Troop B

Oxford Stand-off Ends Peacefully

A Norway man is in custody after peacefully surrendering to Troopers after a stand-off that lasted several hours. 

Brian Cabral, 42, of Norway, had been the subject of an ongoing drug investigation in the Oxford Hills Area. Recently a Class A warrant for Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W drugs ( fentanyl ) was obtained by State Police Investigators. Cabral is on Probation for Drug Trafficking. Cabral also has bail conditions. Cabral has been well aware Troopers have been looking for him.

On Feb. 3, at about 10 a.m., Cabral went to a business in Lewiston and had contacted a protected party in the above-mentioned bail conditions. Cabral fled the area before Police arrived. A vehicle description was provided. Troopers began to check known locations frequented by Cabral. At about 2 p.m., the suspect’s vehicle was located at a residence on French Road in Oxford. Oxford Police and Norway Police assisted State Police Units with surveillance on the residence. Because of Cabral’s criminal history, the seriousness of the new charges, and the presence of firearms inside the residence, the Assistance of the Maine State Police Tactical Team and the Maine State Police Crisis Negotiator Team were requested to respond.

The homeowner came out of the house without incident. The homeowner confirmed Cabral was inside the residence. After several hours of communicating with Cabral, he came out of the residence peacefully and surrendered to Troopers.

Cabral was transported to the Oxford County Jail; Charges of Class A Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs, Domestic Violence Terrorizing Class D, and Violation of Conditions of release Class C.
 

Violent Offender Task Force Arrest

Parsons booking photos
Aaron Parsons, 43, of South Paris

A South Paris man was arrested as a fugitive from justice earlier this week. 

On Aug. 12, 2020, at approximately 1 p.m., Troopers from Troop B and Agents from the Maine Violent Offender Task Force (US Marshals Service), apprehended Aaron Parsons, 43, of South Paris, ME, at a residence on Gary Street in South Paris.  Parsons was wanted on a warrant from Massachusetts State Police charging him with homicide and a sex assault offense.  The offense occurred in March of 2020 but a warrant was not issued until Aug. 11, 2020.
 
Mass. State Police received a tip earlier today and the Maine Violent Offender Task Force, acting on that tip, met with troopers from Troop B and coordinated the apprehension.  Parsons was arrested without incident, charged as a Fugitive From Justice and transported to the Oxford County jail.  He will be arraigned on Friday morning.
 

Falmouth Multi-Vehicle Crash

MM 12 CrashMultiple vehicles were involved in a crash in the Northbound lane of I-295 in Falmouth near mile marker 12 that briefly closed both lanes to traffic.

On Aug. 12, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Tpr. John Darcy was investigating a hit and run crash in the breakdown lane at mile 12 northbound on I-295 in Falmouth. One vehicle involved in the crash had continued northbound and was later located by Troop D Troopers. While Tpr. Darcy was speaking with the operator of the vehicle at mile 12, vehicles traveling by began to slow. The sudden slowing of traffic lead to several cars slamming on their brakes. One vehicle stopping short caused a rear-end crash. Several more rear-end crashes began happening. In total, an 8 vehicle pile-up occurred, blocking both travel lanes.

3 people were transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland by Falmouth Rescue with non-life threatening injuries.

5 vehicles were towed from the scene by Stewart’s Towing and Copp Motors.

Troopers from Troop B and G assisted as well as Maine DOT and the Falmouth Fire Department.

Thanks to all the help from the multiple agencies involved, the scene was cleared in 45 minutes.

There will be no charges in this case.

 

 

Lewiston Man Arrested after Pursuit

LEWISTON, Maine – A Lewiston man is facing charges after fleeing from police in Lewiston.

At approximately 11:40 a.m., on July 9, 2020, Tr. Ryan Phillips was in contact with agents from Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) who were requesting his assistance in stopping a motor vehicle in Lewiston.  The vehicle was suspected to be operated by Chad Nichols, 31, of Lewiston.  Nichols was a suspect of drug trafficking, had a revoked license and two active felony warrants for his arrest.  Tr. Phillips intercepted the vehicle near the intersection of Russell St. and College St. in Lewiston and initiated a traffic stop.  While the Trooper was approaching the vehicle, the operator took off, leading Tr. Phillips on a high-speed pursuit northbound on College Rd. into a rural part of Lewiston and into the town of Greene.  

The chase continued into Greene, when the suspect vehicle turned onto Rt. 202 headed back toward Lewiston.  Lewiston Police officers set up spikes on Rt. 202 near the Lewiston/Greene line, but the deployment was not effective.  As the chase continued back into populated area of Lewiston, the decision was made to terminate the pursuit by Sgt. Joseph Bureau.  Simultaneously, Pilot Supervisor Jerry Pearson was airborne and had a visual on the suspect vehicle.  Pearson led responding units to that vehicle and provided a description of the suspect, as the suspect fled on foot into a wooded area off Tall Pines Drive. Cpl. Jonathan Russell and K-9 Gus began a track at that location.

MDEA agents received a tip that Nichols had been picked up and later located him in a vehicle on Scribner Blvd, near the intersection of Webster St.  Lewiston PD officers were first on scene at that location and initiated a felony stop.  Nichols was taken into custody at this location and was charged with Eluding, Driving to Endanger, Criminal Speed, and Operating after Revocation Habitual Offender.  
 

Troop B Weekly Report 03/09/2020-03/15/2020

Incident: Accident

Date:                                     3/12/2020

Town:                                   Falmouth

Trooper:                              DET. ROYLE, TR. FLANAGAN, TR. KEIM

Brief Synopsis:  Det. Royle responded to a Tractor Trailer Unit that had left the roadway in the area of MM 11 NB.  The male operator identified as HATCH, PAUL S (48) stated that he had been suffering from a chest cold for the past couple of weeks and had blacked out.  The TT Unit drifted off into the median and narrowly missed a vehicle travelling in the SB passing lane due to the cable barrier.  The trailer which was loaded with 30,000 lbs. of processed human excrement, separated from the Tractor and overturned spilling a significant amount of its load into the SB passing lane.  I-295 was reduced to one lane in both directions for several hours as Stewart’s Towing recovered the vehicle and MDOT crews cleaned up the median and roadway.  Troopers Flanagan Keim assisted and dealt with three secondary crashes and crossover violators while the clean-up was in progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident Type:   Honor Guard

Date:                                   03/08 & 03/09/2020

Town:                                  Auburn & Lewiston

Trooper:                              Sgt. Farley, Cpl. Casey, Russell, Hink, Tr. Wells, Plourde, Flanagan, Dunn, Burke

Brief Synopsis: The Honor Guard fulfilled a request for Legendary Trooper Bureau’s wake in the city of Auburn.  Family members had requested a casket watch during the wake. Participating members were Wells, Casey, Hink, Russell, and Farley. On 03-09-20 the Honor Guard fulfilled a request for Legendary Trooper Bureau’s funeral services and Honorable transfer to final resting place in the city of Lewiston.  Family members had requested an Urn team and Honor Transfer from the Auburn funeral home to the Basilica in Lewiston. Participating members were Plourde, Flanagan, Russell, Dunn, Farley, and Burke.  The Honor Transfer was worked in close conjunction with the motor unit and members of Troop B.  Honor Guard personnel also worked with the Marine Corp Honor funeral services unit at the cemetery.

Incident Type:   DV ASSAULT

Date:                                     3/11/2020

Town:                                   WALES

Trooper:                              Trp. Nadeau

Brief Synopsis: On 3/11/20 Tr. Nadeau responded to Wales for a report of a domestic. The caller reported she found a female on the side of the road walking who was all beat up from a fight she had with her husband. The caller reported that the male suspect had fled into the woods. Once on scene Tr. Nadeau spoke with a female (37) of the above address. The female stated she got into an argument with her husband (42). She stated her husband hit her in the face with a storage bin, pushed her down and then fled out the back door. The female had a black eye, a laceration on her neck and stitches on her hand had ripped open from a prior injury. Tr. Nadeau was able to locate he husband down the road and  arrested him, transported him to ACJ, and charged him with DV Assault. DHHS was also called because the female’s 9-year-old daughter witnessed the assault.

 

Incident Type:   OUI

Date:                                     3/13/2020

Town:                                   NAPLES

Trooper:                              CORPORAL CASEY

Brief Synopsis:  Corporal Casey observed a vehicle pull into a parking spot at a business on Route 302 in the Town of Naples and strike a barrier with the front of the vehicle. The operator exited the car and appeared unsteady on his feet. Corporal Casey made contact with the man, determining he had been drinking. He was arrested after failing SFST’S and charged with 1st Offense OUI.

 

Incident Type:   WARRANT

Date:                                     3/09/2020

Town:                                   Brownfield                                                                                                         

Trooper:                              trooper PYBURN, Corporal Russell

Brief Synopsis:  Trooper Pyburn and Corporal Russell arrested Michael Korona, at his residence in Brownfield, for an outstanding warrant for theft. Units had responded to the address a week prior, when Korona overdosed. He was transported to the hospital that evening for treatment, but law enforcement was never notified upon his release. Trooper Pyburn, Corporal Russell, and Deputy George (Oxford County SO) made contact with Korona at his residence on the evening of 3/9. During the interaction Korona became uncooperative and was taken into custody after a brief altercation. Korona was transported to the Oxford County Jail and charged with Refusing to Submit to Arrest (class D).

 

Incident Type:   VIOLATION OF BAIL

Date:                                     3/09/2020

Town:                                   Norway                                                                                               

Trooper:                              Trooper PYBURN

Brief Synopsis:  Trooper Pyburn arrested Daniel Dunn of Waterford, after a traffic stop on Route 118 in the town of Norway. Dunn, who is on probation, was taken into custody after a large number of various prescription pills were located on his person. Dunn was transported to the Oxford County Jail without incident, where he was charged with possession of Schedule Z drugs, Violating Conditions of Release.

 

Incident Type:   ACCIDENT

Date:                                     3/12/2020

Town:                                   Paris                                                                                                     

Trooper:                               Trooper PYBURN

Brief Synopsis:  Trooper Pyburn covered a crash involving a Paris PD cruiser, at the Family Dollar in Paris. No injuries were reported, and the crash was determined to be non-reportable. 

I-295 Cement Truck Crash

Cement TruckA cement truck rolled over when attempting to exit the interstate early this morning.

Maine State Troopers say at approximately 6 a.m., a N.S. Giles cement truck was traveling southbound on I-295 in Freeport, when it attempted to negotiate the Exit 22 southbound off-ramp. The vehicle was traveling too fast for the ramp, and ultimately rolled over into the median. The driver, Benjamin Cookson, 42, of Enfield, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Exit 22 southbound was shut down for a couple hours while crews removed the vehicle. Freeport Police Department, Freeport Fire & Rescue and Copp Motors assisted on the scene.
 

Waterboro woman arrested in Maine

Boulard
Leah Boulard, 33, of Waterboro

A Waterboro woman was arrested by the Maine State Police on an active warrant.

On Jan. 27, 2020, a Trooper from Troop A and a Corporal from Troop B, conducted a warrant check at a residence in West Newfield. Leah Boulard, 33, of Waterboro, was wanted out of New Hampshire for a possession of fentanyl charge with intent to distribute. Boulard was located inside the residence and was placed under arrest. She was also charged with possession of schedule w drug (class D), possession of schedule W drug (class E), and violation of conditions of release (class E).

Boulard was transported to York County Jail where she is awaiting extradition back to New Hampshire. No bail was allowed for the new charges.

PITTSFIELD PILE UP

Pittsfield CrashState Police say nine passenger vehicles , a wrecker and a tractor trailer truck were involved in a chain reaction crash on Interstate 95 in Pittsfield and Palmyra Friday night as freezing rain caught motorists by surprise.  The northbound lanes were closed for two hours as vehicles were towed from the scene and the roads were treated . 

The incident started when a vehicle skidded off the roadway into the median and a wrecker was called to the scene .  As troopers arrived the interstate became ice covered and as other vehicles entered the crash zone, they were unable to slow down and the secondary crashes blocked both northbound lanes.  Maine DOT was notified and Troopers closed I-95NB in Pittsfield by directing all northbound traffic off the interstate until the roadway could be treated.  Troopers escorted motorists from their crashed vehicles to the high embankment along the road for their safety as vehicles continued to crash.  One motorist had minor injuries and was checked by medical personnel at the scene.  Pittsfield Police assisted Troopers with closing the Interstate.  Freezing rain, the ice covered roadway and motorists going too fast for conditions all contributed to the crashes. 
 

Troop B Weekly Report 11/18/19-11/24/19

Incident Type:           ARREST - OTHER

Date:                           11/21/2019

Town:                         Topsham

Trooper:                     Tr. James

Brief Synopsis:         Tr. James took a report of a 10-59 “bucket truck” at mile 34 in Topsham. Tr. James found the truck trying to drive down the breakdown lane with two blown tires. The driver and passenger were warned to have a wrecker tow the vehicle and not to move the truck any further; they agreed. Tr. James circled back around an hour later to find the truck now at mile 31 and still moving. Tr. James stopped the truck and radioed for a commercial vehicle unit to assist. The driver, Lorezno Garcia (37) of Florida was charged with Operating Without a License. Tr. Northrup was also going to charge the company with several federal violations.

 

Incident Type:           OAS

Date:                           11/24/2019

Town:                         Portland

Trooper:                     Tr. Flanagan

Brief Synopsis: Tr. Flanagan stopped a vehicle for traveling 70 mph in a 50 mph on I-295 in Portland during a snow storm. Upon further investigation, he discovered that the subject only had an identification card in Maine and did not possess a valid license.  The subject was charged with Operating without a license (Class E) and released from the scene with a licensed driver.   

 

Incident Type:           OAS 

Date:   11/22/2019 

Town: Leeds

Trooper: tR. Paquette

Brief Synopsis: Trooper Paquette summonsed Walter Donnell of Turner for OAS.

 

Incident Type:           OUI Alcohol

Date:   11/20/19                     

Town: Hiram

Trooper: CPL. HINK

Brief Synopsis: Cpl. Hink responded to a single vehicle crash on the Shotgun Gulch Rd. in Hiram. The investigation revealed Pricilla Howard was the operator of the vehicle. Howard showed obvious signs of impairment and was subsequently arrested for Operating Under the Influence – Alcohol.

Troop B Weekly Report 11/11/19-11/17/19

Incident Type:   Felony theft

Date:     11/13/2019 

Town:   W. Paris

Trooper: Tr. Fillebrown & Tr. Recruit Lemieux

Brief Synopsis: Shane Rines was arrested in West Paris for felony theft by receiving after Troop Detective Fillebrown and Tr. Recruit Lemiuex located a stolen trailer and tools from Gardiner at Rines residence.   The investigation started after Tr. Recruit Lemieux had observed tools in the back of Rines pickup during a traffic stop the evening before in Auburn.  The tools had names written on them and after calling the company Lemieux was advised of the theft. (Troop Detective Fillebrown and Lemieux had interviewed Rines a month prior in regard to other stolen trailers at his previous residence in Buckfield).  Through the investigation more information was revealed in reference to a stolen trailer in Greene and Androscoggin SO charged Rines with felony theft. Investigation is ongoing and further charges are possible.

Incident Type:   OAS 

Date:     11/16/2019 

Town:   Bethel 

Trooper:   Tr. Pyburn 

Brief Synopsis: Trooper Pyburn summonsed Mathew Perkins of Norway, with Operating After Suspension. The stop occurred on Route 2 in Bethel, for a hands-free violation. 

 

Incident Type:   OAS & false name

Date:      11/12/2019

Town:     Portland

Trooper:  Tr. Flanagan & Recruit Lemieux

Brief Synopsis:  Tr. Flanagan and Recruit Lemieux stopped a vehicle on I-295 in Portland for speed and seatbelt violations. They made contact with the female operator and three passengers.  Upon further investigation, they discovered that the female operator was providing them with a false name.  They eventually received the correct name and discovered that the female operator was suspended.  She stated she thought she had active warrants out of New Hampshire which was not true.  The subject was charged with OAS (Class E) and released from the scene with a licensed driver. 

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