer received a report that the house in Brookton had been burglarized.  The door was kicked in, BB’s shot through a window, they cut some pipes and flooded the basement and damaged his furnace, washer, dryer, & freezer.  There are no suspects at this time.


Trooper Caleb McGary arrested Joseph Meek (35) of Levant and Florida, for Criminal Speed and Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol after a traffic stop in Hancock.  Trooper Owen Reed and the Maine Warden Service assisted. Speed was 103-mph in a 55-mph zone.