Troop J Weekly Report (07-26-21 to 08-01-21)

# of School Visits conducted – 0

# of OUI Alcohol Arrests – 1

# of OUI Drug Arrests – 0

# of DV Arrests – 0


Trooper Owen Reed summonsed Jason French (49) of Sullivan, for Operating After Suspension after a traffic stop in Franklin.  A passenger in that vehicle, Nicole Sargent (34) of Sullivan, was arrested for Aggravated Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs.  Corporal Jeff Taylor, Trooper Josh Lander and Trooper Jarid Leonard assisted.

Trooper Keith York responded to Grand Lake Stream for a theft complaint where a catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle during the day.  Investigation continues.

Trooper Jarid Leonard summonsed Pasquale Paganucci (46) of Franklin, for Illegal Attachment of Plates after a traffic stop in Hancock.  Corporal Jeff Taylor assisted.


Trooper Kim Sawyer in investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Route 9 in Crawford. The accident involved a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle striking head on. Deceased in the passenger vehicle was Bruce Pierce (63) of Calais.


Trooper Josh Lander responded to a crash in Amherst where a vehicle had driven off a 40-foot embankment in a construction area.  As a result of the investigation the operator, David Maher (62) of Maryland, was summonsed for Operating Under the Influence of Alcohol and transported to a local hospital by EMS for his injuries.  Trooper Owen Reed and Trooper Taylor Dube assisted at the scene.